Rear wiper blade - longer replacement?

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It’s not OEM but the trico blade comes with this adapter:
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which you can slide the cover off to reveal it looking like this:
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It then snaps easily but securely to the cross pin on the underside of the wiper arm.
this photos shows the extra coverage. Could still be more but this was the longest rear wiper blade Advance Auto had.
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I would like a longer blade too, to clear more of the top part of the window, as the OP notes.

Pull gently outward away from the center mounting post until the "click" (parallel to window), then pull down away from the arm. So, slide to click, then drop away, which might be a second click.

When I just put it back, I kind of got two snaps, first when I pushed it back up over the post (use a flashlight), and second, when I pushed it back towards the post to re-install.

Some Explorer rear blades were just the one down (away) slot click (without the MME first slide parallel to the window to the first click) which may be why some are breaking. Just pushing down, away, like the old Explorer snap lock, would break the plastic over the MME wiper slot and/or the pin and plastic of the arm.
ok, I appreciate the advice, and it might just be me, but I couldn't possibly follow these directions if my life depended on it. I tuned out before the end of the first sentence. press, pull forward, back, snap, center, reverse, rear, broken... ha.. I'll replace the whole arm. I broke the last one.
 
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Slide outward in the same direction as the arm, then pull off.
No that I can follow.. I can't find a 14-15" Ford OEM blade though. Does the trico swipe below the bottom of the glass in the center? Seem like it might be too long on the inside,
 
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It’s not OEM but the trico blade comes with this adapter:

which you can slide the cover off to reveal it looking like this:

It then snaps easily but securely to the cross pin on the underside of the wiper arm.
this photos shows the extra coverage. Could still be more but this was the longest rear wiper blade Advance Auto had.
79666118-4159-43D6-912E-2EE696ACDC2C.jpeg
What size is that one? Mine is 15" but is not as long to the outer edge as what you show in the picture. Maybe because I now have an explorer arm, I think it may sit lower to begin with. The dealer broke the ME one.
 

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It’s not OEM but the trico blade comes with this adapter:
56680603-9CD1-456C-B72E-F0A4D724A78A.jpeg

which you can slide the cover off to reveal it looking like this:
06C0EFE8-D7F6-4948-B5E4-AD28D41E9638.jpeg

It then snaps easily but securely to the cross pin on the underside of the wiper arm.
this photos shows the extra coverage. Could still be more but this was the longest rear wiper blade Advance Auto had.
79666118-4159-43D6-912E-2EE696ACDC2C.jpeg
How were you able to remove the original blade?
No one else seems to have mastered it yet.
Were you less aggressive and more patient?
I hope it is not as difficult as others have described. This is, after all, routine owner maintenance.
 
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How were you able to remove the original blade?
No one else seems to have mastered it yet.
Were you less aggressive and more patient?
I hope it is not as difficult as others have described. This is, after all, routine owner maintenance.
I think this seems to be the method:

 

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I think this seems to be the method:

NO, that is how to break it. The old Explorer rear wiper blade just pulls off.

The MME original rear wiper has a horizontal slot AND a vertical slot, you first slide it outward in the direct of the wiper arm then pull it off.

The picture is not rotating, standby, I will go make a video.

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How were you able to remove the original blade?
No one else seems to have mastered it yet.
Were you less aggressive and more patient?
I hope it is not as difficult as others have described. This is, after all, routine owner maintenance.
lift the arm a bit and pull the blade toward the right side of the vehicle until there is a snap. Then pull it toward the window until it clicks again. It takes some slow but strong force.
 

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Step 1 - This is what seems to be different for MME (and as per @woody next post, 2018 and later Explorer).
 
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Thanks.
It appears that the aforementioned dealer was was clueless.
Starting with model year 2018, Ford changed the design of the wiper blade clip.
Should you try to remove the blade the old way you will break one or more parts (eg. the arm, etc.).
This link is a good video demonstration of the previous post by louibluey.
The Trico replacement blade has the older (Ford) clip.
 
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There has to be a better design after 50 years of the same thing.
 

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What are some good options for a longer blade with the proper clip? Or, does that old clip style (e.g. the Trico blade above) also work well enough with the existing arm?

Are there any similar rear window washer arms that do pivot out for window washing?
 

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