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    Aero Blade Wiper Refill Procedure (With Pics)

    Below is the procedure to refill the 02+ B5.5 Aero Blade style windshield wiper with the Tripledge Silicone wiper blade. The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes.

    OEM rubber refill: P/N: 1J0955429A (~$10 at dealer, last about 4-6 months for me in Houston - TX, quiet with little chatter)

    The following non-OEM can be used (available at most local Walmart):
    Tripledge All-Season Premium Silicone (glide into aero blade holder with ease, lasts a long time, but started to chatter after a few weeks)

    Lexor B (difficult to glide into the aero blade holder, tigh squeeze. Noisy and started to chatter soon after installation)

    Anco N21R (no input, but others have used this)
    Tools required: Needle Nose Plier & Scissor.

    If using the non-OEM, the rubber refill has to be removed from it's holder. Use a needle nose plier to pull off the retaining metal clip and slide out the rubber refill.



    #1 - There are two plastic end caps on the Aero Blade, one end has a metal pinch tab that secures the rubber refill, and the other has none. Look for the end with the pinch tab by slide the rubber wiper back & forth, the end that has no movement is the business end. Disregard the free moving end. Another easy way is to look for the end that is near to the notch (see pic below).



    #2 - Use a needle nose to pull out the plastic end cap.



    #3 - To release and slide the rubber wiper out from the Aero Blade holder. Use a needle nose to bend the metal pinch tab away from the rubber wiper.



    #4 - Metal pinch tab should look like this after being bent.



    #5 - The old rubber blade is now free to slide out.



    #6 - Slide in the new refill blade. Then cut to length.


    #7 - Use the tip of the needle nose to push the metal pinch tab back down to secure the new blade in place.



    #8 – Snap the plastic end piece back.


    Voila ... done!
    Last edited by vuvision; 01-30-2007 at 09:48 PM.

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    !!!! Post on the information forum!!!!

    Thanks vuvision :bow:

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    Great post ... ty ty ty

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    awesome :bow:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn
    Great post ... ty ty ty
    There's been some talk of excessive chatter with the new style aero blades. Is that a function of the blade design or possible "inferior" OEM inserts? I guess the inserts are "curable" where as the blade design is not. Asking 'cause I have thought about changing to the new design, but would hate to invest that kind of money for poor performance.

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    I haven't noticed any chatter with my original OEM inserts, or with the Anco refills.

    Isn't chatter generally a symptom of either dirty windshield or hardened (i.e. old) blades?

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    I have experienced no chatter with mine .. I have had the originals and warranty replacements.

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    BTW:

    I have now a rear Aero Wiper


    http://www.passatplus.de/umbauten/he...eckwischer.htm

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    Sweet, thanks! :bow:

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    - just in time for my 1st annual wiper changeout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgolz
    Rear Aero!!!! :bow: Tell us more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dubber
    Quote Originally Posted by mgolz
    Rear Aero!!!! :bow: Tell us more!
    He did ... German translation anyone ? :wink:

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    Looks like stock parts, seems you need to replace the wiper motor.
    google translation of:
    http://www.passatplus.de/umbauten/he...eckwischer.htm

    Aero twin tail wiper
    Part number Description Euro
    6Q6 955,425 A Wiper blade 6,67
    6Q6 955,435 A Cap f. Waschduese 1,28
    6Q6 955,707 A Wiper arm 11,95

    1J6 955,711 F Wiper engine, resting position right 87,00


    Note: The change is for vehicles meant where the wiper arm in
    Resting position on the right side lies. With me was not that
    the case, therefore I have me an appropriate engine
    eBay ersteigert favorably. In addition that is mentioned the new
    Wiper somewhat more briefly is which it from the Polo and/or gulf 5 comes.



    First the cap must down, in addition at the thick end under-seize and pull. Nut/mother with 1ér
    Keys loosen and the old wiper arm off take. New wiper arm position and
    Nut/mother again attract. Wiper blade draufstecken, function and wiping range control.

