Do-It-Yourself information for the modifications I've completed
Do-It-Yourself information for essential wear and tear items
Articles covering all the ways to maintain your car
All about the BMW 330ci
Various links that I've found valuable
A few pictures of my car and some others
Changing Your Windshield Wiper Inserts
The information provided at "Bmw330ci.net" web site is "as is" with all faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice. "Bmw330ci.net" web site nor it's owner/creator, can not and does not provide any warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or use of information found on "Bmw330ci.net" web site. The user assumes that risk.
THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. BMW330CI.NET AND ITS OWNER/CREATOR DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM ANY USE OF THE EXAMPLES, INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE.
Changing out your windshield wiper inserts is very easy and it saves money. I hate how the newer BMWs won't allow you to do this, but I guess it has to do with improving technology. It is a bit tedious and will take about 5 mintues, but I'd say anyone can do this DIY. BMW recommends you replace them about every 6 months, but I think you can determine when your wipers need replacing.
Needle Nose Pliers (Not completely necessary but makes things easier in my opinion.
BMW OEM Wiper Refill Driver's Side (BMW P# 61-61-7-010-247) $5
BMW OEM Wiper Refill Passenger's Side (BMW P# 61-61-7-010-248) $5
Remove the old wiper
Old wipers with refills
Remove the old wiper arms
1. Rotate the wiper blades around and push on the tab to release the wipers from the arm. This is hard to explain in words, but trust me it's really not that hard at all. If you happen to break a wiper blade clip, don't fret they're $5 (BMW P# 61-61-8-233-577).
Easy, cheap, and good as new. Why buy a whole new set of blades? Yes, I agree that the arms themselves will eventually wear out, but until then I'll keep going this route as needed.