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Changing Wiper Blades

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Danny-boy, Mar 16, 2013.

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    Just a little rant really, that's the most difficult wiper blade swap I have ever done!!!!

    Replaced with genuine Audi wipers, the old ones had fused themselves onto the ends of the arms.

    Half hour, all done now but highly frustrating.
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    I had trouble doing mine, so instead ask Audi and they fitted for free!
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    You obviously don't go to Audi Halesowen then.

    It's hard enough to get a smile or common courtesy out of them.
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    I stopped going there after they spoke down to me.
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    Yep did the same here in MK...£40 fitted at the dealer and squeak free..as the old ones where driving me mad....tried for about 20 mins and gave up ......oem part and free fitting can't be all bad.
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    You do realise the OE ones are made by Veleo and are significantly less anywhere else?
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    I paid £30 from the dealer and couldn't find them much cheaper elsewhere.

    Plus I had to pick up other parts so it was convenient.
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    Did you try wiperblades.co.uk? I get all mine from there. They are a bugger to replace but once you get the nack of it, it's simple.
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    I did look but they were over £30 and I was going to the dealers anyway.
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    Oh right, got mine for £22.
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    Why does everybody seem to be having a hard time with these? Mine seemed pretty straight forward to replace. If you squeeze the clip and push inwards before you pull it helps?

    Az
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    Ditto the comments from A4_Majik; I did all three of my B7 blades and my wife's A3 Sportback blades in <5mins yesterday. Perhaps lucky that both cars are originally from the sunny south, or maybe the blades had been replaced in the not too distant past (despite streaks/smearing), but none were seized...
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