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February 12, 2018, 11:39:28 AM

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This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:39:28 AM »
All,

I know this has been covered before but its such an easy mod and cheap ( suits a Yorkshireman !) and looks great in my opinion.

Pics below - old v new pleased with outcome for £9.90.

Tints delayed over holiday as out of time  - but they are next on list.

Cheers





BMW X5 E53 3.0D Auto Sport 2006

February 12, 2018, 12:27:29 PM
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:27:29 PM »
Lee,

Unless you're doing it yourself, Mark at Automotive Solutions also does tinting.

Gordon

P.S What wiper and where from?

February 12, 2018, 01:05:11 PM
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »
Gordon

Eh up.

its from eay BMW x5 e70 rear windscreen arm 7 wiper id 322551793046 , i double and tripled checked it fitted the E53 before i bought one.

Looks better and works better than the original, just a bit shorter on the overall wiper pattern.

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February 12, 2018, 09:48:36 PM
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 09:48:36 PM »
is this the exact copy of the genuine e70 wiper? Been looking at a genuine item but it’s £50

February 12, 2018, 11:32:43 PM
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 11:32:43 PM »
My eBay wiper “upgrade” lasted one visit to the car wash, good job I kept the old one  :))
E53 X5 4.6is Carbon Black 2003

February 13, 2018, 07:25:40 AM
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 07:25:40 AM »
Luigi s

Cannot say if its an exact copy or not, its plastic base and does the job i need for a £10.00.Its solid enough for a rear wiper function - as sleepyfolk says time will tell on durability.

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February 13, 2018, 09:01:09 AM
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:01:09 AM »
I fitted one of those a few months back. Like you I prefer the look of it, but its going to have to go - the spring is weak, and it no longer cleans the middle section at all!

February 13, 2018, 09:16:47 AM
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 09:16:47 AM »
Re " the spring is weak", isn't that the fault of the arm?
Or did the conversion for £10 include both blade and arm?
I did the same, but it don't clear  the  centre now and assume it is an arm problem.

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February 13, 2018, 11:34:59 AM
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 11:34:59 AM »
Bascule,

Not had any issues with mine thus far but not been on long enough yet.

Lez,

Arm and blade came all in at £10.00 !

Personally Im not expecting OEM fit or function but i will see how it goes
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February 13, 2018, 12:46:48 PM
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »
Do you think a genuine arm would last and clear better? or is it because it’s not designed for our e53 model?
When ordering a genuine item do I just ask for a e70 rear wiper arm and blade- and it will be a direct bolt on?

February 13, 2018, 01:04:52 PM
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
I put one on mine about 6 months ago and so far no problems and i think i paid less than £9 for it of the bay.

February 13, 2018, 02:11:23 PM
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 02:11:23 PM »
Luigi - s

Im no expert on this but in theory a genuine should fit as the drive spindle is the same OD.

From what i can gather its not designed for the E53 as the wiper arm parks to the right not left like ours ( when viewed from behind) you can tell by the curve in the arm itself.

Cannot advise any further sorry - just what ive gleaned and figured out.

Alan seems to have had his far a while so guess its like everything else - some will work fine some may be flawed.

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February 13, 2018, 07:40:30 PM
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 07:40:30 PM »
Thanks ttr. I’ve ordered the same one as you off the bay- look forward to fitting it

February 14, 2018, 10:02:39 AM
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 10:02:39 AM »
bought blade and arm for £9.49 today.

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