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      07-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Over the past few weeks my wipers have started squeaking after they have been in use for a few minutes.

At first I thought the windscreen was dirty however after cleaning it thoroughly I don't think this is the case, I've now put it down to needing new wiper blades, however I am unsure?

Has anyone else experienced this? And if I need new wipers does anyone know the part no. for 2 genuine E90 wiper blades?

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      07-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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are they the same as E92? i've got a new pair in my boot could get part numbers tomorrow if you're stuck and they are the same.
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Clean them with vinegar and give them a go first before buying new ones.
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      07-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...61&fg=45&hl=16

Had the same issue with mine on a E92, tried everything but still sqeaked and jumped. Bought new ones in the end from my local stealer, 30!!! but now...............perfect. The E92 only had the wipers as a pair so couldnt get a single one, not sure if the E90 is the same. Halfords and all the usual places needed to order them in.
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Seriously, why would you even think about genuine BMW wiper blades? For years I've used www.wiperblades.co.uk and they're easily as good as OEM, but a fraction of the price.
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When my wipers were playing up a couple of years ago I bought some Halfords top of the range ones for 28. They were crap, kept squeaking. So took them back and got my money back and did what I should have done in the first place and went to BMW and bought OEM. Only another 2 more and well worth it. Two years on they are still brilliant.
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Seriously, why would you even think about genuine BMW wiper blades? For years I've used www.wiperblades.co.uk and they're easily as good as OEM, but a fraction of the price.
Just went on there mate and they are dearer than OEM!!!!! http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/bmw-3-s...-wiper-blades/ They have some Bosch ones at 34 and non-decript make at 24. I'd stick with OEM.
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Halfords are even dearer than that.
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Seriously, why would you even think about genuine BMW wiper blades? For years I've used www.wiperblades.co.uk and they're easily as good as OEM, but a fraction of the price.
Oddly, there was a thread on wiper blades a few years ago and the general consensus was that, for all the difference in price, OEM blades from the dealer were the best way to go.
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Oddly, there was a thread on wiper blades a few years ago and the general consensus was that, for all the difference in price, OEM blades from the dealer were the best way to go.

plus one.... oem way to go...
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were they easyily fitted?
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Yep, easy. OEM blades every 2yrs.
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Yep agree with the others. OEM are a little expensive but the saving on non OEM is so marginal its not worth the bother (plus you normally have to order online and wait for delivery). Just jumped in the motor, drove to the stealers, 10 mins away, and bought them in the parts dept. Take 30 secs to remove and replace and are perfect not a sqeak or jump since i changed, money well spent in IMO.
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Thanks for your responses guys, have tried cleaning the blades with vinegar and whilst the squeaking/juddering isn't as bad the issue is still there.

I'll be ringing BMW first thing Monday morning for some new wipers

Thanks for your help
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Just went on there mate and they are dearer than OEM!!!!! http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/bmw-3-s...-wiper-blades/ They have some Bosch ones at 34 and non-decript make at 24. I'd stick with OEM.
Their own brand ones at 14.50 for the pair are what I'd go for - never had an issue with them at all. Absolutely no difference in wiping abillity between those and the Bosch equivalents which cost twice the price.

For some reason, if you select Touring instead of Saloon, there's a better range of blades available.
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...61&fg=45&hl=16

Had the same issue with mine on a E92, tried everything but still sqeaked and jumped. Bought new ones in the end from my local stealer, 30!!! but now...............perfect. The E92 only had the wipers as a pair so couldnt get a single one, not sure if the E90 is the same. Halfords and all the usual places needed to order them in.
Were they genuine BMW wipers? Where did you order it from?
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Went to my local dealer (Barons) as they have a parts desk at the service garage. Bought them there and then and i fitted them outside in 2 mins.
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On my e91 the front wiper blades have an aero vane on top of the wiper that leans rearward and also a plastic blade holder cover that the angle aero vane fits snuggly into. I bought the bosch ones online and found whilst they could be fitted to the wiper arm, the little plastic cover would fit over the aero vane on the blade because the aero vane on a bosch is perpendicular to the wiper blade not angled rearward like the OEM one. My local stealer quoted me 45 for the pair. After I stopped laughing I hung up. Has anyone found a cheaper price for the OEM ones cos the Bosch ones don't look that slick since you can't fit the little plastic cover over them?
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As mentioned above i got mine from the dealer for 32.45 i think it was. Barons in Ash Vale
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