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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:38 pm

Might be that a different person put it on than took it off. Since it's
not intuitively obvious which way the shaft will rotate, it would be
an easy mistake to make. IMHO
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:53 pm

mwalsh wrote:In case you ever need to know.....this is how the rear wiper is held on. Nut is under a plastic cover which simply pulls off (nubs on either side hold it onto the arm):[...]
Note how mine is facing the wrong way - tint shop installed it incorrectly [...]
Erm... Just curious: why does the tint shop need to remove your wiper?!!
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:04 pm

aqn wrote:Erm... Just curious: why does the tint shop need to remove your wiper?!!


I think they may have taken the glass out entirely to tint it. But just guessing.
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:29 pm

Or you can just remove the wiper motor assembly completely and put a nice cast aluminum plug in the hole... makes for a clean look:

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I never use a rear wiper and it always holds dust where the wiper blade meets the glass. Plus I like the cleaner look of the wiper (and emblems) removed.

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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:59 pm

Stanton wrote:
mwalsh wrote:tint shop installed it incorrectly


This is an example of why I had the dealer install my tint, even though it wasn't the "cheapest". These kinds of things are always done better with repetition, and there just aren't enough Leafs out there yet for "practice".


If you are in Middle Tennessee I recommend Performance Films of Nashville. They have done at least 6 LEAF's so far. Did a great job of mine.
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:00 pm

Skywagon wrote:
I never use a rear wiper and it always holds dust where the wiper blade meets the glass. Plus I like the cleaner look of the wiper (and emblems) removed.


Each to his/her own. Personally I prefer to see out the rear window when its raining, less concerned how it 'looks'
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:39 am

JPWhite wrote:
Skywagon wrote:I never use a rear wiper and it always holds dust where the wiper blade meets the glass. Plus I like the cleaner look of the wiper (and emblems) removed.


Each to his/her own. Personally I prefer to see out the rear window when its raining, less concerned how it 'looks'


JP, he's in AZ where it rarely rains. For the whole year, our ave. is around 6" but this year we are over 2" below that so far. Also, if you use Rain-X or something similar, the rain blows right off. I use Dri Car Wash 'N Guard on all the /windows/windshield because it lasts longer than Rain-X.
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:24 am

LEAFfan wrote:
JPWhite wrote:
Skywagon wrote:I never use a rear wiper and it always holds dust where the wiper blade meets the glass. Plus I like the cleaner look of the wiper (and emblems) removed.


Each to his/her own. Personally I prefer to see out the rear window when its raining, less concerned how it 'looks'


JP, he's in AZ where it rarely rains. For the whole year, our ave. is around 6" but this year we are over 2" below that so far. Also, if you use Rain-X or something similar, the rain blows right off. I use Dri Car Wash 'N Guard on all the /windows/windshield because it lasts longer than Rain-X.


Wonder if I use Rain-X on the rear camera lens would it prevent stains from dried up rain drops? Gunk on the camera lens is one of my pet peeves after a heavy rain.
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:18 pm

mwalsh wrote:
aqn wrote:Erm... Just curious: why does the tint shop need to remove your wiper?!!


I think they may have taken the glass out entirely to tint it. But just guessing.


I highly doubt it...

What they do is they fit the film on outside and cut it while it still sits on outside part of the glass, than they apply already cut film on the inside using the other, stickier side of the film.
It's just much easier to cut on outside of the glass and wiper comes in a way.
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Re: How the rear wiper blade is held on

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:31 pm

mwalsh wrote:In case you ever need to know.....this is how the rear wiper is held on. Nut is under a plastic cover which simply pulls off (nubs on either side hold it onto the arm):

Thanks for this! Saved me a trip back to the dealer (!) who reinstalled it incorrectly after a service/wash.
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