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    when you wiper resting position is on the left side you can use this solution:

    http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58825

    but jocke.w did not write down the part numbers..... :???:

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    Very good post

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonnaBe1
    There's been some talk of excessive chatter with the new style aero blades. Is that a function of the blade design or possible "inferior" OEM inserts? I guess the inserts are "curable" where as the blade design is not. Asking 'cause I have thought about changing to the new design, but would hate to invest that kind of money for poor performance.
    The Aero Blade design with the intergrated deflector is a good design. Many tend to like the way it looks, very clean and simple line. However, the OEM uses a poor quality rubber blade, and tends to chatter much faster than all my previously owned wiper blades. Mine started to chatter within 4 months from new, I was able to clean & recondition the blade using the degreasing & alcohol solution. But this only last for sseveral weeks, and back to chattering it went.

    Up until recently, a few of us got created and were able to replace the inferior OEM rubber blade with the aftermarket refill such as the Tripledge blades. A major saving of $30 x 2 !! . Also the aftermarket silicone blade seems to work much better thus far for me.

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    The wiper mod is cool but better yet is the round R emblem. That would go well where the VW currently is on the back of my wagon. Where could one get that emblem?

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    Thanks for the wiper info. It is also time for my 'annual' wiper change. Wally World here I come!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakHillVariant
    I haven't noticed any chatter with my original OEM inserts, or with the Anco refills.

    Isn't chatter generally a symptom of either dirty windshield or hardened (i.e. old) blades?
    The chatter with the Aero wipers are typically caused by the colder weather. The rubber hardens and becomes stiff so thus the chatter - you don't have that problem

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    Thanks for the post. I picked up a set of refills from the dealership and using your directions replaced my blades in 10 minutes. Thanks.
    I paid $10 at the dealer P/N:1J0955429A.
    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterRose
    I picked up a set of refills from the dealership and using your directions replaced my blades in 10 minutes. Thanks.
    I paid $10 at the dealer P/N:1J0955429A.
    Interesting! So, the dealers are finally getting refills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterRose
    vuvision
    Thanks for the post. I picked up a set of refills from the dealership and using your directions replaced my blades in 10 minutes. Thanks.
    I paid $10 at the dealer P/N:1J0955429A.
    Sean
    Hmm ... this is very interesting, but somehow I find it difficult to see that the dealer would prefer to sell us the $10 part and tell us to get out the needle nose plier and be creative. I think they might have mistaken your Aero Blade wiper to the older 01.5 B5.5 that uses the conventional wiper arm.

    Regardless, glad that I can help and save our fellow B5ers some mulas. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakHillVariant
    Quote Originally Posted by HunterRose
    I picked up a set of refills from the dealership and using your directions replaced my blades in 10 minutes. Thanks.
    I paid $10 at the dealer P/N:1J0955429A.
    Interesting! So, the dealers are finally getting refills.
    I think that the dealers knew all along that it is unavoidable that sooner or later someone will eventually hack the refill of the Aero Blade. Once they saw this post, I think the dealers will start to ramp up their inventory on these refills. :-P

    Anyway, from what I've seen so far, the aftermarket Tripledge Silicone blades are superior to the rubber OE blades. Besides, isn't there a Wally World around every corner ? :wink:

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    What about us B5ers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogWitaB5
    What about us B5ers?
    What about it??? You guys have no worries...

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    I guess I haven't looked at it close enough but I couldn't figure out how to replace the blades on the OEM wiper :???:

    I just replaced the whole damn thing and without the little wind deflector, the arm rattles at 80+ mph :suspicio:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogWitaB5
    I guess I haven't looked at it close enough but I couldn't figure out how to replace the blades on the OEM wiper :???:

    I just replaced the whole damn thing and without the little wind deflector, the arm rattles at 80+ mph :suspicio:
    You have two choices:

    1) Upgrade to the Aero Blade wiper

    2) Or there are after market wiper arm with built in wind deflector. I saw some at Wal-Mart, even available an array of rainbow colors (chrome, neon green, orange, ...). Some even have flashing blue LEDs :shock:

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    The parts manager actually recommended them when I told him which wipers I had. The direction that come with the refills only show the older blades though.

    Sean

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    New part number for the inserts: 895955429A

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