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WIPER BLADES
« on: April 19, 2020, 03:23:58 PM »
The posts I read on wiper blades seem to mention all makes and sources, but the blades bosch or otherwise lack the attractive aesthetics of the original wiper blades.

Ours is a Mk4 2017 Mazda 3 Sport nav and I might be able to replace rubber in the rear wiper but the front wiper rubbers seem well planted.

Has anyone been able to source the original blades (Mitsuba ?) on line since the dealerships are temporarily closed.   

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 06:59:00 PM »
I'd like to know where to get these from too as my front ones are coming towards the end now. I bought a replacement rear one late last year (Bosch) and I've found the fit to be terrible. No matter how I've tried to fit the new blade onto the wiper arm, the edges of the blades don't touch the window.   
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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 01:52:43 PM »
Fitted Bosch blades on the front of my Mazda and had no problems with them for the 2+ years they’ve be fitted
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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 05:19:55 PM »
Normally I go through Mazda dealership or a visit to Halfords to get right ones.

Looks like I will have to forget about aesthetics and obtaining original Mitsuba wipers (as fitted when new).

From what I can see there are many type of Bosch wipers. Bosch Aerotwin; Bosch Flat retrofit; Bosch wipers for Mazda 3 hatchback BM (whatever BM is!) etc.   

Not at all confident with Online purchase for other makes of wiper. 

Can anyone help with advice on suitable wipers for our 2017 Mk 4 Mazda 3?
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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 09:35:49 AM »
Normally I go through Mazda dealership or a visit to Halfords to get right ones.

Looks like I will have to forget about aesthetics and obtaining original Mitsuba wipers (as fitted when new).

From what I can see there are many type of Bosch wipers. Bosch Aerotwin; Bosch Flat retrofit; Bosch wipers for Mazda 3 hatchback BM (whatever BM is!) etc.   

Not at all confident with Online purchase for other makes of wiper. 

Can anyone help with advice on suitable wipers for our 2017 Mk 4 Mazda 3?

BM is code for a model number, and is part of your chassis number.  For example our late 2015 Mazda 3 saloon's VIN number is JMZBM (then 12 numbers).  J means it was built in Japan, I think MZ means it was built by Mazda, and BM is the model.  I'm pretty sure your 2017 model is the same as ours (except yours might be a hatchback).

I fitted Denso blades to ours, which look exactly identical to the originals (we've had the car since new).  They also perform exactly like the originals.  Our saloon doesn't have a rear wiper so I can't comment there.  Our other car, a 2017 Mazda CX-5, also got identical Denso replacements for the front, but bizarrely, the rear seems to be a Bosch.  The fronts for both cars are the same.  I don't know if the rear for a Mazda 3 is the same as the CX-5, but if it helps, the CX-5 has a Bosch Super Plus specific wiper blade H352, and is 14".

The fronts are Denso Hybrid Blade, passenger side 18", driver side 24".  You can get them at Eurocarparts but they weren't listed against either of our cars by reg number.  Instead you need to go to wiper blades and choose Denso from the list on the left, then choose an 18" hybrid blade at (£13.49 today), and a 24" hybrid blade (at £24.99 today).  Then enter the current discount code (MID60) at the checkout.  Total £38.48 before discount, £21.16 after discount.  You can collect from your local store, or they do free delivery.

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 05:48:26 PM »
Thanks Tall333 most helpful.

 Looking at the chassis number our car is BN.

Did a search and came up with carparts4less as well as Eurocarparts.

The search process in carparts4less is identical to that for Eurocarparts.
I ticked Denso for both sites and carparts4less have bigger discounts.

In carparts4less the Denso Hybid 24" & 18" come in at £16.68 & £9.01 incl VAT but no MID60 code to apply.

Before I buy could you confirm that the Denso Hybid blades fit onto a  "J" profile wiper arm and  then clip to the arm to secure;
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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 06:09:46 PM »
Before I buy could you confirm that the Denso Hybid blades fit onto a  "J" profile wiper arm and  then clip to the arm to secure;
That sounds like what we have.  IIRC you pop a clip out, wriggle the wiper free from the arm, wriggle the new one in and pop the securing clip down.

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 07:18:15 PM »
Spot on.

Found a Russian video on youtube that covered Denso Hybrid wipers and they looked right.

Ordered from eurocarparts for delivery 5-9 work days.

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 09:20:49 PM »
Fitted Bosch blades on the front of my Mazda and had no problems with them for the 2+ years they’ve be fitted
Don’t know which model  of Bosch Wipers they are got them from Halfords
Made it to retirement  :) now can’t go anywhere well I used to be able to 😡

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 09:04:26 AM »
Spot on.

Found a Russian video on youtube that covered Denso Hybrid wipers and they looked right.

Ordered from eurocarparts for delivery 5-9 work days.

Thanks Again
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Happy to help :)  You take care too  :)

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 12:10:23 PM »
Received the new Denso hybrid front blades. They are a flat blade and although not identical original Mitsuba wipers, they fit and clip perfectly and neatly onto the "J" end of the wiper arm.  Really pleased

It may be of interest to note that I obtained a 12" Denso Wiper blade that was identical in every way to the rear wiper blade that was originally fitted to our 2017 Mazda 3.

Maybe not supposed to promote but I got it from carparts4less but I see that the same wiper is available from eurocarparts.

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 06:44:18 PM »
Received the new Denso hybrid front blades. They are a flat blade and although not identical original Mitsuba wipers, they fit and clip perfectly and neatly onto the "J" end of the wiper arm.  Really pleased

It may be of interest to note that I obtained a 12" Denso Wiper blade that was identical in every way to the rear wiper blade that was originally fitted to our 2017 Mazda 3.

Maybe not supposed to promote but I got it from carparts4less but I see that the same wiper is available from eurocarparts.

Result :)

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 03:34:41 PM »
Thanks Tall333 for identifying these. I checked Eurocarparts too a while ago now and they didn't show up as a replacement as others have said. I ordered a pair of front for my Mazda 3 2.0 Sports Nav from Europarts which I have now received and will be fitting them soon. I tend to change my wipers after the winter season and have tried Bosch ones from Halfords which were good (rear one too) and have also tried these from ebay which were almost as good as the original Mitsuba ones :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-3-Series-wiper-blades-2013-2018-Front/153546412294?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3D1cb56813a44d450497bfd31348238727%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D383021462648%26itm%3D153546412294%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afcddd6a3-92c9-11ea-81b5-923538c86e63%7Cparentrq%3Afef946a61710aaeee62f667cffe374a4%7Ciid%3A1

Nice to have originals on though....................as I have a bit of OCD, the first imperfect wipe and they're replaced!  :)

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Re: WIPER BLADES
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 09:13:57 AM »
Thanks Tall333 for identifying these. I checked Eurocarparts too a while ago now and they didn't show up as a replacement as others have said. I ordered a pair of front for my Mazda 3 2.0 Sports Nav from Europarts which I have now received and will be fitting them soon. I tend to change my wipers after the winter season and have tried Bosch ones from Halfords which were good (rear one too) and have also tried these from ebay which were almost as good as the original Mitsuba ones :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-3-Series-wiper-blades-2013-2018-Front/153546412294?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3D1cb56813a44d450497bfd31348238727%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D383021462648%26itm%3D153546412294%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afcddd6a3-92c9-11ea-81b5-923538c86e63%7Cparentrq%3Afef946a61710aaeee62f667cffe374a4%7Ciid%3A1

Nice to have originals on though....................as I have a bit of OCD, the first imperfect wipe and they're replaced!  :)

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Re: WIPER BLADES
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