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Old 05-27-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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OK, I give up

Alright, since my Owners Manual and FSM haven't arrived in the mail yet- how do I replace my damn wiper blades? Obv. a noob question, but I've never owned cars that had anything but a J-hook style. Can I just by the right size refills and replace the rubber?

Also- what brand are you guys using to keep the blades from hitting the cowl?

Many thanks in advance of my upcoming Memorial Day Road Trip.
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look closely theres a thru pin and a retaining clip that secures it, watch the second half of the video


http://www.corvetteforum.com/parts-a...tes-wipers.php

http://www.corvetteforum.com/techtip...D=42&TopicID=2

http://www.ehow.com/how_4759555_remo...ld-wipers.html

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Fantastic, thanks. As always- exactly what I needed. Would any of the local parts shops or dealers carry a blade that would fit? Don't mind spending $20 on a blade, but it would be nice if I didn't have to wait for shipping.

Cheers!
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Fantastic, thanks. As always- exactly what I needed. Would any of the local parts shops or dealers carry a blade that would fit? Don't mind spending $20 on a blade, but it would be nice if I didn't have to wait for shipping.

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You can get them almost anywhere. Just make sure to buy one side shorter than the other, that way they will never get stuck together in mid-sweep.
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I thought that a lot of the brands were too tall and would hit the cowl when deploying and retracting, or is that just the RainX ones?
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many guy buy 19" blades and NAPA or AUTO ZONE sell them, why not have the parts counter guy look it up
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My concern isn't the length of the blades, it's the height of the mounting point. I guess some people have had issues with it. Seems like the Trico Exact Fit blades are exact OEM replicas, but I don't think I can find them around here. The Anco Aerovantage are supposed to be Lo-pro too, but if anybody knows of another blade that works for sure I'd be appreciative.

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My concern isn't the length of the blades, it's the height of the mounting point. I guess some people have had issues with it. Seems like the Trico Exact Fit blades are exact OEM replicas, but I don't think I can find them around here. The Anco Aerovantage are supposed to be Lo-pro too, but if anybody knows of another blade that works for sure I'd be appreciative.

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Napa auto parts has Exact fit P/N 60-020-4.

Their low profile & fit my 95 with no clearence problems.
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None of the parts stores near me carried the Exact Fits, but I found the Aerovantage ones that fit just great. It did end up raining, so I was glad I was able to get them on for the trip Now for weatherstripping- had to park it outside (no choice!) overnight and got a little puddle in the back. Always something

I'll post pics of my bugged up bumper from the 1000mi first-ever road trip when I get a chance.

Overall an awesome ride, the C4's a great cruiser and didn't let me down despite its many little issues.

Thanks all for all your help!
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