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Author Topic: Rear Wiper Blade Replacement - 2012 Terrain  (Read 12414 times)
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« on: March 11, 2013, 02:18:27 PM »

I just successfully replaced my rear wiper blade with the OEM Anco 13" blade.  I removed the cover just like the manual said.  (Pull gently at axis to release cover then slide to the left off the end of blade, then replace as normal).  I almost confused myself because there was a video online regarding a 2010 replacement.  Never noticed that it's a totally different set up.  Apparently, those didn't have the one piece cover.  Heard some horror stories about breaking the cover when trying to remove it.  Definitely have to be gentle and slide the cover left before pulling.  Replacement blade was $7.99.  Don't let the dealer charge you $25.   
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 02:28:04 PM »

just the blade or blade and assembly?
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 02:37:43 PM »

just the blade or blade and assembly?

Just replaced the blade...re-used one piece cover.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 02:57:57 PM »

oh ok...
just was curious if it was whole assembly since you said 13 inches...

I replaced the 13 incher on my Traverse.
just went with the whole ANco piece for $4.57 at walmart.

the factory unit is the bottom one.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 03:01:03 PM »

oh ok...
just was curious if it was whole assembly since you said 13 inches...

I replaced the 13 incher on my Traverse.
just went with the whole ANco piece for $4.57 at walmart.

the factory unit is the bottom one.




Sorry, I had a different definition of assembly.  I replaced the entire blade assembly like you pictured.

Also, that's what she said..."you said 13 inches..." LOL
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 12:05:59 PM »

First we asked the dealer to replace all the blades, front and rear.
They only did the front.

Then while getting the tires rotated at an independent shop, we asked them to change the rear blade.
They said they did, but it was not on the bill.
When I looked at it later that evening, I noticed they went to pry the cover off, and broke it.  flaming mad
They gave up and left it like that.
I was able to snap it back in, but it's still cracked from them prying it up.
I called back, and asked whey they didn't replace it.
He said they went to, but the part was back ordered.
I told him I think they went to do it, and they broke it!
He said he'd call me back when the part came in, and they would replace it.
Never heard from them again.

I'll have to give it a try myself.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 01:01:12 PM »

First we asked the dealer to replace all the blades, front and rear.
They only did the front.

Then while getting the tires rotated at an independent shop, we asked them to change the rear blade.
They said they did, but it was not on the bill.
When I looked at it later that evening, I noticed they went to pry the cover off, and broke it.  flaming mad
They gave up and left it like that.
I was able to snap it back in, but it's still cracked from them prying it up.
I called back, and asked whey they didn't replace it.
He said they went to, but the part was back ordered.
I told him I think they went to do it, and they broke it!
He said he'd call me back when the part came in, and they would replace it.
Never heard from them again.

I'll have to give it a try myself.



That sucks...they obviously didn't know how to remove the cover and forced it.  Like I mentioned above, you have to unsnap it at the base (axis) and SLIDE it to the left.  If you just pull, which it sounds like they did it will break the hook.  Good news is that I think the part is only around $12-$13 at the dealer.  Hopefully, the dealer will have it in stock and help you fix it.  Why they couldn't make a more traditional rear wiper I will never know.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 01:34:02 PM »

For me, I thought it was a task in itself to remove the plastic top cover, but removing the blade assembly did not come easy........until I put some elbow grease into it.   Roll Eyes  The OEM Anco blade was exactly 2 years old.  I replaced with same.  Front Anco's were replaced 3 months ago.....if I recall.   We should have some clarity out the back.   Cheers



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