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vern 12-09-2012 06:05 AM

Rear Wiper
 
I've searched without any luck. Where can I buy rear wiper " insert" for 2006 X3? TIA
cheers
vern

usaret 12-09-2012 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by vern (Post 7238936)
I've searched without any luck. Where can I buy rear wiper " insert" for 2006 X3? TIA
cheers
vern

I Dremeled the tabs off the blade and use a shortened insert from the front. Works like a charm.

x3brian 12-09-2012 07:28 AM

Not a bad call USA! I just pick the rear insert up at the dealer when I buy new front ones. It's $12 for all 3 inserts.

Edit...I always buy all 3 at the same time...that rear blade is expensive...

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/61623428599/

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...33&hg=61&fg=45

X3emist 12-09-2012 08:30 AM

Try searching the forum, we already had a discussion recently about this and I posted a link to the $12 source

AzNMpower32 12-09-2012 09:31 AM

Or just go to any auto parts store that sells the Trico "break-to-fit" inserts that BMW uses anyway.

usaret 12-09-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 (Post 7239161)
Or just go to any auto parts store that sells the Trico "break-to-fit" inserts that BMW uses anyway.

I couldn't stand the Trico replacements streaking and hopping so I ordered the OE BMW replacements by part number which are made in Belgium. I still have a couple of sets stashed away. Not cheap but well worth the extra cost.

x3brian 12-09-2012 05:50 PM

I learned a trick to prevent the hopping and streaking. What I do after installing is completely wipe the new rubber down with isopropyl alcohol wipes...the ones in first aid kits work great. This gets the manufacturing residue off of it and the hopping and skipping goes away.


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