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2021 ST Wiper Blade Replacement

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Bosch Icons for this camper.
 

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Is it 26 and 21 or 22”. I keep seeing both. Looked in the manual and didn’t see anything.
26" and 21", 11" on the rear. By the way, the rear wiper blade doesn't come off the way my owner's manual describes it. It's a pull to the right until it clicks and then push/pull towards the front of the vehicle to take it off. The Bosch replacement blade was a simple snap-on like my manual describes.
 

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Owww...
 

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Hold on to the arm good and tight when changing the blade otherwise this might happen
This happened to me about 2 months ago.... beyond pissed that $60 wiper blade change (went with the icons and they're great) turned in to a $1000 windshield replacement.
 

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piaa silicone is the only way to go. icons suck.
There is nothing sucky about Icons unless you run them worn out. I view wipers as a consumable and change them every 12-18 months, silicone blades may go longer but then my oil and filters will too but I still change them frequently.

@Mekks082 Which of the PIAA blades are you running on the Exploder?
 

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There is nothing sucky about Icons unless you run them worn out. I view wipers as a consumable and change them every 12-18 months, silicone blades may go longer but then my oil and filters will too but I still change them frequently.

Which of the PIAA blades are you running on the Exploder?
I installed PIAA Si-tech 97065A, and 97053A. I was just kidding about the icon remark. I have not had good luck with them in Colorado but I'm sure everyone's experience is different.
 

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Hold on to the arm good and tight when changing the blade otherwise this might happen
That is why most install instructions recommend putting a towel down on the windshield when doing this.
 

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That is why most install instructions recommend putting a towel down on the windshield when doing this.
I’ve never done that in my life but will do that moving forward lol hell I’ll do two towels.
 

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I’ve never done that in my life but will do that moving forward lol hell I’ll do two towels.
Me neither but it would be cheap insurance.
 

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I installed PIAA Si-tech 97065A, and 97053A. I was just kidding about the icon remark. I have not had good luck with them in Colorado but I'm sure everyone's experience is different.
I asked because I quickly checked, Amazon, Walmart and AutoZone on the internet and they showed a no-fit, I assumed because of the packaged adapters. The catalog on PIAA's site doesn't list the latest model Explorers.
 

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Put some replacement Icons on the Wife’s last week. I’ve always had pretty good luck with them.


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I asked because I quickly checked, Amazon, Walmart and AutoZone on the internet and they showed a no-fit, I assumed because of the packaged adapters. The catalog on PIAA's site doesn't list the latest model Explorers.
Yeah I ordered from amazon and took the risk of returning. The type A adapter works perfect. Was the same style adapter on my old 16 limited. As for the rear I ordered a Bosch that amazon said would fit but by looking at it I'm not sure. A281H
 

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That's the right Bosch part. I just did one. You have to take the adapter off of the blade as it is packaged. It will look right then. As I mentioned a few posts up. The Bosch blade just snaps straight on. The one coming off does a 2-step to remove.
 

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From Bosch's site:

OE Specialty Rear (A281H)
Bosch Rear delivers the same look and feel as your vehicles rear blade.

Installation Type: Rear Type 1
Note: Remove Adapter
Position: Rear
Part Number : A281H
 

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That's the right Bosch part. I just did one. You have to take the adapter off of the blade as it is packaged. It will look right then. As I mentioned a few posts up. The Bosch blade just snaps straight on. The one coming off does a 2-step to remove.
Sweet just pulled it off and it looked as I expected. Thanks boss.
 

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This happened to me about 2 months ago.... beyond pissed that $60 wiper blade change (went with the icons and they're great) turned in to a $1000 windshield replacement.
In Minnesota windshield replacement is part of our insurance and didn't cost me a dime to replace luckily.
 



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