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Help: Bosch Icon Wiper blades - can't seem to install them!

TLLMRRJ

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Dec 19, 2019
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The real hookup for wiper blades is Rock Auto. Major brands at about a 1/3 the cost of the same blade from other sources.
 

TLLMRRJ

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Dec 19, 2019
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Houston
Never again. They screwed me on shipping - stuff shows up whenever they feel like it and their customer service sucked. I’m done with rock auto.

NEVER happened to me before, and I have ordered a lot from them. Too bad for you because they have great prices. You do have to pay attention to which warehouses you are using, but they make it easy to check that.
 
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elptxjc

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Dec 15, 2019
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Where on Tesla's site are the wiper blades? I haven't seen them. Car is new, but will need them eventually.

Some of Tesla's OEM replacement parts are surprisingly cheap, like 12V batteries and wiper blades. Others, not so much. But I don't like at all not being able to buy any part thru a parts department. No way in hell I'll go to a dealer for everything when car is out of warranty. Hope Tesla changes that eventually, or other OEM replacement parts stores like RockAuto start selling Tesla parts too.
 

dmurphy

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Where on Tesla's site are the wiper blades? I haven't seen them. Car is new, but will need them eventually.

Some of Tesla's OEM replacement parts are surprisingly cheap, like 12V batteries and wiper blades. Others, not so much. But I don't like at all not being able to buy any part thru a parts department. No way in hell I'll go to a dealer for everything when car is out of warranty. Hope Tesla changes that eventually, or other OEM replacement parts stores like RockAuto start selling Tesla parts too.


Well I guess it’s a good thing Tesla doesn’t have dealers. :)

They don’t look at service or parts as a profit center. Surprisingly reasonable on parts. The service centers can order whatever parts you want — and they’re fair on pricing.

Here are the wipers: Model 3 Wiper Blades
 

skygraff

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May 15, 2018
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FCP Euro had good price on OEM blades and very fast shipping (huge box!). Quick install once I figured out the necessary angle and cleared ice.

They replace for life but you have to ship back the used parts you purchased from them.
 

GPinzone

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Sep 3, 2018
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Ronkonkoma, NY
I subscribe to the Project Farm YouTube channel and was aware of the Michelin silicone blades sold exclusively through Walmart for a while. I didn't buy them because I assumed they wouldn't work with the Model 3. However, I found a video that shows that they do work, but only if you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS that come with the blades. (Who's got time for that?)


Perhaps other wipers have the same method of converting the wide PTB adapter to a narrow PTB one.
 

iwannam3

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I subscribe to the Project Farm YouTube channel and was aware of the Michelin silicone blades sold exclusively through Walmart for a while. I didn't buy them because I assumed they wouldn't work with the Model 3. However, I found a video that shows that they do work, but only if you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS that come with the blades. (Who's got time for that?)


Perhaps other wipers have the same method of converting the wide PTB adapter to a narrow PTB one.

20 minute video on wipers? Is it starting with American inventor Mary Anderson who is popularly credited with devising the first operational windscreen wiper in 1903. In Anderson's patent, she called her invention a "window cleaning device" for electric cars and other vehicles.
 

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