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Discussion Forums => Maintenance => Topic started by: j2w218 on November 21, 2007, 06:13:04 PM

Title: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on top
Post by: j2w218 on November 21, 2007, 06:13:04 PM
Well, I have had my Passat Variant for two weeks, and the smell from the heater is bad.
I figured, ok, time to check the cabin filter.

Here is a pic.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2053220159_afcc0cbbbf.jpg)

And another angle.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/2053220003_08af6a3a96.jpg)


I think I probably have an oil leak as well, which I will get Randy to look at as soon as I can get up there.

I noticed on other posts for cabin filter replacement on a 1.8t, that there was a cover that had to be removed before you could get the cabin filter out.  Mine was just exposed, once I took the plastic cover off.

Am I missing parts?
Title: Re: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on
Post by: PasSoup on November 21, 2007, 08:08:16 PM
I believe the cover was added later.  My 99 did not come with one either.
Title: Re: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on top
Post by: amontgomeryc on November 21, 2007, 11:09:32 PM
ya, my 2002 has a cover
Title: Re: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on top
Post by: scottvw on November 22, 2007, 09:23:19 AM
Neither one of my 02 Passats have a cover.  There would be no way for the air to flow freely if there was a cover.
Title: Re: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on
Post by: j2w218 on November 22, 2007, 05:56:10 PM
Ok, thanks for the responses.  As far as airflow, if there was a cover, I would assume that it would have a snorkel near the bottom side for air to get in.  I had seen pictures of covers on other filters but, they may have been a different model.

I went and picked up a filter that is almost the right size, just needed minimal trimming.

Here is a pic: (sorry so blurring, using camera phone, with shaky hands...)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2337/2053363139_1a0822d23d.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about my cabin filter, am I missing parts? Should there be a lid on top
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 22, 2007, 08:17:59 PM
Cabin filters are usually pretty cheap as I recall if you order them online. They last awhile too, not sure how long that one will last.