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Can't get pin off to replace wiper blades

I have replacement blades but the directions say to remove the pin and the vehicle guide says I should only need to press down on the center clip. I did press the clip and it didn't come off so I think its the pin holding it in but I'm not sure how to remove the pin from the arm.

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  • jtblinks69 May 22, 2009

    Thanks for the advice, bken1 and Jody4572.



    Jody4572, you weren't kiddin' about "pain in the arse". I've pushed that darn clip until my fingers bled and I can't seem to giggle the blade off. If I put much more forse on it I fear that entire arm will bend or snap off. What ever happened to the days of running the little rubber piece into the clips?



    I'll try again tomorrow and will let you know if it worked.



  • jtblinks69 May 27, 2009

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I was able to get the blade off and replace it. I didn't realize that I'd have to pull downward toward the finger I was using to hold in the tab. OUCH! Now that I have done it I know I'll remember for the next time.



    Thanks for your advice and patience.

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It's not the pin. The wiper has a small tab to press on the bottom. Press the tab and pull down on the wiper blade at the same time.

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Well your problem is not a pin, the clip is a pain in the arse, flip the whiper arm out away from the windshield, push down on the clip and wiggle it with gentle force down toward the windshield being careful not too hit the windshield with your hands, it does take a little force too wiggle it off though.........

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Jody DeVogel May 25, 2009

    ok please let me know...........

  • Jody DeVogel May 27, 2009

    No problem, happy to be of help..............

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