Anyone know how to fix back windsheild wiper on '01 X5?


Asked by Feb 01, 2012 at 04:40 PM about the 2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My back windsheild wiper blade does not sit tight against the window and does not
clean where I need to see thru.
This is a recurring problem.  Maybe going thru car wash?  It was fixed a few months
back and now it won't clean window again.  Frustrating.

8 Answers


most likely the wiper arm is bent so the wiper blade doesn't sit flat on the glass. I had this problem with my car. They replaced the wiper arm and all was fixed


They are adjustable my BMW guy did mine perfect

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Thanks! By the way, do you mean wiper blade as in what is replacable at a car part place or the metal arm blade part?

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Arm blade part

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Arm blade spot on


ok, so I should buy a replacement arm, maybe used on line or should I get new? I really appreciate everyone taking time to help me out. LOVE the car. When you drive something as nice as a BMW, you want everything perfect!


BMW recycling centers are your best bet. Bavarian Auto Recycling in CA is a great place to start. Your local LKQ salvage yard should be next. Happy hunting.


Thanks again everyone! Love this site!

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