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Old 12th February 2018, 09:20 PM
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Default Elusive wipers

Anyone got good recommendations for wipers? I need some new ones but they seem to be quite elusive as a set for the A8
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Old 12th February 2018, 11:14 PM
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Lucas ones are decent. Or Audi do set for around 40
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Old 13th February 2018, 08:05 AM
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If you go to Audi Dealerships then they have to do a supply and fit wiper blades swap service for a fixed fee, and its cheaper than just buying the wipers from Audi, but they change them for you too and probably give you a nice coffee and wash your car haha. . . . crazy but worth doing

https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/s...iceCode=SERMIN

Wiper Blades - 42.00
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Old 13th February 2018, 08:44 AM
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If you go to Audi Dealerships then they have to do a supply and fit wiper blades swap service for a fixed fee, and its cheaper than just buying the wipers from Audi, but they change them for you too and probably give you a nice coffee and wash your car haha. . . . crazy but worth doing

https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/s...iceCode=SERMIN

Wiper Blades - 42.00
I wanted to use the fixed price offer but Norwich Audi couldn't source the wipers. The MOT advisory of "both front wipers smearing" disappeared on the retest after the rear caliper was sorted. I did ask why and the service guy said it was a different tester who thought they were fine...

I ended up getting a pair at TPS, but at 65'ish
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I ended up getting a pair at TPS, but at 65'ish
Just for blades or is that with the arm as well?
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Old 13th February 2018, 10:47 AM
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That's the current price for blades? I once got them for 25 from TPS, next time round was 46 with trade discount!
Worrying that a dealer says they can't get them, maybe complain to Audi UK?
The originals are SWF - you can find them online - many brands/ebay/aliexpress but pretty much always LHD - they fit but would lift at speed instead of pressing down.

Related but not Audi - have you seen the current Mercedes wipers - they have had these for a few years now...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AZHkkLR0k
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Just for blades or is that with the arm as well?
Just wiper blades. Crazy price I know. TPS did a tiny discount and said they are a superseded part but superseded by nothing. I'll have to dig out the old invoice.
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Related but not Audi - have you seen the current Mercedes wipers - they have had these for a few years now...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AZHkkLR0k
Nice!
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Old 13th February 2018, 12:04 PM
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Buy just the rubbers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-Auto...MAAOSwwbdWOGoL

For me at least it does not matter if I buy genuine or cheap blades still need to change them at least twice a year so I don't see the point throwing money away for genuine every time.
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Old 13th February 2018, 04:51 PM
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Cost me 52 from Audi Warrington about 3 years ago, not long after I got the car. Still on the car now. There was no mention of the deal where they fit them at the time. I’ve since learned of it here.
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