In Reply to: Recommended wiper blade replacement? posted by KJK on September 16, 1999 at 09:58:46:
I've tried other brands of refills (they didn't fit correctly) and always have gone back to refills from the dealer.
I've been frustrated too. Here is a tip the usually helps me out.
The metal strips act like a spring and should be oriented the same way. As you hold the metal strips together on the new refill, hold the whole thing so the metal strips are curving upward (or concave side up.) This allows friction to hold the metal strips in as you slide them onto the wiper arm.
Also, have a small dish of dishwashing soap nearby and use your fingers to apply a small amount of soap to each 'C' shaped portion of the arm before you slide on the new wiper/strips.
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: I have a '91 M5 and have been quite frustrated in trying to fix wiper blades. I wanted to maintain the orginal wiper blade(with the little spoiler) and replace just the rubber but those things are hard to put on and those little metal strips continually fall off. I think they were designed just to piss people off. As you try to slide them up, the rubber inevitably becomes misaligned with the metal strip.
: KJK 91 M5