Clarity PHEV wiper replacements sizes?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by DC1, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. LegoZ

    LegoZ Active Member

    Just a heads up on new frames and arms. I tried to do Bosch Envisions and they are not setup for our cars as they say it’s the same blade on each side the passenger side spoiler is backwards.
     
  2. YesKay

    YesKay New Member

  3. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

  4. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    They wanted over $11 for shipping...
     
  5. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    Since the blades are both 26" I'm thinking of simply swapping them to see if the noise goes away. I've already applied RainX.
     
  6. LegoZ

    LegoZ Active Member

    They are not identical, which might be the problem, maybe they got flipped around backward. I don’t know how to explain this at this moment though...
     
  7. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    Oh. I did a rough measurement and thought they were the same length. They can't be off by much.

    I don't mean to swap the whole assembly, just the insert.
     
  8. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    Okay I just swapped the soft insert. The whole assembly isn't intended to be swapped. There is a raised area along the edge which I would guess is a spoiler to hold the blade down onto the windshield at higher car speeds. If they were swapped that spoiler would be on the wrong edge. I don't know if this will fix the noise problem. Since I already applied RainX I may never know. I've also ordered new inserts.

    They are indeed equal lengths.

    I think the soft part that rests against the windshield can take a "set" just sitting there in the summer heat. Last year we had 178 consecutive days with no measurable rain.

    We're supposed to get rain at the end of the week.
     
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  9. LegoZ

    LegoZ Active Member

    Swapping the blade insert will work, it was the whole assembly I was trying to warn about for exactly the reason you described. Thank you jdonalds for having the words when I didn’t.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  10. Ray B

    Ray B Active Member Subscriber

    Good advice. I found a helpful video of the process here.



    I will try it because the OEM wiper experience has been one of the worst aspects of the car in my view.
     
  11. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Active Member Subscriber

    FWIW, on mine the OEM passenger assembly was already "reversed". I very much doubt any company is going to be selling a special "backwards" assembly for the passenger side. That's just the way it is, just like with the wheel covers being backwards on one side.
     
  12. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve Active Member

    Finally I got around on replacing the second one. HUGE difference! These don't skip or anything. Wonder if the ones being installed in Japan are of different quality since it looks like most owners are having the same issue.

    Depending on the cost, for the next set I may get the OEM ones, but hoping someone else gets them and say they are good first.
     
  13. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    For the cost of shipping, I'd be happy to UPS my new PIAA wipers to anyone interested in trying them. Maybe you'll have a better experience than me?
     
  14. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    Installed two 27” Rain-X latitude blades two weeks ago. You have to remove the outer part of the connector for it to fit but after that they plug right in.
     
  15. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Those working well?
     
  16. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    Yes. Other than being a little ugly, they work really well and very quietly.
     

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