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How to Replace Wiper Cowl Cover 2002-08 Dodge Ram 1500

Created on: 2016-08-16

How to remove and replace a cracked or broken hood cowl on 08 Dodge Ram 1500

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wiper Arms
    • Lift the wiper arm up
    • Pull out the tab on the end of the arm
    • Slide the arm off the splines
  2. step 2 :Removing the Wiper Cowl Cover
    • Remove the T25 Torx screws from both ends of the cowl
    • Pry out the snap clips from the cowl with side cutters
    • Remove the deadening material
    • Remove the weatherstrip
    • Lift up the passenger side wiper cowl
    • Disconnect the washer hoses from their retainers
    • Remove the passenger side wiper cowl
    • Remove the clips from the driver's side
    • Remove the wiper cowl cover from the vehicle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Wiper Cowl Cover
    • Insert the wiper cowl into place
    • Press the clip connectors into place
    • Snap the washer hoses into the cowl cover
    • Realign the passenger side cowl cover
    • Insert the weatherstrip into the cowl
    • Tighten the two T25 Torx screws
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Wiper Arms
    • Press the arm onto the splines
    • Close the clip
    • Lay the wiper arm down

Tools needed

  • Wire Cutters

    T25 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the wiper cowl cover in this 2008 Dodge Ram 1500.

Here are the items you'll need for this repair: T25 Torx Drivers, side cutters

Remove the wiper arms from the truck. You have to lift up. Small tab here that you take out with your thumb. It simply lifts off the splines. Using a T25 Torx bit ratchet and extension, remove the T25 Torx screws on both ends of the wiper cowl. Open your hood.

We're going to use a pair of side cutters to remove all of these plastic snap clips here. It makes them a lot easier to pry out. What you want to do is open them up, slide them underneath, and close down without cutting. Simply work it back and forth. Repeat this for the remaining clips all the way down the bottom of the wiper cowl.

We'll also remove this clip on the insulation. Pull that back. Lift up on the weather strip here. That simply pulls off. Now we can remove the passenger side of our wiper cowl. Disconnect the windshield washer lines there. Remove the remaining three clips. Take off our driver's side. Remove the wiper cowl cover.

Reinstall your wiper cowl. Reconnect to your plastic clip connectors. Reconnect the washer hoses. Snap them down into the retainers. Reinstall plastic clips. Lay this deadening material back across. Stick this harness retainer in and the other clip. Lay the weather strip across the bottom of the cowl. Snap it onto its retainer in the middle here. Close your hood. Reinstall the two Torx screws at the rear of the cowl. Reinstall the wiper arms onto the splines.

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