Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, disengage the retaining pin (1) near the hood hinge on the PASSENGER'S side of the vehicle.
To release this pin, depress the center of the pin, and pry it free from the vehicle.
Step 3: Lift the weather-stripping up just enough to access the cabin air filter trim panel.
Step 4: Pry and lift the cabin air filter trim panel, exposing the cabin air filter.
NOTE: You may have to pry the panel free from the foam retaining block near the lower corner of the panel.
Step 5: Pull the retaining clips (2) from the cabin air filter assembly, and slide the air filter (1) from the assembly.
Step 6: Insert the new cabin air filter (1) into the assembly, and secure it by re-engaging the retaining clips (2).
Step 7: Reattach the trim panel and weather-stripping.
Step 8: Re-engage the retaining pin (1) to finalize the project.
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
09 2009, 08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Saab 9-3 Cabin Air Filter Replacement Instructions