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      06-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Wipers chattering

Not sure where I should post this since I couldn't find a windsheild wiper section, anyhoo, wipers were chattering, stealership changed them after the standard lecture (oh my goodness, I think I made a deal with the devil). Result; wipers are still chattering with light rain.

So I'm thinking I should get some new wipers, ah-aha, Bosch ICON's. The thing is I'm torn!

Should I pay the extra $3.99 and get it on Tuesday, june 5th or, should I ship it via Prime and get it on Tuesday, june 5th?

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      06-01-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Was the windshield treated with anything like RainX?
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Seriously? $3.99?
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      06-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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      06-01-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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Seriously? $3.99?
Dude................... That's what I said...................... But both shipping options are the same...................
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      06-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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A lot of the time you can eliminate chatter by wiping the blades with an alcohol wipe. I'd try cleaning the window with an ammonia cleaner and wiping the blades with alcohol which should do the trick.
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Actually it would be 7.98 to get them on Tuesday.

They charge you per item.
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      06-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #8
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I haven't used windshield wipers in years, and it does a lot rain in Florida.

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      06-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #9
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there are particles stuck on your windshield which is resulting in the wipers making noise. use a clay bar to remove them and a nice wax to coat it so the water just beads off. you're wiper blades are not the problem
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      06-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #10
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I haven't used windshield wipers in years, and it does a lot rain in Florida.
how often do you have to reapply?
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      06-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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Your car is less than a year old. There is no way it's the wipers.
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      06-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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how often do you have to reapply?
Once a year for good measure.
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It's probably not the wipers. However, you can give them a good wipe down with an alcohol wipe. You'll be amazed at how much black gunk comes off. Clean off the windshield with a good automotive glass cleaner. Do NOT use wax on the windshield! Maybe a coating like rain-x, but I never really found these to be all that effective.

Strange, I've never had an issue getting dealer to swap on new wipers (under warranty ).
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      06-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #14
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i got new wipers from the dealer about 6 months ago and they chatter more than the old ones that were on the car for years...lol.
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One time I had this issue and I used clay bar on my windshield and it helped a ton.
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I have been round and round with this on another BMW, an E83. After multiple wiper insert replacements, clay bar on the windscreen, etc. I finally shamed the service manager into changing the wiper arm itself. Problem solved.
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I have been round and round with this on another BMW, an E83. After multiple wiper insert replacements, clay bar on the windscreen, etc. I finally shamed the service manager into changing the wiper arm itself. Problem solved.
Was the E83 new or used?
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      06-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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New. 2006 and it did it from the start.
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      07-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #19
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I have been round and round with this on another BMW, an E83. After multiple wiper insert replacements, clay bar on the windscreen, etc. I finally shamed the service manager into changing the wiper arm itself. Problem solved.
Thanks for the info, the problem was solved after they changed the wiper arms.
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      07-10-2012, 06:41 AM   #20
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I just replaced the wiper blades on my M and they also made noise at first. Once they were used a few times (I guess you could say broken themselves in) they were quiet again.

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      07-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
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Thanks for the info, the problem was solved after they changed the wiper arms.
I hate to quote myself but I was full of shit!

Changing the wiper arms made no difference! (need to apologize to the dealership)

Applying a clay-bar made no difference!

Wipers are chattering away!
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Fuck-it! My next car's wipers should not chatter.
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