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txusa03
10-21-2006
I know that we all get 4yrs/50,000 miles free maintenance (for US) on our 3 series car. This free maintenance also covers your wiper blade should it needs replacement. But long after the 4yrs/50,000 miles has expired, you will need to know how to replace the wiper and save yourself some money. ...
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By bmw0perat0r on 05-24-2007, 06:52 AM
the wiper install is rather complicated....for just a wiper. I suppose that shows the sophistication of newer luxury cars?

Take fords and chevy's for example...you sneeze and the wiper is on the floor.
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By txusa03 on 05-24-2007, 07:31 AM
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Unlike in the US, there is no free maintenance in Canada. I was somewhat shocked that my dealer wanted CA$160 for new wipers for E90.

When the wipers are renewed, do the whole blades or just the inserts get replaced?

Can someone help me with the part numbers? (I was unable to find them on realoem.com) I hope to order some inserts or blades from the US.
I am not exactly sure which car you have. But here is the part number for an e90 April 2005 production N52 engine US car. Check it out. Look at number 1,2, and 3 for part number. It is probably cheaper to buy a set (#3) vs single (#1 and #2). Ask e90Fleet if those part numbers are still good. There is no insert, you buy the whole blade.

Call different dealer to see how much each dealer will charge you. Hope that helps.
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By fizzle on 05-24-2007, 11:11 AM
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^what black bar are you talking about?
this black cover. i guess it just pops out; can i take it out without losing functionality/safety?? lol i know im leet at mspaint.
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By txusa03 on 05-24-2007, 01:21 PM
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this black cover. i guess it just pops out; can i take it out without losing functionality/safety?? lol i know im leet at mspaint.
I must warn you before I give you my opinion. Warning: you don't want to take that black cover off. Now that I got your attention, you can take the cover off and still be able to use your wiper. However, taking the cover off will make it very easy for me to walk up to your car, flip the wiper blade off the windshield and take your blades. Those blades cost $20-$25 each.

DO it at your own risk.
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By fizzle on 05-25-2007, 10:47 AM
i dont think too many people in my area are concerned with stealing wiper blades. lol. ive never heard of people even trying to, thats pretty dumb. either way i can walk in to the dealer and get new ones for free so whatever. thanks for the disclaimer. haha

btw whats the difference if i take that off? if that is on, they can still pop it off then take out the wiper.
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By E90330iS on 05-25-2007, 01:36 PM
Great write-up! Thanks! I have never encountered a wiper blade replacement that requires this many steps!
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By txusa03 on 05-25-2007, 02:02 PM
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btw whats the difference if i take that off? if that is on, they can still pop it off then take out the wiper.
It requires a little bit more work for thieves to pop out the cover. I rather have the black cover which makes it looks clean. Nothing having the cover, you see too many spaghetti inner connection. But that is just me. If you decided to take the black cover off, let us know how you like it and if the wipper still works good in the rain.
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By E90330iS on 02-04-2008, 02:13 AM
Nice write-up for such maintainence! I will definitely check back after my warranty is over!
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By Long Drive on 02-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Took my car in for the annual oil change/inspection (only 10,600 miles in first year). They offered me new wipers, so I said fine even tho I hadn't use them more than twice. Got the car back and the mechanic had put a 19" blade on the passenger side which rode up over the trim/A pillar (should be 18"). Don't they even look at what the f___ they're doing? Dealer shall remain nameless to protect the innocent.
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By zltm089 on 03-23-2010, 04:54 AM
Good write up!!! thank you!
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By yamazaho on 03-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the DIY man. One of the little plastic piece on my wiper broke off and I have been wondering how to replace it!!!
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By bigdaddyf on 04-01-2010, 10:54 PM
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thanks--did my wipers this weekend and this was a great help
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By srh335xi on 11-07-2010, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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By yamazaho on 02-01-2011, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the DIY, just put some new ones on in <5 minutes.

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Those blades cost $20-$25 each.
I paid $34.91 (after tax) total for my new blades and new plastic covers at my local New Orleans dealer. The blades look somewhat better constructed than my old ones from 2006. I love the new ones.
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By elcheapoloco on 03-03-2011, 08:46 PM
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I paid $34.91 (after tax) total for my new blades and new plastic covers at my local New Orleans dealer.
WTF??? Dealers in Socal want $85 + tax for two blades.
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By shipill on 03-31-2011, 03:48 PM
Thanks for this great DIY , I replaced my wipers after 4 years !! it took me 2 minutes .
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By lolligaggins on 08-02-2011, 07:38 PM
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helpful writeup moving from japanese to german, thanks!
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By keny156 on 12-15-2011, 11:22 PM
I bought Bosch ones and while they fit with some minor adjustments and they work great they just dont look quite right... Ill have to post pictures. But it beats paying 40 per blade.
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By willypongtb on 12-16-2011, 01:20 PM
thanks for diy
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thank you. i probably wont be doing this for another 4 years, but I justed wanted to say thank you for the CLEAR and IN FOCUS pictures. they really do make the difference.


YUUUP...too many 'DIY' 'round here with crap pictures, for those in need of clear and concise instruction, those qualities are priceless...
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By E46toE90 on 01-03-2012, 08:51 AM
I was wondering how to do this smh lol

Thank you !
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By Nick325 on 01-23-2012, 12:25 AM
This DIY really helped, exactly the info I was looking for to not break my clips. Thanks!
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