Hardtop rear window wiper blade

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I Have a factory Hardtop. I replaced the rear wiper blade and when i turn on the rear wiper it makes contact with the brake light above the spare tire. any ideas? what is the correct size for the rear wiper blade.
 
I Have a factory Hardtop. I replaced the rear wiper blade and when i turn on the rear wiper it makes contact with the brake light above the spare tire. any ideas? what is the correct size for the rear wiper blade.

Do you mean the wiper arm is hitting the brake light? If so it might be that the blade isn't contacting the window properly. The arm pivot can seize up a bit and cause this to happen. I lube the arm pivot regularly to prevent that from happening.
 
Rear wiper should be 17"
Ok that is the size they sold me. thanks.
Or did a PO move the TBL back to accommodate a larger spare tire?
No, all stock with the factory 30 inch wheel.
Do you mean the wiper arm is hitting the brake light? If so it might be that the blade isn't contacting the window properly. The arm pivot can seize up a bit and cause this to happen. I lube the arm pivot regularly to prevent that from happening.
Im sorry, I should be more clear. What is hitting is the end of the wiper blade. the tip hits the bottom of the third brake light when it bottoms out. could it be the hardtop is shifted to the rear of the tub?
 
Mine too. The blade gets caught between the window and the brake light assembly and stops in a downward direction, even when I remove the spare tire. I wondered if there is a thinner blade/replacement arm.
 
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I know what the problem is at least on mine. There are brackets for the tonneau cover that mount permanently to the corners on the frame just below the window. Before I installed those, the windshield wiper had clearance. I installed them when I first used my Tonneau cover. The brackets cause the bottom of the rear window to push out slightly, and not allowing enough room for the wiper to clear. I tried a bumper stop on the rear light, touching the rear window frame, but it didn't work. I think if I put rubber washers between the rear tire/third light assembly, it might move it about 1/4 inch allowing wiper clearance.
 
I know what the problem is at least on mine. There are brackets for the tonneau cover that mount permanently to the corners on the frame just below the window. Before I installed those, the windshield wiper had clearance. I installed them when I first used my Tonneau cover. The brackets cause the bottom of the rear window to push out slightly, and not allowing enough room for the wiper to clear. I tried a bumper stop on the rear light, touching the rear window frame, but it didn't work. I think if I put rubber washers between the rear tire/third light assembly, it might move it about 1/4 inch allowing wiper clearance.

Seems odd to me to respond (to an old thread) with an answer that applies to your Jeep only?
 
Actually, I'm curious what those tonneau cover brackets look like.
You've mentioned more than once they cause you issues.

I'm sorry. The personal attack was more than I can handle. I just see this as another coy attempt to levy another personal attack. Sorry. I wish you had answered with an inquiry, instead of an attack. Peace.
 
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I'm sorry. The personal attack was more than I can handle. ...

Someone get all boy howdy, then go back and edit to tone it down? Or you guys have history?

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