Service & Maintenance Wiper Blades

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Zub131, Tuesday 27th Sep, 2016.

  1. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi,

    On the lookout for wipers for the FR-V. Are they just standard wipers on the front ?

    I'm looking at Eurocarparts and there seems to be standard ones and also some that are referred to as 'Retro fit'.


    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
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  2. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I got some of the bosch aerotwin from my local car shop. The box comes with a few plastic clip on adaptors to fit various models. Just gotta get the right length blades obviously. Awesome wipers.
     
  3. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Would that be 26 inch and 19 inch?
     
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  4. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Mine are 24 and 20 inch
     
  5. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ah damn, I don't see a 24 and 20 on eurocarparts.
     
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  6. Ben28 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    This is just me measuring with the tapemeasure. The guy in the shop sorted it while I was havin a look at some tools.
    I've no idea what he actually put on
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    Could be he put the wrong size on although they seem fine :Smile:
     
  7. Denso23 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    recommend you go for original honda ones. they cost about 18-20 a set. Usually made by Mitsuba and are great quality
     
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  8. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I'm using the Aerotwin baldes from halfords, good blade and quiet with it too. Nice low profile to the arm too so gives more view over them when sitting in the home position.
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    I used to go for OEM blades however they wouldn't last long (around a year). I have Bosch Aerotwins on now and they have been on the car for around 4 years and still work perfectly.
     
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  10. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Honda supplied Mitsuba versions for 8th Generation onwards Civic and facelift 7th Generation onwards accord are very good but the same wipers are not supplied for the FR-V.

    I use these and they are very good


    problem with the link but they're the Heyner Superflat 26"/19"
     
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  11. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hey, do you know what the model code for the Bosch ones is?
     
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  12. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Looks like AR18U - £17 & AR26U - £19

    If you go on the Halfords web site you can add your car type and it comes up with all the vailable options
     
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  13. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I purchased cheap eBay aero blades and they are still going strong.
     
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  14. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi Robsy,

    Which ones did you get off ebay ?
     
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  15. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
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    Oh god, think I just typed in FR-V aero blades
     
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  16. iceman2010 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Today replaced the front wipers with bosch areotwin and made a massive difference to the standard wiper blades. I also go a geniune rear blade as realised that the current one was not a genuine one and didnt sit on the glass properly. However i can't seem to find how to remove this. I see there is a clip under the wiper but it doesnt seem to do much when pressed. Do anyone know how to remove the rear blade?
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Press the clip in and the same time try and slide the blade downwards, so that it comes out of that hook.

    To fit new one, do the opposite, slide it up into the hook until the clip clicks into lock position.
     
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