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post #1 of 17 Old 02-10-2017, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wiper Blade Replacements?

My CX3 is about 18 months old with 6k miles. It seems the original wiper blades need replacing. My last cars, VW and BMW, had "free" maintenance which included replacement blades. I've not had to buy a set since 2009.

For those who have replaced them, what have you gone with? OEM from the dealer, aftermarket blades? Which do you prefer? It rains often in Seattle so mine get a good workout

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Good question,I'd like to know too.
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I changed mine the first week I got it to Denso blades which are original on some Toyota's and certainly the cx-5. They look similar to the cx-3 ones but don't make a sound when they change direction. You can buy them in the aftermarket here but not sure about the US.

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I changed mine a few months ago with our "oem" replacement which are just what to me looked like rebranded rain-x style blades. I personally advocate for those newer style blades that keep constant tension over the windshield (hybrid is what we call it). If you stick with that design you should be fine for the most part. Keep in mind that if anyone tries to sell you the idea of the "hybrid" style blades last longer they are full of it. Same rubber just different way of applying pressure. They do not last any longer than the old style blades, at least from my experience (12-18 months before noticeable streaking/stuttering).

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These are Denso Hybrids;


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Formerly CX3 SportNav 1.5 diesel automatic and AWD.

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22" & 19" ... Denso Hybrids $35 to $40 for the pair here in the States.
Hopefully my OEMs will last a few more days, despite the Northeast acid snow.

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I see there is an online Denso distributor located in CA, called DENSOProducts, who seem to be selling the Endurovision blades for about $5 a set and the Conventional blades for about $11 a set, both plus p&p.

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Useful info, thanks. I want to put a longer blade on my rear wiper arm to help clear a bigger area for the rear dashcam. The CX-3 blade is 10" long the Mazda 3 is 12", but not sure if it will fit the CX-3 arm? Anyone know?
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Thanks. I'll look for the Denso Hybrids. My last two cars had Euro blades like Snoogie referenced and I really liked them. Them Mazda OEMs are decent. Being low profile with an arm that sits flush is important to me.

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The Denso blades sit absolutely flush to the arm. I'll photograph over weekend.

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