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Old 02-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to know if anybody replaced their OEM wipers to an aftermarket wipers on 2nd Generation?
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to improve the view? I always thought those things block the view of the road with its big black arm frame.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just changed my blades yesterday. I changed 6 months ago too. 6 months ago I put on some of the RainX blades. CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!! I will never buy the RainX blades again. Yesterday I put on some Anco Contour blades and it is night and day. We have had negative temps with splash-back from road treatment and the Anco wipers claim to be "all season" and seem to be quite good.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I actually had good luck with the Rain-x versions on the MDX and my daughter's Mini. But I usually go with the Bosch or Anco contour type of blades. I also change them about 3 times a year - kinda anal about having good wipers. You can DIY in 3 minutes.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have always found Honda / Acura OEM wipers to be excellent.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My 04 MDX has a horrible rear wiper. Does this need to be replaced with an OEM wiper or can you buy an aftermarket rear wiper blade? I went to one store and he said I just need to measure the length of the rear wiper and I can buy an aftermarket replacement but I haven't seen an aftermarket replacemtent listed for the rear wiper.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I Just put on some Rain-x weatherbeater wiper blades and so far I really like them. But a couple of weeks ago I bought a set of Rain-x latitudes and I was disappointed in them especially for what I payed, the driver side wiperblade had a huge area/void that would not wipe, so I swapped them out for the weatherbeaters.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Where does everyone get the rear wiper blade for on the 07+'s?

Or can you just change out the whole unit?
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Where does everyone get the rear wiper blade for on the 07+'s?

Or can you just change out the whole unit?
What's really great about the Honda/Acura OEM wipers is that all you need to change is the wiper blade insert. That's the rubber part that actually touches the glass. Embedded in it are two "veins" of metal that you need to pull out and insert into the new wiper blade insert. Other than that, it's just a matter of pulling the insert through the wiper blade arm till the tabs that stick out click into place. Change them every once in a while, and you're always using fresh rubber that works great!

The wiper blade inserts are so inexpensive, you can replace them frequently without spending a fortune. You can get them at any Acura or Honda dealer, and they're so cheap, it's not even worth it getting them mail order, just stop by your dealer.

Here are the part numbers on the 2007:

Front
76622-SDA-A01 RUBBER, BLADE (650MM) List $5.36
76622-S5A-003 RUBBER, BLADE (525MM) List $4.95

Rear
76622-S50-003 RUBBER, BLADE (300MM) List $4.95
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What's really great about the Honda/Acura OEM wipers is that all you need to change is the wiper blade insert. That's the rubber part that actually touches the glass. Embedded in it are two "veins" of metal that you need to pull out and insert into the new wiper blade insert. Other than that, it's just a matter of pulling the insert through the wiper blade arm till the tabs that stick out click into place. Change them every once in a while, and you're always using fresh rubber that works great!

The wiper blade inserts are so inexpensive, you can replace them frequently without spending a fortune. You can get them at any Acura or Honda dealer, and they're so cheap, it's not even worth it getting them mail order, just stop by your dealer.

Here are the part numbers on the 2007:

Front
76622-SDA-A01 RUBBER, BLADE (650MM) List $5.36
76622-S5A-003 RUBBER, BLADE (525MM) List $4.95

Rear
76622-S50-003 RUBBER, BLADE (300MM) List $4.95
Damn if i knew it was that simple I wouldn't of disposed of my OEM front wiper blades. Looks like I'll have to buy me a new set now.
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Damn if i knew it was that simple I wouldn't of disposed of my OEM front wiper blades. Looks like I'll have to buy me a new set now.
Well, if you need to buy the entire wiper arms (#14 and #18) and wiper blades (not just the inserts, but the entire blades, #19 and #23), it might be worth it to buy from an internet Acura dealer offering discounts, unless your own dealer gives you a discount. For an example of internet prices, click on this diagram for the parts list and prices from Delray Acura for the front wipers on a 2007 Acura MDX:

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i got the entire arm/blade by bosh from part store they look much better and work fine
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i got the entire arm/blade by bosh from part store they look much better and work fine
are you reffering to the Bosch ICON? Can you please post some photos? Thanks
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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all i can say is that replacing the rear windshield wiper insert on my X takes me about 30 mins!!!

in comparison, the fronts are a piece of cake- though be careful in not letting the wiper blade arm come down (while the insert is not on it/removed while replacing old wiper inserts)...or you'll crack your front windshield!...

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