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    Does anybody else have issues with the rear windscreen wiper not cleaning the rear window effectively (tends to leave smears across the rear window). I've changed the blade and tried bending the arm a bit to increase the down force which has not made much difference.

    I've noticed from the new Vectra C Hire Cars the office keeps sending me that the later vectra Cs have a low profile rear windscreen wiper fitted to them. (04 vectra arm is much thicker). Any idea whether the later design is any better and can it be fitted in place of the older ones?

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    have the same problem with my 04, changed the wiper blade but still smears

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    Never noticed.....

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    Have you tried cleaning the blade with white vinegar? It cleans the grease from the blade.

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    The rear screen is very flat so I bet there are loads of surface contaminants bonded to the glass. Even after washing they will still be there. Try claying the glass or polishing it with a good polish or a dedicated glass polish.

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    Haven't actually tried polishing the glass. Will give it a try.

    Cleaning blade with meths and replacing it for a new one didn't have much effect. Thats why I was wondering why vauxhall had changed the design.

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    The later models have a different design m8, they can be fitted to the earlier models. Part number is in the "Parts" section.

    EDIT: Here you go.

    Rear flatblade wiper arm - 13143420
    Rear flatblade wiper blade - 13143421

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    Thanks.

    Will pick up a set in the morning. Can't be worse than the current one

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    changing it for the later one will make sod all difference , mine smears , dont drive backwards that often anyway

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