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Old 03-26-2011, 04:00 AM   #61
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Thanks for the write up. I need to order one of these, part number 51718208483.


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Old 04-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #62
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will be doing this diy this week. thanks and good write up
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #63
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Did this today. A piece of cake. No gear puller needed, as noted. Just pretty the blade down and wiggle. I actually used this time to adjust the arc of my blades. I think I get slightly better coverage now. My cowl looks sweet. I put protectant on it too. PEACE.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:16 PM   #64
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Awesome -- thanks for the DIY. Mine has looked like hell for some time. Assuming it would be a massive pain in the ass, I tried to ignore it. After finding your write-up, $60 and 20 minutes ... good as new! (Local Autozone didn't have the gear puller, so I used the wiggle method)
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:05 AM   #65
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Thanks, did this last week!


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Old 07-15-2011, 10:24 PM   #66
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Finished mine a few hours ago. Took about 30 minutes and I needed to use the gear puller.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:16 PM   #67
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Great DIY!

I replaced mine in about 40 mins. w/o a gear puller.....

It looks so much better now.

Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #68
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Hey guys! Im planning on do this soon cause mine lools crappy. Just a quick question, is there a seal on it or is it just pressure fit? Im asking because one of the sponsors has a seal for $.50 and wanted to be sure if it was needed.

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:48 PM   #69
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I just did this 4 hours ago. I lost one of the plastic cover of the nuts holding the wiper arm. Do any of you know the part number for it?
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:53 PM   #70
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I just did this 4 hours ago. I lost one of the plastic cover of the nuts holding the wiper arm. Do any of you know the part number for it?
Here you go: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...65&hg=61&fg=45

#07 WIPER ARM COVER: 61618226006 $0.67

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/61618226006/ES169835/
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #71
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Bump for a good DIY, doing this tonight.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #72
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Did it the other day myself too. awesome stuff, that lil thing takes years off the car's looks.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #73
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Just finished 20 minutes ago, had to use the gear puller, great DIY, thanks.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #74
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I did mine too. No gear puller needed, but it took me a while to figure out how to wiggle the arm to get it off. Just press down and pull up.

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #75
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Replaced mine today using the gear puller. I didn't want my manly hands to get ruined.

Bump for the awesome DIY Bro.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #76
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WTF??? ESCTuning wants $53.55 plus $33.20 for shipping. Why do they want so much for shipping?
Pelicanparts wants $70.50 plus $6.50 for shipping, so they would be cheaper.

Just curious, who has the best price for the cowl... Shipped?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #77
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It's as wide as the car. So it will be charged oversize shipping. That's why. You're best bet is to go pick one up at the dealership.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #78
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It's as wide as the car. So it will be charged oversize shipping. That's why. You're best bet is to go pick one up at the dealership.
Called the dealer and they want $71, plus they have it in stock. I'll pick it up after work today.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #79
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Did mine today in less than an hour! On a 2005 330CIC no need for a puller. Got the part from Tischer and had great customer service. Replaced the wiper arms as well just to make all look new. Easy Pezy.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #80
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