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Old 03-08-2014, 08:44 PM
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Question Embarrassed to ask, but how to change wipers?

For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I can't for the life of me get the stock wiper blades off to replace with new ones! I've NEVER had this problem before on any other vehicle I've owned.

I pull the wiper away from the windshield. I turn the blade outward and expose the little tab underneath. But, when I depress the tab it seems to close the gap holding the wiper on instead of widening it so I can remove the wiper. What gives?

I tried depressing the little tab while attempting to pull the wiper off from all angles in its 180-degree rotation, but still NO GO!

Am I being too gentle? Do I have to muscle the wiper off and away from the hook, or ???

Again, embarrassed to ask, but frustration was settin' in and thought better of letting it get the best of me, gettin' pissed off and then REALLY messing something up!

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:00 PM
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i'm no pro either, so dont feel bad, but i have in the past have to be a little aggressive for them to com unattatched. let us know. maybe check you tube
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Both of mine were 21"

I finally got the passenger side off, by that time i was irritated & confused & couldn't get the new wiper on & it was getting dark fast

I went to PEP BOYS, because i bought them there
there was a guy in one of the bays,
seems like there were 2 other customers also waiting to have wipers installed
We were all on our different ways within 15 minutes total

mine were not like this

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I had to use some strength to remove my stock one... Thought I was going to break it for sure.
Oh and on 2014, mine are both 22".
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OK, thanks everyone. I'll give it one more good "umph", hopefully without breaking or damaging anything and if that fails, I'll put my tail between my legs and go to Pep Boys and ask them to do it. Grrrrrr..... personal pride takes a backseat to form & function!

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could'nt get my stock ones off either, sent my 23 y/o daughter to autozone and had them do it. she tells me 4 guys were out there helping her.
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could'nt get my stock ones off either, sent my 23 y/o daughter to autozone and had them do it. she tells me 4 guys were out there helping her.
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Oh and on 2014, mine are both 22".
Damn we have big ass wipers.
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