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      01-25-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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Wiper blades for i8

Guys, I need your help. Iíve got a 2017 i8 coupe and the two front wipers need to be changed. Whatís the best wipers to put on the car? Is it an easy job I can do? Is there a video link somewhere? BMW are asking for over £150.
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      01-25-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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Good candidate for Pat to post a DIY...
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      01-25-2020, 01:05 PM   #3
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What's the basis for £150? It's a two minute job. Are the wipers themselves £120???
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      01-25-2020, 01:08 PM   #4
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They appear to be £30 from Bosch. I'll change yours for £100 cash.
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      01-25-2020, 05:37 PM   #5
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Bosch from Halfords!
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      01-27-2020, 07:39 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, off to Halfords
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      01-27-2020, 09:11 AM   #7
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Good candidate for Pat to post a DIY...
I'll have to add this to my video to-do list. Thanks!
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I'll have to add this to my video to-do list. Thanks!
Short video... take one off, put one on and repeat - job done!
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      01-28-2020, 05:35 AM   #9
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Here's a how to. Scroll down. https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i...ers/1VnXugmSc4
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      01-30-2020, 12:53 PM   #10
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BMW are replacing mine under a warranty claim - only problem is they have NONE in australia and a 3 week wait to be shipped from germany,
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Many thanks, I will try to change them over the weekend
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      02-02-2020, 10:08 PM   #12
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Guys, I need your help. Iíve got a 2017 i8 coupe and the two front wipers need to be changed. Whatís the best wipers to put on the car? Is it an easy job I can do? Is there a video link somewhere? BMW are asking for over £150.
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Here's a quick video showing you how to do this task:

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Nice!!!
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      02-03-2020, 11:55 AM   #14
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Nice!!!
Thank you for suggesting this. I already received a lot of good feedback. I had assumed it wasn't worthy of me recording this tutorial, but the i8 is so different than many other cars that it has been valuable info so far. I appreciate it.
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It's funny as when i'm washing my car, i can just manually push my wipers up a few inches so they can be lifted without hitting the hood?
No straining at all, they move with ease.

I didn't know that you can put them in maintenance mode but doesn't seem a need to when they move so easily and sure not causing any damage doing that as done it several times.
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It's funny as when i'm washing my car, i can just manually push my wipers up a few inches so they can be lifted without hitting the hood?
No straining at all, they move with ease.

I didn't know that you can put them in maintenance mode but doesn't seem a need to when they move so easily and sure not causing any damage doing that as done it several times.
I noticed the same thing when washing my i8. The wipers just seem to be mobile when the car is wet. Then, I go back a few minutes later and I can't move them. I don't know what's up with this. Maybe the rain sensor has something to do with this. But if you want to move them when the car is dry, it sounds like maintenance mode is the only option.
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ok Pat, that seems the reason why they move easiliy then and i guess it makes sense for easy washing.

As you say, probably dry when you are changing wipers so have to put in maintenance mode or just do it while washing the car!
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Thanks for the video, Pat.

Tip: If you're going to remove the wiper blade to replace it, I strongly recommend that before removing the blade, lay a pillow or a thick newspaper on the windshield to protect the point where the wiperless arm would make contact if it accidentally fell. My M3's windshield cracked when it happened to me and the i8's windshield is a whole lot thinner and way more expensive. Better safe than sorry.
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Thanks for the video, Pat.

Tip: If you're going to remove the wiper blade to replace it, I strongly recommend that before removing the blade, lay a pillow or a thick newspaper on the windshield to protect the point where the wiperless arm would make contact if it accidentally fell. My M3's windshield cracked when it happened to me and the i8's windshield is a whole lot thinner and way more expensive. Better safe than sorry.
Very good advice. I'll add that to my video description. Thanks!
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Here's a quick video showing you how to do this task:

Pat, you rock!!! Thank you,
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      02-19-2020, 07:56 AM   #21
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Pat, you rock!!! Thank you,
You're welcome!
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