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2003 C230 Air Filter and Cabin Filter Replacement

Hey guy,

I'm trying to replace both Air Filter and Cabin Filter for 2003 C230 Komp.
I've got about 50K on it.

1. How often do I need to replace the air filter and cabint filter?
2. For the cabin filter - do I need activated charcoal filter?
3. Directions on how to replace them both.
4. sunroof is making some rattling noise when I open it all the way on the road - any ideas on what might be the problem?

Thanks guys.

I also want to thank Mercedez Benz of Florida for your last comment.

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Hey guy,

I'm trying to replace both Air Filter and Cabin Filter for 2003 C230 Komp.
I've got about 50K on it.

1. How often do I need to replace the air filter and cabint filter?
2. For the cabin filter - do I need activated charcoal filter?
3. Directions on how to replace them both.
4. sunroof is making some rattling noise when I open it all the way on the road - any ideas on what might be the problem?

Thanks guys.

I also want to thank Mercedez Benz of Florida for your last comment.
I change out my Cabin Air Filter every 1.5 years to 2.0 years.
Every few months, while I got a hair up my &*^%#, I Pull out the Cabin Air Filter, and Air Filter and use a Shop Vacuum and Vacuum it out.
Then I use compressed Air and blow it out. CAREFULLY.
I spray the Cabin Filter with some Lysol Spray to kill the cooties!
Yeah yeah yeah, I know, Cooties, what else to call the critters eh?
Anyway; it works out real nice like that.

Yes Charcoal Air Filter.
My Cabin Air Filter is different than yours but here is the gyst of it.

Located in the Passenger Foot Well, directly underneath the Glove Box.
*Unscrew the black panel.
*The CAF is dead center once you drop and remove the black panel.
*slide back two white plastic brakets.
*disconnect the connector plug
*lay connector plug to the side
*grab the CAF, the Black Plastic thingy with a Center Foam Strip and try and
maneuver it down and out.
Again, down, and out.
**** NOTE: The Direction, the Orientation its coming from. *****
I'll say it again, because once you do it, you'll say, how the heck does it go back in.
Going back in, is much more difficult than removal.
*take Sharpie Marker and write on the CAF the Mileage
*Use some disinfectant pop up wipes or a cloth with Clorox and wipe everything down. The Black panel, the Air Filter Housing area.....everything.
*Reinstall the Connector plug you unplugged earlier.....remember?
*Push back to lock in place the white plastic tabs
*reinstall black plastic kick plate
*Update your Maintenance Log Book with Date and Mileage

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Hey guy,

I'm trying to replace both Air Filter and Cabin Filter for 2003 C230 Komp.
I've got about 50K on it.

1. How often do I need to replace the air filter and cabint filter?
2. For the cabin filter - do I need activated charcoal filter?
3. Directions on how to replace them both.
4. sunroof is making some rattling noise when I open it all the way on the road - any ideas on what might be the problem?

Thanks guys.

I also want to thank Mercedez Benz of Florida for your last comment.
I change out my Cabin Air Filter every 1.5 years to 2.0 years.
Every few months, while I got a hair up my &*^%#, I Pull out the Cabin Air Filter, and Air Filter and use a Shop Vacuum and Vacuum it out.
Then I use compressed Air and blow it out. CAREFULLY.
I spray the Cabin Filter with some Lysol Spray to kill the cooties!
Yeah yeah yeah, I know, Cooties, what else to call the critters eh?
Anyway; it works out real nice like that.

Yes Charcoal Air Filter.
My Cabin Air Filter is different than yours but here is the gyst of it.

Located in the Passenger Foot Well, directly underneath the Glove Box.
*Unscrew the black panel.
*The CAF is dead center once you drop and remove the black panel.
*slide back two white plastic brakets.
*disconnect the connector plug
*lay connector plug to the side
*grab the CAF, the Black Plastic thingy with a Center Foam Strip and try and
maneuver it down and out.
Again, down, and out.
**** NOTE: The Direction, the Orientation its coming from. *****
I'll say it again, because once you do it, you'll say, how the heck does it go back in.
Going back in, is much more difficult than removal.
*take Sharpie Marker and write on the CAF the Mileage
*Use some disinfectant pop up wipes or a cloth with Clorox and wipe everything down. The Black panel, the Air Filter Housing area.....everything.
*Reinstall the Connector plug you unplugged earlier.....remember?
*Push back to lock in place the white plastic tabs
*reinstall black plastic kick plate
*Update your Maintenance Log Book with Date and Mileage

I have a 2000 C230 Kompressor. This may or may not apply to you.

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Thanks for the reply - Mercedez bez of Florida

What brand of air filter and cabin filter do you recommend?
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Thanks for the reply - Mercedez bez of Florida

What brand of air filter and cabin filter do you recommend?
Manns.
Try AUTOHAUSAZ and they have a wonderful website which you can plug in your particulars and get the right product.
The pricing is spot on, customer service legendary.

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I can't get the old filter out - please help

I have taken the black panel cover off (in the Passenger Foot Well, directly underneath the Glove Box) but I cannot do anything to find the filter or remove anything. The only thing that I see is a sterofoam thing in the middle that will not budge.

This is a complete nubie thing to ask, but can you provide some more help on this topic? My cabin air filter must be close to 2 years old and the air is smelling musky. Thanks in advance.

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I change out my Cabin Air Filter every 1.5 years to 2.0 years.
Every few months, while I got a hair up my &*^%#, I Pull out the Cabin Air Filter, and Air Filter and use a Shop Vacuum and Vacuum it out.
Then I use compressed Air and blow it out. CAREFULLY.
I spray the Cabin Filter with some Lysol Spray to kill the cooties!
Yeah yeah yeah, I know, Cooties, what else to call the critters eh?
Anyway; it works out real nice like that.

Yes Charcoal Air Filter.
My Cabin Air Filter is different than yours but here is the gyst of it.

Located in the Passenger Foot Well, directly underneath the Glove Box.
*Unscrew the black panel.
*The CAF is dead center once you drop and remove the black panel.
*slide back two white plastic brakets.
*disconnect the connector plug
*lay connector plug to the side
*grab the CAF, the Black Plastic thingy with a Center Foam Strip and try and
maneuver it down and out.
Again, down, and out.
**** NOTE: The Direction, the Orientation its coming from. *****
I'll say it again, because once you do it, you'll say, how the heck does it go back in.
Going back in, is much more difficult than removal.
*take Sharpie Marker and write on the CAF the Mileage
*Use some disinfectant pop up wipes or a cloth with Clorox and wipe everything down. The Black panel, the Air Filter Housing area.....everything.
*Reinstall the Connector plug you unplugged earlier.....remember?
*Push back to lock in place the white plastic tabs
*reinstall black plastic kick plate
*Update your Maintenance Log Book with Date and Mileage
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I have taken the black panel cover off (in the Passenger Foot Well, directly underneath the Glove Box) but I cannot do anything to find the filter or remove anything. The only thing that I see is a sterofoam thing in the middle that will not budge.

This is a complete nubie thing to ask, but can you provide some more help on this topic? My cabin air filter must be close to 2 years old and the air is smelling musky. Thanks in advance.
That White Foamy thing you see, is THE AIR FILTER.
You got it. Slide the retaining clips off, left to right, disconnect the wiring harness, CAREFUL. and grab that little sucker and TWIST IT DOWN
Just get in there and wrestle it down.
WATCH OUT FOR THE DEBRIS ABOUT TO FALL DOWN.
You'll see what I mean. Ick.

Clean the entire housing area with Wipeys.

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