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)Tools required: Needle Nose Plier & Scissor.
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)
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 â€“ Snap the plastic end piece back.
Voila ... done!