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Old 06-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #21
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I just did mine. I couldnt get the gear puller in on the PS wiper because the old trim was too close to the wiper arm, but since I had a new one I just broke the old one in two. Saved a lot of time. Just remember the rubber weatherstripping on the inside of the hood needs swapped to the new trim piece so dont rip it up
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #22
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very nice DIY i need to replace the weather stripping on the windsheild end. I'm also having a problem finding these parts on the net. Is it just best to go to the stealership and get everything??
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #23
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very nice DIY i need to replace the weather stripping on the windsheild end. I'm also having a problem finding these parts on the net. Is it just best to go to the stealership and get everything??
I ordered mine from Tischer, here is a link to it for your 00 328Cic:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

Youre looking for #6, $44.80

You could get it from the dealer, but so far for all my OEM parts Tischer has been cheaper than both the dealer and www.realoem.com
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #24
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mine is fading already. damn this hawaiian sun. I should've put 303 on regulaly.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:57 PM   #25
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thanks I need to do this sometime soon
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:32 AM   #26
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awesome DIY, i need to do this...mine is all cracked
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #27
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so.....the cowl grille comes with all new seals???and what about the cabin filter
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:12 PM   #28
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It comes with a new seal on the windshield. Mine didnt come with the thick rubber weatherstripping that crosses the cabin filter area, I had to reuse it. The cowl grille isnt connected to the cabin filter, so you just need to take the filter off to get the cowl grille out (Not the housing though)
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:38 PM   #29
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where do you get a gear puller?
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:22 PM   #30
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auto zone, o'reilly's, advanced auto parts, napa, car quest most auto part stores carry this item
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:25 PM   #31
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nice, im so doing this.
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Make sure to get the one-piece one shaped like an upside down U (pitman arm puller)and NOT the 3 arm puller. I couldnt fit my 3-arm puller on my wipers.

It will make sense when youre there looking at them.
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I didn't use a gear puller. I got it off pretty easily by wiggling it
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Make sure to get the one-piece one shaped like an upside down U (pitman arm puller)and NOT the 3 arm puller. I couldnt fit my 3-arm puller on my wipers.

It will make sense when youre there looking at them.

ahhhh, thanks for the tip

I looked it up..they're only like around 5 bucks.

Now, has anyone replaced the weather stripping around the entire windshield? mine is starting to crack
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:30 AM   #35
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Great DIY - very easy actually.
I would not recommend a gear puller. The wipers should come off pretty easily with just some slight wiggling. Lift out on the wipers just a bit to relieve the spring's tension on the screw. Then wiggle it a bit and it will start to release the washer - it does not take any force and they will pop right off.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:00 PM   #36
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bump, good mod
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:06 PM   #37
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bump...i was washing my car and the rubber lining on the windshield just crumbled...i totally need to do this soon...
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:24 PM   #38
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tischer's discounted prices is nice and all...but if you include shipping costs, that just about negates any savings over just picking it up at a local dealership at MSRP. plus you have to deal with UPS and the very likely possibility of the parts gettin lost or broken.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:06 PM   #39
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Done...!!!

Awesome DIY. SOOOOO easy! Took me 20 minutes. It would've taken less if I didn't replace the old female clips under the old cowel with the new ones. I marked the wipers, took off the 15mm nuts, and easily wiggled the wiper blades off. The cabin filter cover had to come off, and 3 pieces of rubber seals pulled off and pushed right back on after I was done.
I got the cowel from The stealership for $51 with my BMWCCA membership. (if you don't have on you should get one. $40 a year and you get the roundel magazine and 10% off parts from the dealership!)
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #40
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i need to replace mine to.
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