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      09-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Wiper Arm covers with Bosch Blades.

So it wasn't until driving the car during the day and finding some random pieces of plastic in the car that I really noticed that the windscreen wipers blade covers were the thing missing and low and behold the rogue bits of plastic confirm that with a quick part number check.

The car has Bosch blades so I'm surprised the covers don't fit. BMW want about 35 for new Wiper blades but do you think I could modify the Bosch ones to make the covers fit. They look brand spanking new and would be a shame to just bin them.

Time to get the dremmel out....
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      09-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Fitted bosh wipers last week on my car. No issues at all.
You may have wrong wipers....or may not have fitted it properly.
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So it wasn't until driving the car during the day and finding some random pieces of plastic in the car that I really noticed that the windscreen wipers blade covers were the thing missing and low and behold the rogue bits of plastic confirm that with a quick part number check.

The car has Bosch blades so I'm surprised the covers don't fit. BMW want about 35 for new Wiper blades but do you think I could modify the Bosch ones to make the covers fit. They look brand spanking new and would be a shame to just bin them.

Time to get the dremmel out....
What year is the car? There are two types for the E90....
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Thanks chaps. Makkan - my initial thoughts too. Looked a couple of times but as they were on the car when I bought them I presume previous owner fault. I've got a 56 late 2006 pre-lci. Will do some pics tomorrow. I'd rather get what I have working as they're like new and smear free.

Cheers guys. This forum is a huge wealth of experience so hoped someone would have a clue. :-)

On the plus side Coopers BMW are getting me a replacement cover which is due Wednesday so come mid week at least I'll have both of them.
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Mine are Bosch aerotwins and the covers didn't fit back on either, just got them stashed away in the glove box for now lol.

I think the BMW ones are made by valeo, might get them cheaper elsewhere?
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I think the E90 is different compared to the E92/3.

I literally just fitted some BOSCH aerotwin A345S? on my E92 and they fitted perfectly with the cover on them.
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I fitted some Bosch wipers from eBay the other week and the covers went straight on. Sounds to me they could be the wrong wipers
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could i have a link sylonien? I definitely need some new ones asap!

Thanks bud
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I think the E90 is different compared to the E92/3.

I literally just fitted some BOSCH aerotwin A345S? on my E92 and they fitted perfectly with the cover on them.
Could be right, mines an e91 and didn't fit
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Here we are guys. As you can see it clips in happily at the wiper-arm end but won't go over the stupid bosch logo bit. The shape of the cut out on the cover matches the blade perfectly. Hoping I can shave the bosch logo bit back and it will fit on... replacing wipers for the sake of it seems a bit

As they look at the mo:


With the cover part fitted:




Blade matches the shape - without all the extra plastic
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could i have a link sylonien? I definitely need some new ones asap!

Thanks bud
Filmed this couple of weeks back.
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Well guys I bit the bullet and bought replacement blades to go with my covers and all is well. Going to modify my old blades come replacement time so I can make use of them using the OEM bmw ones as a size guide. Alls well that ends well.
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Eurocarpart no: 485771190 - 21.55


HAHA Love your vid mate!!! I commented on a few of them
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HAHA Love your vid mate!!! I commented on a few of them
Thanks for your support
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