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Golf MK4 Aero Wiper Setup Problem

Ian W Jan 21, 2021

  1. Ian W

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    Hi,

    I have fitted a set of aero arms from a MK4 Golf but I have an issue in which the passenger wiper hangs over the windscreen seal?

    The wiper blades aren't genuine Audi items (came with the arms) but I *believe* they are the correct size? Drivers side is 21" and passenger is 19".

    Looking at pictures on other cars, this isn't an issue?

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    Mine:

    wipers2.jpg

    Any thoughts?

    Does anyone have the actual measurements of the genuine Audi items?
     
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  3. MPH

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    front arms:
    W1J2 955 410 D
    W1J2 955 409 D
    front blades:
    W1J2 955 425 B
    W1J2 955 426 B
    Should be these had the same issue I will go out and take a picture of the part number to be sure part number has worn off but 47 cm end to end, That's the shorter one! The larger one is 53cm.
     
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  4. Ian W

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    Thanks for the reply, when you say you had the same issue, did you resolve it with OEM blades or are they too long as well?

    Would you mind taking a picture of how yours sit?
     
  5. MPH

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    The small blade was either too long or sticks up slightly and looks unsightly as you can see I have resolved it give me 5 minutes and I'll get back to you.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. Ian W

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    Yes that is much more like it :D Very interested as to how you accomplished it :)
     
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SKODA-SUPERB-3U-2002-2005-2X-FRONT-WINDOW-WINDSCREEN-AERO-WIPER-BLADE-SET-PAIR/223289519445?fits=Car+Make:Skoda|Model:Superb&epid=22027210532&hash=item33fd17ad55:g:u8AAAOSwgotcGPlL So I purchased these for the long one perfect fit one year ago and just put the second one on the other day. I will look the other shorter one up for you....it will be MK 4 golf aero blade! the bosch ones are o.k only for the long one the short one sticks up still as I have tried them. So you need https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/eu/1j2955425b-passenger-side-wiper-blade-19-inch.html
     
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  8. MPH

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    Please see above I have edited the post @Ian W Hope this helps.
     
  9. Ian W

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    Thanks for the info @MPH, much appreciated
     
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  11. Ian W

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    Thanks! I'll have to measure my ones later and look at the millimeter measurement to ensure they are actually just a little shorter.

    Don't want to spend £20 to find they are exactly the same :tearsofjoy:
     
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  13. AGB-S3

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    One of my front blades was off set , never been able to find a replacement ..... any one have the same ?
    ive replaced with long and short ones

    the rear 'aero' arm is from a polo ,

    the original fit where , not aero
     
  14. MPH

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    Yes had that and cured it golf MK 4 blade 1J2955425B or equivalent please lookup �
     
  15. MPH

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    Just purchased the above will let you know when I fit how they are @Ian W
     
  16. AGB-S3

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    Tnx , yes that looks like the one ,

    1J2955425B , never in local halfords
     
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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2021
  18. Ian W

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    Well I measured my short one, it is 490mm while the Valeo one is 475mm so it's certainly shorter. Interested to see how they are on yours @MPH
     
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    Pics coming your way as soon as i have installed them @Ian W
     
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    Well that confirms that the wiper blades on mine are definitely longer than OEM !
     
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  22. MPH

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    Correct and the valeo ones seem to be just the right size I just hope they curve around the corner of the screen enough. Found some on eBay £9 delivered so worth a punt for a test to see if the make is any good.

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  23. Ian W

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    Well worth it for £9, will be getting myself some shortly.
     
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    Don't rush let me do a test first see if they're worth buying

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  25. S3AMJ

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    Glad this has been mentioned! Good timing Ian, I’ve just bought myself a pair look much much better than the originals


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    Pics please @S3AMJ

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  27. S3AMJ

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    Haven’t got any pics yet bud. Once I get my car back from Badger5 I’ll fit them and post up some pics


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    Not enough curve on the nearside for my liking so not really recommend length although is fine [​IMG]

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    Thanks for the update @MPH

    They do seem to sit better than mine, will probably pick up a pair shortly, mine constantly rubbing on the windscreen seal is annoying.
     
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    Here's what they should look like.with the correct one drivers side is fine btw shame because they do look nice.lol[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Hm, so the OEM one is even smaller but the same issue with not sitting completely flush.

    The Valeo one will probably be fine for me, not sure I fancy £50 on OEM blades!
     
  32. tcg

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    Haven't got aero wipers myself and one of you may have tried this already...I would take off the passenger wiper and see if I can increase the curve at the end using a heat gun to warm up the plastic part of the bow.

    Obviously not my wipers being bent but maybe worth a try?
     
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  34. MPH

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    I have just tried to bend it physically and it is slightly improved so it may work. Update valeo just a bit longer than the original will leave them on to check. Just checked the performance excellent wiping action so yes recommended after all. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Update the passenger one is just catching When it lands home Might get the dremel out later and see if I can trim it down slightly.

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    Funnily enough I was thinking of doing something similar to mine this weekend, if I can pull the end cap off, surely just a case of triming 1/4" inch off ?
     
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  37. MPH

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    Pulled the end cap off Many a wiper previously so yes it's definitely possible.

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    So, cut my passenger wiper down, can't say I went mad measuring, just eye'd it up and give it a chop!

    Much better now...

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  39. MPH

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    Looks spot on @Ian W

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  40. Ian W

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    Thanks :) I must say I am quite happy how it came out for a quick chop on a rainy afternoon :grinning:
     
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    I did have a go at trying to trim the valeo down but the end was stubborn and did not want to come off! So I just settled with bending it lol.

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  42. Ian W

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    Yes, the end cap was a struggle. I started this job on Tuesday evening but managed to cut a couple of fingers open removing the cap at the time which put a stop to it, when I came to do it on Saturday, the cap was a bit looser and just popped off with a bit of a pull.
     
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