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Discussion in 'Modifications and Styling' started by Fl@pper, Jul 6, 2005.
do these need trimmed down to size?
I am currently trying to convince my nearest Renault dealer that this part no (77 112 36 179) is for a set of wipers and not just the drivers side one - can anyone else confirm this before i go back once again!!
He's telling me that the passenger side one is separate and total cost for both will be about £55+vat.
I'm interested in these blades but I know the local Renault dealer are a pain in the ar$e when it comes to ordering parts. ( I nearly punched the guy behind the parts desk once!)
Reg Vardy are only after one thing............and it's not good customer relations!
Anyway, how do I get hold of these blades without going thro' the painful task of asking the dealer?!!
yes it's a pair - just ask for the part alone
problem is the majority of Renault blades are boxed single and have the same packaging so stuck in the mud parts guys are still about i see from above
just ask for 1 of the above number and if you get the crap about passenger one and stuff just humour em and tell em you only need one or plead dumb and tell em its for a mate an he has asked for one of that number and thats it
the less you tell em the less grief you can get
it seems that bad with Renault i'm considering getting a box full and pass em on - my local (i used to work in) mate is still there and is no probs what so ever
Once more into the breach i go!!
Well, I bit the bullet & ordered the wipers from Reg Vardy.
I was expecting the usual barrage of questions & " that's only the drivers side blade sir", but no, I gave the lad the part no. & he said " yeah, no problem sir, they'll be in on Sat morning"!!
However, I haven't got them yet, so I'm not holding my breath!
Well, i picked up my wiper blades yesterday afternoon (Cost £25.04) and fitted them straight away. Took about 5 minutes at most.
Have to say they are a vast improvement on the OE wipers. One drawback however, is that passenger blade doesnt sit flush to the window. Anyone know how to adjust them??
You mean the nearside wiper sits like this.........
No, at the far end nearest the wing mirror, its slightly raised from the window.
When its wiping its not wiping along its full length
I'd be tempted to take the cap off the end of the blade & trim the blade so it sits flush..............
Bend the wiper arm downwards so there's more pressure on the blades.
Think im gonna try these.
What do you rekon compared to the OE ones VB?
I'd say go for it
Really a massive improvement over OE ones - and for the money, they are well worth it.
I ordered mine earlier in the week and will be picking them up after work from my local Renault dealer
Is it just a case of taking the old wiper arms off and then putting the new ones on?
Yeah mate, they go on just like normal wipers - dead easy!
Well, got my new wipers on and fitted yesterday, pics here and here
Work much better than OEM and replacement Bosch ones that I had.
Fitted mine last night in about 3 minutes.
Tested them out this morning in the rain & they're far better than the standard ones. Look better too.
These wipers are 600mm for O/S & 400mm for N/S. My standard ones are 530mm for the O/S & 475mm for N/S, so the new N/S one has a smaller coverage & the O/S one has a bigger coverage. Still works well, though
Hmm the difference in coverage is the only thing thats sorta putting me off...
you loose 3.5cm at the top of the passenger side screen and gain it on the drivers side so it actually improves your view
does on mine anyway
Well I was just about to order a set of these the other day when I thought I'd have a quick squiz on ebay.
Spotted a bloke selling three sets of new genuine vag aero wipers with the arms for a golf MK4, including the back one too!
Priced them up on vag parts and they where nearly £90 with the delivery so I had a dabble and won a set for £50.
Know there a bit pricy compared to the renault ones, but Im just hopping they work better than the origionals seat smearers