The cabin filter is under the dash on passenger's side. The dash on that side has a removable panel forward and below the glove box. Once this panel is off, there is an access panel held in by 4 TX25 screws.
The two screw nearest firewall need to be loosened 3 turns and the other two
need to be removed. The "door" will now lower enough the pull the filter out.
The filter has only one way that it fits.
Ya know, I've never had a car with a cabin filter, and I realize that I really like it. It's one of those things that you just take for granted when you have it, but miss when it isn't there. The air quality in the cabin is far superior than my old open-vent cars of yesteryear. You can really tell by the lack of dust on the shiny black surfaces.
I would have been lookin' all day in the engine compartment... like - oops, that's the ECU housing... no cabin filter here!
Any idea what these babies run and if there are other sources beside Volvo? Do these only filter out dust & pollen? Are there upgrades to the stock replacement such as Carbon or HEPA to address odor & allergen issues?
BTW: Many years ago I had a VW Scirocco that would spit leaves at me(especially in the Fall)when I turned the blower on. Our Volvos are definitely a HUGE upgrade!
Zip, Bang! I think as the thread-starter you can probably delete the entire thread (not sure about that...just guessing here from experience in other, similar forum software). But I guess you can't delete just one post in the thread.
But *I* can, even if I am currently just a stealth moderator.
(If anybody else is reading this - I just deleted a mistaken post for Rob, at his request. Not that this will really help, but I was worried people would think I don't make sense)