DIY: Change Windshield Cowl on W210
Get rid of your unsightly cracked windshield cowls. Look at the cracks and discoloration on the cowl above.
Have you noticed that your windshield cowls are getting discolored, cracked, or are worn? If so, then it’s the perfect time to replace them! This easy DIY will cover the steps needed to change the windshield cowls.
What you will need:
210 831 10 58 Passenger’s Side Cowl
210 831 09 58 Driver’s Side Cowl
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Open the hood all the way up. Located the two philips-head screws, one on each lower edge of the left and right cowl.
Notice the philips-head screw on the lower right side of the cowl. The passenger’s side cowl has the same style screw on the lower left side.
Remove the two philips screws. Once the screws are removed, you will need to slide each cowl towards the center of the car. The left cowl will need to be slided to the right and the right cowl will need to be slided to the left. This is to be able to remove the cowls as each one has a plastic tab that secures into the firewall area.
Notice the plastic tab and how it is inserted into the cowl area
Remove the cowls and install the new ones. Installation is reverse of removal and should be very simple. Once secured and the screwed down, you’re done. Simple!
Finished product! Nice and new!
Look at how nice and black the new cowl looks.
Makes a big difference – especially if you’re picky about your vehicle’s aesthetics