Windshield Cowl Cover - Left - E36 Sedan

This items is either referred to as the Hood Cowl Cover or Windshield Cowl Cover. It is the black plastic cover at the base of the windshield. There is a rubber seal that runs along the top edge that helps direct water down and away from the firewall. But because the rubber is exposed to sunlight it becomes dry and cracks with age. And that can allow water down into the various compartments and cavities in the firewall where rust will form.

The Cowl Cover also fades which makes it stand out in an otherwise detailed engine bay. Replacing it will give your engine compartment a fresh and cared for appearance. The marginal cost of the part goes a long way in sprucing up the engine bay. To finish off the restoration, add the "push button" mounting screws, new windshield wiper caps (wipers have to be removed to replace the Cowl Cover), and new clamps and grommets.

The E36 sedan cowl cover appears to be one single piece but is actually a Left and Right. This part number covers the left side. Replacement is easy and straightforward but the wipers must be removed from the linkage. Remember to mark their position before removing. It fits Sedan models only (not Coupes or Convertibles).

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1998 E36 BMW 318i 318ti 325i 328i M3 - 4 Door Only
T#: 3184 | Part#: 51711960843
Part#: 51-71-1-960-843
Part#: 51 71 1 960 843
15% off MSRP $39.08
33.30 $33.30
Windshield Cowl Cover - Left - E36 Sedan