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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old November 6th, 2012, 17:22   #1
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Default 2012 Passat Wiper Blades

Anyone fit any aftermarket blades- I have tried Bosch Icon, Rain X and Trico blades and they do not fit...I am trying to avoid dealer pricing for replacements, any ideas would be appreciated. None listed on IDParts site either. Searched the forum but came up empty!
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Old November 6th, 2012, 18:30   #2
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I ended up buying some OEM blades from getvwparts.com for less than $15 each. Tried all those aftermarket ones too, and couldn't get those adapter clips to go on properly. Plus they were all rather chunky.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 09:08   #3
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They look like the same mounting "PBT" as my jetta. I scored a set of "bosch areo" blades for my jetta last year from amazon, to replace my rain-x blades that had huge adaptors but did fit. I finially put the bosch ones on after the hurricane. They work great.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 16:55   #4
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Thanks, I checked the VW parts site band they are $15 but shipping is $15 too! I will keep looking around but may end up ordering 4 to make it worthwhile on a per part basis...
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Old November 8th, 2012, 09:08   #5
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You're local dealer should have them in stock without shipping. Give them a call, hopefully they won't upcharge too much.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:38   #6
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Anything aftermarket yet? I don't really want Orem replacements they lasted 6 months barely and sucked most of the time.

Auto parts store told me the trick ones and the rain x should fit but they don't

Need new blades!
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:51   #7
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I put the "Trico Force on mine. The part number for the drivers side is 25-240. You will have to look up the other side. They fit.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:51   #8
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Anything aftermarket yet? I don't really want Orem replacements they lasted 6 months barely and sucked most of the time.
Auto parts store told me the trick ones and the rain x should fit but they don't
Need new blades!
This is sorry news.......no reason for nonstandard wipers, none at all. If we get a Passat, I hope by that time this has been rectified, and silicone blades are available. I get mine for our present car ('04 SAAB 9-5) from Tire Rack, and they'll last 3-4 years. Get the "genuine" replacements, they start to go south in 6 months.....
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:59   #9
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I put the "Trico Force on mine. The part number for the drivers side is 25-240. You will have to look up the other side. They fit.
Well I'm wondering if there was a change in 2013 then. The adapter they give you is correct but it isn't quite deep or short enough so it won't snap into place. It just keeps sliding on and off.

The auto parts store didn't have 2013 info just 2012. I assumed they would be identical seems like a odd thing to make a change too.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:58   #10
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btw I compared wiper blades from the 2010 jetta to the 2012 passat, even thou the attachment point looks identical, the passat's arm attachment is about 1/8" 1/4" narrower than the jettas.

I want to say the 2012 Jetta's have the same narrower PTB set up, but not sure.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 13:01   #11
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I have continued to search, looking for an aftermarket blade that fits. None found yet...tried everything that Advance stocks. Next step may be to modifuy the arm (remove some material at end and refinish to prevent corrosion) or buy 1 OEM blade and see if i can dissasemble the connector and retrofit to an aftermarket blade...seems like a case of really over- engineering...
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Old March 9th, 2013, 15:35   #12
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Same here no luck whatsoever!! seems from what I've been able to find is that the arms are 19mm and all the wipers I've found are 22mm.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 15:58   #13
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Our local dealer had to order us a set because they've been out of stock the last three times we have stopped by the parts department.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 16:10   #14
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Just great, the dealers are closed, there announcing rain on Monday and I have no wiper blade on the driver side

I tried the trico 25-240 like mentioned on here and on vwvortex but I can't get it to work.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea......&p=80154467
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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:13   #15
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I discovered the other week during several days of rain in South Carolina that no aftermarket (that I was able to locate) would fit on my 2012 Passat. I caved and went to the dealer.. $35/ea. But I knew if I didn't get them when I thought about it, I would forget until the next time it rained. I plan on ordering a second set (from somewhere other than the stealership) so I'm not in a bind like that again. I'd like to think the aftermarket would eventually make an adapter that fits eventually.
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