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I gotta remove the engine cover to change my air filter? Are u kidding me? Seems like a huge pain in the ass, but i dont wanna pay the dealer to do something I can do myself. How difficult is it? Is it worth doing myself? Other then that I love my Rabbit, so much car for the money.
 

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I don't know if you do but the engine cover came off easily for me. I just pulled on one corner and another 2 popped off. You just have to unscrew the intake at the top right and it's off without problems.
 

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Hi, I would like to ask a question, do you really need to remove the sensors as mentioned in the link below or can i just remove the air intakes to access the air filter?
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You really have to remove the whole thing, sensor included. Considering there are 5 screws on the underside to remove next and the whole thing is huge, it is best done on a bench rather than hanging over the car. Yes it is more work, but it is not difficult work, just time consuming.

Think of it as more quality time with a loved one! ;)
 

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Press down on the lock and they should pop out easily. If they don't then you have not disengaged the lock. Tearing a wire at the connector can be an expensive repair.
 

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Just changed the air filter for the first time...

I've owned my 2006 Rabbit for a year and a half now and finally changed the air intake filter for the first time while doing an oil change. This page really helped out quite a bit. Thanks for the tips on this forum. They were very much appreciated.

She's like a brand new car again. Felt a little sluggish as of late. Neat design that VeeDub has chosen with this round of Golf/Rabbits.

Thanks again for the info.

Cheers!
 
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