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If your having trouble getting replacement wipers to fit (Pic 1); check the security tab for clearance issues. I had to file mine down a bit to get my replacements to fit. (Pic 4)


Hello All,

Little over a year into my 2015 Volt ownership and it's time to replace the wipers.
I purchased Bosch Evolutions. The driver's side went on just fine but the passenger side was being a beast.... (Pic 1)

Frustrated I retrieved an old wiper to instal while I figured out why the new one wasn't fitting. Oddly, the old wiper did the same thing. so I retrieved the other one, and it went on just fine. At this point I was convinced they are keyed blades.

Several searches later I got a mixed bag of answers.
Too frustrated to give up, I tried reversing the mount on the new wipers. No luck.
Then I tried putting only the new mount on the car (Pic 2).

Throughly confused now; I grabbed the old wipers and looked at them side by sided (Pic 3).
Notice how the plastic is roughed on the left wiper.

I took a file to the security tab (Pic 4) and was able to successfully instal the new wiper (Pic 5)


Complete waste of an hour....


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The blades are right and left-handed, the difference being the aero lip. Getting the wrong one on one side will have it lifting from the windshield at speed. You can buy them in pairs from the dealer or cheaper if you do your research and get the correct ones from Bosch.
 

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I cut the tab off on the passenger side. Most of the non-oem replacements are bidirectional so the passenger side tab prevents the clip from installing. I use the blades from Costco and it does not matter which way they go on.

The tab is just to prevent trying to install a driver side oem blade on the passenger side and vice/versa.
 

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The blades are right and left-handed, the difference being the aero lip. Getting the wrong one on one side will have it lifting from the windshield at speed. You can buy them in pairs from the dealer or cheaper if you do your research and get the correct ones from Bosch.
I'm with Fyodor on this one.
 
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