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Woww.. i cant install wiper blades?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TEX357, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    TEX357

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    I bought some Rain-X Latitudes, and now i can seem to install them, the instructions are kind of hard. Can anyone help me out on how to install them?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    First thing you do is throw the instructions away :D

    take the old ones off by depressing the little clip. The wiper arm is hooked like a little "J". The plastic piece in the blade may have to be turned around to get it to snap into the little "J". I had the same problem and I just flipped the little plastic piece. If that doesn't work let me know and I'll go take some pics so you can see how mine are on there.

    I love the lattitudes, they work great here is Seattle.:)
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Hey and 22 and 21 were the ones i was supposed to buy?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    yes, that is correct.

    Did you not buy those?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    You may have to use the stock piece off of you wiper blade. The piece that connects to the rod. I'll quickly go make a vid. if no one speaks up better than I. I am still using my factory blades.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Yeah i got em, 22 for driver and 21 passenger if im correct? i couldnt find the "J" Piece?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    So Luk your using your stock blades but different squeegee thing?
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    The "J" piece is the wiper arm itself.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    Give me 15 minutes, I'll go take a pic of mine
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    thanks all!
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    No I haven't changed any part of my wipers. Not on this truck. What exactly are you having trouble doing? I made a vid but it doesn't really show much. Let me know what you need to see.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Most wiper blades come with two different kinds of attachments, i could't get my Reflex Wiper blades to work at first...Then it just took brute force to get them to click into place.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    this is the wiper arm after you take off the old wiper blade.
    [​IMG]

    New wiper blade. Make sure the little tab is on the blade side
    [​IMG]

    Slide the plastic piece on to the arm. It should click into place.
    [​IMG]

    Let me know if this doesn't help.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Man when I tried to take my pics they were all blurry and I was ashamed to post them thanks for doing such a nice job.
     
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    Lol, well I've been looking for a reason to use the new camera I picked up at FRY's last week. glad it turned out okay.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    Yeha but how do u take off wiper blade? i feel a little clip that i hold down but nothing happens? it doesnt seem to wanna come off? do i pull it off while holding the clip? or how?
     
  17. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Yeah you pull it off while pressing the clip, it will be a little tight. Loading a poor quality video right now. Its sunny as hell outside and I am under the carport. Sorry.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Ok i am sorta getting an idea, can wait to see vid! thanks
     
  19. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Damn i keep trying at it but it feels so tight in there that it wont come off! This can be a sticky to Removing Wiper Blades! nice goin luke! :thumbsup: let ya know how it goes
     
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