Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by drm345 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm

How does the blade detach? I assume the cover over the pivot hinges up to reveal a nut. I have tried, but I'm afraid of breaking something


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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by NeoVo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:40 pm

Fitted mine this afternoon. Although fitment on the underside of the wiper arm is different, it felt secure enough using the existing 13mm bolt.
Although I've not covered a huge distance yet, the extra visibility will be helpful.

Bought this from ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Wiper-A ... 2070466078


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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by NeoVo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:46 pm

drm345 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm
How does the blade detach? I assume the cover over the pivot hinges up to reveal a nut. I have tried, but I'm afraid of breaking something
On either side of the cover (protecting the nut), you have to gently pull the flexible bits (nearer the glass) outwards.
There was also a couple of nodules on the underside, so it's best to push it gently down towards the glass then in then opposite the length of the wiper blade.

Hardest bit was actually getting the existing blade off, it has like a bevelled ridge which keeps it securely in place once tightened; a slightly more aggressive wiggle in both directions free'd it


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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by BRUCE225 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Got them in work now so can confirm Bosch H253 looks correct.

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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by oastra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 pm

Do you fit them ? Or you just think that will fit ?
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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by BRUCE225 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:15 pm

oastra wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Do you fit them ? Or you just think that will fit ?
No not fitted my cars only a month old so no need to change, and know if I try I will break something just for the sake of an experiment :D

But they are the ones listed and held up against wiper arm everything looks ok..


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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by oastra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:57 pm

Thank's for your sharing
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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by drm345 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks for the info, NeoVo


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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by Crimson » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am

Anupanu wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:15 am
Hi Discorus, and welcome

I can't help you with the Bosch code for the Astra blade, but I replaced arm and blade with the Insignia Sport Tourer model, it is longer and gives a far larger sweep area.
In my opinion the OEM looks too small on the rear screen of Astra and this change fits perfectly (Hatch only) can't comment on ST
Once you change to the Insignia arm, you can find a Bosch blade.
Is the replacement blade you have used from the current or the previous Insignia model?
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Re: Replacement Rear Wiper Blade

Post by Anupanu » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Crimson wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am
Anupanu wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:15 am
Hi Discorus, and welcome

I can't help you with the Bosch code for the Astra blade, but I replaced arm and blade with the Insignia Sport Tourer model, it is longer and gives a far larger sweep area.
In my opinion the OEM looks too small on the rear screen of Astra and this change fits perfectly (Hatch only) can't comment on ST
Once you change to the Insignia arm, you can find a Bosch blade.
Is the replacement blade you have used from the current or the previous Insignia model?
Good point, when I originally did this there was only one Insignia model so, Insignia A
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