Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

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Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Unluckyalf on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 4:03 +0000

Ok, here goes...

Windscreen wipers. I just want to find out if its just me that had odd sized wipers.

I went to Supercheap Autos yesterday to get some replacement wipers (the complete assembly and not just the blades), the Bosch reference guide there says BB400 or BBE400s for Driver and Passenger wipers for all Hilux since 1965! Online the Bosch website seems to concur.
So, i bought 2xBB400 to find that they are both too short (400mm length). It seems that the drivers side is 520mm or so and the passenger side is 450mm. The odd thing is that you cant buy 520mm blade assemblies.

Can anyone shed any light on this and give reccommendations on blades?
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby Hilux Max on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 6:30 +0000

go genuine is all I can recommend.
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby berniecam on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 6:40 +0000

Hi unlucky alf.No mate you are not wrong,just measured mine rh side is 525 mm measured end to end,lh side is only 475mm.Mine is 03/08 SR5 I did not realise that ,would be others out there as well that also didn't know it either.Probably desinged that way to force us to use only Toyota genuine parts.CHEERS :)
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby Unluckyalf on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 7:22 +0000

Cheers for the replies.

Ill grab a pair from Toyota next time im passing i think
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby oldrev on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 3:44 +0000

genuine blades only way to go.
dunno why but after market refills dont work for me
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby 9W6VX on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 9:25 +0000

I use Bosch bracketless wipers.

I change my wiper blades on the average once a year due to the tropical weather all year round. I first used the original OEM wiper blades and then the wiper brackets were starting to rust after 2 1/2 years.

Changed to the Bosch with the bracketless wipers since a few months back. Costly but they are good. Only time will tell if they are worth it compared to the original.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/Products/ ... s/Icon.htm
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Re: Stupid question time....

Postby Unluckyalf on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 6:03 +0000

9W6VX wrote:I use Bosch bracketless wipers.

I change my wiper blades on the average once a year due to the tropical weather all year round. I first used the original OEM wiper blades and then the wiper brackets were starting to rust after 2 1/2 years.

Changed to the Bosch with the bracketless wipers since a few months back. Costly but they are good. Only time will tell if they are worth it compared to the original.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/Products/ ... s/Icon.htm


Those are exactly the ones i bought today. I got some refill rubbish on sunday and to be honest, they were worse than the ones i took off!

The Bosch bracketless ones are virtually silent

BBA530 and BBA475 if anyone is interested... the Bosch reference thingy is wrong
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby 9W6VX on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:10 +0000

How much did you pay for them?

I can't remember the part numbers I used but I paid about AUS$56 for the left and right wipers.

They do look funny though without the brackets.
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Unluckyalf on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 10:40 +0000

$52.98 for the pair from Supercheap

Im actually shocked that something in Dawin is cheaper!
Maybe they got the price wrong :)
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby 9W6VX on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:44 +0000

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Macca on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 2:32 +0000

After reading this I got some at our local SCA for $41.58, the look better that the standard and work well.

Thanks for the heads up, never would have tried them otherwise.

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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby 9W6VX on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 9:16 +0000

Macca,

You are welcome buddy.
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby D4D Hilux on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 4:45 +0000

Thought id piggy back onto this thread, but what wiper refills is everyone running, and how do they perform??

I know it isn't something i really thought about until i changed mine at Xmas and here we are 3 months later and they are rat shit..... they were SCA one but can't remember what brand....

Just after other peoples suggestions/preferences...
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Macca on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 5:32 +0000

According to this topic I put those fancy wiper blades over a year ago and they are still working well, seems money well spent, they will lst another winter any way.
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby olcoolone on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 6:40 +0000

Unlucky alf, why do you need to change the whole assembly?
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby oldrev on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 1:34 +0000

i've tried most of the after market refills and have given up on them i just buy genuine refills now.
they seem to be the best for me
dunno who actually makes them but there allright
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby cr1pp5 on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 3:22 +0000

mine get changed whenever they need it by Toyota when it goes in for a service. Don't get charged for em either ;)
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Drew on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 8:08 +0000

I got a set of geniune last time she was serviced..... well $28 for one blade $35 for the other blade and $40 to fit them... silly me didnt realise untill i got home..... :evil: :evil: :evil: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Arlo on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 8:34 +0000

Morning All! Thought I might bump this one up and see what windscreen wipers people recommend almost 8 years later. I need some new blades for a Gen 7, though I'm sure any Gen 8 owners would appreciate your advice/reviews!.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Stupid question time.... (windscreen wipers)

Postby Tyler1993 on Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:32 +0000

Mate definitely go the Bosch bracketless ones as mentioned above. Is the first thing I’ve changed on any of my cars.
They are silent no clunking back and forwards, no shudders. And I haven’t replaced a set yet sold the cars before they needed to be changed.
Had the last pair for 2 and a half years on my rodeo parked in full weather 24/7 and they were still fine. Image


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