Damn these new windshield wiper blades and their cursed adapters.
How often do you change the windshield wiper blades ? I park cars in the garage so maybe between 18 months to 24 months. UV ray is the number one aging cause for rubber and synthetic cousins.
Anyhow, I used to a lot of things around the house so changing wiper blades is nothing new to me, except, these wiper blades changes the adapter to the wiper arms often. Too often which I could not keep up.
Got some wiper blades from Costco with discount, GoodYear Hybrid for Less than $4 a piece. Great deal so got home and started to change the blades.
First, the instruction sheet with small print is too hard to read and understand. They also changed the adapter for the same application on a hooked arm. So I was looking at the old wiper blades which has no clip to push and nothing on the outside showed how to dismount it. Tried internet for clues, got all the how to install with the new adapter. Tried the OEM but the adapter from GoodYear wiper blades replaced the OEM 18 months ago, so it won't apply.
Great, I did not save the old GoodYear wiper blade instruction on installation. Tried everything except take the wiper arm off the car. Finally got a clue to take the old wiper blades off the arm. Get this, had to tilt the blades at 35° angle then push real hard. Bingo, the good news was got the first one done and the bad news was, the second one had a split adapter. The plastic just gave up and stuck. Peeled off the broken pieces as much as I could then push and pull, gave it a gentle persuasion, telling it I will rip it off with a pliers soon......
Came off after several minutes.
I don't have a place to store the information with all these new stuff if they keep changing the adapter.
Who'd knew to "tilt the arm 35°" then pull hard ????