Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

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Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by duncho » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:03 pm

Dave, I think there is no difference between LHD and RHD. They fit the same, just will need to be swapped so that driver's side has the longer wiper and passenger the shorter. By the way, do not forget to remove those sprinklers
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Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Jokskot » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:17 am

I've bought wiper blades from xenon_uk on eBay. Excellent prices and very adequate quality. (I have no relationship with this company other than as a customer)

Try them!


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Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:47 am

Dan, Thanks ! I just left those Nozzles on they do not seem to affect the function. Are they just a Snap Fit ? - Dave
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Post by duncho » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:44 am

Correct Dave, though I always had a fight to get them off ;)
By the way, now I recalled that these nozzles can be mounted from both sides and it is mention in attached instructions that this is in case you want to use them on RHD cars. That is also an answer on our previously discussed question above.

So yes, Bosch AeroTwins are kinda "unisex" suitable for both RHD and LHD. duncho2015-07-11 06:45:23
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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by Hound » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:01 pm

I've also been less than impressed with the OEM wipers and today I fitted the Bosch Aerotwins - the 650/450mm combo (AR625S). As Dan and Dave have said, they don't clash and the passenger side can only benefit from the extra 25mm, little though it is. I had trouble fitting them because when I lifted the hinged section, the entire plastic shell detached from the wiper body - this happened on both wipers and it seems they were not bonded properly. So I have taken the wipers off again, epoxied the shells and will refit tomorrow!
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Post by Hound » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:33 pm

Fitted with ease this time. For RHD owners who might be considering going 26"x18" (650x450mm), the first pic shows the distance between the driver's wiper (L) and the passenger's wiper (R). The second pic shows the other end of the passenger's wiper and the screen edge. It looks close, but nothing actually touches.

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Sorry about all the distracting raindrops!
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Post by sydswan » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:40 am

Have been reading all the posts on this about replacing the wipers blades. I also have not been impressed with the original ones,
as they do not do the job to my satisfaction.

I will be replacing mine this week and have taken notice that the Bosch replacements are the ones to use. I have also thought that the
passenger side wiper is way too short, but Nissan had no option but to fit a wiper that size. I will if I can obtain a longer one here Downunder.

Will look at fitting a 17" or 18 " blade on the passenger side.

I will let you know what the outcome is as I am driving Adelaide next Wednesday and it is supposed to rain. Will give the screen it's half
yearly Rainex treatment and with the new wipers it should make for a relaxed trip.

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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:12 am

Hi Peter, this Bosch Option is a very worthwhile addition just go for it Mate !. The Rainex Treatment is still working well for us and I think I will give the QQ a once over again before the Winter sets in here - Have a Good One Dave :)
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Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:32 am

Saw this product on the TV yesterday as a side by side test with Rain-X and both got good results, could be another option. I personally use Rain-X with good results even with the ice and snow we have had down to -10°C – Dave ;)

Ombrello glass treatment meets original equipment quality standards. It penetrates the top layer of the glass by chemical reaction and seals the surface in such a way that water drops and dirt are carried away by the airstream at speeds over 40mph.
Water rolls off immediately even in the worst weather conditions, such as rain and snow. Blinding effect caused by scattered light is avoided. Highly adhesive insect remains are removed easily by the windscreen wipers. The wiper blades last longer and wear on the screen surface is reduced. Frost and ice on the windscreen can be removed more easily.
"Ombrello" sealant only has to be renewed every 15,000 miles - depending on the frequency of wiper use.


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Re: Cleaning the Windscreen / Replacing Wiper Blades

Post by biggster » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:19 pm

I replaced the crap OEM ones with a pair of these:

http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/nissan-qas ... er-blades/

£11.92 inc VAT for the pair and so far they seem to be doing well... Better than the OEM ones have ever done (but that's not saying much!)

I was impressed by their service and for £12 they seem to be good value for money - time will tell!

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