How To Change Cabin Filter on a Porsche Panamera (2010-2016)

Maintenance Interval 2 Years or 20,000 Miles (30,000 Kilometers)
Estimated Dealer Cost $150
Estimated Independent Mechanic Cost $80
Estimated DIY Cost $40
Repair Time 1 hour
DIY Difficulty Easy

The air around us can carry many contaminants, such as dust, dirt, exhaust soot and major allergens. Your car’s cabin air filter keeps these contaminants from entering the passenger compartment, so you only breathe in fresh air. Over time, however, the cabin air filter will fill up with dirt and contaminants and no longer do its job. If your A/C system is not as efficient as it used to be or you get an unpleasant odor from your vents, it might be time to change your cabin air filter.

Changing the cabin air filter on your Porsche Panamera is so easy that virtually anyone can do it. To get an overview of the procedure, check out video from this YouTube channel,  Filterheads. Detailed step-by-step instructions, along with the parts and tools you’ll need, can be found below.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Remove the plastic cover

  • The cabin air filter is inside the car, underneath the glove compartment. To gain better access, pull the seat all the way back. 
  • Working in the passenger footwell, locate and remove cabin air filter cover by pulling it downwards. Move the cover out of the way.

Step 2: Replace inner cabin filter

  • Locate the housing cover that holds the inner cabin filter in place and pull it to the left to set it free out of the retaining tabs. 
  • With some maneuvering, slide the old filter out. Be mindful of the orientation, shown by an arrow at the side of the filter. 
  • Inset the new cabin air filter, with the arrow pointing the same way. 
  • Refit plastic cover lid and cover

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