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Old 07-08-2009, 12:34 AM
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I just got my new 2002 Audi A6 Quatro a few weeks ago and need to replace the windshield wiper blades. Unfortuantly it seems that it requires a special type with a unique connection type. I've been around town here and nobody seems to carry replacements.

Any suggestions on where to pick these up, I would prefer not to get cheap replacements?

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:01 AM
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You should be able to find the Bosch Icons at AZone or AdvanceAutoParts, O'Reillys, etc. I haven't replaced mine as of yet, but some sites claim that the Icons don't fit cars that came with OEM Aero design.
If I recall correctly, Michelin or RainX came out with a bracketless design as well.
Just look at yours and when you go to the store look for the ones that have the same fastening system.

Howwever, here's a set of OEM Aeros.
You can always also just get Bosch inserts.
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Chefro,

Thanks for the help. After mentioning the "Aero" system I was able to do a google search and came across these.

http://frugalmechanic.com/auto-part/...iper-blade-set

Seems to be the right set. I hope these dont suck.

Thanks again for the help!
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Hmm..NM
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Yup, ran into this same problem w/ mine last month when I bought it. Turns out I also have the 'aero' setup and ordered my replacements (OEM) from ECStuning.com - what an amazing difference new wipers make!!! Funny how sometimes it's the little things that make you love a car
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Speaking of wipers... I've been using that Prestone w/Bug Guard in summer, and Prestone w/Ice Shield in winter... lemme tell you, this stuff is great. After about a month of use, it like having Rain-X but better. Water just beads and runs like crazy, dirt and bugs dont stick, and ice/snow comes right off.... Worth the little extra over the blue stuff.
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I've been using that Prestone w/Bug Guard in summer, and Prestone w/Ice Shield in winter...
I second that. Got the stuff in both cars
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Thanks for the great info here guys! Just had the same issue and the forums came to the rescue!

Just wondering what the Aero blades get you...I saw that it was about $100 for the kit for the Aero conversion. So I guess I'm happy to have them, but what exactly do they do that's so much better?
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Aerodynamic?!?

I seriously have no idea. They work great though. Very "light" and form to the windshield well. I think it's more of a European thing and that's naturally why there is a "kit" available - a lot of people like to get their cars to Euro spec just to do it. I remember I had bought a ton of that stuff when I had my GTI (rear fogs, headlight washers, etc). Funny to buy a car now that has all that stuff on it - one reason I love the A6!!
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Question Wiper removal on 2002 A6 ??

Do any of you know how to remove the wiper blades on the Aero design.. I looked and looked, but could not find a clip, unless you need a special tool
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Pull back on the cover (away from the arm) and lift the arm off the blade. Dead simple. Make sure to put a small amount of lube on the bar at the end of the arm that nests into the blade. This bar needs to swivel and if it doesn't the blade lifts from the windshield leaving a nice wide streak right in front of your eyes.

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You guys would laugh but... I replaced mine with Pylon blades (same company that manufactures the Michelin ones sold here...LOL) bought at Walmart... I know, I know....I'm feeding the corporate pig...
They were like $ 4/piece and I said to give it a try (I typically use Michelin, but then I saw the manufacturer on them; and they do have the same design as Pylon...).
Needless to say that the "try" became permanent replacement as they're excellent.
I'll let you all buy the $ 30-40 Icons and Aeros.
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Hey All - A little diviation on the topic (let me know if I should just post new).

I have a '02 A6 with factory blades (new from dealer) and the right blade misses the middle section of the wipe as if there isn't enough pressure to keep it against the glass. I thought my old blade was bad (hence I bought new ones) but it has the exact same problem.

Anybody know how to increase pressure on the blade to get it to wipe?

Thanks!
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You prolly dont have enough pressure being exerted by the arm itself. Bend it toward the windshield just a bit.
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"Make sure to put a small amount of lube on the bar at the end of the arm that nests into the blade. This bar needs to swivel and if it doesn't the blade lifts from the windshield leaving a nice wide streak right in front of your eyes."

make sure you lube up as well!
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