Pollen Filter 2000 Celebration quick guide

Just installed a pollen filter on my wife's Micra. Take's 10 mins max.


Tools: Stanley knife, Philips screw driver, string/ zip tie(s) some decent hand / wrist strength.

Step 1.
Remove Glove box. Lay in the foot well and look up with a torch.
On each side you will locate a plastic 10mm latch pin. rotate the pin and using some pliers slowly with force edge the pin out. Get out of the foot well and simply pull the glove box out by opening then twisting as you pull up.
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Step 2: Cut down the left side along the perforated holes/moulding The plastic is soft enough to cut through with some steady and slow pressure. You have to cut through here unless you want to remove the complete dash moulding ( 2 hrs worth of work i assume)

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Step 3: Turn the air flow switch to external.
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Step 4: Unscrew the filter cover, it should slide down and out easily.

Step 5: Pry open the back panel to the right enough to keep it held with your elbow, adjust the airflow cable with your left hand and pull the filter out with your right ( this worked for me). Repeat in reverse to replace the new filter
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Step 6. you can either screw a plate into the back panel to hold it together or use some string or zip ties to hold and anchor the panel .

Step 7: put everything back together and you are done (don't forget the plastic latch pins) i found it easiest to insert the glove box and have the clip latch hold it in place while inserting the pins.

Voila.
 

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Thanks for detailed description and pics I have a new pollen filter but never got round to fitting it due to being a awkward task. The interior of your Micra looks nice and clean! :)
Cheers
Andy B-)
 
Just got a 1998 Micra K11 last March (2016). Servicing it myself. I never thought changing a pollen/cabin filter would stump me! Thank you for the guide. From what I can see of my pollen filter it appears to be the factory filter.
 
Just installed a pollen filter on my wife's Micra. Take's 10 mins max.


Tools: Stanley knife, Philips screw driver, string/ zip tie(s) some decent hand / wrist strength.

Step 1.
Remove Glove box. Lay in the foot well and look up with a torch.
On each side you will locate a plastic 10mm latch pin. rotate the pin and using some pliers slowly with force edge the pin out. Get out of the foot well and simply pull the glove box out by opening then twisting as you pull up.
44221-33a9b0b4cdd84bf7cecb44495404b94f.jpg


Step 2: Cut down the left side along the perforated holes/moulding The plastic is soft enough to cut through with some steady and slow pressure. You have to cut through here unless you want to remove the complete dash moulding ( 2 hrs worth of work i assume)

44222-444fab8a95e7ae9dafa3ab1b99ccc964.jpg


Step 3: Turn the air flow switch to external.
44227-0659529d0cf85fee6ae4db92017c5efd.jpg


Step 4: Unscrew the filter cover, it should slide down and out easily.

Step 5: Pry open the back panel to the right enough to keep it held with your elbow, adjust the airflow cable with your left hand and pull the filter out with your right ( this worked for me). Repeat in reverse to replace the new filter
44223-ffa1dc4352af94192a911af1739b2869.jpg
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44228-c6fa3c843cb744110c8d2b44413219fb.jpg


Step 6. you can either screw a plate into the back panel to hold it together or use some string or zip ties to hold and anchor the panel .

Step 7: put everything back together and you are done (don't forget the plastic latch pins) i found it easiest to insert the glove box and have the clip latch hold it in place while inserting the pins.

Voila.
 
Just this afternoon I changed the pollen filter on my 1998 K11 1.3i and it was located behind the glove box. Pulled out two black plastic pins (one on each side) under glove box to release it, then removed 4 screws on the retaining bar behind (no sawing involved like in one video I watched), and one more on the strip behind which lives the filter. Unclipped the cable control on the cabin air circulation control hanging in front of the filter, then slid out the filter and replaced with new one, and then reversed the process to put things back as they were. Took 15 minutes and was somewhat easier than I anticipated. The trick was releasing the glove box. Just half turn the black pins and then pull the towards the centre, and they should snap loose. My K11 doesn't have aircon.
 
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