A list of aftermarket and OEM wipers for Mk4, which might be of help when looking for substitutes on e-bay etc. Please note that:
- Ford OEM wipers are made by Bosch
- Due to specific aerodynamic shape, windscreen wipers for LHD and RHD Mk4s differ and are not interchangeable
- LHD and RHD hatchback rear wiper is equivalent to RHD windscreen passenger side wiper
- Saloon has no rear wiper (just in case you don't own a saloon yourself, but are helping out someone who does)
RHD windscreen driver's side wiper (26"/~660mm) – Ford 1462904 – Trico NF659
RHD windscreen passenger side wiper (19"/~480mm) – Ford 1462908 – Bosch Aerotwin A475H – Trico NF489
RHD windscreen, set of both wipers - Ford 1537085 – Bosch Aerotwin A310S – Valeo VM452
LHD windscreen driver's side wiper (26"/~660mm) – Ford 1462906
LHD windscreen passenger side wiper (19"/~480mm) – Ford 1462903
LHD windscreen, set of both wipers – Ford 1537084 – Bosch Aerotwin A309S – Valeo VM451
Hatchback rear wiper (19"/~480mm) – Ford 1462908 – Bosch Aerotwin A475H – Valeo VM256
Estate rear wiper – Ford 1462914 – Bosch Aerotwin H304
The service position brings the front wipers roughly halfway up on the windshield. This comes in very handy when replacing the wipers, or when just cleaning the windshield and the wipers.
Immediately after turning off the ignition, push down and hold the wiper stalk, until the wipers start moving. They will stop in service position. When done, turn the ignition back on, and if the wipers don't move again, give the wiper stalk a gentle push down.
(Yes, it's in the manual too, but it's still a handy tip worth mentioning when talking about wiper blades.)