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DIY: Installed new wiper blade rubbers on my 5th gen Honda City

I had always wanted to just change the blade rubber instead of replacing the entire assembly including the metal frame.

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The wipers started making some nasty sounds in my almost two-year-old 5th Gen City V (MT). It was time for a (much needed) wiper blade change! Dealership is some 30 kilometres away and being the lazy guy that I am, didn't feel like driving all that way for such a trivial job. Tried sourcing wiper blades from nearby auto parts stores but couldn't find any for the 5th Gen City. So fell back to buying a set from Boodmo and while searching, I noticed a category 'Wiper Blade Rubber'. I had always wanted to just change the blade rubber instead of replacing the entire assembly including the metal frame. So went ahead and ordered OEM rubbers. The one on the driver side is 65 centimetres long and the other one is 35 centimetres. Cost me Rs.598 including shipping from Rajasthan to Keralam. Installation was a 10-minute job at home requiring a screwdriver and a cutting plier as tools.

  • Removed the wiper blades from the car by pressing a lock on them and tilting and sliding the blades towards the windscreen.
  • Pried open the locking leg that holds the rubber in place using the screwdriver. This released the old rubber.
  • Slid the old rubber with its metal backbone (2 metal strips on both sides) out.
  • Removed the metal strips from the old rubber and placed them in the new one.
  • Slid the new rubber back into its frame and locked it by applying pressure on the locking leg using the cutting plier.
  • Installed the blades back on the car.

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OEM rubber:

Wiper blade with the rubber blade removed:

Old and new blades along with the metal strip:

My red beauty with her shiny new set of wipers:

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