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Old 12-08-2012, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Windshield wipers

The wipers on my 09 are done. What works best - replacement inserts from the dealer or has anyone got an aftermarket recommendation?
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Just get the replacement inserts, and re-use the metal veins in them. They work as well as anything out there. And they're inexpensive. Here are the part numbers for the 2009:

76622-SDA-A01 RUBBER, BLADE (650MM - driver's side) List $5.75
76622-S5A-003 RUBBER, BLADE (525MM - passenger's side) List $5.28

And if you need the one on the rear liftgate:

76622-S50-003 RUBBER, BLADE (300MM) List $5.28
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Awesome - thanks! An easy DIY? I thought all wipers were easy until I needed to replace them on my 06 Honda. These look pretty standard.
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I cannot imagine that your wiper blades lasted this long.

Most definitely the new "beam" type wipers are far superior to the originals.

I have tried several brands. On my vehicles the Bosch seem to work the best.

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BOSCH Icon. Yes, you'll pay more.....and you'll get a much better product than anything else.
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Mine is a CPO that I got in July with 25k miles on it, so it is possible that they were replaced in the past. It seems like they went from fine to terrible very quickly, so I probably should try a good windshiend cleaning first.

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I cannot imagine that your wiper blades lasted this long.

Most definitely the new "beam" type wipers are far superior to the originals.

I have tried several brands. On my vehicles the Bosch seem to work the best.

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Awesome - thanks! An easy DIY? I thought all wipers were easy until I needed to replace them on my 06 Honda. These look pretty standard.
Yes, they're pretty much the same on all Honda/Acura cars, and easy to replace. You slide them out of the wiper arm the long way. You remove the metal veins in them, insert the metal veins in the new ones, and slide them back in.

Some dealers will even install them for you for free, if you're buying them there.
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BOSCH Icon. Yes, you'll pay more.....and you'll get a much better product than anything else.
These OEM wipers apparently lasted three or even four years. I doubt any other wiper will beat that.
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These OEM wipers apparently lasted three or even four years. I doubt any other wiper will beat that.
Really.....and how did you arrive at that conclusion? In a previous post it states the X was bought as a CPO and that the previous owner may have had them changed already. Bosch is the best, period.
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The OEMs would be my first choice. Bosch are also excellent. A clean windshield, as mentioned, will make either work better.
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I've always had great results from the OEM wipers. They can last 3-4 years or even much longer. But any time you want to change them, it's only $10 for the windshield, another $5 if the rear needs one too. I've tried aftermarket blades but they don't do a better job. In this case, OEM means cheaper and better.
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If its just the rubber it's a pain. Personally Bosch.


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I've always had great results from the OEM wipers. They can last 3-4 years or even much longer. But any time you want to change them, it's only $10 for the windshield, another $5 if the rear needs one too. I've tried aftermarket blades but they don't do a better job. In this case, OEM means cheaper and better.
I agree, I recently used some Rain-X wipers and man they don't really do anything special especially for the price. Next time I'm going with OEMs.
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I've replaced the rubber in my wipers with OEMs and I have to say for the price and the quality I can't complain. THey work great in winter weather as well. I haven't tried the BOSCH Icon, may be I'll give them a try. My OEM lasted 2.5 years. I'll try BOSCH next time and see how they workout.
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One of the beauties of Bosch over any wiper blade is the performance in winter weather. The arms and connection points of OEM are all exposed to the elements, causing ice to freeze on the connection points of the arms. This reduces the movement of the arm as it crosses your windshield which in turn causes the wiper blade to loose contact with the windshield leaving streaks. That's when we get out and flick the wipers against the windshield to break the ice off. That's annoying. Bosch has no exposed external connection points - so ice doesn't freeze on them causing streaks. No more getting out to flick the ice off. Nice
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