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    Thumbs Up Pollen Filter - WOW

    My blowers seemed to do a pretty poor job at providing some nice clean fresh air in this heat, all i got was just muggy warm air that kinda puffed out, even on max. I decided to take it upon myself to change the pollen filter.

    Was a quick 10 minute job but wow at the difference, it feels like its got aircon compared to how it was before.

    The state of the old one was appalling, i cant believe ive been breathing in air that had been passing through it. It was jet black and every vain was full of something, no wonder it was so poor.

    Guess it has never been changed in its liftime and its a 51 plate car

    Dam fire service

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    Lol know what you mean! Changed mine the other day too and it's literaly a breath of fresh air! You wait till your windows are misty, they will clear sooo much quicker now too
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    Can't believe how easy and cheap it was and the difference it made tbh, Will do that on a yearly basis now

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    Yeah I did this the other day, got a pic of the new and old side by side and yeah what a shocker!

    One thing that does happen now is even when the fan is set to off (zero) air still comes in? I have to close of the vents on the dash to stop it. Anyone else got this or have I gone wrong in this simple task lol?

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    Nope that's normal, both my mk4s done it
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    Yeah my mk3 did that too, found the easy fix to switch to recirc mode.

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    Is this dead simple to do? Think it would help my '99 plate car..! Is there a guide or anything?

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    there is a guide, yes. try the how-to section

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...cal/pollen.pdf

    basically you undo the glovebox (6 screws) and then undo the four screws holding the panel in the back/right corner of the space where the glovebox was. the pollen filter then can be slid out, best practise is to then hoover the filter housing as it'll have dirt & crap in it, and then put the new one in. put back all the screws/glovebox etc and you're done
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg2004 View Post
    there is a guide, yes. try the how-to section

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...cal/pollen.pdf

    basically you undo the glovebox (6 screws) and then undo the four screws holding the panel in the back/right corner of the space where the glovebox was. the pollen filter then can be slid out, best practise is to then hoover the filter housing as it'll have dirt & crap in it, and then put the new one in. put back all the screws/glovebox etc and you're done
    This is something i want to do on my mk3...is there one of these pic/how to guides for it on here ???
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    not mk3 specific, and IIRC it's different to do it as well. think you have to lift the scuttle panel on the outside of the car to get to the pollen filter.
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