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Are these the same thing? My dealer says I need a dust filter although I already changed the cabin air filter
 

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You should have 2 cabin filters like we do the the W210. One is activated charcoal (expensive) but I don't remember the proper term for the other.
 

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You should have 2 cabin filters like we do the the W210. One is activated charcoal (expensive) but I don't remember the proper term for the other.
False.

You have ONE Cabin Air Filter. This is the same as the Dust Filter. You can buy either a regular version, or an Activated Charcoal. The Charcoal version removes dust AND odors, while the Standard version just removes dust. In terms of price, if you buy them online they are usually about the same price. In Fact, the Charcoal version is sometimes cheaper...NOT EXPENSIVE at all.... like maybe $20. There is a post in the DIY section to replace this filter (under the passenger side dashboard). Ive done it twice in the past 2-3 years, and its very simple. Dont dare pay the dealer to do this for you!!!
 

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I wouldnt dare pay those crooks for that, I changed it last year anyway, thanks for the info
 

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False. You have ONE Cabin Air Filter. This is the same as the Dust Filter...
Sorry to mis-inform you. Maybe this is because we have slightly different cars, but in my owner's manual it describes the Activated Charcoal Filter as the one utilized when we depress the dashboard filtration button. It looks like the Dust Filter is always inline and the vents for it are beneath the rear window. If these are the same filter, I stand corrected.

Follow-up: I only see 1 cabin air filter for sale for both the W210 and the W208 from one of the online parts suppliers; both are $19.50. There was not much of a description so I don't know if it's activated charcoal or regular.

This is not the only thing our manuals are not clear about.
 
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