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Old 05-19-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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How can Wiper Blades be this Confusing

I had to remove both wiper arms to replace the blades. This was because the truck and wipers got trashed by road tar.

Anyway after I removed them, bought the refills and went to put them back on, I found they were not only different lengths, but different widths too.

SOooooooo does anyone know which goes on what side ???

Any help is appreciated.
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Did you get the refills from the dealer or an auto parts store?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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The longer wider 1 goes to the driver side if your wipers sweep left to right (looking out the windshield)
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longer on driver side.....not sure about the different widths though, usually....both blades are the same width.
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I think the "width" is the bigger windwing that holds the longer wiper to the windshield.
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I think the "width" is the bigger windwing that holds the longer wiper to the windshield.
yeah, you may be right there....i wasnt thinking about that.
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I ust to work at an auto parts store and wipers were a nightmare. 2 of the same car always had different lenght wipers.
From then on I have always just bought new wipers that come in a new housing that just clips onto the wiper arm attached to the truck. I have had good luck with the rain-x brand. They cost a little more but work well and last through a texas summer.
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longer on driver side.....not sure about the different widths though, usually....both blades are the same width.

Thats 2 of you that say longer on drivers side.
OK, I will see what I already did, i think they are the other way.

The truck is an 08 and they are definately different widths.
It sure is strange. I bought (at the local parts store) two packages so I have another set now.

Thanks as always.....
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Thats 2 of you that say longer on drivers side.
OK, I will see what I already did, i think they are the other way.

The truck is an 08 and they are definately different widths.
It sure is strange. I bought (at the local parts store) two packages so I have another set now.

Thanks as always.....
just swap them around....should be good to go.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:09 PM   #10
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Yup, my 08 Taco has 22" on driver's and 21" on passenger side.

I have a thing about having new blades, time to get new pair - these are five months old.
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'08 the actual blade holding part of the bracket on mine:

Drivers side 20 5/8" and the passenger side was 19 5/8".
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