Well I popped out at lunch and thought it was a good time to attempt to replace the pollen filter... Maybe I will just let Ford do it!
So I started off by reading the Haynes manual 'whilst not essential its a lot easier to access the pollen filter with the glove box removed'. So I set about removing it, found all 7 hex screws and thought I would give it a go... That went miserably, to the point where the glove box is stuck in place by the bodywork around the gear gator / central console... I abandoned that idea and started to put it back together, I put it back but probably not 100% correct, but I dont care, its back together.
'Remove the two nuts from the retaining bracket' - Easy enough given the lack of room and all the wiring connectors that are present to work around, I just got that undone and removed the bracket.
'release the recirculation wiring' - found that at the top and unplugged it, that was fine.
checked the clock and its time to go back in... begger! so I peeked once more at the guide 'undo the three retaining bolts'. they look tiny, like 5mm thick (that is if I am even looking at the right bolts).
I am half tempted to just let ford replace the bleedin filter, is it the thin plastic housing (black) behind the centre console? if so, then I might try again tomorrow, but I got very peeved by what would otherwise seem to be a very simple process, as it was a nightmare...
How many of you have managed to change this?