Best temporary fix for a dead rear wiper blade?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by pilotgrrl, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. pilotgrrl

    pilotgrrl Senior Member

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    My rear wiper blade has partially separated from the part that goes on the arm. It's raining test again this morning, and I use it a couple times on my way to work.

    Took her in for my penultimate oil Toyota Care service yesterday, but they were out.

    I'm thinking about Loctite Go 2 Glue, which is a non cyanoacrylate. Anyone have better ideas'

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    What about an Automotive Parts store?
     
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    Not being facetious, but consider not using the rear wiper. If you can get up to ~50mph the rear window clears itself with the slipstream. Outside of Toyota, there's not much in the compatible market over here.
     
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    I say this without having done it on Gen 4, but what I would try (and have done with past Prius) is take the wiper arm off the car and carry it into a parts store and find a match
     
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    Just go to Autozone or equivalent and tell them what you want. They'll look it up. If you ask, lots of times they will even install it for you

    But I also echo the "just don't use it" comment.... there's really no need for a rear wiper on a sedan. Some models don't even have one. Mine doesn't. It never even gets bad enough that I'd ever use one, even if I had one to use
     
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    You could put some Rain-X or similar water repellent on the rear screen.
     
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    Amazon also has them. Because of the issue I had with getting replacements for the front, I bought a spare rear one. I believe it's Bosch and it matches perfectly.

    Bosch Rear Wiper Blade H409 /3397011431 Original Equipment Replacement- 16" (Pack of 1)
     
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    Not Amazon.co.uk though, sadly!
     
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