Forester (US) Rear wiper blade replacement problem

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by ZZ, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. ZZ

    ZZ Guest

    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.
     
    ZZ, Oct 28, 2004
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  2. ZZ

    Alan Guest

    The 3/36 warrantee covers wiper blades, at least on my 04 OBW....


    "ZZ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
    >
    >
    >
     
    Alan, Oct 28, 2004
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  3. ZZ

    Mike N Guest

    "ZZ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
     
    Mike N, Oct 28, 2004
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  4. ZZ

    ZZ Guest

    On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:59:25 -0400, "Mike N" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >"ZZ" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> 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
     
    ZZ, Oct 29, 2004
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