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Windshield Wipers (Bosch ICON DO NOT FIT!)


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I just ran into an interesting issue. I went to go replace my wipers, picked up some Bosch ICON blades....NO WORKIE! They do NOT accept ANY pin-type arm! Funny enough, the parts cross reference says they will work. That's a big 'ole NOPE.

 

I think I remember a few years ago running into the issue where the "better" blades don't work on the older cars and I went looking for a solution. I never did find one, so it seems the only way around this would be to make your own wiper arms with the hook-style retention. I have not tried that yet, but it might be on my "to do" list.

 

I hope this saves someone from a similar issue.

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  • 2 weeks later...

If I'd stayed at the store to change them, yes! LOL It was raining it's butt off and I didn't feel like standing in the rain to change them (and no, I am not going to ask the parts store person to change my wipers as they probably wouldn't know how and break them!) as I was only 1 mile from the house. So, I just drove home and found all this out the next day! LOL 

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I was working at a parts store when you could still get wiper inserts for Anco and Trico instead of having to buy whole blades every time.  I noticed that hardly any wiper inserts or blades sold unless it was pouring rain outside. One of the first questions I would ask is if the car had ever had the entire blade replaced especially with Bosch items. If not then the choice on inserts was either wide or narrow and what kind of clip to hold it on the blade, if so then it was whole blade replacement time again. Then there were the ones who claimed to have never changed the whole blade but the car was sitting outside with the double blade wipers on it, I hated those useless things.

 

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