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Hello all, I have ordered an Insight Touring last week but I am still waiting for my dealer to provide an ETA.



I am very @[email protected] about my windshield wipers. I wish to order my preferred wipers while I am waiting for my new ride to arrive. I've looked in the online manual, and searched online, but I cannot find the size of the wipers. Can any current owners please let me know the size? Thanks in advance.
 

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My understanding is that you don't need to buy the wiper assembly. You can just replace the rubber blade itself. Of course, going that route I suspect that you would have to buy the part from Honda but I am guessing it is cheaper than buying a complete assembly aftermarket.
 

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Little off topic but I have forgotten to say this in my videos and I was wondering what you guys think. What are your opinions on the wipers that came with your insight? Now I doubt they are especially high end or anything but, IMHO, these are by far the best wipers I've ever had in a car. I don't know if it's the mixture of a good wipers blade with excellent pressure from the rod springs, but I have never had wipers that cleaned my windshield as well as these. Any opinions?
 

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Little off topic but I have forgotten to say this in my videos and I was wondering what you guys think. What are your opinions on the wipers that came with your insight? Now I doubt they are especially high end or anything but, IMHO, these are by far the best wipers I've ever had in a car. I don't know if it's the mixture of a good wipers blade with excellent pressure from the rod springs, but I have never had wipers that cleaned my windshield as well as these. Any opinions?
I always used OEM rubber inserts with my cars. I think Honda has the better rubber inserts because the ones on my Ford Fusion weren't as good. I prefer the swipe motion on the 17 Ford Fusion and 09 Civic over the Insight. The open middle and shut middle motion is better than the open left and closing right. The open left and close right leaves a mark on the windshield from the 2nd blade on driver side portion of the windshield.
 

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Little off topic but I have forgotten to say this in my videos and I was wondering what you guys think. What are your opinions on the wipers that came with your insight? Now I doubt they are especially high end or anything but, IMHO, these are by far the best wipers I've ever had in a car. I don't know if it's the mixture of a good wipers blade with excellent pressure from the rod springs, but I have never had wipers that cleaned my windshield as well as these. Any opinions?
I always used OEM rubber inserts with my cars. I think Honda has the better rubber inserts because the ones on my Ford Fusion weren't as good. I prefer the swipe motion on the 17 Ford Fusion and 09 Civic over the Insight. The open middle and shut middle motion is better than the open left and closing right. The open left and close right leaves a mark on the windshield from the 2nd blade on driver side portion of the windshield.
Interesting you say Ford fusion. I find the blades in my fusion energi to be lacking in the top 3 inches as far as clarity of swipe. The rest is good but not as good as Honda's.
 

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Interesting you say Ford fusion. I find the blades in my fusion energi to be lacking in the top 3 inches as far as clarity of swipe. The rest is good but not as good as Honda's.
Yes, the clarity of the swipes isn't as good as the Honda rubber inserts. The swipe motion on the other hand I prefer on the Ford Fusion.
 

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Since the Insight has beam blades, I'd go with a total blade replacement - not inserts. I'd feel the blade itself would deteriorate over time. Curious what everyone would choose for a replacement for a whole blade. I'm torn between Bosch Icon and Rain-X Latitude. I'm a year into the original blades (I garage my car) and they still work perfectly. I'm going to try to make it through the winter with them. Since I'm a year into stock blades that perform well, it may come down to the cost of replacement stock blades vs. the two aforementioned choices.
 

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Of all the Honda's owned, OEM was the best - just replacing the rubber is all you need.

I have gone aftermarket... never seemed to work as well as the OEM.. The rubber on the OEM seems to stay softer thereby doing a better wiping job.. aftermarkets seemed to have a harder rubber and streaked more... imho
 

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Since the Insight has beam blades, I'd go with a total blade replacement - not inserts. I'd feel the blade itself would deteriorate over time. Curious what everyone would choose for a replacement for a whole blade. I'm torn between Bosch Icon and Rain-X Latitude. I'm a year into the original blades (I garage my car) and they still work perfectly. I'm going to try to make it through the winter with them. Since I'm a year into stock blades that perform well, it may come down to the cost of replacement stock blades vs. the two aforementioned choices.
I plan to use Honda inserts until it looks like the blades no longer continue to put enough pressure on the windshield.
 

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I know I plan on changing mine out before snowfall this year. The original ones have always had issues, but the dealership I got my car from did a lot of construction and I'll assume that all of that dust got in the original inserts, they've always left streaks no matter how many times I've cleaned them.
 

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I'm just hoping the OEM wipers are good snow wipers--like winter blades from other dealers. I hate the snow build up on normal blades as it streaks and possibly
scratches the windshield in snowy weather.
 

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After a little over a year and 25K miles, I swapped my worn OEM blades out for Rain-X Latitudes tonight.

Driver=26", Passenger=18"
Walmart stocks them: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rain-X-Latitude-Water-Repellency-2-IN-1-Windshield-Wiper-Blade-26-Inch-Refill-Replacement-5079281-2/46543611

Swap was easy. The Insight has a standard 9x4 hook arm.

It's raining here tonight, so I was able to get a minute or two in the rain. So far, I'm pleased.

The main difference I see is the top of the blade of the OEM is a bit more streamlined/aerodynamic. The Latitudes have a peak in the middle running the length of the blade. I don't believe this would make much of a difference since, when stowed, the blades aren't getting any airflow over them.

FWIW, I am keeping the OEM blades - just in case they help the resale value when the Insight becomes a collector's item due to its awesomeness.
 

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The main difference I see is the top of the blade of the OEM is a tad bit more streamlined/aerodynamic. The Latitudes have a peak in the middle running the length of the blade. I don't believe this would make much of a difference since, when stowed, the blades aren't getting any airflow over them.

FWIW, I am keeping the OEM blades - just in case they help the resale value when the Insight becomes a collector's item due to its awesomeness.
...and just in case you need swap them back in to shave off 2 mpg from your Fuelly results. :)
 

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I applied the Honda Silicone Grease to the rubber seals around the car earlier this week. Decided to clean the wiper inserts with some glass cleaner and applied some of the silicone grease on them, too. The rubber inserts feel soft and like new again. Where as before they were really stiff and hard.
 

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I applied the Honda Silicone Grease to the rubber seals around the car earlier this week. Decided to clean the wiper inserts with some glass cleaner and applied some of the silicone grease on them, too. The rubber inserts feel soft and like new again. Where as before they were really stiff and hard.
Greasing the blades? Don't they smear on the windscreen now?
 

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Greasing the blades? Don't they smear on the windscreen now?
I'm guessing the grease was applied to the side that attaches to the wiper holder, rather than the side that contacts the glass...? Or maybe applied to the glass-contact side, but then wiped off after 'conditioning' the rubber...?
 
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