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Old 13 May 2016, 07:58 am
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Default Rear wiper replacement

I've put this off repeatedly because i can't figure it out. I know how the wiper blades are to be removed, but it requires you turning the blade back to slide off the arm.

the crusier (at least the one I have) does not allow enough movement to do this on the rear wiper. the front is fine but the rear only lifts about 3/4 the way i need it to.

now I know I could pop the cap and pull the whole arm with a 13mm socket but there's got to be a better solution for a simple blade change.

anyone know how to do this?
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Old 13 May 2016, 08:01 am
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Default Re: Rear wiper replacement

FYI i did search and found this thread.

Help replacing my rear windshield wiper

however there must be a difference. i can only raise the arm on mine about 2 inches. not nearly enough to release and slide it back
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Old 13 May 2016, 08:05 am
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Default Re: Rear wiper replacement

I have done it and I don't remember it being a big deal. My wiper arm does not come very far off the rear window wither. IIRC, it is one of those things that can seem impossible, and then when you do it you feel like "duh, that was simple" Until the next time when you are stumped again. There is no youtube vid?
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Old 13 May 2016, 08:10 am
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I have done it and I don't remember it being a big deal. My wiper arm does not come very far off the rear window wither. IIRC, it is one of those things that can seem impossible, and then when you do it you feel like "duh, that was simple" Until the next time when you are stumped again. There is no youtube vid?
yeah. it always takes me half an hour to remember how to take the front ones off. it alwaYs seems like I get the different style to put on than the one I'm taking off.

I'll try again.

only video I found was to remove the wiper arm. but i dont want to do that. although it's not hard. just seems wasteful.
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Old 13 May 2016, 08:23 am
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yeah. it always takes me half an hour to remember how to take the front ones off. it alwaYs seems like I get the different style to put on than the one I'm taking off.

I'll try again.

only video I found was to remove the wiper arm. but i dont want to do that. although it's not hard. just seems wasteful.
You definitely do not have to remove the wiper arm. Mine suffers from benign neglect. I only changed it cause at around 10 years old the rubber was almost all gone and it would have scratched the window. My rear wiper arm has barely been touched, let alone removed.
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Old 13 May 2016, 08:24 am
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well crap. I got it off, and like I said, it's not the same style as the new one. the new ones have that clip that turns over the top.

I broke the damn clip trying to put the new one on
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Old 13 May 2016, 09:02 am
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We're good to go, I finally got it. why do i struggle with something so simple EVERY time?

thanks guys
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Old 13 May 2016, 09:28 am
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We're good to go, I finally got it. why do i struggle with something so simple EVERY time?

thanks guys
If I change them every year I remember how. When I let them go until my windows are too streaky to see out of... hours spent cursing are surely coming my way!
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Old 27 May 2016, 09:56 pm
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We're good to go, I finally got it. why do i struggle with something so simple EVERY time?

thanks guys
I'm having the exact same issue. How did you get it off!?
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Old 28 May 2016, 02:24 am
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I need to do this too. What size are the replacements?
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