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Wiper Fitment?

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Wiper Fitment?

Post by vitamaltz » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:36 am

I've recently and happily upgraded from an '02 V70 to a '15 XC70. All good so far, but the wipers were crummy on the new car, so I ordered some PIAAs. I've had PIAA wipers on every car for years. They make rain go away and they last forever. When I went to install the new wipers I noticed that the wiper blade-to-wiper arm fitting is unlike any I've seen before. Until now I've never encountered a wiper that couldn't be replaced with the assortment of adapters that usually comes with a new blade. Any suggestions? I'd really like to use these PIAAs.



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Re: Wiper Fitment?

Post by Martin_Frydenbo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:37 am

Every car manufacturer does this with certain things.

Fitment is OEM only, so they and only they can make money from parts.
Stuff like for example wipers are a classic OEM fitment only on Volvo.

Mercedes for example is one of the few who still uses 14mm fitment on wipers. So you have to buy them at the dealer.

There are no adapters for Volvo 2008+ to my knowledge


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