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      01-05-2010, 11:17 AM   #11
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I think you are trying to take apart the box while it is still in the car. You have to take the whole airbox out before you can open in. Follow this DIY up to the point that you have the airbox out. Then just simply put in the new filter and reverse the steps:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=air+filter
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