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Old 09-18-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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EXT: Upgrading Wiper blades from newer Hondas

I've had this idea for a while now. It seems like it's working well.
I like the beam style of blade. It seems to wipe and perform better.
But, Rain X or Bosch run $20 each, so $40 every time you want new blades.
After some research, I realized that the newer Hondas had this I beam style, with replaceable inserts. I had the blades leftover from my moms old 08 Accord, and the passenger side works well.

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Drivers side:
76620-SLN-A11 for the "beam" $27.88 Rubber included, good to go
76622-SLN-ALL for the "rubber" $5.75

Passenger side:
76630-TA0-A01 for the "beam" $free, already had it
76632-TA0-A01 for the "rubber blade" $5.28

I'm particularly proud of this one. Nice and cheap and a good upgrade.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Are these similar to the "uni-blade" style blades? They are smoother, at first, but I've found that their edges skip and jump after so long. I'd say once they're 6 months old, they're no longer as effective.

I'll have to look into these and see if they're any better.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Are these similar to the "uni-blade" style blades? They are smoother, at first, but I've found that their edges skip and jump after so long. I'd say once they're 6 months old, they're no longer as effective.

I'll have to look into these and see if they're any better.
Yes. They look very similar.
I had that same problem with the beam style blades of rain x, like this:


I'm hoping to get that 6 good months, then get it back, for $10 instead of $40.

Also it looks cool as fuck.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Did you price the insert holders themselves?

I feel like this is, essentially, a permanent arm and you just replace the inserts as opposed to replacing the entire unit. Granted, it's cheaper, but I feel like these will still skip and chatter after 6 months or so. I might be wrong.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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Did you price the insert holders themselves?

I feel like this is, essentially, a permanent arm and you just replace the inserts as opposed to replacing the entire unit. Granted, it's cheaper, but I feel like these will still skip and chatter after 6 months or so. I might be wrong.
My hope is to just replace the inserts every 6 months. I guess when winter comes around we'll see if I made the right decision!

I updated the main post with prices.
This thread also has the benefit of saving the parts numbers. I had originally
just looked for the correct size inserts and found the part number. When I took
it to the dealership, he could tell I pulled them off a fit

Edit: Re read your post. I'm hoping this is a permanent arm. It would be nice.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I updated the main post. The drivers side I ordered came as one complete piece, so I didn't need the insert. I'll probably keep it, that's a free drivers side wiper!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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I just use Michelin Stealth Hybrid wiper blades. They are a combination of the both and they're only like $10 bucks each at Costco. I've had them for 2 years now and still running perfectly good.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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Edit: I have no idea if this is working. The Internet at my school just slowed way down.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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how much do the inserts cost? Do you have to buy from Honda? I dont remember seeing any sold in stores yet
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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how much do the inserts cost? Do you have to buy from Honda? I dont remember seeing any sold in stores yet
These are the OEM Honda inserts, so yes, they have to come from Honda.
They were $5.28 and $5.75
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
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I've had this idea for a while now. It seems like it's working well.
I like the beam style of blade. It seems to wipe and perform better.
But, Rain X or Bosch run $20 each, so $40 every time you want new blades.
After some research, I realized that the newer Hondas had this I beam style, with replaceable inserts. I had the blades leftover from my moms old 08 Accord, and the passenger side works well.

Le video:


Drivers side:
76620-SLN-A11 for the "beam" $27.88 Rubber included, good to go
76622-SLN-ALL for the "rubber" $5.75

Passenger side:
76630-TA0-A01 for the "beam" $free, already had it
76632-TA0-A01 for the "rubber blade" $5.28

I'm particularly proud of this one. Nice and cheap and a good upgrade.
Driver side is from '08 Fit
Passenger side is from '08 Accord
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #12
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I've run into an odd problem with these.
Occasionally (keyword right there) the drivers side one will go a bit too far and hit my trim. But only occasionally. The rest of the time it's fine.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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sort of off topic but is there a tq spec for the acorn nut that keeps the wiper arm on? i cant find one so i just tightened it up until it doesnt jiggle anymore.
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This looks like a nice mod, good work!

Did you ever find out the issue with the driver side and the trim?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #16
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sort of off topic but is there a tq spec for the acorn nut that keeps the wiper arm on? i cant find one so i just tightened it up until it doesnt jiggle anymore.
I'm sure there is, but I have no idea what it is.

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This looks like a nice mod, good work!

Did you ever find out the issue with the driver side and the trim?
Thank you.

No, I didn't. I can't find a definitive time when it does it or not. It does it more on the highways, but not all the time.
It's not bad enough to make me need to fix it, it's just peculiar.
I guess I have loose and sloppy wiper arms
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I've run into an odd problem with these.
Occasionally (keyword right there) the drivers side one will go a bit too far and hit my trim. But only occasionally. The rest of the time it's fine.
My wipers do that with the OEM CB wipers. So, it has nothing to do with your wiper blade setup.
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i used 2008-2012 Honda Accord 4 Door and 2010-2012 Crosstour Wiper Blades

driver side
76620-TA0-A01 $28.53


passenger side
76630-TA0-A02 $22.80



no rubbing on mine that i notice yet
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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My wipers do that with the OEM CB wipers. So, it has nothing to do with your wiper blade setup.
Hmm. That makes me feel a little bit better.

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no rubbing on mine that i notice yet
This seems like a good idea. The ones I have are slightly elevated on the drivers side.
The wiper arm isn't in-line with the actual wiper.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:15 AM   #20
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This is sweet. I hate how the aftermarket uniblade styles dont get 100% contact on the windshield...either that or when your driving on the freeway and the wiper blades come down they lift and dont do squat.

I tried michiellens, and rainx. Went back to bosch spring style and it was all good.
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