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Hate to ask such a possible dumb question but, I'm trying to buy the rain x latitude blades and I don't know what size blades would fit. Tried to find it in the manual but didn't find it. I even searched it online and couldn't find it. Does anybody know what size I can get? Thanks in advance
 

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22 and 20 inch. Why they went and made them different sizes is beyond me. Stupid idea.

I have the Rain_x, that's what fits.
 

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Just a guess on why . . .

To maximize the sweep coverage, as the 2 arcs work "best" with difference sizes. That way, more of the windscreen is cleared w/ each sweep at minimal mechanical complication. -For the opposite, complex mechanics, look at the variable length arms on Mercedes. They physically shorten to clear the edges of the windscreen. On my Miata, I installed ones larger than stock, but they loose contact on the far edge of the screen- which doesn't bother me in the slightest. The result is a larger cleared area when running the wipers.
Scion/Toyota would have used 2 sizes and spaced the motor axles accordingly, so they would have max cleaning w/ minimal part complexity.
 

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has anyone figured out a way to use a standard rainx blade on the rear? or do i have to go to the dealer (ick)
 

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has anyone figured out a way to use a standard rainx blade on the rear? or do i have to go to the dealer (ick)
I actually took mine off. Use Rain-x (the liquid) to keep the rain of. I don't miss the wiper one bit.

You should be able to use any blade as long as it's the correct length.
 

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wow, we've come a long way since my CJ 5...lol
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The certainly have . . .
My 90 Miata was advanced back in 1989, but seems very old-school now, too.

I've always liked CJ5s (The main Jeep line from 1954-1983). Should I ever get an offroader, a pre-square light Jeep would be near the top of my list (as would the older bodystyle Land Cruisers).
 

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Sovereign said:
has anyone figured out a way to use a standard rainx blade on the rear? or do i have to go to the dealer (ick)
I actually took mine off. Use Rain-x (the liquid) to keep the rain of. I don't miss the wiper one bit.

You should be able to use any blade as long as it's the correct length.
it's just that the receiver on the blade arm is a non standard shape, so normal blades don't fit into it. i may try to find another arm from a different car that's the same length that has a standard loop for wipers
 

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You CAN replace the rear wiper blade on Gen2 xB's

Sovereign said:
boblamb58 said:
Sovereign said:
has anyone figured out a way to use a standard rainx blade on the rear? or do i have to go to the dealer (ick)
I actually took mine off. Use Rain-x (the liquid) to keep the rain of. I don't miss the wiper one bit.

You should be able to use any blade as long as it's the correct length.
it's just that the receiver on the blade arm is a non standard shape, so normal blades don't fit into it. i may try to find another arm from a different car that's the same length that has a standard loop for wipers
There is an alternative to going to the dealer for a replacement rear blade on the 2008+ Scion Xb's. It may first appear that the blade and arm are one piece but if you take a look, you'll see the wiper blade can be replaced and its actually quite simple. There may be other alternatives, but the 'Trico Exact Fit Rear Blade' at wipers123 online snaps right onto the special rear arm and looks like the factory original. Much cheaper than the dealer alternative. Comes with removal and replacement instructions too. Hope this helps. :yes:
 

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I want to take the rear arm and blade off but the hole left by the removal is a problem,I am not into rear veiw camaras either.
 

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To the OP next time you want to know the size or whatever pull a tape measure on them I do it all the time if there is a discrepiancy with a customers ride walk out and we measure them.
 

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Seems like a dumb question, but how do you get the damn wiper blades off? I can't find anything in the owner's manual and I've pushed and pulled and pressed the rectangular tab near the middle of the blade. Nothing. The next step is to get really aggressive until something slips or breaks and leaves a big gash on my hand. Cursing at it and calling it names relating to canine parenting hasn't helped.

Also, I assume the rear window washer draws fluid from the tank under the hood. Previous cars I've owned have had a separate tank in the back. Again, nothing in the manual about that.
 

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Wiper blades are a bit of a struggle, but they DO come off...

Pull the arm up away from the windshield. Turn the blade so it's facing away from the windshiled and press it down towards the windshield. Not sure since I did mine close to 2 years ago and have been using aftermarket (Rain-x and Bosch). There may be a small tab to push in with a small screwdriver. It's probably plastic.
 

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Bingo! You need to take a screwdrier, pop out the little rectangular clip in the middle of the blade then just tap the end of the wiper and it pops off.

 
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