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Forester (US) Rear wiper blade replacement problem

 
ZZ
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      10-28-2004
The rear wiper blade on my '05 Forester is a non-standard design. The
arm is designed in such a way that a standard blade won't fit. It's
end is too wide to fit into the opening on the blade.
I suppose that leave only three options:

1. Buy a replacement blade from the dealer

2. Replace the arm with a US standard (Trico).
Does anyone know how to remove the existing wiper arm?
I have looked for a setscrew but can't find one. What's the trick?

3. Replace only the wiper element

The desert heat & sun where I live will ruin a wiper blade in 6
months, leaving them worthless when the winter rains hit.



 
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Alan
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      10-28-2004
The 3/36 warrantee covers wiper blades, at least on my 04 OBW....


"ZZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> The rear wiper blade on my '05 Forester is a non-standard design. The
> arm is designed in such a way that a standard blade won't fit. It's
> end is too wide to fit into the opening on the blade.
> I suppose that leave only three options:
>
> 1. Buy a replacement blade from the dealer
>
> 2. Replace the arm with a US standard (Trico).
> Does anyone know how to remove the existing wiper arm?
> I have looked for a setscrew but can't find one. What's the trick?
>
> 3. Replace only the wiper element
>
> The desert heat & sun where I live will ruin a wiper blade in 6
> months, leaving them worthless when the winter rains hit.
>
>
>



 
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Mike N
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      10-28-2004

"ZZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> The rear wiper blade on my '05 Forester is a non-standard design. The
> arm is designed in such a way that a standard blade won't fit.


Unless you want to pay $10 for a "genuine Subaru
replacement part" (...which was probably made in
China for 20 cents and Subaru is making obscene
profits upon...) it's best to replace it with a Trico blade
holder and replacement elements.


 
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ZZ
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      10-29-2004
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:59:25 -0400, "Mike N" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

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>"ZZ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> The rear wiper blade on my '05 Forester is a non-standard design. The
>> arm is designed in such a way that a standard blade won't fit.

>
>Unless you want to pay $10 for a "genuine Subaru
>replacement part" (...which was probably made in
>China for 20 cents and Subaru is making obscene
>profits upon...) it's best to replace it with a Trico blade
>holder and replacement elements.
>

Agreed that's the route I will go, but how do you get the old wiper
arm off the shaft that comes from inside ?

TIA


 
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