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Volvo XC60 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
How to change the A/C system's cabin air filter in a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 with the part numbers.

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2017 Volvo XC60 Footwell
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Release Floor Mat
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Second Floor Mat Fastener

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volvo XC60 SUV in cleaning or changing the A/C system's cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Owners of other Volvo vehicles such as the XC90, XC70, S90, S80, S60, S40, C30, C70, V90, V70, V60 and V40 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement cabin air filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mann-Filter CUK 2733, Fram CF10435, MAHLE Original LAK 387, POTAUTO MAP 3015C, Purolator C25840C, TYC 800137C, Beck Arnley 042-2087, Ecogard XC25840 and Denso 453-4029.

The only tool needed to access and replace the cabin air filter is a Torx T25 star bit screwdriver.

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Remove Floor Mat
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Panel Under Glove Box
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The cabin air filter element can be accessed from the passenger side footwell.

Push in the two buttons on the rear edge of the front passenger floor mat to release the fasteners.

Pull out the floor mat and set it aside.

Locate the plastic panel under the glove box. It is held in place by two screws and three friction fasteners.

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Remove Right Side Screw
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Two Screws Removed
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Pull Off Plastic Panel
Remove the two screws by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx T25 screwdriver.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Gently pull down the panel to disengage the two plastic clips on the front edge (closest to you) and the one metal clip on the rear edge (closer to the firewall).

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Metal Clip - Back Edge
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Disconnect Footwell Light
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Under Dash Panel Removed
Push in the release tab on the green plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

Set the plastic panel aside in a safe place.

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Small Fuse Box - Left
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Blue Electrical Connector
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Push In Release Tab
In order to easily access the filter slot, the smaller of the two fuse boxes under the dashboard needs to be removed.

The smaller fuse box is on the left side right next to the white plastic filter access cover.

Push in the release tab on the blue plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Pull Back Carpet
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Small Footwell Fuse Box
Gently pull back the carpeted liner away from the center console (or "center stack").

The small fuse box is held in place by one clip on the top edge and two tabs inserted in to slots on the bottom of the mounting bracket.

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Push Up White Plastic Tab
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Swing Down Top of Box
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Lift Bottom Out of Slots
Gently lift up the plastic clip on the top edge of the fuse box to release it.

Then swing the top edge out towards yourself.

Lift the fuse box up to remove the two tabs from their slots on the mounting bracket.

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Top Retaining Clip
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Two Slots - Bottom Edge
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Move Box Out of Way
Gently move the fuse box out of the way.
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Filter Access Cover
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Pull Forward Top Tab
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Release Second Clip
The white plastic filter access cover is held in place by three retaining clips on the rear edge (closer to the firewall).

Gently pull the three tabs out towards yourself to release the clips.

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Release Third Clip
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Pull Off Filter Access Panel
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Filter Cover Removed
Swing open the rear edge of the cover and pull the three slots off their tabs on the front edge of the filter slot.

Set the filter cover aside in a safe place.

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Back Side of Filter Cover
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Old Filter Exposed
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Grasp Edge of Old Filter
Once the cover is out the way, you'll see the edge of the old white cabin air filter.
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Slide Out Old Filter
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Bend Around Obstructions
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Old Filter Removed
Slide the old filter out of the slot.

You will need to bend the old filter towards yourself to get it past the obstructions.



 

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Inspect Both Sides
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Clean With Vacuum
Inspect both sides of the old filter.

If the old filter is dark grey or black and clogged with dirt, dust, leaves, insects, pollen, soot, sand, twigs, hair and other debris, it should be replaced with a new element.

I recommend buying the Mann-Filter CUK 2733 since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

If the old filter is relatively clean, just tap out the large debris and remove any fine dust with a vacuum cleaner.

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Empty Filter Slot
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Slide In New Air Filter
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Air Flow <~ Rear of SUV
Orientate the new air filter with the "Air Flow" arrows pointing towards the rear of the SUV.

Slide the new air filter in to the slot.

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New Filter Installed
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Line Up Filter Cover
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Push Slots Over Tabs
Line up the filter cover over the slot.

Push the three slots on the closer edge over their corresponding tabs.

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Pop 3 Clips In To Place
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Three Retaining Clips
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Filter Cover Secured
Gently push the three clips on the farther edge back until they "click" securely back in to place.

Double check that the filter cover is secure.

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Small Fuse Box
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Two Tabs - Bottom Edge
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White Plastic Mount
Line up the small fuse box with its mounting bracket.

Lower the two tabs on the bottom edge in to their corresponding slots on the bracket.

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Push On Fuse Box
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Push In Blue Power Plug
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Push Carpet Liner In Place
Push on the top edge of the fuse box until the retaining clip "clicks" securely in to place.

Push the blue plastic electrical connector back in to its socket.

Replace the footwell carpet.

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Footwell Light Housing
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Push In Power Plug
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Line Up Metal Clip
If you disconnected the footwell light, push the power plug back in to place.

Raise the under dashboard panel up towards the glove box.

Re-insert the metal friction fastener on the rear edge in to its socket.

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Two Plastic Fasteners
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Replace Left Screw
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Tighten Right Screw
Push the two plastic friction fasteners on the front edge in to their slots.

Replace the two screws by turning them clockwise with the Torx T-25 screwdriver until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from cracking the plastic panel.

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Plastic Panel Replaced
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Replace Floor Mat
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Cabin Air Filter Replaced
Re-insert the front passenger floor mat and push down on the rear edge to secure the two fasteners.

Be sure to record the cabin air filter change in your SUV's service records.

Enjoy the fresh clean air from your A/C system!

For more, check out all of my 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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