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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Jat007 Jat007 is offline
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Angry Wiper Blades


Took a trip down my local Autozone before work to buy some Bosch and anything would fit my 99' 323i e46 sedan.. Spent 30 mins and still couldn't get one that will click to the wiper arm at all.. I clearly believe that not all wipers are equally created...

Guys, what are you using for your wipers on your e46 sedan?? Where can I go to buy a pair without going to the Stealership? I would buy them on amazon if they're any good.



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Old 02-05-2013, 01:43 PM
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Yeah not all wiper blades click.. I got these from Ebay lol. The item number is 121060403280.. But just keep looking around i think autozone can order your for you but i think they are $60.00 snt remember
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:54 PM
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Unless something has gone wrong with the wiper blade holder, just replace the inserts: Either PN 61-61-0-154-441 with the metal strips or PN 61618217711 for rubber only. Cut length to fit. Some reports that the 441 with strips is discontinued everywhere. It is a bit of a fussy job to slip the inserts in and out, but at around $5 ea, it beats paying $35-60 for a pair of complete blade assemblies.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:31 PM
GLOK1132 GLOK1132 is offline
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I buy the rain x wipers and they came with the adapter that clicked right on.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:26 PM
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I picked up some Bosch from Advance Auto this weekend ($10 off 2). They fit perfectly.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:53 PM
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I'm too lazy to keep driving around town for blades. I know you didn't want to go to the stealership. Check this site, you can save a little more (I think). btw I mine from the stealership lol

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Old 02-09-2013, 04:13 AM
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I'm using PiAA silicone wipers. They work great and eliminated the chatter I got with OE replacement inserts. I got them online, maybe from Bavauto, but I know they're available from several site sponsors. Search through those links.

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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- Where to buy wiper blade refills (1) & a DIY for replacing your windshield wiper blades (1) & how to replace the wiper arm (1) (2) & troubleshooting or replacing the wiper motor (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) or wiper switch (1) or wiper relay (1) & how to replace the wind shield rain sensor (1) (2) & retrofitting an aftermarket rain sensor (1) (2) (3) & how to remove Rain-X water wiper streaks & spots on windshield glass (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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