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How To Replace the Upper Plastic Cowl Panels 05-08 Ford F150

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How To Replace the Upper Plastic Cowl Panels 05-08 Ford F150

Created on: 2014-12-22

Check out this video on how to replace the upper plastic cowl panels on your 05-08 Ford F150.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wiper Arm
    • Lift the wiper arm up
    • Pry on the tab on the side of the wiper arm
    • Lift the wiper arm up off of the stud
    • Pry out the clip on either side of the cowl panel
    • Remove the weather strip
  2. step 2 :Removing the Panels
    • Push in the clips on the driver side panel and lift the panel up
    • Pull the panel forward to remove it
    • Disconnect the wiper hose from the panel
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the passenger side panel
    • Push in the clips on the panel and lift the panel up
    • Pull the panel forward to remove it
    • Disconnect the wiper hose
  3. step 3 :Installing the Panels
    • Line up the passenger side panel with the slots on the vehicle
    • Connect the washer hose
    • Tighten the 7mm bolt to the passenger panel
    • Line up the driver side panel with the slots on the vehicle
    • Connect the driver side panel washer hose
    • Push the panel into place
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Wiper Arms
    • Push the weather strip into place
    • Straighten the wiper arms out
    • Push the wiper arms onto their studs

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks!

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the cowl panels on this 2005 Ford F150. We'll show you how to replace both the passenger side and driver side cowl panels. The items you'll need for this are new cowl panels or panel from 1AAuto.com, a 7mm socket and ratchet and a flat blade screwdriver.

Put your wiper arm up, and then pry out this tab on the side of the wiper arm. Then lift the wiper arm off the stud. There should be a clip right here in your cowl panel that you just have to pry out, and there's another one on the other side. Then just pull your weather strip off.

There's a series of tabs on this driver's side panel. You want to just push each of them in and pull up. You do have to start with the driver's side panel, even if you only want to replace the passenger side. Then pull the panel forward, that will release the back hooks. Lift it up and work it on its side here. Then just pull that hose free and the driver's side panel is free.

Now to remove the passenger one, you have to remove this 7mm bolt, and we'll fast-forward as Mike does that. Now push the tabs on this panel and just work it up. We pull it free from the side and then just disconnect this hose right here, and the passenger side panel is free.

Take your passenger side panel and line up these hooks with these series of slots. Just feed it down into place. Once you get those hooks in place, you can start pushing down those tabs until they re-clip. Then reconnect this hose, replace that 7mm bolt, and tighten it up.

Now lower the driver's side panel into place. Reconnect that hose, then re-hook the panel in. Line up those front tabs and push them back down into place. Now push your weather strip back into place.

Take your wiper arms, straighten them back out, and then just push them back onto those studs. You should hear them click back into place. Now repeat the process with the passenger side wiper arm, and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

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