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Title: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: Dizzle on February 15, 2008, 06:04:36 PM
So I was out today trying to figure out why my pass. wiper sucks...well the blade is zip tied to the arm because the clip for the arm is GONE!!!  >:(

Is the only place to get a replacement arm the dealer?

Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: dubaudi on February 15, 2008, 06:10:43 PM
I would say yes. I have one place i will check and see if they can get one because
im not sure.
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: gragravar on February 19, 2008, 05:10:05 PM
I bent a wiper arm on my old GT Coupe about 15 years ago.  (dont ask)  I was able to get a replacement from Shokan pretty cheap.  I'd try them.
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: jfrahm on February 19, 2008, 06:56:49 PM
The clip that holds the arm to the pin?  That can come with a new blade assembly (not just an insert.)

-Joel.
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: gragravar on February 19, 2008, 07:04:03 PM
The clip that holds the arm to the pin?  That can come with a new blade assembly (not just an insert.)

-Joel.

um yeah, I didnt even think of that, if it is just the clip that is missing and the metal arm is OK, then just get a new wiper blade assembly.
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: Dizzle on February 19, 2008, 07:53:04 PM
The clip that holds the arm to the pin?  That can come with a new blade assembly (not just an insert.)

-Joel.

I will take a pic tomorrow and post. I think its a piece of the metal arm and not the blade assembly. Could be wrong though.
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: jayryan on February 19, 2008, 08:29:00 PM
What do you drive? The B6 A4 wipers are PITA but you're in a Passat right?
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: Dizzle on February 20, 2008, 12:12:38 PM
What do you drive? The B6 A4 wipers are PITA but you're in a Passat right?

B6 A4
Title: Re: Wiper arms...dealer only option?
Post by: jayryan on February 21, 2008, 10:40:01 PM
Eeewww...Yeah, our wipers suck balls.

The short answer is "no, the dealer is not the only option. I'd do the Aero wiper conversion. But here's  ECS Tuning's page (http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?searchstring=wiper&searchqt=byvehicle&make=Audi&model=B6+A4&submodel=Quattro&engine=1.8T) of all their options.