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2/26/2024

Air Filter Replacement for Hawkeye, Trail Boss, Trail Blazer and Sportsman 400, 500, 550 and 800

The air filter and airbox on your model year 2012 or newer Polaris ATV can be found underneath the seat.

To remove the seat on a Scrambler model or most Sportsman models from model year 2016 and older:

1. Grasp one side of the seat near the rear edge.

2. Pull upward abruptly to disengage the under-seat fasteners.

3. Remove the seat.

Once the seat is removed, you can access the air filter.

To change the air filter on a Sportsman 400, Sportsman 500, Sportsman 800, Hawkeye, Outlaw, Trail Boss or Trail Blazer:

1. Remove the seat. Remove the airbox cover clips. Remove the airbox cover (1).

Air filter

2. Remove the filter.

3. Remove the fabric-type pre-filter from the main filter. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water and then rinse and let dry.

4. Reinstall the pre-filter over the main filter. Install a new main filter if needed.

5. Reinstall the air filter into the airbox.

6. Reinstall the airbox cover and the seat.

To change the air filter on a Sportsman 550:

1. Remove the seat, the airbox cover strap and remove the airbox cover.

Air filter

2. Remove the filter.

3. Remove the fabric-type pre-filter from the main filter. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water and then rinse and let dry.

4. Reinstall the pre-filter over the main filter. Install at new main filter if needed.

5. Reinstall the filter into the airbox.

6. Reinstall the airbox cover and the seat.

Other Models
Air filter service procedures for other recent models can be found at the links below:

2016-2020 Sportsman 450

2014-2020 Sportsman 570

2021+ Sportsman 570

2017+ Sportsman 6x6 570

2015+ Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000

2015+ Sportsman Touring 850 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000

2020+ Sportsman XP 1000 S

2020+ Scrambler XP 1000 S

For more information, see your Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.
For additional maintenance tips and procedures, consult your Owner's Manual.
To find replacement parts, view the online parts catalog.

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