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Cowl Removal

Cowl Removal

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One day I got curious as to how much room was under the cowl on the new Jeep Wrangler JK's, so out came the tools.

Additional Parts:

Tools Needed:
T30 Torx
13 mm socket
Flat blade screwdriver
Needle nose pliers


1. Remove the two torx bolts from either side of the cowl with a T30 torx.
2. Remove the 4 push connectors that hold the cowl to the screen underneath. Use a cloth to protect the paint when you remove these. I used a flat blade screwdriver and a needle nose pliers to get these out.
3. Lift up the plastic cover on the windshield wiper arms to expose the nut holding the wiper arm to the shaft. Remove the nut with a 13 mm socket. Don't lose the nut. Remove the wiper arms.
This is what it looks like underneath. Plenty of room to mount some small stuff over on the passenger side.



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This page last updated: 01-Mar-2011

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