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Old 10-08-2010, 10:33 AM   #55
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Thumbs up 14" & Wiper Rebate Info

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Instead of using 26" drivers and 14" passenger, can I use 24" and 16". That is substracting 2 and adding 2. and this will avoid them hitting over each other at the bottom. But will cover less on the top while ON.

Just can't find the 14". And have a really nice offer. Buy one get one free on Goodyear wiper blades.
If you're willing to upgrade...go Trico NeoForm which come in 14"

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While I love the look of the Neoforms I don't like that they chatter alot they are very very noisy
Do they chatter in both directions or just one way? If one way, your wiper arm(s) may be twisted a little bit. The blades must be 90 degrees from the glass and when it chatters one way and not the other, that's a sign the wiper arm(s) may be twisted. I've have absolutely zero chatter with NeoForms.

Lastly - FYI - They are running the rebates again but this time are allowing two per household. In Spring they only allowed one. Rebate info here.

Happy Fall Everyone!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:54 PM   #56
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I changed out my stock wipers at around 35300 miles, I was surprized they
lasted that long, and they get alot of use here in the Pacific N.W., I
got my replacements at the Toyota Dealership , my Yaris just turned 36000 miles this morning and no problems
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:12 PM   #57
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WOW! I contacted my local Toyota Dealer to get the replacement inserts for OEM blades and they told me they didnt have them in stock and wouldnt order them because the had to order too many to be worth it for them!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #58
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WOW! I contacted my local Toyota Dealer to get the replacement inserts for OEM blades and they told me they didnt have them in stock and wouldnt order them because the had to order too many to be worth it for them!
Wow..that really sucks that they wouldn't order any for you..

I think I'm gonna go with the Bosch wiper blades that they have at Auto zone..
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #59
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WOW! I contacted my local Toyota Dealer to get the replacement inserts for OEM blades and they told me they didnt have them in stock and wouldnt order them because the had to order too many to be worth it for them!
BS. Total BS. I work for a Toyota (and Ford) dealership in the parts dept. I can order 1 wiper insert, or 1 million. We don't even get a price break for ordering more. Why they don't want to do their job is beyond me.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:08 AM   #60
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WOW! I contacted my local Toyota Dealer to get the replacement inserts for OEM blades and they told me they didnt have them in stock and wouldnt order them because the had to order too many to be worth it for them!
I didn't switch to buying on line because of this type of thing, I switched because its so far of a drive and gas is so expensive. That said, your experience REALLY stinks. They obviously can't see the forest through the trees.

I still love the neoforms and its pretty cool that wipers123 sends me inspection reminders occasionallly so I always know how old my wipers are.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:59 PM   #61
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My original blades were awesome...16 months later had to replace them....replaced them with Toyota blades......not impressed....definetly not the same that came from the factory!!!!....just like tires etc. .
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #62
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If you're willing to upgrade...go Trico NeoForm which come in 14"



Do they chatter in both directions or just one way? If one way, your wiper arm(s) may be twisted a little bit. The blades must be 90 degrees from the glass and when it chatters one way and not the other, that's a sign the wiper arm(s) may be twisted. I've have absolutely zero chatter with NeoForms.

Lastly - FYI - They are running the rebates again but this time are allowing two per household. In Spring they only allowed one. Rebate info here.

Happy Fall Everyone!!
Trico make a NeoForm exact replacement for the rear, additional plastic housing and special connector clip and all, just like the OEM. Yank old blade and housing all the way backward and it pops off a small clip.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:49 AM   #63
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I've had the same pair of silicone triple edge wiper blades on my civic for about 7 years I think.....give or take a year or two each way......just got to clean them every few months. The suspension arms are sun oxidizing but they are still holding up......
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #64
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Trico make a NeoForm exact replacement for the rear, additional plastic housing and special connector clip and all, just like the OEM. Yank old blade and housing all the way backward and it pops off a small clip.
I can't find a rear neoform but I use their exact fit rear for the yaris: https://www.wipers123.com/detailed_p...?products_id=8

Install Video (Click xx-A): https://www.wipers123.com/wiper_blad...ion_videos.php
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #65
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oops ^ yeah I dun goofed, call the cyberpolice. that is what I meant. exact fit, same rubber but not a 'neoform'
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #66
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I used neoforms on my minivan last winter. They are awesome wipers. I just ordered a set for the Yaris. I highly recommend them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:55 AM   #67
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...update

not 100% happy with the new Trico exact fit rear for the yaris HB
(the fronts are fine)

the rear loses traction at the tip furthest from the arm,
in the first 4 inches of wipe, from .1 to 1 inch to .1 inch wide.

failsauce. I have a peeve and it is any rear wiper with less than 100% contact.

