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If noone mentioned it I just noticed that the 05s have a differnt rear wipper. I bet it would fit my 03... I kind of like the look better. Oh well when I have to replace the rear blade and can't get the #[email protected]# :3: off I will get this one. :p
 

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What is different ?

The housing ? or the length of the wiper?
I am running to my murano tomorrow morning to take a good look...:4:
 

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I have an 03 and the wiper housing/arm is completely different. The 03 (maybe 04 too) covers up the blade more... which maybe a good thing to protect it better from the sun... I don't know.... :8:

At any rate the 05 is smaller and sleeker looking.
 

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Yeah the 05 seems to have a smaller blade cover. I recently replaced my 03 wiper blade (not the cover, the actual blade). What a difference - now I have a clean rear window!
 

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indeed 05 is different.
i was at the dealership to get my rear wiper replacement and had a chance to look at the 05 in the showroom. the cover of rear is a bit smaller at the end.
however, you are right Eric L, the new wiper blade does make the rear window very clean.
but i dont understand one thing, why does the Nissan made a replacement blade for the front but the whole wiper assembly for the rear window.....
 

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indeed 05 is different.
i was at the dealership to get my rear wiper replacement and had a chance to look at the 05 in the showroom. the cover of rear is a bit smaller at the end.
however, you are right Eric L, the new wiper blade does make the rear window very clean.
but i dont understand one thing, why does the Nissan made a replacement blade for the front but the whole wiper assembly for the rear window.....

Its not the whole wiper assembly at the back - you can replace just the blade (underneath the cover). If your dealer replaced the entire assembly, you got ripped off! I bought my wipers for $8 each from the dealer. Comes with install instructions - takes maybe 5 minutes for a clutz like me.
 

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Does anyone know if you can replace 04 Rear Wiper w/ 05?
 

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Its not the whole wiper assembly at the back - you can replace just the blade (underneath the cover). If your dealer replaced the entire assembly, you got ripped off! I bought my wipers for $8 each from the dealer. Comes with install instructions - takes maybe 5 minutes for a clutz like me.
hmmm.... well he charged me $17 for that rear wiper..... so i guess he did charged me more.... b/c my front blades were 9 and 12 $ (passenger & driver respectively) i asked him if there was only the blade for the rear but he told me that its the whole wiper. blade + body.

i will take a picture of what i bought and post it here. please confirm if thats what u bought as well

i do have a survey that i got mailed in by Nissan about the service i received. i have to report a prick at the dealership for the alternator issue and how he started lecturing about buying it from local dealership and thats when he could help.
 

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hasaanbhutta....I just had mine replaced at the dealer last week. The wiper blade was 9.99 and it was only the blade and it came with instructions for removing the old blade and installing the new one. After watching the guy do it and armed with the instructions, I will do it myself next time.

Anyway...the blade and the plastic covering over it are not just one piece...you can replace just the blade.
 

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the guy who replaced mine, didnt actually take the whole kit out, he did the same job as what we do with the front wipers. he took the blade out of the rear assembly, took the new blade out of the new assembly and replaced it...
result, i have a brand new assembly for the rear wiper.....
 

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Does anyone know if you can replace 04 Rear Wiper w/ 05?
I don't know for sure but I don't see why it wouldn't. The "stem" that comes out of the glass where the wiper arm attaches to looks the same as my 03.

I'm tempted to try it. I was told the entire part (including the cover for the nut) would cost Blade - $10.76, Arm - $14.24, Cover $5.05.

Not too bad... hmmmm.
 

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Gonzo and Fndonaghy,
Did you see my post:

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For anybody who lives in Boston area that is interested, this is what was sent to me by an aftermarket performance company.


Thank you for the interest in our product. We do not have an intake or exhaust out for the nissan murano yet but it is something we are planning on doing in the near future, we just need a car to prototype them on. Where are you located? If you are close to us we would be intersted in using you for the prototype. Please let me know.

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Picture comparison

No more curve to match the glass. Individuality dwindles. :(
 

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Does the curve help? I noticed that on my 04 the wiper barely just "lays" on the glass.
 

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RE: replace 03-04 blade with 05...

I don't know for sure but I don't see why it wouldn't. The "stem" that comes out of the glass where the wiper arm attaches to looks the same as my 03.

I'm tempted to try it. I was told the entire part (including the cover for the nut) would cost Blade - $10.76, Arm - $14.24, Cover $5.05.

Not too bad... hmmmm.
This sounds interesting.
I wonder whether it will be a direct fit or not...
Gonzo, you will try this right?? :4:
 

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hasaanbhutta said:
the guy who replaced mine, didnt actually take the whole kit out, he did the same job as what we do with the front wipers. he took the blade out of the rear assembly, took the new blade out of the new assembly and replaced it...
result, i have a brand new assembly for the rear wiper.....
Oh thats what I did with mine too. However, the rear wiper isn't like the front wiper. The actual wiper blade (metal blade plus rubber wiper) fits into a wiper arm (the plastic cover) that is attached to the part of the wiper that moves. Nissan specifies that when this plastic cover no longer holds the blade with a specific force, its also time to replace the cover. I thought thats what the dealer did for you. Kind of hard to describe without the actual instructions that came with the wiper blade.
 

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I noticed the crook in the 03/04 arm. I wonder if the stops are the same for the motors considering the 05 is straight.
Oh, I know that the motor shaft is splined and you can mount it in any direction, just wondered about the stops. I guess one of us will have to look at the 03/04 arm stopped to the left to see.
 

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OK!:D
 

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Here's a picture from a different angle of the '05, just in case you're interested.
 

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Its tempting to try it but I'm not convieced that I want to get rid of mine yet... I'll wait until I have to replace the blade as I'm expecting on breaking the entire thing when trying. :4:

Corin, great shot from that angle.
 
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