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Old Tue, Jul-25-2006, 03:26:15 AM   #11
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another nice job done by bratt
Thanks Anthony.
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Old Tue, Jul-25-2006, 04:51:57 AM   #12
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Great writeup. I won't drop the $69+ until I need to though. Mine is fine for now.
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Old Tue, Jul-25-2006, 05:26:07 AM   #13
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Mine is fine functionally but the exposed parts are rather faded... the price of appearance...
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It's done!!! Thanks you so much again Bray...it's taken me about 1 hr from start to finish which included me having to go next door to source the T30 Torx Screw driver head...I only had a T20....damn the luck!

I just took it really slow...careful not to damage anything. I cleaned out most of the dirt that had collected by spraying water on it and wiping it clean.

I also replaced my wiper blades and the attaching control arm A...not part B, the part that screws down.

So now I've got a whole new, cleaner look. My only problem came when tightening everything back down, I noticed that the farthest passenger side screw, when tightened too much, caused the rubber directly in front of it to curl...so I had to loosen that one, and even still, there's a bit of a gap. Oh well, can't be perfect. I think I might go cut it a little bit so that it lays flat.:nixweiss:

And what do ya know...it just started raining.
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did anyone encounter any weird issues with the wipers staying on after doing this replacement? My wipers stay on sometiems for 2 minutes after i turn them off, or when i jsut tap the temporary wiper setting...
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did anyone encounter any weird issues with the wipers staying on after doing this replacement? My wipers stay on sometiems for 2 minutes after i turn them off, or when i jsut tap the temporary wiper setting...
That can't be good! Did you line them back up properly? I don't know if that would affect it, but since there's not any wiring you could have damaged, I don't see what other problem there could be.:nixweiss:
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Old Sun, Jul-30-2006, 08:28:29 PM   #17
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My cowl was faded but i just used that forever black stuff (i think thats what its called) from bavarian autosport. Made my piece look like new!
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did mine tonight, as Brett says, easy job. I did not fool with the hood at all and everything worked fine. Thanks again for the writeup
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did mine tonight, as Brett says, easy job. I did not fool with the hood at all and everything worked fine. Thanks again for the writeup
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Before and After pics???
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Did this this morning, didn't go so great. When loosening the nut on the passenger side windshield wiper, the bolt head twisted off (pretty much caused by the caps over the mounting bolts were gone, so the one situated right under the hood vent was VERY rusted/bound on)....so i'm sans a passenger side wiper right now, and it looks like its a pita to replace.

Edit: I see wiper linkage replacement in my future

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