Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca?

Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT AlhambraFord C-Max B-MaxVW Tiguan VW Touran Mk3 Ford GalaxyMk3 VW SharanMk3 SEAT AlhambraVW T4 T5 Caravelle TransporterFord Tourneo Connect VW Touareg

Author Topic: How do i change my wiper blades?  (Read 642 times)

Offline netdobeiras

  • Default User Group
  • Standard Users
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk1
  • Spec: 1996,1.9L
  • First Name: steven
  • Region: Non UK
  • Country: Portugal
How do i change my wiper blades?
« on: March 02, 2020, 03:17:03 pm »
I bought wiper blades for my galaxy but could not get them to fit. The wiper arm on the galaxy are wide and are preventing my wiper blades from snapping into place. What wiper blades do I buy? the ford dealership doesnt sell them anymore. I have a 1996 ford galaxy.

Offline brianh

  • Default User Group
  • Accredited Users
  • *
  • Posts: 1118
  • Thanked: 228
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 2001 2.3 Ghia LPG
  • First Name: Brian
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 06:33:34 pm »
I've found the Bosch ones do not fit. At least not the ones labelled SP28 as they are too narrow. The Earlier Galaxy uses an unusual fitting. I used to buy them from a local motor factors (where one of the people there also had a couple of Galaxys so already knew about the problem). The last set I brought came off ebay. Microcat shows the early cars used Ford Part number 1124510, if you look for that on Ebay here then theres a few options, though don't know what you will be offered in Portugal.

You might find some of the upgrade types to work (where it gives you the flat rubber blades when the car came with the traditional type). Suggest you check with whoever you decide to go for that they will fit. Otherwise your only real option is to take a blade off the car and take it into the shop to see if they can find the correct one (from memory its either an 11mm or 12mm wide fitting thats needed, the usual size is 9mm i think)

Offline netdobeiras

  • Default User Group
  • Standard Users
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk1
  • Spec: 1996,1.9L
  • First Name: steven
  • Region: Non UK
  • Country: Portugal
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 06:31:09 am »
Thanks for your help. I decided to swap the wiper blades from one side to the other since only the driver side wiper blade was bad.

Offline brianh

  • Default User Group
  • Accredited Users
  • *
  • Posts: 1118
  • Thanked: 228
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 2001 2.3 Ghia LPG
  • First Name: Brian
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 06:47:13 pm »
Well that solves the immediate problem! I think the ones off the shelf that fitted were branded Vistapro. Least that gives you some time to get some sent/delivered.

Otherwise - buy ones of the right lenght and swap the rubber bit across if you feel its a worthwhile try is the only other way to sort it that i can suggest.

Offline mike wilson

  • Default User Group
  • Accredited Users
  • *
  • Posts: 533
  • Thanked: 20
  • Model: Galaxy Mk3
  • Spec: 14 TitX 2.0TDCI
  • Region: North East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 11:25:15 am »
Or:

https://ecocut-pro.de/en/

Works really well the first time.  The second time, you need to be quite careful with your cutting technique.  At least doubles the life of a blade.  Mine now start to disintegrate before they become unserviceable.

Offline jitariucosmin

  • Default User Group
  • New Users
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Alhambra Mk1
  • Spec: 1.8T 20VProjectZwo
  • First Name: Cosmin
  • Region: London
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 12:04:46 pm »
i had the same problem but i found on a forum is you keep 28 inch on driver side and put a 26 inch blade in the passanger side whit the driver side upper position it will works great  i had like this more then a year and works fine ..

regards Cosmin

Offline brianh

  • Default User Group
  • Accredited Users
  • *
  • Posts: 1118
  • Thanked: 228
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 2001 2.3 Ghia LPG
  • First Name: Brian
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 07:12:26 pm »
They should both be the same blades, But as said above, certain ones do not fit as the arms are wider than most normal ones are on the earlier models (some of the early mk2 are like that as well).

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

  • Sir David Alhambra.
  • Default User Group
  • Accredited Users
  • *
  • Posts: 902
  • Thanked: 21
  • I am Sir David Alhambra.
  • Model: Alhambra Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 2006 1.9 Tdi auto
  • First Name: Dave
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: How do i change my wiper blades?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 08:04:19 pm »
Yeah, a lot of them just don’t fit. If that happens, send them back and give a bad review so that other hapless motorists might avoid the same fate. I think they try and save costs by not spending so much time on making them properly.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last Post
7 Replies
6730 Views
Last Post April 03, 2012, 06:23:43 pm
by CaptT
1 Replies
2546 Views
Last Post November 27, 2012, 05:05:02 am
by Chrispb
5 Replies
6681 Views
Last Post December 01, 2013, 09:12:54 pm
by Joey P
3 Replies
2414 Views
Last Post May 01, 2013, 06:28:03 pm
by David Sinnock
0 Replies
4342 Views
Last Post November 19, 2013, 05:37:33 pm
by Mirez
4 Replies
4249 Views
Last Post April 15, 2014, 04:26:58 pm
by wazevan

Advertisement: