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Hemi57

DIY Wiper Blade Refills

After 3 years I decided that I needed new wiper blades on my Scat Pack. So, off to my local O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Dang, $29 a pop for non-OEM blades that may or may not work. I just happened to be in Wally World with my wife and went to check out their wiper blade selection. They had a bigger selection price-wise but still a universal fit. IE - you have to use the right adapter. So, now I am down to searching the internet. I found a Dodge deal Grapevine, TX, just north of me, that had OEM versions for $20 apiece. I ordered them, had them in 2 days and installed in 5 mins.
OBTW - Refills where not to be had.


OEM Wiper Part Numbers
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Now that I had the new blades I decided to see if I could find replacement rubber refills. Low and behold I found them on Amazon. Yes, they are made and shipped from China. But, the real deal here is a pair of 26" 8mm wide only costs $4.99. I ordered 1 set to test. Shipping is really slow. Why did I order the 26" version? The Scat has a 24" passenger side wiper and a 21" driver's side wiper. Remember they come in pairs and the cost difference is like 20 cents. 


Replacement Wiper Refills
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It takes all of 30 mins to remove the old wiper rubber and replace them with new rubber. You just need a small screwdriver to release the rubber from the blade and a razor knife or side cutters to cut the new rubber to length.
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Step 1 Remove the old rubber with a small screwdriver.
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Step 2  remove the metal mounting rails and cut the new rubber to size.
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Step 3 Insert the mounting rails in the new rubber and re-install in the wiper blade
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