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Windscreen wiper stuttering

Mentat

Member
Apr 19, 2015
11
0
Hong Kong
Drove for the first time in rain yesterday and noticed the wiper (driver side one) is stuttering and dragging across the wind screen. Is that normal and I just need to break them in? Doesn’t happen to my other ICE cars though… Is there any easy solution to this or I need to bring it in?

Thanks!
 

Mikischu

Member
Dec 12, 2014
83
1
Hong Kong
Try cleaning the glass.

Alternatively grab a pencil and draw a big dark patch on some paper. Then rub it against the wiper blade. The graphite can help to make it glide smoothly. New wiper blades have a coating of this stuff I think.
 

chorsang

Member
Aug 1, 2014
14
0
hk
I've noticed serious water spots on all glasses surface including the roof when I was first washing my car, finally used water spots remover.
 

Mentat

Member
Apr 19, 2015
11
0
Hong Kong
Try cleaning the glass.

Alternatively grab a pencil and draw a big dark patch on some paper. Then rub it against the wiper blade. The graphite can help to make it glide smoothly. New wiper blades have a coating of this stuff I think.

Thanks, will give that a try! If still persists then one more item for my next trip to service center.
 

chorsang

Member
Aug 1, 2014
14
0
hk
Mine has the same problem Any one have the Bosch wiper model number for Tesla.

I would rather to buy one and replace by myself.

Clean your glass by using water spot remover or glass polisher, please note normal glass cleaner will not work. My wiper is moving smoothly after applied water spot remover.
 

AppleFan

Member
Mar 1, 2014
233
2
Hong Kong
Mine has the same problem Any one have the Bosch wiper model number for Tesla.

I would rather to buy one and replace by myself.

AM18U and AM28U. I got them from Amazon UK. GBP35 for both including shipping.
I understand (but cannot confirm) that the service centre now uses these.

(For context, I got them because my car is one of the early pre-autopilot ones, and the wipers that came with those cars were horrible. The Bosch were much better, but I'm told that they are now used both on delivery and in subsequent servicing.)
 

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