Rear Wiper Replacement

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Asher
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Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Asher » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know how to replace the rear wiper blade? I don’t want to break the thing and I can’t see any videos on YouTube.

Thanks

AdieMcc
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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by AdieMcc » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:28 pm

A good yank
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Freethinker1987
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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Freethinker1987 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:39 pm

Put down plastic cover at the point of rotation, but do it when outside temperature is not too low since plastic can crack easier now.

Then lift wiper arm so you can change rubber attachment.

No tools needed.



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morgoth
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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by morgoth » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:51 pm

Yeah I had the same problem recently. The easiest way is to remove the plastic cover and unscrew the entire rear wiper. The wiper releases easily if you tilt it enough, problem is it's pretty much impossible to do it since the arm doesn't lift high enough.

Freethinker1987
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Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Freethinker1987 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:53 pm

Nope. No reason for that. I just lifted arm enought and replaced wiper blade.
Dont worry you will not break arm.


Asher
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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Asher » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:18 pm

Thanks, ended up having to take the arm off as the arm didn’t lift up enough to remove blade

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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Callum15920 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:55 pm

Give the arm a good tug ( towards you) when it feels like it won't go any higher, then simply fold down the wiper and slide of and so and so

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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Paully » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Hi,

To all looking for information on changing the rear wiper blade, I hope this helps.

When you lift the arm off the screen, it comes up a couple of inches and then meets resistance. Continue to lift (I did this with two hands, one at the end and the other near the hinge point). The arm will continue to swing up. You don't need a great deal of effort, just some to overcome that initial resistance.

Once the arm has lifted, you can rotate the wiper blade assembly 90 degrees, and remove and attach the new blade. Then just lower back to the screen. Took about 2 minutes.

Halfords don't (currently) stock a replacement, but I got a Bosch H253 blade which is an exact replacement on amazon for just over £7 (which is cheaper than halfords generic blades as it turns out). Ebay was cheaper, but slower delivery.

Vauxhall wanted £24 to do it at the service btw!

Hope this helps - I was worried I was going to break the arm before I tried it!

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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by nsanderson » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:40 am

Yes, just pull the arm up. Press the little squares in and slide it it off and then slide the new one on.

Bosch H253 I think it the usual replacement, but, like a few others on here, I replaced mine with the H311 which is the Astra J rear wiper. Fits exactly the same as the H253 but gives a bigger wiping area.
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Re: Rear Wiper Replacement

Post by Geordie- boy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:32 am

Vauxhall parts dept charged me £13.99 for the genuine part. Not to bad I thought. Even talked the guy into putting it on for me and yes easy when you know how! the previous posts are correct force needed.
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