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I am embarrassed to write this, but after 2 hours of futility must admit it - I cannot figure out how to remove the air foil/spoiler on the drivers site wiper and re-install it to the replacement Basch wiper blade. Surely this is possible, and simple. School me someone please.
 

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I installed mine in the trash can. Looks better and works as well too. I don't think it will fit on a replacement wiper blade unless you get it from MINI. Better take plenty of money if you get one of those, and I hear they don't last very long either.
 

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Those airfoil wipers are usually more for style than effect. My wife has a VW Passat, which had that big wing on the driver's side wiper only. It costs a fortune to get the real VW blade, and replacements without thewing work just fine. I assume the same is true of the mini, especially since the blades are so much shorter than most these days. Like my old VW Beetles!
 

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I recently replaced mine with original parts from Mini and I thought they were pretty cheap (although can't remember exactly how much :confused: ). I also replaced by wifes 3 series blades with originals from the same dealer and these were cheaper than a set from the local car accesory shop.
 

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I put some Anco winter blades on my car and I too, couldn't get the airfoil over. Initially, I did notice a difference at speeds > 35mph, that the blade didn't "stick" to the window quite as well. So it would seem the airfoil serves a purpose aside from aesthetics.

I've also noted that the driver's blade doesn't meet the windshield at about the point where it intersects the passenger blade. So far it's not a huge issue w/ regards to my field of vision, but as the roads get sloppier here from snow / slush / mud, it may be.

I'm planning on throwing the airfoil blade back on in the spring, and then hit my MINI dealer for a free replacement blade (I think they're covered?)
 
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