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Old 08-18-2022, 06:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a replacement rear wiper blade or blade refill

If getting a whole new blade, the mounting I have just has a pushed out divot on the flat beam of the arm. The blade itself catches that divot with a little spring clip. The arm / opening in the blade at that point is about 5mm wide.

If getting a blade refill, the blade is ~13" long, the metal holder is ~9.5mm wide with maybe 2mm gap for the rubber down the middle. Both ends of the metal are joined (i.e one continuous narrow loop of metal rather than two rods).

There's markings on the blade talking about press to refill - I believe that's indicating the little holes so then you can slide the refill out.

There's some discussion here http://www.turbobricks.org/forums/sh...ar+wiper+blade but then it slightly seems to devolve to being unclear of front or rear.

I see lots of varieties possible (IPD, FCPeuro, Amazon, autozone....) , but no-one has detail enough to see if size/fit will work right.
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Old 08-18-2022, 06:49 PM   #2
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The later model wagons rear wiper arm has the hook type connection and then you just buy the appropriate sized blade for a hook which is very common nowadays. The hook design is a bit better because if the wiper does get loose it has a tendency to keep it hooked where as that old push to snap over the dot type can unsnap and fly off while driving. My old 79 had those in the front and one did fly off on me while driving. lol.
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Old 08-18-2022, 09:06 PM   #3
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So had I known I could have scavenged one last I was at a junkyard. But not knowing and not owning the factory that makes J hook style (like the front ones are), and way of replacing?
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Old 08-19-2022, 12:29 PM   #4
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It looks like the ANCO 31-13 should work
https://ancowipers.com/anco-31-serie...blade-13-31-13
https://images.truckid.com/anco/item...structions.pdf

I chatted with trico and they said "Only Trico 15-110 or Trico 33-122 work with 5mm bayonet. That is it. That adaptor has not been used in decades, so we only offer those two."
Then I called ANCO and they suggested the Trico 13-1 which is the ExactFit type, but they don't have documents explicitly stating 5mm bayonet works and the person on the call didn't have a good explanation as to why he was recommending a different arm than the trico chat person even though they both deal with the same catalogue. And why neither recommended the ANCO 31-13.

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Old 08-19-2022, 12:59 PM   #5
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There's also United Pacific which has a 13" with dedicated 3/16 / 5mm bayonet https://www.amazon.com/United-Pacifi...075JRX9D7?th=1
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Old 08-19-2022, 01:07 PM   #6
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Most of the wipers I've ordered (both front and rear) have come with the adapter. And Anco is one of the brands I tend to go for, so sounds like it checks out.

If you have a local quick lube that sells wipers, could always swing by and ask if they have the adapters? I imagine if even 10% of the wipers they sell come with those adapters, they'd have a big pile of them that usually just go in the trash
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Old 08-19-2022, 02:52 PM   #7
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On the early models with the stainless loop you can swap out just the rubber itself and retain your better made blade holder.
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Old 08-19-2022, 05:33 PM   #8
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On the early models with the stainless loop you can swap out just the rubber itself and retain your better made blade holder.
do tell, details? what do I put in for any size stuff when ordering replacement rubber (are there different sizes)? How do I get the rubber into the metal loop (do I just flex it wide one off the arm?) All I see for refills are TRICO designed for 8mm square edge, although I might be able to just take the rubber from it.

Also for reference, Trico 13-1 is a 7mm bayonet not 5mm so the ANCO call line person was completely misinformed (he seemed to religiously follow "if the system says it fits it must fit")

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Old 08-19-2022, 06:35 PM   #9
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for those that want a new replacement, if you want to go bosch you'll need to combine the following:

Micro Edge 10" 40710 to get the B2 and B1A adapter pieces.
Micro Edge 13" 40713 to get the 13" blade

You can also do it with DirectConnect 40510/13. Or if you get the 10" of either of those two you can get the Excel+ 13" 41913 and use that for the 13" blade.

Basically you need the B2 and B1A adapters for bosch Quickclip setups. Annoyingly they don't include all adapters with every blade.


Source: https://www.boschautoparts.com/docum...%20Catalog.pdf
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:17 PM   #10
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do tell, details? what do I put in for any size stuff when ordering replacement rubber (are there different sizes)? How do I get the rubber into the metal loop (do I just flex it wide one off the arm?) All I see for refills are TRICO designed for 8mm square edge, although I might be able to just take the rubber from it.

Also for reference, Trico 13-1 is a 7mm bayonet not 5mm so the ANCO call line person was completely misinformed (he seemed to religiously follow "if the system says it fits it must fit")
I have a bunch of NOS trico refills from an auto shop clean out and an early rear wiper arm and blade to test fit it out.

But yes you flex the blade back until the captive stainless loop can be slid out, change the rubber and slide it back in.

Just like downtownbrotherbrown.
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:59 PM   #11
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the Michelin cheapies at Walmart work great and have the extra connector bits too
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Old 08-26-2022, 09:33 PM   #12
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Got a Napa replacement length (online order what's cheapest that's longer than what you need. Put in your AAA member number and get 10% discount).

Pulled off the blade from the arm (press the shiny thing and it'll release from the button on the arm. Mine is a 5mm bayonet.

Wiper in hand, press on the "press to release arm" with a small allen key. That'll release the subarm. You sort of have to jiggle the subarm to free it from the main arm claw. Now you should be able to pull out the metal loop with old rubber in it. Pull the metal loop apart near the middle, wiggle the rubber out. Cut the new rubber to length (discard metal strips that came with it). Starting at both ends, slot in the new rubber, work towards middle. That way you can use the flexier middle when the last bit needs to go in. Now slide it back into the subarm that was not released, slide on the released subarm and reconnect to the main arm claw. Now you can reattach to the car's wiper arm.

If my labor was free, cost me less than $8.
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Old 08-26-2022, 09:38 PM   #13
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cleanflametrap, I took fairly close and decently lit photos of most of the steps in case you want to add them to your site (http://cleanflametrap.com/wiper.html). I think in this day and age, not enough people realize about wiper refills or how this old setup can still work with modern refill types.
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