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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Feb-15-2013, 02:53:07 AM   #21
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

Did my coupe today, 1 man job. Had to put hood in service position in order to position new part at corner of windshield near hood hinge, used snow shovel as hood prop.

Wiper arms came off without puller. Should have installed new clips and grommets. Not sure if I have a bad aftermarket part, but I am a little dissapointed in fitment, maybe it will form to windshield better with time, still better than broken piece.
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

A small c-clamp works well for getting the arms off... if you don't want to splurge for the special tool.
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...hitting it gently with a hair dryer or heat gun might help, just being mindful of the glass.
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

My windshield cowl is faded and the rubber is cracked and dry rotted too. I plan to do this.

Can someone post all the necessary parts I need for the sedan? Sounds like the grommet/clips do not come with the cowl itself.

Can I assume the new cowl has the rubber strip that sits along the glass and flushes down perfect when this thing is properly installed?

My temporary fix right now to impede any moisture is black electrical tape along the whole cowl where it meets the glass. From 5ft away you can hardly tell, but lets be honest, that's not the way to fix this problem. I need to replace the cowl.
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My windshield cowl is faded and the rubber is cracked and dry rotted too. I plan to do this.

Can someone post all the necessary parts I need for the sedan? Sounds like the grommet/clips do not come with the cowl itself.

Can I assume the new cowl has the rubber strip that sits along the glass and flushes down perfect when this thing is properly installed?

My temporary fix right now to impede any moisture is black electrical tape along the whole cowl where it meets the glass. From 5ft away you can hardly tell, but lets be honest, that's not the way to fix this problem. I need to replace the cowl.
Suggest looking at real oem. I just ordered grommets and clips. ECS has an entire refresh kit. I think a good wash and some work should restore the black plastic parts. Looking at my order, grommets were ES#78380 and clips were ES# 129388. I ordered them a week ago and hope to have them in by the weekend.
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Default Re: Hood Cowl / Windshield Wiper Cover DIY - Coupe

On my car, there is a 1/4" gap between the plastic and glass. I assume this is normal as there does not appear to be trim in the parts diagrams that I have looked at. Is this correct?
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