I gotta remove the engine cover to change my air filter? Are u kidding me? Seems like a huge pain in the ass, but i dont wanna pay the dealer to do something I can do myself. How difficult is it? Is it worth doing myself? Other then that I love my Rabbit, so much car for the money.
I don't know if you do but the engine cover came off easily for me. I just pulled on one corner and another 2 popped off. You just have to unscrew the intake at the top right and it's off without problems.
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Great info, thank u. damn thats alot of work to replace an airfilter
Hi, I would like to ask a question, do you really need to remove the sensors as mentioned in the link below or can i just remove the air intakes to access the air filter?
You really have to remove the whole thing, sensor included. Considering there are 5 screws on the underside to remove next and the whole thing is huge, it is best done on a bench rather than hanging over the car. Yes it is more work, but it is not difficult work, just time consuming.
Think of it as more quality time with a loved one!
Thanks for the reply.
I am having a bit of problem disconnecting the sensors... what is the best way to do this?
Press down on the lock and they should pop out easily. If they don't then you have not disengaged the lock. Tearing a wire at the connector can be an expensive repair.
I've owned my 2006 Rabbit for a year and a half now and finally changed the air intake filter for the first time while doing an oil change. This page really helped out quite a bit. Thanks for the tips on this forum. They were very much appreciated.
She's like a brand new car again. Felt a little sluggish as of late. Neat design that VeeDub has chosen with this round of Golf/Rabbits.
Thanks again for the info.