want to replace air filter on 2008 volks jetta, its under the heat shield on top of thwe engine. how does it come off?
2008 Volkswagen jetta 2.5
there are to holes in front that are deep and look like a hex head , is that how i release the cover cause theres nothing obvious other than that
Here it is and yes you need the hex head please let me know if you have anymore questions....
Tools You'll need:
Phillips ScrewdriverSlotted PliersTorx 15 Driver
This image basically shows the points where the cover is attached:First Step is to remove the torx screws holding the cover to the air intake:Next Remove the sensor connection:Use the pliers to release the hose:
Now to the cover itself:
You will need to use some pressure to pull the cover from the mounts. I pulled up on the lower left corner and it will sort of pop free, like pulling a cork out of a bottle. Repeat this with the other corners.
Finally you will need to wiggle the cover free from the engine compartment. There is a down-tube on the back of the cover that requires some work to wiggle it free.
This Picture shows the back of the cover:
To remove the air filter simply remove the screws on the back of the engine cover.
The screws are numbered 1-5 so I removed them in that order
The filter cover then can be opened as so: