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Unread 02-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Rear Wiper on 2008 JK Hardtop

Does anyone know how to replace the wiper blade on the 2008 JK hardtop. The wiper blade itself is falling apart so bought a replacement but can't figure out how to change it out. It only moves about 3 inches off the glass.

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Unread 02-18-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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Replacing rear wiper blades jeep JK

Go to

http://diggsc.typepad.com/tomorrowan...d-pivot-p.html

Give good instructions with photos.
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Unread 02-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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If I am not mistaken (and I very well could be), the rear blade is supposedto be fixed in the wiper arm. If that's true, then you are supposed to replace the entire arm. I also remember a while back that someone said he had managed to buy a front blade, cut it to fit the rear arm, and saved a bunch of $$.
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Unread 02-18-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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No you can pull it off. I replaced mine with a 12" rear blade from pepboys. the safe way is to pull the arm up and hit/tap the blade with your palm. It will pop out and you can replace the wiper or replace the whole blade. The 12" works well but you lose 1 inch of wipe. I have used a 14" you will gain 1 inch but it did not seem to work that well and jumped around.
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Unread 02-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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I need to do this...my rear blade is starting to come apart...its only been on there 4 years
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Unread 02-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Go to

http://diggsc.typepad.com/tomorrowan...d-pivot-p.html

Give good instructions with photos.

This link didn't work at all, and did some funky things when I clicked it...
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Unread 02-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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This link didn't work at all, and did some funky things when I clicked it...
Yea for some reason that link does some weird stuff..will work if you copy and paste though
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Unread 02-18-2011, 08:16 PM   #8
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Yea for some reason that link does some weird stuff..will work if you copy and paste though
Thank you! I got it to work that way too...
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #9
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Good info. Took less than a minute to change the blade.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:18 PM   #10
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Yay! Thank you! I musta missed the copy and paste when I originally read this. I have a big pet peave about streaky ineffective windshield wipers and dirty glass (almost OCD about it ). Call me wierd, but I like to see out the vehicle!
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Unread 03-02-2011, 05:50 AM   #11
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Thanks for the link. That did indeed work perfectly
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Unread 05-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #12
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I saw that instruction link but I just couldn't get the wiper removed from the arm. Anyway, I bought a replacement arm for $55 dollars and wondered if anyone knew where there were any instructions on how to install it?
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