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Old 04-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #21
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #22
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:50 PM   #23
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:59 PM   #24
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$12 for the replacement rubber from the dealer, can't beat it...
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #25
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as for the OE refills, next time I am going to make sure I receive the right ones because when I went to install my inserts they were about 4 inches longer on both sides and I had to cut the rubber and metal in order to fit them.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #26
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #27
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in the fact that i put on some shitty rain-x aftermarket market blades and i believe the oem have been tossed will i be able to purchase new OEM blades?
whenever i look i only see inserts
or... should i just stay with aftermarket blades?
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #28
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Just take off that clip on the driver side wiper arm and use whatever blades you want. I just use the Michelin ones from Costco and throw em out. My opinion, no need for the fancy wiperblades, they all wear out around the same time anyway. They're just wiper blades, it's not like they are crucial to how the car functions.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #29
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as for the OE refills, next time I am going to make sure I receive the right ones because when I went to install my inserts they were about 4 inches longer on both sides and I had to cut the rubber and metal in order to fit them.
That's how the OEMs are supposed to work. Dealer stocks one length and tech cuts to fit. That's why the metal strips have little cutlines pressed into them -- you'll see there's one that matches your car.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:05 PM   #30
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I need to stop my wipers from skipping across the windshield.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #31
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:21 PM   #32
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:26 PM   #33
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:29 PM   #34
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Migg, I'm curious what interest it is of yours...trying to run through the possibilities here.

If this was somehow a lead in to a joke, you'll have to explain it. If this meant I should render my writing and boil it down...you could have just made that request.

But otherwise, I'll say that in a wiper blade thread, I don't feel particularly compelled to be particularly focused or on target. The answer is so easy, it's painful. We have a devoted wiper blade guru here and I just put on whatever he says...and it's always OE. Only thing on the car that's cheaper and better than all others.

This is a wiper blade thread; another in a long line, and not nearly as important to our cars as oil threads.

And, now that I'm off the phone, I'll admit I really do like bacon. Do 'you' like bacon?


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Hi everyone, I replaced my wipers on my car with a rainx brand. I also cant find where I put my oem ones.

But my driver side wiper skip a lot. Especially when on the highway. I noticed a plastic clip thing that looks like it holds the wiper down, but it seems like its interfering with the new wiper from fully staying on the windshield.

Should I take off the plastic clip/ I cant really see an easy way of taking it off without breaking it lol.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:18 PM   #36
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I've got the Evo wipers from BMW and they look pretty sweet and theyre good at getting rid of the water...
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #37
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Hi everyone, I replaced my wipers on my car with a rainx brand. I also cant find where I put my oem ones.

But my driver side wiper skip a lot. Especially when on the highway. I noticed a plastic clip thing that looks like it holds the wiper down, but it seems like its interfering with the new wiper from fully staying on the windshield.

Should I take off the plastic clip/ I cant really see an easy way of taking it off without breaking it lol.
Yes, that will fix it.

Can you help me locate this clip? I've had mine skip a few times, too.

Edit: Figured it out. It is a small clip right where the spring is for the wiper arm. Just push it forward towards the wiper blade with some force and it'll pop right out. Discard it unless you ever want to go back to non-uniform blades.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=819640

This thingy.

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Old 06-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #38
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Hi everyone, I replaced my wipers on my car with a rainx brand. I also cant find where I put my oem ones.

But my driver side wiper skip a lot. Especially when on the highway. I noticed a plastic clip thing that looks like it holds the wiper down, but it seems like its interfering with the new wiper from fully staying on the windshield.

Should I take off the plastic clip/ I cant really see an easy way of taking it off without breaking it lol.
Theres a metal bit from the wiper arm that fits inside the plastic bit... I removed mine as i had the same problem as you, its fixed it... and i havnt had any issues! (removed it two years ago...) its difficult to take off btw... i ended up using a small terminal screw driver and a lot of patience...
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