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Bosch 016S Wipers

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by BlackQuat, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. BlackQuat
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    Has anyone tried these Bosch wipers?

    I got a set in July. Probably done 1.5k maybe 2k since. They're knackered. Streaking badly, missing bits of the screen. Utter mess. Noisy on direction change. This has been there from the begining too. Soo weak too, touch them and they fall over.

    I've tried clay baring the screen, no difference,
    Meths, No difference.
    even fairy liquid incase there was oil on the screen, no difference.
    Cleaned the blades. Still no good.

    So I said sod it and bought a set of genuine audi ones. 100000000% better.

    Do you think it's been too long to take the Bosch ones back to halfords. At £30 it hurts for them to last so little time.
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    got a set from gsf and my drivers side is poooooo after 4 mths old
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    Sounds normal for Bosch then.
    I'm off back to halfords i think with these.
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    On my old A-class I had a Bosch 26" blade (cost £15.99) from Halfords & a 24" blade (£3) from Tesco, the Tesco blade did a better job!
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    Try using vinegar to clean the blades.....trust me, it works !
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    [Oct 20, 2011]
    I thought the Audi blades were made by Bosch anyway?
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    I to have tried Bosch, Halfords and some Ebay **** ones all of which were **** also they were to noisy . I have for the last 2 years used Audi blades. Much better with zero noise
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    Tried it all, no luck.
    Really? they certainly feel different. Audi ones are much stiffer and less noisy.
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    I think they're made by SWF
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    My local halfords took them back today. Gave me a giftcard.
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