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  Quote Mr.Fisher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Passenger Wiper Blade Replacement
    Posted: 13-Feb-2012 at 19:19
I searched... nothing.

Are there any replacement blades available for the off-center pivot on the passenger wiper? I've tried several brands/options, but have yet to find anything that matches...

Right now I'm using an ANCO Contour on the driver side. Nice & quiet... I was hoping to use the same for the passenger side, but the pivot is dead center and doesn't have the same coverage as the stock, unless I go longer, and leave a bit hanging over the windshield edge...
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  Quote Malcolm Tucker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Feb-2012 at 21:33
Bosch make a set of Aerotwin wipers which have the correct arrangement for the W8. I'll see if I can find the part # for you...
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  Quote Mr.Fisher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Feb-2012 at 23:49
I had a Bosch ICON on the driver side. lasted about 8 weeks before it started chattering with every swipe. hopefully these Aerotwins are a bit more enduring.
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Feb-2012 at 02:00
Originally posted by Mr.Fisher

Right now I'm using an ANCO Contour on the driver side. Nice & quiet... I was hoping to use the same for the passenger side, but the pivot is dead center and doesn't have the same coverage as the stock, unless I go longer, and leave a bit hanging over the windshield edge...


Fairly sure the passenger side blade on mine was longer than the driver's side. I wanna say I had 17" on ds and 20" on the ps? It's been awhile...
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  Quote 02passatw8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Feb-2012 at 03:15
I had Bosch icon on mine. Whatever size they suggested and never had any problems.
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  Quote mperew8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Feb-2012 at 03:12
I went right to the dealership, $19.50 a blade ask them to mark the passenger side blade as they only fit one way.

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  Quote MC40monster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Feb-2012 at 21:19
Originally posted by mperew8

I went right to the dealership, $19.50 a blade ask them to mark the passenger side blade as they only fit one way.
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Feb-2012 at 20:23
Source replacement inserts/refills for the blade - you do not need to buy a whole new blade.

http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61-b5-information-base/127303-aero-blade-wiper-refill-procedure-pics.html
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