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I know when i first got my insight from the dealer i was amazed at how useless the rear wiper seemed with the stock 12" (or it could have been smaller!) blade.

The first "mod" (although it's not necessarily a mod in the true sense of the word) was to snap a 28" blade on that arm. If you haven't done this, go to walmart, buy a new wiper blade and snap it on. the 28" _barely_ fits but it clears almost all viewable area from the rear.

I am amazed as every insight I have seen on the road still has the dinky wiper blade which wipes only a small amount of area. you don't have to be blind!
 

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Maybe it's just me, but I have never used the rear wiper. Do you use it for rain, or for cleaning?

I do put silicone treatment (Rain X) on all the glass, so maybe that 's why I don't need the wiper. I also wash the car fairly regularly, so it's not dirty, either.

Just curious.
 

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I use the rear wiper at stop lights, or when I'm first starting the car after it's been raining. But once I'm up to speed, I don't need it -- the wind keeps the window clear. In fact, I've never just turned it on and left it on -- there isn't enough water to keep it from scraping. I just twist on and off for one pass.

I'm okay with the stock wiper blade, but when it wears out, I'll probably get a bigger one.

MF
 

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I use 19" blades all around so I can rotate them and buy them 1 at a time...
 

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Yeah, I have removed mine also, same as Blueinsight1595. In my first Insight, I drove 53,00k and never used it once, even in the rain. I keep Rain X applied, and the water just blows off. (I drive 95% highway) With my new Insight, I removed it altogether for cosmetic reasons. I makes the rear of the car look much "cleaner". Billy....
 

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Alright, one of you guys want to point to a thread or give some info on how you plugged the hole? Yes, I looked. Cant' find a thread here if one if it exists.
 

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I sent Billy the part numbers (Honda part numbers) for the plug and bolt. I will have to look them-up this weekend and post them here.
 

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Here it is: 90301-SR3-000

It has a description like NUT, RR 6MM. It comes from a 1993 or so Civic Hatchback and is used the same way, to fill the hole when there is no rear wiper. The cost is $15-20.

Good luck!
 

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Holicow said:
Maybe it's just me, but I have never used the rear wiper. Do you use it for rain, or for cleaning?

Just curious.
it snowed a lot where i used to live. it snows in lots of places :D
 
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