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Hello all

Sandero, 1.5 DCI, right hand drive. 2017.

Having searched this forum and google for an answer I am still amiss on how to do this...?!

From looking into the footwells of both passenger and drivers side, I think it looks like the filter case is on the drivers side, right next to the clutch pedal.

However, I can unclip the bottom clip and the black rectangular case comes out just a little.

I don't have or see any torx screws only bolts about 8mm as a guess, do I need to unbolt these to then be able to release and pull out the cover plate to the air filter??

Many thanks in advance if anyone else has changed this themselves and can guide.
 

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Hello all

Sandero, 1.5 DCI, right hand drive. 2017.

Having searched this forum and google for an answer I am still amiss on how to do this...?!

From looking into the footwells of both passenger and drivers side, I think it looks like the filter case is on the drivers side, right next to the clutch pedal.

However, I can unclip the bottom clip and the black rectangular case comes out just a little.

I don't have or see any torx screws only bolts about 8mm as a guess, do I need to unbolt these to then be able to release and pull out the cover plate to the air filter??

Many thanks in advance if anyone else has changed this themselves and can guide.
Mine was changed at the last dealer service. I had to refit the passenger foot well carpet properly afterwards, typical garage ! Hope this helps !
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Mine was changed at the last dealer service. I had to refit the passenger foot well carpet properly afterwards, typical garage ! Hope this helps !
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ok thanks for that, at least i know which side to start with.....!
 

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At least on the earlier vehicles there were 3 different versions of the heater box plus 1 sealed with no pollen filter fitted to cars with no aircon though some non aircon cars did have a box which could take a filter.

The boxes had access on either footwell and 1 had a filter only available in South America though that was the same dimensions as one fitted to a Suzuki Swift.

The heater box is shared by the Duster and Sanderos. Have you seen this Duster topic.

https://www.daciaforum.co.uk/forum/topic/431-pollen-filter/
 

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Hello all, thought I would give you an update as I have just changed the cabin/pollen filter. The small access panel is defnintely on the drivers side of my car right next to the clutch pedal. (my car is UK and RHD). No bolts or torx to unscrew, to access there are 2 plastic clips on the cover, one at the top - topright, hard to see so feel for it, and second - bottom left which you can see. you know you've unclipped these catches correctly as its instantly loose and the black panel cover which is about 7 inches long comes readily away. Yank and pull the old filter out, noting the air flow arrows, in mine the arrows point towards the boot not the engine. Final note, I went to eurocarparts and they listed two different filter sizes, bought both and returned the unused one.
 

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Sorry to resurrect the thread, but When you fitted it did it seem to sit in there tidily? I've just fitted one in my partners car (old filter was missing) and it's in comfortably, but doesn't seem to want to sit in there properly. Any ideas?

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Have you read the duster topic I linked to above especially page 2 about different size filters and alternatives that do fit?
The duster and sandero have the same heater boxes and there were variants fitted. Only laureates had air con in the early cars although some non air con cars had a heater box for a pollen filter that was not fitted others had a sealed heater box.
 

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Have you read the duster topic I linked to above especially page 2 about different size filters and alternatives that do fit?
The duster and sandero have the same heater boxes and there were variants fitted. Only laureates had air con in the early cars although some non air con cars had a heater box for a pollen filter that was not fitted others had a sealed heater box.
I had a look, but not sure if it applies to this car? It's a 2016 Ambience model, I don't know if they changed that component for the Sandero 2? The dimensions appear to match what I bought for it. I have a Haynes Autofix Manual for it and it reckons it's behind the glove box. Now the autofix is pants compared to their old manuals but it's what I've got. Have they ever been known to be behind the glove box?

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Pre-facelift Ambiance did not have air con. The pipework should be obvious under the bonnet if you have it. They did not have a pollen filter and there was no access panel to fit one. However some non air con cars were fitted with an "air con" heater box with no filter installed so you could fit one if you wanted. This was presumably prefereable to stopping the line because the correct part was not available. My car has some dash trim that should not be on an Ambiance.
 
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