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Replacing wipers / new to Toyota

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by stevolene, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Nov 15, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    stevolene

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    ok , I know this is going to sound ridiculous, but Im new to Toyota , every truck and car Ive ever owned had the typical bayonette style wiper , whats the deal with the tundra? it appears its a pinch type system that is easy to remove , but then what? does one remove the pinch assembly off the old blades and put on the new ones? I have several new wipers but none have this particular attachment, taking the old wipers off are a breeze , all the youtube videos only show removal and reinstall, I need to know what happens in the middle? please someone give a newby a helping hand here
     
  2. Nov 15, 2019 at 11:39 PM
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    RLHOK

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    I use the ones from rain x when I have replaced them. Ready to go out of the package It’s quick and easy.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2019 at 11:40 PM
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    I have michelin and anco , and neither are ready to go out of the box , Im confused
     
  4. Nov 15, 2019 at 11:50 PM
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    The blade is ready to install out of the package on the ones I have changed out no need to change anything. Head to auto zone it’s where I have bought mine.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM
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  6. Nov 16, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    I just bought true Mama Toyota factory replacements from Roman. Not Sightlines. But the ones that come on the truck when new. Here's what the attachment looks like.

    Tundra wiper blade.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    Go get the SightLines. Much better than the ones that come new on your truck.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    My Toyota dealers,Maplewood Toyota and IGH Toyota have the awesome Sightline OEM Toyota wiper blades on sale right now for buy one for $19.99 and get second free! Great deal on great blades.
    Love yours. Good luck. D
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    In 4 weeks my stock Mama Toyota wiper blades will start their 4th year of service. As of right now they do not streak......still. Anyone with SightLines that have gotten that long of clear windshield service?
     
  10. Nov 16, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    I use the Toyota blades...have tried many others but they all didn’t work as well, in my opinion of course.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    I've never have had any blade last that long over 47 years of owning cars. Depends on location, use and climate. The factory wipers flat out sucked in the winter. The SightLines are a much better quality wiper for my use here in Colorado. Lots of decent blades out there that swap in quite easily too. I like Bosch Icons and Trico's top of the line but seem to always go back to Sightlines and as mentioned are on sale now.
     
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  12. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    Any idea who makes the OEM wipers for Toyota that come with it?
     
  13. Nov 16, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    none of the replacement blades Ive bought look like this , do you take that pinch attachment off your old blades?
     
  14. Nov 16, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Double check the part number for correct application. It sounds like you have purchased wiper blade refills (just the rubber part), and maybe not even for your truck. Toyota sells blade refills for earlier vehicles, but I suspect the Gen3 blades are not serviceable @Roman. Complete blades are easy to install, but cost more. :(
     
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  15. Nov 16, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    I got about 4 months out of my Sightlines before they started failing. Sad, considering they're $40/pr.
     
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    Nor have I. Stockers usually toast within a year. And then any auto parts store replacement streaking after a calendar year. I still cannot believe that my stockers are still going good and not streaking at 3 years old. I live in the deep south and get plenty of rain, insanely driving rain and cold & gloom with pissy wetness and leaves.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    No I’m buying the complete wipers, I’ll figure it out, I’ll tack weld them on if I have to lol
     
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    success! went to dealer and bought the sightlines , perfect fit
     
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  21. Nov 16, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    Your stock ones apparently didn't last very long either. I change wiper blades every twelve months. You can get SightLines for $20 pair on sale. I've had good use out of them. We get crazy temp extremes here. Sometimes over 70 degrees in a few hours. Definitely hold up better here than the stockers. Wipers are relatively inexpensive overall. Find some some that work for your zone.
     
  22. Nov 17, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Great question. I bought Michelin's and couldn't get them to work. OEM may be the best way to go.
     
  23. Nov 18, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Thanks, I'll have to stop by IGH and pick some up.
     
  24. Nov 18, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    I just ordered the OEM Sightlines from Cool Springs/Roman and so far so good. I had the original wipers on the truck for almost 3 years.

    85212-YZZ1Q-TM
    85212-YZZ1P-TM

    $40, shipped.
     
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  25. Nov 26, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    THOSE are the blades I'm looking for. My Toy dealer sold me Sight Lines, Clipped on, slid end cap on all looked aligned and tight. Pulled and fiddled with it and it didn't come off. Day 2 we got rain and they worked fine, day 3 we get snow, they worked fine. Day 4 this morning, lifted not ripped... up to clear snow off windshield and spagoing! The wiper came off in my hand and the arm slapped the wind shield, awesome. Going back to the dealer and looking for the ONE piece style like what was on there. WTF!
     

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