Jaguar XF X260 Pollen/Cabin Filter Replacement

Marks_DTM

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Ok, so curiosity is already getting the better of me and so with ten minutes spare on Sunday, I had a dig to see where the pollen filter is and how to replace it.

First up, remove the dash end panel, easily achieved by using a blunt lever to tease the spring clips out, start at the 2 front edges first.

Dash_end_panel_Removal_1.jpg

With the clips released, rotate the end panel to free it from the two retaining lugs and the door seal:

Dash_end_panel_Removal_2.jpg

Now, from the passenger foot well, remove the three clips which hold the dash lower cover in place (note where Jag used a trim tool at the service):

Passenger_lowercover_1.jpg

All three clips are easier to see with the trim lowered, the rear has two plastic tabs that fit into slots in the bulk head area.

Passenger_lowercover_2.jpg

Now its onto the screwing, the fixings on mine were T27, first off remove the two on the inside of the glove box (note where the dealer failed to screw one back in at the service):

Glove_box_internal_screws.jpg

Then the ones along the lower edge of the glove box (no photo but they are obvious) and the three along the top edge (these need a short handled driver or bit in a socket to get at, image is from the glove box removed as its easier to photograph):

Glove_box_upper_screws.jpg

Now onto the end panel area, you need to remove the following:

Glove_box_end_screws.jpg

Now support the glove box assembly from below and release the plastic location tab (yellow circle) by inserting a blunt tool in the direction of the red arrow:

Glove_box_locator_release.jpg

To remove the unit, it is important to lower the outer edge first before then pulling the same edge towards you as there are plastic mouldings that locate behind the centre dash trims:

Glovebox_removal.jpg

The glove box has two electrical connections, the first is to the internal illumination and is easily removed by twisting the bayonet fitting to release it from the moulding. The second is for the foot well illumination, this can be left connected for the job of pollen filter replacement (the wires are long enough)

The cabin/pollen filter is located behind the cover highlighted in red in the below, pull on the two tabs at each end (shown by the yellow circles) to release it.

Pollen_Filter_Cover_Removal.jpg

Then remove the pollen filter:

Pollen_Filter.jpg

The item highlighted in red above is a set of bellows that feeds the air to the filter, on re-fitting, these have to be pushed upwards in order to get the filter in.

Re-assembly is reverse of removal, a few points to note:

1) Remember to refit the glovebox lamp
2) Ensure the glovebox assembly is correctly located on the dash centre trim
3) The assembly will sit in position, without fixings, once the location tag is clicked in place.
4) Fit the two internal screws first, these are the hardest to align so best done when there is plenty of movement
5) When re-fitting the end trim, locate the rear behind the door seal as best you can before rotating gently into position, aligning the location dowels and clips as you go.
6) The end of the end trim should sit behind the dashboard facia trim and not on it.

Enjoy!
 
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JimC64

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Really nice "how to" write up that will help others

Kudos to you for sharing.

That said, what a ****** faff to change a pollen filter, this item should be much easier and quicker to change.....crazy

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Sadly it looks to be the only way and yes, a lot of screws to remove (that said it means its all firmly bolted in so less likely to suffer squeaks and rattles over time).

That said, the dealer did manage to screw up this supposed easy job! (didn't refit one of the screws correctly, didn't refit the end trim correctly and messed up the A post windscreen trim by buggering with the door rubber......)

Still, not a particularly long winded affair to complete thankfully.
 

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An excellent write up Mr DTM, and I'm sure will be immensely useful for new XF owners
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Agree with others, thread stickied. No doubt this is pretty much the same on the XE and F-Pace.
 

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Can't see how you would do it without, backed up by the fact the screws had signs of being removed/inserted previously (it's just had it's second service)
 
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