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I've got a 2010 Hyundai Tucson here in the Great White North (Canada). The rubber was coming off my rear wiper blade. All it needed was a wiper refill. However, the dealer said the only way it could be replaced was to replace the entire blade (they could not purchase the refill by itself). Price....$42 Canadian plus tax. No aftermarket options out there yet for the rear wiper, just for the front wipers. What a rip!!!
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I've got a 2010 Hyundai Tucson here in the Great White North (Canada). The rubber was coming off my rear wiper blade. All it needed was a wiper refill. However, the dealer said the only way it could be replaced was to replace the entire blade (they could not purchase the refill by itself). Price....$42 Canadian plus tax. No aftermarket options out there yet for the rear wiper, just for the front wipers. What a rip!!!
On ebay, type Hyundai Tucson wiper. 165 items. Some are for old models, but you try to look for 2010
There is a seller koraps-autoparts, "I 30 07 - TM 10 Tucson genuine rear wiper blade. US$8.00 included shipping. The description is bit confusing.
You need to give him your VIN number to verify see if fit.
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QUOTE (bugfan68 @ Mar 14 2011, 06:05 PM)
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I've got a 2010 Hyundai Tucson here in the Great White North (Canada). The rubber was coming off my rear wiper blade. All it needed was a wiper refill. However, the dealer said the only way it could be replaced was to replace the entire blade (they could not purchase the refill by itself). Price....$42 Canadian plus tax. No aftermarket options out there yet for the rear wiper, just for the front wipers. What a rip!!!
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QUOTE (Buerkletucson @ Mar 15 2011, 01:25 PM) Unfortunately, this company does not appear to ship to Canada...hopefully, I can find a distributor for parts here in Canada
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I've got a 2010 Hyundai Tucson here in the Great White North (Canada). The rubber was coming off my rear wiper blade. All it needed was a wiper refill. However, the dealer said the only way it could be replaced was to replace the entire blade (they could not purchase the refill by itself). Price....$42 Canadian plus tax. No aftermarket options out there yet for the rear wiper, just for the front wipers. What a rip!!!
Hey I just found out a suggestion for you.
I came across my brother's Honda 1999 CRV. The rear wiper is exactly as Tucson 30cm. It is also with rubber replacable insert blade, with an aluminium thin strip. From what I look, it is exact replacement. This Honda wiper insert blade sells for around C$6.00
You can invest this $6.00 to see if it will fit, rather than paying that expensive whole blade assembly.
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One thing many people don't consider is that the blade may just be dirty. Rubber is porous and with the rear wiper being the recipient of such abuse from road spray, it gets clogged with dirt very quickly. I clean both my front and rear wiper blades at least twice a month using a clean terry towel and some isopropyl alcohol. Pour a small patch of IPA on the cloth and run it down either side of the blade until it comes up clean. You will be astonished at how dirty it is and I've managed to stretch rear wiper replacements to three years by keeping the blades clean, impressive in rainy Oregon.

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QUOTE (lovemysantafe @ Mar 15 2011, 11:20 PM)
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One thing many people don't consider is that the blade may just be dirty. Rubber is porous and with the rear wiper being the recipient of such abuse from road spray, it gets clogged with dirt very quickly. I clean both my front and rear wiper blades at least twice a month using a clean terry towel and some isopropyl alcohol. Pour a small patch of IPA on the cloth and run it down either side of the blade until it comes up clean. You will be astonished at how dirty it is and I've managed to stretch rear wiper replacements to three years by keeping the blades clean, impressive in rainy Oregon.

It might work depending on your location..........Here in Minnesota one winter and the wiper blades are toast. No alcohol will help deteriorating rubber.
I usually replace blades on all vehicles come springtime.

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One thing many people don't consider is that the blade may just be dirty. Rubber is porous and with the rear wiper being the recipient of such abuse from road spray, it gets clogged with dirt very quickly. I clean both my front and rear wiper blades at least twice a month using a clean terry towel and some isopropyl alcohol. Pour a small patch of IPA on the cloth and run it down either side of the blade until it comes up clean. You will be astonished at how dirty it is and I've managed to stretch rear wiper replacements to three years by keeping the blades clean, impressive in rainy Oregon.
Totally agreed.
Here in Ontario, I used soapy water & paper towel to clean all wipers. The black dirt are unbelieable. IPA will work but frequent use may harm/stiffen the rubber. The rear window, tailgate are always dirty on just a short trip due to the design.
Anyway, cleaning will prolong the life span for sure
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QUOTE (newtech @ Mar 16 2011, 09:35 AM)
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Totally agreed.
Here in Ontario, I used soapy water & paper towel to clean all wipers. The black dirt are unbelieable. IPA will work but frequent use may harm/stiffen the rubber. The rear window, tailgate are always dirty on just a short trip due to the design.
Anyway, cleaning will prolong the life span for sure
I'm in Ontario too. I sure would have preferred cleaning to replacing....here the rubber had split off the refill...if I did not change it, I would risk scratching the rear window. I paid the full price but I sure will look for and keep some refills from comments above for the future.

I will probably contact Hyundai Canada. I have seen the wiper refill for sale on USA sites (Hyundai genuine parts). Here in Canada, automobile companies are more of a "closed shop". There are no direct to consumer sellers of parts...everything needs to go through dealerships or you need to get aftermarket parts. This does not apply just to Hyundai...I've had the same experience with GM, Toyota and Chrysler. This is my second Hyundai...my first first was an '85 Pony with manual choke...enough said

I am just getting a feeling in my gut that Hyundai is not ready for the boom in sales in Canada or they take a minimalist view to service. It's little things in service that are giving me second thoughts. For example, when they lubricate the doors, about a day after the car has been serviced, I have grease stains on the moulding at the bottom of the Tucson on both sides. They must be using some cheap aerosal lubricant vs. a good lubricant that does not run. Little things like that drive me nuts...maybe I'm a bit too demanding when it comes to detail.

My other vehicles right now are a 2002 Echo (wonderful car) and 1968 VW bug (my baby).

Maybe I've been spoiled by Toyota service. I don't get much done by the dealer but they just seem that much more professional when they do stuff. You take it for a oil change and they give you a wash. They also recommend when their parts will be too expensive and suggest going to your private mechanic in those cases where aftermarket parts will be used.

The situation with my VW...well it has been off warranty for a while and runs like a charm.
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QUOTE (Buerkletucson @ Mar 16 2011, 04:17 AM)
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It might work depending on your location..........Here in Minnesota one winter and the wiper blades are toast. No alcohol will help deteriorating rubber.
I usually replace blades on all vehicles come springtime.
In Oregon, wiper use is expected from October to as late as June. Case in point; we've had [b]three dry days since February 12th. However, our temperatures are far more mild than in Minnesota and we don't get anywhere near the amount of snow you guys get. I replace my front wipers every fall because if I do it in the spring, they've dried out and aren't as effective by the time the rain comes back.

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You take it for a oil change and they give you a wash.
My dealer offers to wash my car but I always decline because I'm fanatical about the finish on my car and they use brushes. *cringes* Ever since new, my car has only been washed with microfiber and using the two-bucket method; no automatic car washes, period.

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