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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
I have a hard time believing its the windshield but I may be wrong. I clayed the windshield the week before the new wipers were installed as part of my big detailing, and I have been weekly using the same glass cleaner (Mequiars Professional) for over a year with no ill effects. The washer fluid in the reservoir is whatever was put their by BMW service. The issue seems to be squarely associated with the new wipers.

If anything is "dried out" I would believe it would be the rubber wipers, not the glass.
Very possible. If there is a manufacture date on the box for the wipers, anything older than a few months would be suspect. The behavior you describe for the replacement wipers is consistent with dried out (1+ year old) wipers. I would take the car back to the dealer and ask for a set of new wipers. The dealer can confirm the 'dryness' of the wipers by spraying water from a hose on the windshield and turning on the wipers.
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