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hi everyone

ever since i had my car its had some flat/aero type wipers on it. they work im not worried about that but the passenger one doesn't sit properly on the screen. about 1-2 inches off it doesn't touch the screen when they arent in use like this:

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do all flat/aero wipers do this on the e46 because of the curved screen?

do the normal style blades (the original ones) touch the glass all the time? its a bit ocd but i dont like seeing the wiper floating in the air lol

thanks

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Mate .. I know what you mean on the wipers arms theres like a piece of plastic, that makes the wiper not be flat ..just break it of or with screw driver you can take it off .. its easy ..

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theres like a piece of plastic, that makes the wiper not be flat

I need to look into this. My l/h wiper doesn't contact the bottom of the screen, either. I just thought it was a normal BMW thing, because my E30 was the same.

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Tomorrow ill post picture to help if needed .. good luck

That would be great, thanks. :thumbsup:

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thanks for the comments

do you mean the bit i circled in this pic?

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if so i think that would annoy me even more than a bit not sitting on the screen lol!

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No .. when I said the wipers arms I meant the ones of the car, there's a piece of plastic that doesn't let the wipers you got be flat so its creating an arch.

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oh.

mine are fine in that respect. they clear the window fine, dont drag at all or miss any bits. its just the bit hanging off the screen when they are parked and not in use -_-

i found this pic on the web and the overhang on these look alot better than what i got but i think its a longer drivers blade and shorter passenger one. i think i might give it a go.

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I dont have this issue, bought aero silicone wipers, will try to remember to post a pic tomorrow. Didn't need to make any modifications.

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So, I didn't think I have this problem, but maybe I do after all. Here's a pic of my wipers from the front I took in January:

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and they don't look out of place. I've certainly never noticed any gap while I'm in the car.

However, I just took a close up by putting my phone along the windscreen:

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and there is a gap in the corner.

Anyway, I love my wipers and some may say there are too expensive, but I am using these: http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/wiper-blades/piaa-silicone-tech-flat-aero-wiper-blades. I had to buy 20" and 22" because they don't do 23", and the 24" ones were way too big.

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Having a similar problem on my e36. Bought flat wipers but they miss a section each. There is no tab on my wiper arms to remove though... anyone able to assist?

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Had same problem with mine was really bugging me,just been out & removed it sweeps fine now

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It's this tab, you can just remove the whole thing

Where abouts is this from?

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It's this tab, you can just remove the whole thing

Where abouts is this from?

Drivers wiper arm

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It was on my car despite mine wiping OK. I got it off today and bent my wiper arm back in to position as the previous owner that put the wipers on decided bending it up and round for clearance was a good idea :(

Going to get Bosch wiper blades as above but the ones I been looking at are 24/20. The 24 inch for driver side seems a bit to long?

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I've just installed new bosh aero wipers and they're 22/20" mate

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This thread just keeps giving :unsure:

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