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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:59 PM
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Changing Your Wiper Blades DIY

There seems to be a lot of interest in how to change your wiper blades on our E90's. To that end here is a humble attempt to provide you a DIY with pictures poor as they might be.

First of all this is one of the easiest DIYs you will ever do. The hardest part is to get the wiper arms into the right position and take the cover off.

Step one get your wiper blades into a vertical position on the windshield. Use your start stop switch and when in the vertical position turn all the power off. This might take a time or two but you will get it there.
See the first picture

Step two lift the wiper arm with blade off the glass into the parked position in prep for removal.
See the second picture

Step three rotate the wiper blade counter clockwise enough to expose the underside of the wiper arm to wiper blade hardware
See third picture

Step four lift the horizontal tab slightly and apply light pressure away from the wiper arm pulling the cover away from you to remove the wiper arm cover
See fourth picture

Step five remove the cover all the way and set aside for reinstallation
See fifth picture

Step six rotate the wiper blade into a horizontal position so that you can remove the wiper blade off the shaft holding it without hitting the wiper arm
See sixth picture

Step seven slide the wiper blade toward you away from the wiper arm and it should slide off the shaft
See seventh and eight pictures

Step eight install your new wiper blade with the end cap facing you and the open end facing the wiper arm. Rotate the wiper arm into a postion close to parallel with the wiper arm. Snap the wiper arm cover back into place being sure to put the bottom part of the cover into the lower tab then snap the top tab in place. Rotate the arm and lower the arm and blade back on to the window. Turn the key back on and park the wiper blades back to the stored position.
No pictures on this as it is pretty clear how to do this.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:32 PM
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The wiper arm cover will not fit all brands of replacement wiper blade. I had to leave them off after buying a set of Michelin blades. It's not a big deal just an observation being shared.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:01 PM
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You have to be sure you buy a compatible wiper blades as the first order of business. The price Amazon has on the wiper blades is excellent and they are OEM and fit perfect.
The covers seem to be mostly for asthetic reasons with some level of environmental protection.
For 20 bucks shipped the Valeos are awesome...
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:37 PM
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What's the correct size to install on the 335I E93?
The only reason I ask is cuz I recently changed mine and the passenger size seems to be different that what ever I see online and in stores. Every where it suggests 19" but they are definitely too big so I installed the 18" and even that is bigger than the stock. Apparently my dealer can't seem to figure out either why BMW recommended 19" is bigger than it should be.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:56 AM
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What's the correct size to install on the 335I E93?
The only reason I ask is cuz I recently changed mine and the passenger size seems to be different that what ever I see online and in stores. Every where it suggests 19" but they are definitely too big so I installed the 18" and even that is bigger than the stock. Apparently my dealer can't seem to figure out either why BMW recommended 19" is bigger than it should be.
Driver's side is 24, passenger side is 18. And buy only 'true fit' wipers, not the universal type.
(My original way wrong post now corrected per Fun2drives post #6. Should have gone out and measured the E92 which has the same wipers as the E93.)

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:02 AM
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Driver's side is 24" and pass 18".

DSX is almost never wrong but for the E93 those are the correct lengths.

Here are the part numbers if you use Valeo
Valeo 900-18-10B
Valeo 900-24-10B
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:37 AM
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:40 AM
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For my 2001 X5 I just picked them up at the dealer (they weren't expensive) and they offered to install them at no cost (the vehicle had no maintenance coverage on it).
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:32 PM
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Driver's side is 24" and pass 18".

DSX is almost never wrong but for the E93 those are the correct lengths.

Here are the part numbers if you use Valeo
Valeo 900-18-10B
Valeo 900-24-10B
D'oh, I was asleep when I wrote that now corrected post. In penance I'll tell you guys something you'll absolutely want to do when you change your wipers. After putting them upright and turning off the key, put a bunch of nice soft rags on the windshield right where the end of the wiper arm would hit if it snaps downward while you are swapping wipers. That metal end will smack the windhield on the edge, near the middle. Its weakest point. No need to tell you what will happen to the windshield...
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For my 2001 X5 I just picked them up at the dealer (they weren't expensive) and they offered to install them at no cost (the vehicle had no maintenance coverage on it).
BMW blades for the E9x list for $66.63/pair. That's probably why everyone was so excited about the Valeo blades at $20/pair.
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did mine... blades I got from ebay... fit one side but not passenger side (too long for E92)

ended up buying from dealer

the plastic cover is cheaply made... easy to break the tab.... once tab broken it won't stay... have to use double sided tape to stick back on
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