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Need help installing Bosch Icon wiper blades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by scully, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    scully

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    Was able to get old rubber inserts out, but can't figure out how to install these icons? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Are you replacing the entire blade or just the insert?

    I found them much easier to install than normal blades. I think there are instructions right on the box. If you squeeze the center (where it says Bosch), they should open up and slide right on. Then you clamp it back down.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    looks like the design replaces the entire blade but still can't figure it out??
     
  4. Nov 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    They do replace the entire blade. Like the other guy said, where the blades say "Bosch" there is a plastic piece that flips up and they'll install the same way any other blade will to the metal wiper arm.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    Makes sense but how do you remove the OEM blade from the wiper arm? All I was able to remove were the "wiper inserts".
     
  6. Nov 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    The wiper arm is metal and shaped like a shepards crook at the end where the blade connects. The open part is toward the wiper arm so when you pull the blade away from the windshield, move the windshield wiper blade so it's perpendicular to the arm (so it's like a T) then push the blade towards the wiper arm. It should come apart. Then install the new blades in the oppositte order.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=051hkkgnrGY

    There you go, try to pay attention to the procedure, not the girl...
     
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  7. Nov 28, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Things and stuff and such
    There is a tab you have to press to release the wiper.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Thanks guys, was able to get them off, now I just need to figure out how the new ones slide on. That girl makes it look wayyyy to easy!
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    god that girl is hot, and it is that esay
     
  11. Nov 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Purchased the wrong part. Got the right ones and they slid right on. Great looking wiper and looking forward to lots of snow this year.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Maybe I should have used a different video... I'm guessing no one was actually watching the procedure...:cool:
     
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  13. Nov 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Wrong

    I was thinking of all kinds of procedures
     
  14. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    I need to replace my wiper blades, too. Are the Bosch blades better than OEM?
     
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