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Wiper Blade Replacement Tesla Model Y

The wiper blade mount is the same and the only difference is the actual adapter which is custom to tesla. Just for experiment I bought the first one listed on this thread from Amazon. Was that the one you purchased 3397007088?

I'll post the result.
Yes, that's the Aerotwin model number aI bought. Returned them immediately and just bought the actual OEM Tesla blades. If there's some simple removal and switch operation, great...but again, anything that requires using blades or dremel tools to make them work is a non-starter for most people and, also, probably doesn't guarantee as good a fit and might impact performance.
 
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Update on the wiper blade adapter swap.

I purchased the aeroblade set 3397007088 off Amazon for $30.51

Sure enough the blade and the adapter connection mechanism is identical. I swapped over the 2022 MY wiper blade adapter to the Bosh Areotwin blade. Below is the process.

Bosch Left vs. Tesla Right

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Pop off the adapter from the Tesla wiper blade with a small flat head. Do the same with the Bosch Areotwin.


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Identical blades.

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Installed.
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so piaa sitech aren't
For people buying the Bosch Areotiwn, you can remove the adapter off the stock one and place it on the Bosch. The pivot mechanism is the same size. Just the connector has little more plastic on the Bosch.

I did pick up a set of Piaa SiTech, by far the most expensive blades I've ever bought and realized I can't refill the blades. Doh. Hopefully they last twice as long, but so far they cured the wiper judder. I bought them off Amazon and took a Dremel to the numb on the connector. Super easy 1 mins job. No issue with clearance. 26 & 20 inch.

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so you can't take apart the ends of the piaa sitech to insert new piaa refills?
 
Just get the PIAA SiTech wipers... I got mine from CravenSpeed, they were a direct fit with no modifications necessary. I never liked the Bosch wipers I had in the past with other cars.
I’ve just received these from CravenSpeed. I’m curious to know if you applied the silicon prep that came with these blades. Tesla recommends against applying sealants, waxes etc to the windshield. They cause the wipers to chatter which is the reason that I’m replacing my OEM wipers…I’m also stripping off the sealant.
 
I just got the PIAA from CravenSpeed. Yes, easy to install, but I found that the passenger side was short on the far right/top by about 1", and the driver side was short at the left/bottom side by about 1".
I’ve just received these from CravenSpeed. I’m curious to know if you applied the silicon prep that came with these blades. Tesla recommends against applying sealants, waxes etc to the windshield. They cause the wipers to chatter which is the reason that I’m replacing my OEM wipers…I’m also stripping off the sealant.
 
I’ve just received these from CravenSpeed. I’m curious to know if you applied the silicon prep that came with these blades. Tesla recommends against applying sealants, waxes etc to the windshield. They cause the wipers to chatter which is the reason that I’m replacing my OEM wipers…I’m also stripping off the sealant.
The prep is just alcohol. To clean the glass from any contamination.
 
The prep is just alcohol. To clean the glass from any contamination.
Thanks. I just checked the ingredients = 70% isopropyl alcohol, 30% cleaning liquid with silicone.

I’m a little reluctant to use this since my current chattering is due to applying Opti-Seal to the windshield several times before discovering that Tesla says sealants will cause wiper chattering. Believe me, it does.
 
Thanks. I just checked the ingredients = 70% isopropyl alcohol, 30% cleaning liquid with silicone.

I’m a little reluctant to use this since my current chattering is due to applying Opti-Seal to the windshield several times before discovering that Tesla says sealants will cause wiper chattering. Believe me, it does.
I switched wiper blades think that will solve 100% of the problem. For the most part it solved about 90%. The driver side lower portion during the down sweep still skipped. My glass is also coated and to fix the 10% issue, I had to fix the wiper arm angle which was off axis. I tweaked it back the other direction so the blade sits 90 degrees on the glass, this was the ultimate fix for the wiper chatter.

The real reason they say not to put coating on the glass is due to the wiper arm being off axis, the coating just adds more slickness preventing the wiper blade from transferring side to side during the cycle.

The chatter happens when the wiper blade is not on the proper side to wipe which causes the blade to skip on the glass.

Once the wiper arm is at the correct angle, coating the glass isn't an issue and the wiper blade can transfer side to side during each cycle.
 
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Thanks. I just checked the ingredients = 70% isopropyl alcohol, 30% cleaning liquid with silicone.

I’m a little reluctant to use this since my current chattering is due to applying Opti-Seal to the windshield several times before discovering that Tesla says sealants will cause wiper chattering. Believe me, it does.
Just replace your OEM blades and be done with it, they are garbage anyways, mine chattered even without any coating, even after I thoroughly cleaned the glass. New blades and the problem went away.
 

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