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Old 02-15-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
jetjockey
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Installing wipers

Hi All. I'm new here, but have been cruzin other forums for a while now. I just came across this one and I must say it's sure nice.

I've been using the single piece wiper blades for about a year now and I have never had much success in getting them to work well. It seems that there is always a spot right in the drivers line of sight that doesn't seem to clean all that well. The pressure just isn't enough at this point.

I noticed in doing a search that for installing these types of blades there is a piece on the arm of the drivers side that should be removed. The piece acted as a guide/holder for the factory blade with all the metal pivots. The problem is that this little piece contacts the single piece blade and puts a little pressure on it right near the end. This of course takes some pressure off the glass right where it would be most beneficial

Does this piece come off, or does it need to be broken to get it off? who is using the single piece wipers and what success do you have. I just bought another set from COSTCO (michelin) because you can't beat their price...but it would be nice if I could get them to work a little better.

If it does come off (it sort of looks like it slides one way or the other to remove it) what's the procedure?
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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use flat blades, and make sure they don't have knobs/nibs on the end that make that little plastic hold-down on the arm offset the blade. I'm using some I bought from Can-Tire but will change to the Costco Michelin in spring. I guess, as alternative, you could cut the piece off yje blade arm.
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