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Hi all. I've had my 11 CRV for a couple years now. Just getting to replace the rear wiper blade. However, the replacement I bought from a local auto store doesn't fit. Anyone had this problem? Don't prefer to buy simple parts like this from the dealer. Any help is appreciated.
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Why doesn't it fit?
14 inch afaik
 

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Yes. This model requires a 14 " rear blade. It turns out the rear wiper blade is a different type of blade than the front. I guess Honda changed this in Gen 3. This is new for me as all my other Honda's (gen 1 and 2 Ody and gen 2 CR-V) rear blade attached the same as the front, only a different length. On these newer models make sure to specify front or rear. Thanks!
 

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You would save yourself some aggravation by going to the dealer. I've tried buying blades from the parts stores and always run into problems.
 

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Agreed--I went to the dealer and bought the new rubber "refill" for the blade, and it worked well. But you'll be lucky to get two years out of it--rubber blades deteriorate quickly. Mine refill is already shot. They are cheap enough from the dealer.

I now use only silicone "beam" blades on the windshield of all of my cars. They are more expensive, but last longer, clear away rain better, and don't take a "set" from sitting on the windshield (unlike rubber blades). I would have used silicone on the back wiper if there were ever a model that fit, but no luck so far.
 
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