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#1 Old 12-03-2012, 06:20 PM
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Wipers and HeadLight Bulbs

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Need of suggestions once again

i looked around and planning to buy the below set of wipers from Amazon.Reviews are ok but see lot of complaints about the squeaking noise .Is the below wiper recommended here

Bosch 4826 Evolution All-Season Bracketless Wiper Blade, 26"



and my headlights are something i hate with passion . I cannot even tell whether they are switched on or off as they are very dim.

What is suggested headlight bulbs which are reliable and bright

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Personally, I have not found a satisfactory aftermarket wiper. You can buy the Nissan factory wipers for about the same price

wipers from courteseyparts.com

Headlight bulbs is a dangerous question prone to kick off a near religious debate of epic proportions. I've had good success with Sylvania Silverstar Ultra - they've been running strong in my wife's Camry since mid 2009. Check out the following discussion for improved low-beams.

H11 to H9 bulb modification

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Will the nissan factory wipers be good for severe winters as well. and thanks for the headlight recommendation

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Personally, I have not found a satisfactory aftermarket wiper. You can buy the Nissan factory wipers for about the same price

wipers from courteseyparts.com

Headlight bulbs is a dangerous question prone to kick off a near religious debate of epic proportions. I've had good success with Sylvania Silverstar Ultra - they've been running strong in my wife's Camry since mid 2009. Check out the following discussion for improved low-beams.

H11 to H9 bulb modification
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I've been using Bosch Icon wiper blades for a while after reading some threads recommending them. Been very happy with them. No noise or streaking they clean well and last me all year summer and winter

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+1 on the Bosch Icon wipers blades. They work great with no streaking, plus the blades actually press against the windshield the faster you drive due to their aerodynamic design. I would use Silverstar headlight bulbs if you do not have HID bulbs.

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I found
Bosch 26A ICON Wiper Blade, 26" (Pack of 1)"><font color=Bosch 26A ICON Wiper Blade, 26" (Pack of 1)" /> Bosch 26A ICON Wiper Blade, 26" (Pack of 1)">Bosch 26A ICON Wiper Blade, 26" (Pack of 1)
for @22.68 in amazon . Should i be buying 2 of them the same size or do i have to buy differant sizes for the left and right wiper

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+1 on the Bosch Icons. On my 3rd set and they have all been great. Yes, the sizes are different left and right. Going from (old and faulty) memory the right side is an 18" while left is 26". I replace mine at the start of evry winter, whether needed or not. I'd rather be safe. Also use the Bosch on The Redheads Lexus and they have been superb.

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and my headlights are something i hate with passion . I cannot even tell whether they are switched on or off as they are very dim.

What is suggested headlight bulbs which are reliable and bright
Unfortunately the H11 > H9 bulb swap mentioned by Qat is for 2nd Genners (2009+) only.

1st Gen MO's use antiquated 9007 bulbs combined with piss-poor optics. The 9007 reflector is inherently sloppy because it has to create beam patterns for both high and low beam filaments using a single reflector. Because bulb filament placement and position accuracy is super important (filament geometry is specified with micrometer tolerances), beam pattern focus just isn't as sharp as it should be. Anyway, it's a really bad design and one that automotive manufacturers are slowly moving away from (but that doesn't help you).

So make sure the headlamps are aimed properly following this guide.

Also make sure they're in good condition; if the lenses are at all clouded or fogged, you have a few options. Polish and recoat them (cheapest, bandaid approach), replace the assemblies with new Nissan assemblies (better) or follow others here and swap out the OE halogen assemblies with OE HID assemblies (best, most expensive).

But to answer your question, bulbs come in a range of luminous efficacy. The dimmest are long-life bulbs, the brightest are ultra-high efficacy bulbs (brighter but shorter lifespan). Philips Xtreme Power are the highest-intensity (up to 80% more light), best-focused 9007 on the market and only cost $31/pair. For more info, see here or here.
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I have Bosh Icon blades on my Explorer and like them a lot. But I don't think I'd use them on my Murano. When mine need replaced, I'm going with the OEM blades.

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I found Bosch 26A ICON Wiper Blade, 26" (Pack of 1) for @22.68 in amazon . Should i be buying 2 of them the same size or do i have to buy differant sizes for the left and right wiper

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For the 2007 Murano, again 2007 Murano you need one Bosch Icon 26A, 26" for the driver's side front and a Bosch Icon 19A, 19" for the passenger side. Can be easily had at AutoZone. Oh, for the back wiper blade you would probably go with a "Trico Exact Fit" 14B, 14"wiper blade. Total price for all three approx. $56.00.

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For those with a 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Murano that want to go with Bosch, you need the following. Note, you cannot get a 12" Bosch Icon for the back so go with Trico Exact Fit.
The following can be had at AutoZone. Total cost for all three is about $56.00+-.

Bosch Icon 26A, 26" for driver side

Bosch Icon 16A, 16" for passenger side

Trico Exact Fit 12B rear blade, 12" for rear

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Hey Bill, why the omittance of the 2009 year

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For those with a 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Murano that want to go with Bosch, you need the following. Note, you cannot get a 12" Bosch Icon for the back so go with Trico Exact Fit.
The following can be had at AutoZone. Total cost for all three is about $56.00+-.

Bosch Icon 26A, 26" for driver side

Bosch Icon 16A, 16" for passenger side

Trico Exact Fit 12B rear blade, 12" for rear

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