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replacement rear wiper arms

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Khufu, Sep 21, 2003.

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    notice a few Golf owners have been replacinng their rear wiper arms for that of a Skoda. It is supposed to reduce judder as well as looking a bit cleaner. Thoughts anyone?
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    plus painted....I suppose they will fit the A3/S3
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    from which Skoda?
    and does anybody have the parts numbers?

    I already changed the front wiper arms and blades on my S3 by the aero ones from a Golf IV, fits perfectly and looks mucho better (thanks Drill).
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    JayBee,

    Got any pics of the front ones? What do you mean by aero ones?

    Cheers
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    [ QUOTE ]
    r88per said:
    JayBee,

    Got any pics of the front ones? What do you mean by aero ones?

    Cheers

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    Sorry no pic (no digicam).
    The earo wiper blades are the new ones and they are made totally from rubber/plastic (iso rubber and metal in the old type blades)
    They are flexible and press better to the glass, so the clean the window nicely. Also you can hardly see them from inside the car while they are down.
    The design gives an overall "cleaner" look.
    Almost all the new VAG cars have them i think.
    The wiper arms and blades from Golf IV fit the S3

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    Drillslinger off of the Tyre-smoke site has it done. I grabbed a bit of one of his pictures.

    Aero-Wiper Arm (Driver Side, LHD): 1J1-955-409-C
    Aero-Wiper Arm (Passenger Side, LHD): 1J1-955-410-C
    Aero-Wiper Blade (Driver Side, LHD): 1J1-955-425
    Aero-Wiper Blade (Passenger Side, LHD): 1J1-955-426


    Aero-Wiper Arm (Driver Side, RHD): 1J2-955-410-C
    Aero-Wiper Arm (Passenger Side, RHD): 1J2-955-409-C
    Aero-Wiper Blade (Driver Side, RHD): 1J2-955-426
    Aero-Wiper Blade (Passenger Side, RHD): 1J2-955-425
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    bugger and I've just spent 25 replacing the front two with Bosch jobbies.

    Rear wiper looks the bizz.
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    So who's going to be the first to try and fit the rear arm and blade?
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    Khufu,
    Thanks for that I'm about ready for some new wipers, I think I'll try these.

    Cheers
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    just thinking......... isnt the back wiper on the A and S3 on the left side??? (when non operating position)??

    I guess the Skoda wiper wont fit then because that one is in the right position..... (correct me if I am wrong).
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    [ QUOTE ]
    JayBeeS3 said:
    just thinking......... isnt the back wiper on the A and S3 on the left side??? (when non operating position)??

    I guess the Skoda wiper wont fit then because that one is in the right position..... (correct me if I am wrong).
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    It is on the left side but I don't see why that should stop you, see......
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    Yeah ok so it was just a rough attempt but you'll get the idea....me thinks
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    is the rubber of the wiper not designed to go one way? (for optimal cleaning).
    And.... is the spray thingy also in the arm or is that in the base on which the arm is attached?
    If its on the the arm then the spray will spray the bumper iso the glass???????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    so what do you think?
    Rear wiper

    SimonS3MTM

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    Just wat we need......

    What parts numbers?

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    Hi
    It`s very easy
    S3mon`s Skoda/Audi wiper arm mod
    From Skoda you need
    arm S6Y6 955 707 £10.88
    cap S6Y6 955 435 £ 2.03

    From Audi
    arm A8E9 955 407 B £19.62
    blade A8E9 955 425 B £ 5.70

    The Skoda arm is a perfect fit but is to long
    Take the Skoda arm and remove the mount ,this is the bit which bolts onto the tapered shaft on the glass,throw away the arm but keep the spring.
    Do the same to the Audi arm but this time throw the mount and the spring but keep the arm.
    You should have 3 parts;
    1 Skoda mount
    2 Skoda spring
    3 Audi arm
    Put them together and bolt them to the rear screen then clip the Skoda cap on you may need to file the cap slightly to fit.
    A job well done
    SimonS3MTM
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