Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: 535i 1989... WIPERS! :) What size?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T慈愛慈意愁慈
    Posts
    3,011

    Default 535i 1989... WIPERS! :) What size?

    I've searched the site and come up dry. The only marginally useful thread brought this up:



    So this is the North American passenger side. Great. So what's the recommendation for the Driver side? I flipped through some books and they all say 24" for Passenger... but N/A for Driver side. Apparently you don't need a wiper for the driver!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bethlehem, PA
    Posts
    661

    Default

    I think that diagram is showing you the orientation for the assymmetrical blade assembly. Both rubbers are the same length. At least on my car they are.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,395

    Default

    Dude, we talk about this all the time:

    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper
    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper
    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper

    What kind of crack were you smoking when you did the search and can I have some?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T慈愛慈意愁慈
    Posts
    3,011

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lowell
    Dude, we talk about this all the time:

    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper
    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper
    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ighlight=wiper

    What kind of crack were you smoking when you did the search and can I have some?
    Don't worry. I search all the time (esp since I'm... new... here)

    I haven't found a DEFINITIVE answer. I'm sure you can agree to that

    NB: And by the way NONE of the links you posted had definitive sizes

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,395

    Default

    I don't think you need a definitive size - just cut the insert to what you need...I think it's 22" on the DS? I forget.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T慈愛慈意愁慈
    Posts
    3,011

    Default

    Actually, they're rusting out so I need to change them. Also noticed something this morning... the driver side arm loops from underneath to catch the wiper, whereas the passenger side does the normal from above catch. May need a special wiper? Don't know. Going to have a closer look at lunch.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,395

    Default

    Wait...you're replacing the ARM, not the insert?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4,892

    Default

    Just measure it... on my car it is 22" both side... you may be able to put a bigger one... just make sure it won't hit any edge.

    As for the fitting, it is already preattached to the Bosch Microedge wipers... if for any reason your driver side is the opposite direction hook... simply flip that fitting the other way.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    T慈愛慈意愁慈
    Posts
    3,011

    Default

    "if for any reason your driver side is the opposite direction hook"

    Makes it sound like it's an oddball e34

Similar Threads

  1. M30 (535i) crank nut size
    By rickm in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 07:45 AM
  2. What did a 1989 535i Go for?
    By angusbn in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-08-2007, 07:49 AM
  3. e34 OBC - 1989 535i
    By angusbn in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2006, 09:09 AM
  4. New OBC for 1989 535i NG?
    By Newbie535i in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2004, 01:08 PM
  5. Looking to buy first BMW - 1989 535i
    By Unregistered in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 06-18-2004, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •