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Old 13th March 2018, 11:32 AM
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No!! are they decent quality?
In a side by side comparison to the ones I took off, they look 100% authentic. In terms of build quality, the moving parts (the nozzle) are snug and move smoothly. The plastics used in the construction seem as firm as the originals, have the same finish and no sharp edges. Dimensions wise, everything was perfect. The connectors made a satisfying click and likewise when fitting to the bonnet, there was a satisfying click from the fasteners.

Probably the biggest issue with buying copied stuff from the likes of China is how good a copy it is, and one of their biggest failings is in quality and accuracy. In this instance, the quality is excellent as is the accuracy. Will have to wait on another cold spell to see if the electrics are as good.

Will they last as long as the OEM ones? I don't know, but for 7 it's a chance I'm willing to take. I still have the original ones as spares, so I won't be stuck.
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Old 13th March 2018, 11:38 AM
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Just what I wanted to hear! thanks will be ordering tonight
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Old 13th March 2018, 03:46 PM
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In a side by side comparison to the ones I took off, they look 100% authentic. In terms of build quality, the moving parts (the nozzle) are snug and move smoothly. The plastics used in the construction seem as firm as the originals, have the same finish and no sharp edges. Dimensions wise, everything was perfect. The connectors made a satisfying click and likewise when fitting to the bonnet, there was a satisfying click from the fasteners.

Probably the biggest issue with buying copied stuff from the likes of China is how good a copy it is, and one of their biggest failings is in quality and accuracy. In this instance, the quality is excellent as is the accuracy. Will have to wait on another cold spell to see if the electrics are as good.

Will they last as long as the OEM ones? I don't know, but for 7 it's a chance I'm willing to take. I still have the original ones as spares, so I won't be stuck.
Are they heated ones Sean? there are heated and non-heated versions available I believe
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Old 13th March 2018, 04:12 PM
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When I checked last night they did list as heated. Just punch in the part no as that brings it up
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Old 14th March 2018, 06:54 AM
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When I checked last night they did list as heated. Just punch in the part no as that brings it up
If that's heated then its really good price / value! - linky?
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Old 14th March 2018, 12:35 PM
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Are they heated ones Sean? there are heated and non-heated versions available I believe
Yeah Neil, that's for the heated ones. There are non-heated ones available and they're even cheaper. The link is as follows:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2KD9...311.0.0.mFOcwF

If you do a search, you'll find lots of sellers doing them.
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Yeah Neil, that's for the heated ones. There are non-heated ones available and they're even cheaper. The link is as follows:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2KD9...311.0.0.mFOcwF

If you do a search, you'll find lots of sellers doing them.
Thanks good lead - you will still need the VAG spacers for the D3 Aluminium Bonnet to angle them at the right height
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Thanks good lead - you will still need the VAG spacers for the D3 Aluminium Bonnet to angle them at the right height
Not that I'm aware. At their lowest setting, they hit just near the bottom of the windscreen, and on their highest setting they're hitting about two thirds of the way up the windscreen.

One thing I don't like is having my windscreen washed by the driver in front, so I like to ensure mine go over the top of the car, so two thirds is idea for me.
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Not that I'm aware. At their lowest setting, they hit just near the bottom of the windscreen, and on their highest setting they're hitting about two thirds of the way up the windscreen.

One thing I don't like is having my windscreen washed by the driver in front, so I like to ensure mine go over the top of the car, so two thirds is idea for me.
Hey dont shoot the messenger, its what anyone VAG who sells them tells me that you should need!
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Next - Clean Car, Phantom Aeriel, Clean Car again, Fit Variable Back Box with remote control on/off Loudness, RNS-e, Clean Car again!
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Please don't quote me, I'm too old your honour.
Iirc they changed the size of the cutout during 2006. So I needed them but someone else on the forum didn't.
That is my less than awesome note.
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