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Default Replace rear wiper blade on 06 Sedona?

It seems like this should be easy, but I don't see how to replace the rear wiper on my 06 Sedona? Does the whole arm just pop out somehow, its not apparent to me how to get in there to replace the blade. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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I normally cannot be pestered with the wipers so I normally get the Mrs to go to the local motor factors to get them...then flutter her eye lashes be all girly and ask them to do it

Worth a try if you have a female friend
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Or here is some practical advice

Lift the arm away from the glass just enough to rotate the blade holder so that it is perpendicular (forming a tee) to the glass, the holder will now slide off the main arm.

The rubber is then removed by carefully bending the outer most pivoting point back which will make the efective lungth of the rubber short enough to pop out from the clip allowing the rubber to slide out

When refitting the holder onto the arm do not reverse the removal, the arm clips back in in the 'working' position.

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Brian (Bobpo),
Thanks for the advice. The thing is, my arm won't flex back to perpendicular with the windshield. It will only go back a few inches. Unless you have to give it a good tug. In other words, it didn't want to give like the front wipers do. It doesn't take much of a tug to fold back the front wipers perpendicular to get access to the arm, the rear seems like it would take a lot more force and that it wasn't suppose to go that way.

But I suppose I can remove the rubber insert and simply replace with the insert from my new blade. That's probably easier to do with the blade off completely, but I suppose it can be done while installed. Would you agree?

Thanks, Brett
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Sorry if i was a bit vague, the arm does not come back perpendicular, the arm only comes back enough to get the insert holder perpindicular to the glass, the insert holder will then slide off the arm.

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