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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old November 10th, 2018, 21:09   #1
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Default Dash Cowl not installed right

I don't get under the hood much but I noticed last week that the hood cowl had a 1/4" space between the two halves.

So I start pushing the two halves together and needed to loosen that long rubber strip that holds the bottom of the cowl down. Then I noticed a large bump just left of center on the rubber strip. There is a clip holding a flexible wire conduit attached to the car sheet metal there so that the rubber seal/strip can't attach to the sheet metal.

The flexible conduit looks new so I imagine it is related to the Phase II fix?????
I pulled the clip off (it removed a bit of paint btw) and attached the conduit to another wire just below with a plastic tie.

I don't understand why they would put that clip there like that obstructing the rubber seal. Overkill or perhaps I will be sorry I moved it. Sloppy work in any case leaving the cowl split like that. And I am annoyed I didn't notice this before.

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Old November 11th, 2018, 09:36   #2
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Which of your two cars ???
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Old November 11th, 2018, 17:19   #3
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Old November 13th, 2018, 06:46   #4
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got any pics?
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Old November 13th, 2018, 07:07   #5
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got any pics?
My camera is out of the country with a family member but even so it takes me hours to figure out how to post pictures here. My apologies for being not very bright on that stuff.
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I just had a look at my Passat and I cannot see any "two halves" on my hood.
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Cowel not hood, the plastic tray under the wiper blades, it covers the strut towers and some wire looms, that's the cowel.
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Old November 13th, 2018, 13:28   #8
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...uhh...actually...cowl, not cowel...but I'm not going to loose/lose my piece/peace of mind over it.
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