I am Teh Edumacator.
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
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1. Yes, you can replace your own windshield wipers.
2. The water in the passenger footwell is most likely caused by missing or compromised vapor barriers on the doors. Often, when BMW techs work on window regulators or other items inside of doors, they will take off the factory moisture barrier and then fail to replace it with a new barrier. One cannot reuse the old one. If this isn't taken care of properly, people often wind up with water in the footwell.
1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.
1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.
Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i
Lindsay fan club member.