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Old 10-16-2012, 10:23 PM
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For cross reference, there is a nice thread by Airos today showing why the dealer is not always the best place to buy wiper blades:
- > E39 (1997 - 2003) > $48.12 for two pairs of wiper blade INSERTS

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Originally Posted by aioros View Post
Yes that's right , that is what I paid at Savage BMW of Ontario, CA $48.12 for two pairs of wiper blade inserts . A pair for my 01 330xi and a pair for my 99 e39. And the pair for my e39 didn't even have the metal blades, the clerk told me that if I'm missing the metal blades I would have to buy the whole wiper blade. Now we know why we call them STEALERS!


As usual, Qsilver7 posted some nice information:
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Originally Posted by QSilver7 View Post
For your e39...you should have ordered (asked for) part # 61 61 80 154 441...that part nbr comes with the metal reinforcement strip already clipped to the rubber refill. This topic has been discussed many times on the forum to help owners not get confused with the mutiple refill options. BMW sells 2 different refills...and the one set of refills (61 61 8 217 711) costs way more than the one's listed below and usually don't come with the reinforcement strip (as you've found out):






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