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Hello everyone ,,, new here and maybe this has already been addressed in another post, sorry if it has. I have been trying to replace the wiper blades on my 2017 an have not been able to figure out to remove and what I need to purchase to replace them. I have watched some videos but none seem to be similar to the blades on the car. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated !! :) Looking forward to getting to know all of you better .. Happy Cruisin !! Anyone from Oregon here?
 

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Welcome to the forum! Wish I could be of help, but I have a 451. A 453 owner will be along soon to help out.
 

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Try this thread for a start...
 

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Thank you appreciate that .. Happy Cruisin !!
Try this thread for a start...
Thank you, I posted on that thread also and was hoping some one would reply. I have determined that most parts house show the wrong part for a 2017 wiper replacement. They show a 20 inch and a 14 inch but both are 20 inch. Hopefully I will be able to find a replacement that matches so maybe I can see how it is installed. Still looking for any assistance anyone can provide. :) .. thank you for replying. Happy Cruisin !!
 

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Looks like the one. One part of the description says asymmetrical front but the other part says "20 14". I interpret as 2 20" and one 14".


EDIT-. Sent them a question via eBay messages to verify correct sizes. Waiting for a response.

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Looks like the one. One part of the description says asymmetrical front but the other part says "20 14". I interpret as 2 20" and one 14".


EDIT-. Sent them a question via eBay messages to verify correct sizes. Waiting for a response.

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Thank you, appreciate your help. That is exactly what they look like. Now just have to figure out how to remove old ones and install new ones when they arrive. aby ideas on how to remove old ones? I have tried just about everything (except for cutting them off .. lol ..) I have time since it will be a few weeks before new ones arrive from China I have a feeling. Thank you again for finding them. Thanks Rick
 

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Thank you, appreciate your help. That is exactly what they look like. Now just have to figure out how to remove old ones and install new ones when they arrive. aby ideas on how to remove old ones? I have tried just about everything (except for cutting them off .. lol ..) I have time since it will be a few weeks before new ones arrive from China I have a feeling. Thank you again for finding them. Thanks Rick
I just got a response from them a while ago, please verify the 20" 20" when ordering. It appears to be a set of 3 including rear.

I took a peek at the owners manual for a 2016? on the smartusa website and it has instructions there. I'm afraid I forgot if you already tried that? (Sorry I am on several forums and moderate on two and sometimes details get mixed)...

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Rear blade isn't a 14", closer to 7. The front are a pair of 20". Many sites list the 451 blades for the 453 (at least in the US).
 

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I just got a response from them a while ago, please verify the 20" 20" when ordering. It appears to be a set of 3 including rear.

I took a peek at the owners manual for a 2016? on the smartusa website and it has instructions there. I'm afraid I forgot if you already tried that? (Sorry I am on several forums and moderate on two and sometimes details get mixed)...

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Thank you I will look on SmartUSA and see what it shows. I have determined that 2016 are different than 2017 best I can tell. The ones on Ebay look exactly like the ones on the car. So I ordered them and not sure why they include the 3rd one since as you say it is too large for the back window. I am just happy to find some that match the ones that are on the car. Now need to figure out how to change them .. lol .. thank you again .. :)
 

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For the record, my wiper blades on my 453 are 20" passenger, 20" driver, and 7" rear.
(I just walked out and measured them)
I assume these to be the correct factory sizes, as they work perfectly.

They are "Bayonet" style connectors, and are sometimes difficult to find.

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For the record, my wiper blades on my 453 are 20" passenger, 20" driver, and 7" rear.
(I just walked out and measured them)
I assume these to be the correct factory sizes, as they work perfectly.

They are "Bayonet" style connectors, and are sometimes difficult to find.

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Thank you Jim, appreciate the help. I ordered some off the Ebay link jzchen sent me. They look identical to the ones on the car. Not sure what I am going to do with the 14" one .. :) ... Happy Cruisin !!
 

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For the record, my wiper blades on my 453 are 20" passenger, 20" driver, and 7" rear.
(I just walked out and measured them)
I assume these to be the correct factory sizes, as they work perfectly.

They are "Bayonet" style connectors, and are sometimes difficult to find.

Jim
oh by the way have you replaced them before, how did you get them off ? That is the next task .. lol .. :) tried all of my tricks and unable to get them to budge. I have a while until the new ones arrive .. thanks ...
 

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@zzrain Please message them ASAP or you may end up with 20" 14" and 11" per description....

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I see that they may ship a 20,14 and 11 .. weird .. almost every parts supplier shows a 20 and a 14 as a set, not sure why .. but I ordered 2 sets so at least I will have 2 - 20" ones .. I wonder why they keep saying it takes a 20 and 14. I do noticed that the 20 on the passenger side hangs over by about 1/2". On CARiD site they only list one for the drivers side and I messaged them and they say they do not carry one for the passenger side.. which I thought was weird. Thank you again for all of your help. Now just need to figure out how to remove the old ones once the new ones arrive in a few weeks .. I am hoping to look at the new ones to see what the release button does and where is connects on the arm.

Thanks ..... Happy Cruisin !!
 

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All I can say is a pair of 20's work perfectly on my 453.
Each long enough to clear as much of the windshield as possible.
Even wiping high enough to clean the glass in front of my dash cam.
I have no idea where they think an 11" blade is going to go.
The rear is clearly 7" and could not possibly fit anything larger.

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All I can say is a pair of 20's work perfectly on my 453.
Each long enough to clear as much of the windshield as possible.
Even wiping high enough to clean the glass in front of my dash cam.
I have no idea where they think an 11" blade is going to go.
The rear is clearly 7" and could not possibly fit anything larger.

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Thanks Jim .. I plan on installing the 20" ones .. yours looks just like the ones I have .. have you ever removed them and replaced them yet ? I am not sure where all of the parts houses came up with the wiper sizes, only one they seem to get right is the drivers side .. weird huh .. thanks again for your help. Rick
 
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