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Offline Matt2010

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Wiper blades?
« on: March 29, 2011, 01:23:53 PM »
I'm after some Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades for front and rear of car but i'm struggling finding the correct fronts.

It seems you need to use 'retrofit' ones as the straight replacement blades will not fit and theres a warning on eBay saying:

"These are standard replacement windscreen wipers only for models fitted with Aerotwin wipers from new (factory fitted).
If your model does not have factory fitted flat windscreen wipers then please do not purchase this type of wiper as they won't fit!"


Does anyone have a link to set of Bosch Aerotwin fronts that are retrofit?



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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 01:42:30 PM »
    Have you looked at the PIAA Silicone blades. see link.

    http://www.piaa.co.uk/wipers/wipers.asp
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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 02:13:21 PM »
    Look good but fiat 500 not listed  :(
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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 02:52:03 PM »
    I bought some off eBay for the wifes f500 perfect fit and no more juddering  :thumb:

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    « Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 03:08:06 PM »
    I bought some off eBay for the wifes f500 perfect fit and no more juddering  :thumb:

    The Bosch Aerotwins with code A300S?

    Did your wipers have a little black square you pushed and the blades slid out?
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    « Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 03:24:39 PM »
    Look good but fiat 500 not listed  :(
    Ring PIAA UK they are quite helpfull.

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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 04:22:01 PM »
    I bought some off eBay for the wifes f500 perfect fit and no more juddering  :thumb:


    The Bosch Aerotwins with code A300S?

    Did your wipers have a little black square you pushed and the blades slid out?

    Those were the ones I got and they fitted perfectly. Very smooth wipe too. Look for another thread on this and I think you might find the link to where I got them from.

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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 04:58:02 PM »
    Yeah searched earlier and found your thread with the ebay link which made me start this post :thumb:

    It said they were for Fiat 500 but at the same time also said "These are standard replacement windscreen wipers only for models fitted with Aerotwin wipers from new (factory fitted)" and not to order if not.

    I took a wiper off today and its Fiat branded which is where the confusion lies if they'll fit or not?! Mines a 59 plate so i'm guessing it wont be a straight swap.

    I've also checked out other online stores and most just show the rear wiper only for the Bosch with many showing as none available.
    So confusing  ???
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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 05:42:47 PM »
    Mine is a 58 plate and it was a straight swap.

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    « Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011, 05:50:44 PM »
    Mine is a 58 plate and it was a straight swap.

    Many thanks, will take a punt then :)
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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 08:26:29 PM »
    I bought some off eBay for the wifes f500 perfect fit and no more juddering  :thumb:

    The Bosch Aerotwins with code A300S?

    Did your wipers have a little black square you pushed and the blades slid out?

    Yes thats them fitted perfectly

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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 09:40:56 PM »
    FYI, Mine is an 11 plate and the Aeroblades came fitted as standard.

    I cant see any numbers on the blades, although the arms have Fiat on them.

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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 08:51:11 AM »
    My impression is that the factory fit blades are to Aerotwin design but with inferior grade, unbranded rubber?

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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 08:52:38 AM »
    My impression is that the factory fit blades are to Aerotwin design but with inferior grade, unbranded rubber?

    They're certainly not very good.

    Think I'll invest in a set of the Bosch ones as well.
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    Re: Wiper blades?
    « Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 04:33:00 PM »
    gunna get myself some of these :-)