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How to Install a Cabin Air Filter on a Volvo S80

by David Clair

The Volvo S80's cabin air filter keeps dust and dirt out of the passenger compartment. This filter should be replaced whenever it becomes dirty. It will need to be replaced more often when driving under dirty and dusty conditions. These instructions are for the 2004 and 2005 models, but the process is virtually identical for other S80 model years.

Step 1

Locate the two torx bolts underneath the glove compartment. There is one on the left and one on the right. Remove the bolts with a size T-25 torx screwdriver.

Step 2

Remove the panel the bolts were holding in place by lifting slightly up and pulling away from the front of the vehicle.

Step 3

Remove the four torx screws on the black lid that is now exposed using a size T-25 torx screwdriver. They are located in the four corners of the black lid.

Step 4

Pull the old filter away from the front of the vehicle to slide it out.

Step 5

Insert the new filter by sliding it into the slot the old filter occupied. Be sure the filter is facing the right direction by following the arrow printed on the filter.

Step 6

Replace the black lid over the filter. Replace the four torx screws using a size T-25 torx screwdriver.

Replace the panel that goes underneath the glove compartment. Install the two torx screws using a size T-25 torx screwdriver.


  • Be sure to use the correct size of filter when replacing it.

Items you will need

  • Torx size T-25 screwdriver or ratchet

About the Author

David Clair began writing for websites in 2001, creating online marketing content for business owners. He has written for Internet companies including eBay and creates training materials for an online education company. Clair is studying technical writing and pursuing an Associate of Arts in information technology from the University of Phoenix.

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