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Replacing rear wiper blade

How I replace the rear wiper blade on a Toyota Rav4? I can't seem to find anything that would press in or pull out. I hope I don't have to take it to a dealer.

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  • MikeyDaIdiot Apr 03, 2009

    It's not that simple. First, the arm doesn't pull out 90 degrees, only about 10 degrees. Just enough for the wiper blade to clear the rear windshield. And the arm assembly isn't replaceable, just the blade itself. Also, the blade "frame" (the part that slides into the arm housing) is narrower than standard wiper blades.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    Well doesn't this just fall into the SHOOT ME KNOW category?!?!?!

    DH is in the driveway right now trying to replace it, I'm online trying to find out how! Too bad the parts guy at the dealer didn't CLUE ME IN! Very frustrating.

  • Marc Podeszek May 11, 2010

    you shouldnt have to the new blade has directions on it usually you pull out the arm then get the blade at 90 degrees and pull back and out . if you need anything else go to

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I purchased a Trico "Exact Fit" #12-A rear wiper blade at Advance Auto Parts for my 2006 RAV4. The directions are very clear. It took about 3 minutes. The key is to open the plastic cover at the bottom joint of the blade by spreading the both sides with your index fingers and pulling straight out. This opens the cover and allows you to bring the blade to a 90 degree angle.

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At the pivot end grab both side of sheet metal cover and pull out and up not too hard and this exposes the pivot nut and allows you to bring the arm back 90 degrees after that twist the wiper off again not too hard be nice and it will work I just finished my kids 2008 rav.

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Update: You have to go to a Toyota dealership for replacement parts on this, as the blade is specially made for Toyota. If your armature is good, you can buy a refill blade for around $5. The old blade has 2 metal strip in it for support; you'll need to pull those out and put them in your refill blade before inserting it into the armature.
As for replacing the arm? Fortunately, I didn't have to. The guy from the parts department couldn't even figure it out. After struggling with it for a few minutes he said, "The arm's in good shape. Why don't we see if there's a refill for this thing instead?"
Sorry I couldn't help more than that.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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