https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e63-650i-cou/search?q=cowlAll, I've searched You-Tube but can not locate a video to replace my cowl cover. Seems every BMW model had a different procedure. Anyone have a video or a link to one. Thanks. Harry
All, I've searched You-Tube but can not locate a video to replace my cowl cover. Seems every BMW model had a different procedure. Anyone have a video or a link to one.
getting the wiper arms is the hardest part. Make sure to note position before removing, or you will be fiddling with them to be in correct position longer than necessary. Also have a look at the condition of the plastic retainers, you may want to order those with the cowl cover if they don't come with it.
I used this puller, worked great for this job.
Had the same issue with my daughter’s x3. It was mostly disintegrated.The car was originally delivered to an owner in Arizona. The sun sun dried and cracked the original cover to a point where it was no longer functional. It also looked bad as pieces were missing.
I saw that video and it helped a bit. The shop that made that video is 6 miles from my house. Unfortunately, they went out of business early 2019. They had great prices on BMW parts in their showroom,Here is the video I referenced when I changed mine:
One point not covered in any info I could find, is that the front end of the 650i cowl cover is supported by micro filter housing tabs. The cover must be above the tabs for correct fit.
Suggest you mark wiper locations with a strip of tape on the windshield before removing the wipers. This will facilitate the reinstall.
The problem with the 650 dash is, it's covered in leather. The other problem is the glue BMW used to adhere the leather is inferior to the glue used in the US. My dash cover was wrinkled, shrunk and dried. I waited till I needed a new windshield, then I addressed the problem. I had the windshield removed, had an interior upholster work on the dash. He made it 90 percent better but it's not perfect but it is acceptable.My dash has a crack in it, & the passenger side airbag outline on the dash is showing. This car hardly sits outside, unless it is at the golf course. I want to change the dash out, but it is going to be a huge job. I am scared that a used dash will turn out the same way.