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Rear wiper blade replace 2015??

I have a 2 month old Versa Note 2015. the rear wiper blade is torn. I bought a Napa replacement. Its a little bigger (longer). I go to remove old blade BUT for the life of me I cant figure out how to get it off. The owners manual says for rear wiper blade take to dealer, WTF. You mean they designed this so poorly I need to take to dealer for a wiper blade and spend 50 bucks?? You gota be kidding me.

Anyone do one there self? Any trick to it?
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Tip for all the 2014+ Versa Note Hatchback owners:

To remove/replace the rear wiper blade off the arm, you indeed need to rotate the blade away from you, towards the passenger side. Though there is not enough clearance when the wiper arm is installed to allow the peg to 'unclip' off the arm.

Save yourself some time, gently remove the cap at the base of the arm, take a 10mm socket, remove the bolt. Then gently remove the entire rear wiper arm. Rotate the wiper blade away from the wiper arm assembly as usual.

You will find that the wiper blade falls off easily at an angle that is not able to be achieved when the arm is installed against the window hatch. When you resintall, you simply need to make sure the wiper arm is parallel to the ground/bottom of the window as before before tightening the bolt.

You can see it being done on this Nissan Cube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKXcNL4xNNs Though, you really shouldn't need a bearing puller to remove the arm off the stem. You just need to apply counter pressure to the spring as you pull the arm up away from the stem.
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I ended up returning the wiper blade to Napa and went to dealer. Bought the whole blade I asked if they sell just the insert but they don't. Then just removed the old insert took insert off new blade and installed insert into old blade. Next time I will change out the whole blade. Kinda crappy design that you have to remove the whole arm to change out the blade. No wonder the owners manual says take to dealer. This doesn't encourage me about future labor i will need to do.
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