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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-15-2015, 04:16 PM
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E39 wiper blades. Dealer no longer handing out refills...?

since i am having no luck finding the rubber refills and need to purchase a set of blades; should i suck it up and pay the extra for the OEM blades at dealership or are any other lesser expensive routes worth it and/or do they even fit?

thanks and i searched the formums but didn't find anything recent is why is started a new thread.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:46 PM
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didn't find anything recent is why is started a new thread.
No sense starting from scratch on this topic...

I typed /wiper f3 in the bestlinks and this instantly came up...
- Where to buy wiper blade refills (1)

The most recent post in that 200-post thread was 04-01-2015.
It's probably best to read that, and then if you have more information to add to the thread, post it there so it's all together (one-stop shopping) for the next person with the same question.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:48 PM
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since i am having no luck finding the rubber refills and need to purchase a set of blades; should i suck it up and pay the extra for the OEM blades at dealership or are any other lesser expensive routes worth it and/or do they even fit?

thanks and i searched the formums but didn't find anything recent is why is started a new thread.
These are what I use on my 540i
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:50 PM
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argh. i was using the google box search option in top right so forgive me for my simpleton ways. lol. thank you sir... much appreciated!
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:57 PM
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nice 540.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:32 PM
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I think I might go to the dealer tomarrow and get me some inserts
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My dealer told me they no longer sold refills either.
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We discussed this at bimmerforums in Aug 2013. Read through it.
The TRICO fits well.
Or Honda, if using Honda, the wiper arm prongs need to be widened a tiny tiny bit.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...serts-from-BMW
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:59 AM
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I had to spend total $30-$40 on bosch wipers at walmart and just took the inserts out since the whole assembly didnt fit my wipers...
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OEM refill set are $7 at fcp


https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/53...80&m=20&page=1
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http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...0Refill/Insert

I replaced mine last month with these, work just fine.
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My dealer told me they no longer sold refills either.
BMW part # 61 61 8 217 711..ask if they stock or can order. This would be the rubber inserts only...no blade etc ... just rubber.

BMW ended selling the cheaper rubber replacement refills...but still sell the more expensive ones...go figure.
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I put all the information above into the canonical thread so as to maintain one-stop shopping for the next person with this issue...
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