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Wiper Blades
#1256423 Mon Feb 26 2018 12:18 AM
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Is it just me, or does everyone have difficulties installing them? The instructions just plain stink.

John


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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256425 Mon Feb 26 2018 01:08 AM
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I worked for Auto Zone for 8 years and they are not fun. I really liked it when a young guy, 20s, comes in with a jacked up truck that I can't see over the hood and wants me to install them and it is 20 degrees and snowing. BTW he was 6 ft 2. Try installing headlight bulbs in a new car, less fun. Or like the lady who got mad at me because I would not install an alternator in the parking lot.

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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256430 Mon Feb 26 2018 01:55 AM
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Not sure John, Why are they difficult? don't they just slide on?

Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256431 Mon Feb 26 2018 02:00 AM
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Seems like all the vehicles I have they just have a u-shaped hook that slides onto a pivot pin. Although, when I buy the replacements they come with 2 or 3 adaptors for vehicles that might take a lot more figuring out.


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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256441 Mon Feb 26 2018 03:42 AM
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Purchased a set of Trico blades for my Silverado. It was a nice day, temp in the 40's and the sun shining. I opened the package and started reading the instructions and the more I read the more difficult it was getting. Finally the bright sun and the very small instructions were starting to make my head hurt so I picked everything up and moved inside. After studying the three different adapters and trying to identify them in the tiny illustrations I headed back out to get the driver side installed. Another 10 minutes wasted and I never did get it installed. I ended up putting the old one back on for now.

No Leo, these don't just slide on. I think they try to make them so they fit too many different vehicles. Usually (at least with the Bosch branded blades) it just takes a minute or so to figure out how to remove the old ones and install the new, but not today.

Supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow, maybe I'll give it another try.

John



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1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256462 Mon Feb 26 2018 12:54 PM
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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256472 Mon Feb 26 2018 02:10 PM
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Autozone and Oreily's install what they sell. Just ask. Saves on Asprin expenses and band-aids. wave


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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256490 Mon Feb 26 2018 03:50 PM
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I had to search for a video on how to change them on my Charger. It uses the old fashioned J hook but there's a hidden clip on the blade itself to release it. Each trying to be more "special" than the rest I suppose.


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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256494 Mon Feb 26 2018 04:40 PM
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I used to tell my customers" I have no problem replacing engines, its these wiper blades that get to me"

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Re: Wiper Blades
J Lucas #1256500 Mon Feb 26 2018 05:26 PM
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I just use duct tape.


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