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Cabin Air Filter Replacement: 2005 S40

Let’s talk Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Well…..this weekend I replaced the cabin air filter on my 2005 S40 2.4i. I can honestly say it was one of the more difficult things I have done to my car due to the lack of room to maneuver & the @#$%^ lock nuts that hold the gas pedal on.

Volvo S40 cabin air filter

The most important piece of advice I can give you is to lay a blanket or a small pillow on the driver seat rail base (door side) so it doesn’t dig into your ribs. It still hurts after 2 days.

I also recommend replacing the lock nuts with non-lock nuts. Getting to the top 2 lock nuts & putting them back on was difficult.

This is a 15k mile recommended maintenance item.

2005 S40 Cabin Filter install (US version)

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1 Comment

Wow! Did they change the car that much? I recently did my 2002 S40 and it was quite possibly the easiest thing to do ever. I am sorry you had to go through all that. And sorrier still that Volvo felt they had to change a good thing. If something needs to be changed that often should it not be a lot easier. Volvo seems to be a company who will listen to its customers feedback. I would give them a call.

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