Last post on Feb 16, 2007 at 9:40 AM
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Mazda CX-7, SUV
#12 of 20 Replacement Wipers
Feb 14, 2007 (7:58 am)
Does anyone know if the wipers on the CX-7 are identical to wipers on another Mazda vehicle? I'm thinking of replacing my wipers but the CX-7 is not listed on any of the replacement wipers selector guides yet.
Any info would be appreciated.
#13 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [markmad3]
Feb 14, 2007 (8:28 am)
They are different than any other Mazda. So only Mazda offers at this point($24/$19).
#14 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [markmad3]
Feb 15, 2007 (6:04 am)
Unless there is something unique about the blade you could probably just measure them and buy something off the shelf at Walmart or any autoparts dealer.
#15 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [sssfegy]
Feb 15, 2007 (9:13 am)
Or you can get the rubber replacement from Mazda ($7/$5).
#16 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [defreitasm]
Feb 15, 2007 (9:16 am)
I have been needing to get some wiper refills for my other vehicle and I noticed that many aftermarket places are only selling the whole blade and not refills. Also, the prices on the blades have gone up quite a bit to the point that they are nearly what the dealer is charging. I guess marketing everything as premium makes them worth more.
#17 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [maltb]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 15, 2007 (9:38 am)
I think Defreitasm's point was that you could buy any refill, just so long as the length was ok. Heck, you could probably buy the longest one in the parts store and cut it to fit with some snips.
The refills are pretty much universal for most cars - hopefully Mazda hasn't introduced some weird blade that won't accept a typical refill. The refills I got for my Subaru pictured below cost less than 1/2 what the whole arm assembly sold for.
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#18 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [steve_]
Feb 15, 2007 (10:16 am)
The refills are pretty much universal for most cars
Except that widths of the blades can vary. Most OEMs now use a narrow witdth blade but there are exceptions. Also, some frames will not work well with a plastic rail refill so staying with a metal rail is best.
In my days in aftermarket parts, I'd typically suggest that you replace the complete wiper the first time and then just refill those.
#19 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [maltb]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 15, 2007 (10:59 am)
I guess there are a few advantages to driving 10 year old cars then.
#20 of 20 Re: Replacement Wipers [maltb]
Feb 16, 2007 (9:40 am)
Walmart has both refills and whole blade kits. I'm not sure if they will fit the CX7. The only time you need to replace the whole thing is when it losses its spring tention.