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    What do you think of wind deflectors ?

    Ill be honest, ive never had them on any of my cars so dont know how well they work,

    I almost always have my drivers side window partially open,


    im not looking to spend 30 on ones off e-bay atm, but i like the look it gives, and if it deflects the wind even better.


    Do they really stop the 'Whoooosh' noise ? i can't even seem to find a second hand pair on e-bay, and as i say im not looking to spend to buy new ones atm.

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    Yes, it made a massive difference for me, especially on motorways etc. Also nice to have windows open a bit in rain without getting wet.
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    I have them fitted to a Corsa B 5dr & they are pretty good.
    The only problem I have though, is when you put the drivers
    window up automatically, it comes back down as it senses
    an obstruction.

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    Thanks guys, just the drivers side ?

    think this would be a problem on a corsa C 3 Door ?

    ive often got work tools in the car and stink of petrol so the window is almost always open,

    ill keep an eye out, im not wanting to spend 30 on new ones atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul1967 View Post
    I have them fitted to a Corsa B 5dr & they are pretty good.
    The only problem I have though, is when you put the drivers
    window up automatically, it comes back down as it senses
    an obstruction.
    You need to "reset" the window's ECU so it can re-learn how far the window needs to go up.
    There are a few ways to do it. I disconnected battery for a few minutes then reconnected.
    Hold the button so the window goes to the bottom then stops, and then do the same with going back up and it'll stop there automatically in the future

    I quite like deflectors. They help let some fresh air in without as much wind noise or rain. Good for if the windows steam up as well and the heaters aren't enough

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    Some good advice/tips there thanks mate.

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    Good tips. I was thinking about these as like mine open but weather is always ****. 30 is quite expensive like and wonder how easy they are to fit?

    Or is 30 fair enough on. 3door and is fitting a doddle?

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    If you usually like to drive with the window down a little i'd recommend them a lot.
    Obviously they don't help at all if the window is down lower than the deflector.
    Easy to fit as well.

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    They get in the way when looking out on bends and roundabouts? As I'm quite large for the car lol.

    What's different about standard , smoked and SRI as seems to be different ones on eBay.?
    Last edited by Aaron; 08-10-2013 at 11:08 PM.

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    I couldn't imagine them getting in the way unless you painted them black

    my windows are already tinted so itd have to be a light smoked effect.

    well it seems corsa B's deflectors don't fit nor do 5 door Corsa C's

    seems to be quite specific to me.
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    I got SXI tint which is probably not actually tinted so not sure what I should get? Would like it to be darker to match the black paint but see through

    Only one seller it seems in eBay abd doesn't provide different images for the different listing so bit confused.

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    Id go for the dark smoked but its down to preference really, i too have a black SXI so thats why id go for them.

    your not half wrong about pics, need some different angles etc to see if they are too dark..

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    I'll check with eBay in a week as want to do tracking and wheel balance first . Thanks for info.

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    Ordered some smoked ones

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    nice one bud get a pic up once fitted , i have just had some aero wipers arrive today, i thought that was a little more important than wind deflectors atm lol,

    still on my list of things to get, but id be happy with second hand ones atm if anyone knows of any

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    Already got those on mine.

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    I had them on my saxo, the aero wipers that is.

    i never knew just how bad the almost new bosch ones on my corsa were,

    they clean the windscreen leaving no streaky marks or making a horrible noise,

    funny how the small things can make such a difference to your driving,

    i can see much clearer in heavy rain, i dont know how i lasted so long with the standard bosch lol

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    I fancy some older style Bosch ones next just for a change. Maybe maybe not lol

    When changing to aero wipers I ess actually stuck for fifteen mins as couldn't see how they went on. Was cringy when it suddenly made sence lol.

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    Hah yeah they are very easy to fit once you figure it out,

    i done mine a few nights ago in the p*ssing rain, i could barely see but got them on no problem

    i dont think ill ever go back to standard, even when new the bosch ones were streaky and made a horrible noise.

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    I don't use the flat wiper blades anymore.
    First set i had were fine
    Second set scratched my windscreen to bits. When the blade was coming down the way, it folder the rubber too much at the corner and the corner was rubbing along the window

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