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 Post subject: Wiper blade replacement
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:31 am 
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Noticed some light streaking on mine this morning. They should last another year or so, but thinking I may as well replace them now since I'm about to order some new ones for my Subaru.

The factory blades on the e-Golf look very similar to the Bosch icons. Anyone know specs on them or have any other brands they've gone to and are happy with?

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 Post subject: Re: Wiper blade replacement
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:44 am 
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I got a set of the Bosch blades from eBay for slightly under $30 with tax and shipping that are working well so far. I called Santa Cruz VW parts and was told something like 50 bux so I opted for aftermarket Bosch. They are non-standard so the usual sources like Costco or local auto parts stores are out.

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 Post subject: Re: Wiper blade replacement
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:47 pm 
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Yeah, I know with Subaru they'll take a basic $10 Fram air filter, print a Subaru logo on it, and charge $40 at the dealer. Decent blades at the local auto parts store tend to go for $25 each so the markup in this case actually isn't too bad, but still, no reason to pay more than you have to for "official" parts when we all know these are not made by VW.

I'm assuming the blades would be the same as any MK7 Golf. Some Google searching indicated the factory ones for the 2016 Golfs are a pair of Bosch "AeroTwins", part number 3397007863. However, I can't find this part number in the Bosch Catalog. Autozone says the matches are Bosch Icon 26OE/18OE. O'Reilly says the only match is Trico 25-260/25-180, which is odd because they sell Bosch Icons there as well.

Bosch AeroTwin set on Amazon for $27

Anco C-26-N and C-18-N pair for $25

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 Post subject: Re: Wiper blade replacement
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:20 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Audi-A3-Quattro-Sportback-e-tron-VW-Golf-Front-Windshield-Wiper-Blade-Set/362341278503?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

These are what I got. Price was slightly less than I remembered (I was shopping for wiper blades for the 540iT at the same time, they were closer to $30). All Mk7s, and recent (sedan version) Audi A3s I think. They seem to be doing well. I would guess the O.E. supplier was either Bosch or Valeo.

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