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Just a quick tidbit of information on changing your windshield wipers when the time comes. You should change them every 1-2 years, as they dry out over time. Here is something I learned today.

Unlike a lot of cars where you have to replace the entire windshield wiper blade, you dont have to in Hyundais. All you have to replace is the rubber "wiper" itself. It slides out from the metal blade pushing a tab on one end. Now, I know some of you are cheap and go out and buy the "Pep Boy special", when lets say you blow a flat and its not patchable, you go and buy the cheapest replacement possible rather then keeping all 4 tires the same. Same applies to wipers, where you go and buy aftermarket ones. Here is the problem.

1) One wiper is bigger then the other and the aftermarkets never fit the windshield totally like OEM would.
2) The blade itself won't come off.

Just thought I'd share this piece of information, before some of you go out and buy aftermarket blades trying to save money, when in fact, this way is cheaper. $5 each wiper. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Here in Canada I find that I need to change my wipers at least once a year. The ice, snow and cold temperatures is really hard on them.

When mine needed replacing the first time I went to the dealership. They gave me entire replacement wipers. When I got home and looked at them before I installed them, I noticed that they were different. Not just the length... But the style of wiper was different. They even required different methods of installation.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/angry.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

So to make a long story short. where the heck can I get the original tiburon wiper blades where I can just replace the rubber piece? It worked better than any other wiper I had. The others skip and make noise when I try to use them over 110kph...<img src=/images/forums/snitz/angry.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Cottonmouth...I'm guessing he gave you the wrong ones. Also, your Tiburon is a 99 year model. My Elantra is a 2000 where it has it replaced like this. Yours might be different because its older. But the only place to get the replacement wipers is at the dealership. I do not know of anyone else that carrys OEM wipers


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wipers? what are those? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
Yeah, the dealer is the only place I know that sells them around here too


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Man, my Hyundai wipers suck. They sucked the minute I got out of the dealership. Chances are I will not replace them with Hyundai wipers. I don't remember where I read it, but I heard somewhere that the OEM wipers are NO GOOD for snowy climates especially. When I go and buy some, I will get the highest quality after-market blades that I can find and try them on my car before I leave the store.


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After I replaced the OEM ones I used wipers from Canadian Tire called Aerofoil. They are areodynamically shaped to put downforce on the blades when driving. They don't seem to work like the box says...<img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Okay Guys and Gals.. I know a few things and I have to say that if your looking for a good replacement wiper blade I'd use BOSCH ...and if you live in the snow get those silly looking dual wiper blades with the little air scoop thingy comming of the wiper arm it's self ( a snow shovel)

I couldn't belive my eyes when I saw a thread about Wipers ! ( Laughs)

The other stuff I know is like : My name , where I live , How to dial 411 to get the number for 911. You know the important stuff !!!


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