Is it possible to replace only the rubber part of the windscreen wipers on a 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L?
I know that the original wipers are always made in Belgium (those sold in Ontario and in Northern California), and back in Ontario, Canada, I recall getting them from the dealer at a cheaper price than what similar but non-compatible wipers were available for at Walmart and Canadian Tire, but I'm not so lucky in Austin, TX.
According to passatworld.com: Where do you all get your windshield wipers?, one can supposedly get Bosch Icons, but there are no details as to which (plus, my own experience at a Walmart in Canada in 2008/2010 is that no wipers from there fit my Jetta, has this since changed?). Do Bosch Icons really fit? Are they identical in size and dimensions to OEM?
It's also reported in the same thread that one can alternatively get Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Refills $15 Shipped a PAIR (now 18$), however, there are not much instructions on how good of a fit it is (I didn't try hard, but it doesn't look like the blades are easily removable).
Some people also report that Audi dealerships sometimes have the wipers at a cheaper price -- are the wipers really the same, and how would you make sure to get compatible ones from an Audi dealer? (The above 15$-a-pair link suggests that all VW Passat cars since mid-2002 has the same wipers, is that the case for Jetta and Audi, too?)