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    Rear wiper replacement.....or "oh god that was easy"

    I`ve read several posts asking about where to get a replacement wiper for the rear. Simple! Go to a store that sells normal length wipers. Pick out the smallest one you can find, I think that would be 12 inches(no perv comments). Buy one. Take it home and carefully pull the wiper insert out of the wiper blade frame. Set it aside. Now go to your magnum and remove the rubber wiper insert off your back window starting with the passenger side of the insert, sliding it towards the drivers side until it starts to curl and eventually sliding out of the fingers that hold the rubber insert in place. Once it slips out slide the insert all the way to the passenger side until the insert is completely detached from the plastic wiper blade. Take stock insert to new blade. Remove the stainless steel strips on either side of the blade insert. Hold old blade next to new blade and simply cut to length.you decide how you want to cut.....dremel/wire cutters, something that`ll cut thru the metal inner "backbone" of the new wiper blade. Once cut slip the two stock stainless steel strips into the newly cut to length wiper blade. Install is reverse of removal. There you have it a new rear wiper without being dicked with dealer prices. If you buy a 20" or larger wiper you easily have two new refills. Last step go to Staples and buy an "easy button". That was easy.



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    Good info................ my rear wiper blade is 5 years old.

    Bob
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    Good info... I did the same thing. Bought the cheap 21" blade and cut it with a pair of side cutters. Now I have a spare too.

    Mine measured 10 1/4" long exactly, that's why I got the 21"

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    Uhm, not to sound snarky, but here. Scroll down to the 8th option. They sell stock replacements of the rear blades for $8.44.
    Warning: The above post probably contains 2 or 3 times as many words as necessary.

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    Wouldn't trust what a website says will fit. Just bought a rear wiper replacement from RockAuto and it wasn't even close. I'm just gonna pull out the 'blade' and stick it in the old arm like MidnightSXT did. By the way TireRack has the best front wipers for our cars. The Valeo's are buy one, get one free. Bought a set for the Mag and the wife's Jeep last year, and not a problem with them!
    Last edited by steelbluesrt8; 09-13-2009 at 06:38 PM.

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    Im just deleting mine... we dont really have a need for that wiper in CA... we only have 2 seasons... Hot and Not so Hot...

    BUT Beans to you for the write up...
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    Thanks for the beans everyone.....I hope they dont make me fart. I have to edit something tho, there is no metal "backbone" in the wiper blade insert itself,just two stainless steel pieces that you can pull off and then cut the blade down to size with a simple knife or scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedWagon View Post
    By the way TireRack has the best front wipers for our cars. The Valeo's are buy one, get one free. Bought a set for the Mag and the wife's Jeep last year, and not a problem with them!
    Hands down the best blades for our cars. I use them on my wifes Pacifica as well. I buy 2 every 6 months, and put it in the drivers of both cars, and move the drivers to the passengers. Works out well that both cars take the same exact wipers on both arms.

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    nice write up for sure...mine's 5 years old also and I was looking to replace b-4 winter. I use Rain X blades for the front along with the rain X glass treatment...Hardly even have to turn the wipers on in the rain...water just rolls right off.
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    thanks for the write up
    I like to pass!!


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    Would it be possible to get photos of the blade being replaced???

    I just don't see how it is posible to get the old wiper blade out.................

    Can the wiper blade be taken off of the wiper arm??? Would that make it easier to work on??

    Bob

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    Never mind, I figured it out.................

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelbluesrt8 View Post
    Wouldn't trust what a website says will fit. Just bought a rear wiper replacement from RockAuto and it wasn't even close. I'm just gonna pull out the 'blade' and stick it in the old arm like MidnightSXT did. By the way TireRack has the best front wipers for our cars. The Valeo's are buy one, get one free. Bought a set for the Mag and the wife's Jeep last year, and not a problem with them!
    I'm running the Bosch Icon blades on our Charger now. Local Advance Auto was doing a buy one get one half off sale couple weeks ago. They seem to be working great. On my truck I have blue SilBlades. Those are awsome wipers with a 5 year warranty that they honor. I haven't bought a new set of blades for my truck since i started using them. I just get them replaced for free every couple years, usually because the coating on the frames starts to come off, not because the blades performance degrades.

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    Has the mod bug bitten?

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    Just replaced my rear wiper blade at lunch. It was so easy, it was almost comical. I re-used the factory metal "ribs", since the new ones were too wide, and I really didn't feel like cutting them to length either. AWESOME!
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