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Old 26 Aug 2008, 09:28 pm
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Default Time for my semi-annual TSX wiper blade rant

Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.

Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
inserts?

Thanks,

Bob
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 09:51 pm
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Default Re: Time for my semi-annual TSX wiper blade rant

Bob <tooslow42@invalid.invalid> wrote in news:MPG.231e699a8bc54637989690
@news.motzarella.org:

> Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
> Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.
>
> Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
> inserts?
>



Five dollars apiece is expensive?

And they're a "pain" to install? Maybe if you're arthritic. Are you?



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Old 26 Aug 2008, 10:09 pm
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Default Re: Time for my semi-annual TSX wiper blade rant

In article <Xns9B06DE6A3706Dtegger@208.90.168.18>, invalid@invalid.inv
says...
> Bob <tooslow42@invalid.invalid> wrote in news:MPG.231e699a8bc54637989690
> @news.motzarella.org:
>
> > Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
> > Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.
> >
> > Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
> > inserts?
> >

>
>
> Five dollars apiece is expensive?
>
> And they're a "pain" to install? Maybe if you're arthritic. Are you?
>
>
>
>

Tegger,

I've forgotten the price, but since I can't find them at an auto parts
store, I'm buying them at the dealer, which means they are over-priced.

The installation is a pain because you have to feed the replacement
blade and the two strips of metal into the housing at the same time. It
seems to work best if you have three hands. BTW, the owner's manual is
really horrible on this. It tells you to put the metal strips into the
blade insert and then put them into the housing. This is impossible to
do as the blade housing is what keeps the metal strips in the
replacement blade. I guess if I did it every day, I'd be able to do it
easily, but since it's only a semi-annual exercise for me, it drives me
up the wall.

Bob
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 08:35 pm
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Default Re: Time for my semi-annual TSX wiper blade rant

On Aug 26, 9:28*pm, Bob <tooslo...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
> Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
> Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.
>
> Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
> inserts?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob


These are way better than the stock wipers that came with my old
cars...

With every Valeo ULTIMATE (Hook-Lock) Wiper Blade you purchase from
Tire Rack’s in-stock inventory, you will receive one free!

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Old 27 Nov 2008, 08:23 pm
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Default Re: Time for my semi-annual TSX wiper blade rant

In article <MPG.231e699a8bc54637989690@news.motzarella.org> , tooslow42
@invalid.invalid says...
> Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
> Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.
>
> Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
> inserts?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob
>

As a follow-up to my post, the dealer will install them free of charge.
It took the dealer service department about 15 minutes to do it from
the time they took the blades off the arms until they started to
replace them on the arms, so I guess it's not trivial for them either.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on this group.

Bob
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Old 28 Nov 2008, 08:38 am
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Bob <tooslow42@invalid.invalid> wrote in news:MPG.2399023a7a6af3579896e9
@news.motzarella.org:

> In article <MPG.231e699a8bc54637989690@news.motzarella.org> , tooslow42
> @invalid.invalid says...
>> Sigh. It's time to change the wiper blade inserts on my TSX again.
>> Besides being expensive, they're a pain to get into the holders.
>>
>> Is there any place other than the dealer that sells the wiper blade
>> inserts?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Bob
>>

> As a follow-up to my post, the dealer will install them free of charge.
> It took the dealer service department about 15 minutes to do it from
> the time they took the blades off the arms until they started to
> replace them on the arms, so I guess it's not trivial for them either.




That's 7.5 minutes per side, about right.

I've never found wiper refill replacement to be a "pain". It is a bit
fiddly, as you've got to make sure you catch each hook on the way in, but
it's hardly difficult.


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