Clarity PHEV wiper replacements sizes?

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

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  1. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    Thanks @ClarityBill. Your are right, of course. It is pretty easy, as you said, and it does actually work, as long I follow the simple instructions correctly. I almost did it right on my initial attempts, except for the "Mist" position thing. (I didn't know it was there, or what it was designed to do). Duh!

    Putting the wipers in the maintenance position really does make them much more accessible and easy to work with, so I think it's well worth a short bit of time to put them there.
     
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  3. 228ra

    228ra Member

    Thanks for the link to hondapartsnow. Shipping was expensive but fast. Came rolled up in a small rectangular box, which was funny because the blades had a large warning ⚠️ sign that said DO NOT BEND. They installed super quickly and eliminated the skipping and squeaking issue with my one year old blades. Highly recommend over replacing the entire arm, which I’ve always done with my other cars.
     
  4. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    You might consider trying your local Honda dealer. $15 a pair for mine, no shipping, no waiting, and they were kept flat during storage and handling at the dealerhip.
     
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  5. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve Active Member

    Well, ebay ones lasted exactly a year as they are now doing the noise the original ones were doing. Still at $5 a pair (US shipped) is not bad.
     
  6. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Active Member

    I'm middle-aged now, but I remember for quite a few years of owning cars replacing a wiper was sort of a mystery. I've since done it many times, on many car models including Clarity. It's not very difficult, and lots of youtube videos on how to do it- and thanks Ray B for posting a video in this thread. My experience is that you only need to know the length (i.e. qty 2, 26"), and yes many car models have two front wiper blades of different lengths (and thank you Honda for not doing that). I also used to have the incorrect assumption I had to find my car in the catalog, then select my blade. I dismissed this idea 25 years ago, and through too many purchases to be able to count, never had a problem just buying the correct length. And the length's are actual, as in if you don't know them you can measure with a tape-measure. And as others have noted, it's often the case that a range of length can work, i.e. 26" or 27"-- i.e. if you see multiple sizes listed for your car, that's likely the range.

    I presume there are always some exceptions with weirdo connectors and hence why the Michelin's I mention below come with more than one adapter-- but I've never touched a car that didn't have the same hook shaped connector as Clarity, spanning both American, and Japanese cars. I've never owned a European car, so can't speak to that.

    The basic hook mechanism like Clarity is the same I've found on all cars I've touched in the last 25 years or so. Some of the blades include 'fancy covers' that have their own clip/unclip mechanism.

    I replace mine religiously each Fall after the hot weather is gone, and this year selected some "Michelin Guardian Hybrid Wiper Blade" at Costco. These are really nice heavy duty feeling replacements, and they work great. Very quiet, no streaking, no problems. A good sign is when totally dry, running them on Clarity is totally quiet, no rubber grabbing sounds like the factory blades did even when wet. And of course, they actually work well too.
     
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  8. Blaze

    Blaze New Member

    I have owned my Clarity for about a year and have tried everything to keep the factory blades from grabbing. I came across the Michelin Wiper Blades at Costco and have been pleasantly surprised how cheap, easy to install and quiet they are!
     
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  9. Mowcowbell

    Mowcowbell Well-Known Member

    I bought a pair of Rain-X Latitudes from Amazon, and ended up returning them. I removed the outer cover, but they would not snap all the way onto the J-Hook of the wiper arm. Ended up ordering the blade refills from Honda.
     

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