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    mk5 wiper arms.

    is it right that the mk5 front wiper arms fit on the mk4 as i want some flatblades and dont just want any old after matket ones.

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    takes some modding but anything will fit with enough modification

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    so its not just a direct replacment then ,think ill order some n worry about the fitting when they come lol.

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    Either follow my lead and use some aluminium strip to make an ad-hoc washer to fit the MK5 arms on (you need to cut the passeger side blade down about 2cm otherwise it's too long), or follow Ffoeg's lead and cut the MK4 arm ends off, Dremel the MK5 arm down and glue the MK4 splined hole end into the MK5 arm so it fits.

    Both have proved reliable and unlike the use of a washer, have so far not moved or loosened in a number of years now.

    The Vectra C rear flat blade wiper and arm also fit with a minimal amount of work.

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    cheers, sounds a bit of work, ill figger it out once i get them.

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    Aluminium strip method is easy, took me about 15 minutes and hasn't caused a problem since fitted ages and ages back.

    In short, the MK5 arm splined hole is larger than the motor spline on the MK4 so they need something to make up the gap.

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    oh sound i think i was reading a bit to much into it lol, does it look smart mate.

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    Rear:



    Fronts, shows how low profile they are once fitted:



    Close-up of fronts:


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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Rear:



    Fronts, shows how low profile they are once fitted:



    Close-up of fronts:




    nasty swirls
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    looks smart mate, car is nice and cheers for the help.

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