I will need to regroup and try a new arm, or a new insert, or something
to calm my seething rage.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #68
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oops ^ yeah I dun goofed, call the cyberpolice. that is what I meant. exact fit, same rubber but not a 'neoform'
No problem - lol

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I used neoforms on my minivan last winter. They are awesome wipers. I just ordered a set for the Yaris. I highly recommend them.
Pretty quiet, hey?

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...update

not 100% happy with the new Trico exact fit rear for the yaris HB
(the fronts are fine)

the rear loses traction at the tip furthest from the arm,
in the first 4 inches of wipe, from .1 to 1 inch to .1 inch wide.

failsauce. I have a peeve and it is any rear wiper with less than 100% contact.

I will need to regroup and try a new arm, or a new insert, or something
to calm my seething rage.
Sounds like you got a bad one or that the wiper is binding slightly on the arm or the arm is getting tight at the hinge. Make sure to carefully lubercate the wiper arm hinge and that the wiper blade moves freely. If you still have the problem after that...you got a bad blade.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #69
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I used neoforms on my minivan last winter. They are awesome wipers. I just ordered a set for the Yaris. I highly recommend them.

Pretty quiet, hey?

Yeah, very quiet. No squeaking noise at all.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #70
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figured out the rear Trico exact fit problem:

The Trico exact-fit replica wiper blade housing is close, but not exactly the same
as the OEM. The length stop-to-stop is 3mm longer. The Trico insert has some
wiggle room side-to-side, allowing the far-end of the insert to float off the glass
when pressure is applied to the middle of the insert

I slid the Trico insert out of the Trico arm, installed the Toyota arm, and slid in the
Trico insert. The Toyota stop tabs touch the insert at both ends of the blade, and when
the arm is at rest position, the stops hold the insert and keep it from floating off the glass.

So, in the case of: should I get a new insert, or a whole new Trico exact fit assembly ?
say NO to Trico, or just get the insert.

Other companies may make a better OEM-fit blade housing, but Trico dropped the ball on this one.

I now have 100% rear wiper contact. crisis averted.

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Old 11-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #71
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...update

not 100% happy with the new Trico exact fit rear for the yaris HB
(the fronts are fine)

the rear loses traction at the tip furthest from the arm,
in the first 4 inches of wipe, from .1 to 1 inch to .1 inch wide.

failsauce. I have a peeve and it is any rear wiper with less than 100% contact.

I will need to regroup and try a new arm, or a new insert, or something
to calm my seething rage.
trickos don't really work of the rear. i had the same issue, bought the whole blade from toyota, seems to work nicely. 10$ and you can change just the rubber from that point on. just keep the toyota blade.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #72
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figured out the rear Trico exact fit problem:

The Trico exact-fit replica wiper blade housing is close, but not exactly the same
as the OEM. The length stop-to-stop is 3mm longer. The Trico insert has some
wiggle room side-to-side, allowing the far-end of the insert to float off the glass
when pressure is applied to the middle of the insert

I slid the Trico insert out of the Trico arm, installed the Toyota arm, and slid in the
Trico insert. The Toyota stop tabs touch the insert at both ends of the blade, and when
the arm is at rest position, the stops hold the insert and keep it from floating off the glass.

So, in the case of: should I get a new insert, or a whole new Trico exact fit assembly ?
say NO to Trico, or just get the insert.

Other companies may make a better OEM-fit blade housing, but Trico dropped the ball on this one.

I now have 100% rear wiper contact. crisis averted.
may ask why not buy the toyota blade? doesn't seem expensive and you can replace the just rubber after.
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