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Hello.


My Wiper Blades doesn't wipe well and looks damaged! (3 years old car) I wish to try to change it with another brand rather than GM like: Michelin, Bosh, etc.


The problem is the adapter to plug it. Can anyone tried and if yes, show how?




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I use the Michelin wiper blades. They are great. Here in Canada they sell them at Costco for around $10 each. They may or may not currently include the adapter but if you phone them or email them as I did they sent me for free about 10 adapters. I use these wipers on all my vehicles. Home Depot sells them as well. IMO for the $ they are bang on and work great.
 

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I have not had to replace wipers on the Trax yet but I have had great results with the Bosh for many years.
 

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I usually get my wiper blades at walmart they are the cheapest price around for brand name blades, the auto part stores may put them on for you but the skin you alive with the price.

Blades only go on a few ways, they are only a few styles you may have picked up the wrong style for your car, direct fit is the only way to go with wiper blades.

They should go on in seconds if it takes you longer than that something is wrong with the blade.
 

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Hi all.


Thanks you all for your prompt answer. Just a quick question: what kind of adapter I need to fit a new one? I tried with the brands I mentioned and there's no way to fit them on it :(


I'm talking about the front ones.

 

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You shouldn't need an adapter if the blades are correct.

It should be as easy as pushing that button (shown above) pulling on the wiper, then push the new one home.

Wipers that need adapters often fly off just when you need them the most, if the blade needs an adapter it is the wrong blade for your car.

Take them back to where you bought them, I had a problem finding blades for Honda cars in the past, it was because the design was new at the time like on the Trax.

You may be stuck for now going to a GM dealer, only buy one blade if that is what you need, maybe by the time you need the other the aftermarket will catch up with the design.
 

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I used to work at Advance Auto. napa, O'Rileys and Auto Zone should have the same stock. I know the Bosch and the Trico blades have the correct adapter. The real trick will be finding an associate to help. Most people do Get GM blades because switching the adapter on the Blades to the GM style is a pain. So most retail store associates are less than clueless. Some Bosch are made with the correct clip on and the trico will have an adapter. But i believe only the higher end trico will have the adapter like the neoform or the onyx personally I like the neoforms for the money but i switch to the onyx if i will be traveling....they do better with the 75 MPH wind. I know you can buy non gm blades from a retail store....you just need to get someone who either knows or has the patience to actually read the directions in the wiper pack. and i would sudgest doing the same....once you know how to do it yourself, rockauto has Blades ridiculously inexpensive.
 

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Back in 2007 I bought a Honda Civic one wiper on that developed a bad spot I had a **** of a time finding blades that would fit.

I went to all the auto stores looking for wipers that would work.

I am very familiar with cars having worked on them for over 40 years I know what I am looking for.

I was stuck so I had to bite the bullet and buy a blade, I only bought one because I wasn't going to get held up at gun point by the dealer.

If you screw with adapters make sure they won't pull off because they will fly off at high speed, I have seen loads of scratched windshields because of ill fitting wiper blades.
 

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Up here in the great white north, Canadian Tire sells the exact same as the dealership for blades, for both the front which is two different sizes and the tiny rear one. They were a direct fit and have worked great. I kept the packaging so I would be able to go back again. Full disclosure, I do not work for Crappy Tire.
 

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If you can post the part numbers of the blades you bought, from those numbers we might be able to cross reference them to different brands.

Store brands are just re-packedaged national brands, often with just different prefix or suffix part numbers.
 

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We haven't had our Trax for a month and the few times it's seen rain the drivers side wiper chatters and squeaks. I've tried different speeds and increments of intermittent, with no improvement. I've looked up several aftermarket blades, (Bosch, Rain X), that have worked well for me on other vehicles. The problem is they need adapters to fit the Trax arms. The OEM PN listed in the OM calls for a 25.6" blade, PN 95915125. There is also an AC Delco direct replacement blade, PN 8-992515 that is listed as 25" and has a high percentage of excellent reviews. I'm not concerned about the .6" shorter blade and prefer to have the lower profile that direct replacement provides, say nothing of some mfgs. rickety plastic adapters. I think I'll order the AC Delco blade and will post follow up after I try them.
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I found adding Dawn dish washing liquid to the windsheild reservoir helps a lot, just a squirt. Then once in a while washing and cleaning the wiper blade itself.
 

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Y'all might want to check out this TSB to possibly get your driver blade and arm replaced courtesy of GM:

#16-NA-113: Driver Side Wiper Does Not Clean Windshield Properly - (Aug 18, 2016)


Some customers may comment that the driver side wiper streaks and/or leaves marks on the windshield.

The original wiper arm and blades have had design changes implemented, which will improve the wiper performance.

For those vehicles displaying the condition, replace the wiper arm and blade.

Will be replaced under warranty.

BLADE ASM-WSW (Encore and Trax) Part #94531969

ARM ASM-WSW (Encore and Trax) Part #42429688
 

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Well I have this streaking problem with my Trax so went in to the dealer this morning and they had a wiper arm there so I bought it $30 Cdn $34 with tax. The only difference I notice is the last piece where the wiper attaches is angled and shaped differently. We shall try it and see. They didn't have the new wiper blade so that will have to wait. Meanwhile I just clean the existing one.

Here is a picture of both arms side by side with the old one on top or to the right


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New arm works way better, no more chattering and hopefully with new blade streaking will also be gone.
 

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Installed these blades on my Trax and ordered a second set for my Encore. They are exactly like the originals in all ways except being new they sweep better. Can't beat the price. The Dealer wanted $27 + tax for the driver's side alone. Only time will tell, had 3 winters on the old ones and the driver's side one had a nick halfway.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Xukey-Front-Rear-Windscreen-Wiper-Blades-For-Opel-Mokka-Chevrolet-Trax-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016/32851331384.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.7dbf4c4dbA4zcu

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