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Where to get wiper insert?

Hello all. My 2002 S500 is due for windshield wiper replacement. Where do you guy get your wiper inserts? Is there a online parts store that you trust. The dealer is like 3 miles from my house but I wonder how much could one save by ordering online? I am leaning going to the dealer to get it over with. Thank you for your time. Great board. Keep it up guys.
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Tougher and tougher to find for pre-facelift cars. We have two of them.

I went on eBay and searched for them. Took some doing, but I found two or three of them at about $17 a set and bought them on the spot.
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So what size are they? There is a long one on the driver side and the short one on the passenger side. These are the beam type of wiper insert, am I right? I saw some post recommending using Bosch part.
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So the dealer is charging $78 in Houston for one set of windshield wiper insert. Just FYI.
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The best wipers are at Costco: "Michelin" brand that fit and work better than MB or Bosch Icon.
Got them on all my cars now!
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I search a few online sites that sells OEM parts and they all said part number 220-824-01-27 has been discontinued. Any help is much appreciated. Probably have to use the last resort: pay $78 for a dealer parts for which I don't mind but just want to see what is everybody doing since there is a four fold difference. The other concern I have is once I order the parts online or from Ebay, if they don't fit it is very troublesome to ship them back.
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Hi,

I never fit inserts, especially at that price I wouldn't ..................

At least, (in UK), quality brand complete Wiper Blades are available circa 25 - 35

I usually change them at least annual service time, remember, in NW Scotland our blades get a lot of use

Note that there are 2 different types of fixing to the Wiper Arms, and I don't think it is Pre and Post F/L that's the difference because I have seen both types on both Cars

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For $78 I would imagine the dealer offer full wiper blades, not just the insert. I am going to try to buy them at Advance Auto Parts as I saw a Youtube video that said the wiper blades are at AAP. For around $40 I would give them a shot. Thanks everyone. Cheers!
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I have seen inserts for as low as 8 EUR/pair:
https://w220.ee/Windshield_wiper
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What am I missing here? I just checked through Rock auto and there are numerous options.

I must admit I haven't changed mine yet, but then again, I don't drive it in the rain or snow. I still have the same ones on there from when I purchased the car over a year ago and they look/feel new.
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