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#4661188 - 02/09/18 05:11 PM Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades
The Critic Online   crying


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19802
Loc: CA
Toyota has been encouraging their dealerships to sell the SightLine Wiper Blades for service replacement instead of the replacement inserts. Lexus is marketing these same blades as "Lexus Advanced Technology Wiper Blades." There is also rumor that the wiper inserts are being discontinued in favor of the SightLine Wiper Blades, but this has not been confirmed.

For my own curiosity I purchased a pair of the SlightLine Wiper Blades to try out. They retail for $19.99/ea, but you can purchase pairs on eBay for under $30 shipped.

Here are some pictures:





From an initial test, these wiper blades look good and wipe very well. They are a little bit noisier than the factory inserts so it will be interesting to see if these SightLine wipers continue to perform acceptably in colder weather once the rubber ages. The fit/finish of the wipers is pretty good, but the locking tab is a bit flimsy.


Edited by The Critic (02/09/18 05:14 PM)
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#4661214 - 02/09/18 05:39 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: The Critic]
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 2941
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
they have been reinventing razors, TVs and wiper blades every year or so for the last 30 years.
TVs are better. others are fail.
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These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year

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#4661231 - 02/09/18 05:56 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: The Critic]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
I have the original OEM non-hybrid Sightline wipers on my Tacoma. I do keep it garaged, but I'm going on 3 years without needing to replace the wiper blades. They last!

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#4661277 - 02/09/18 07:06 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: Reddy45]
ffhdriver Offline


Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 424
Loc: Near Mobile
My Avalon came with beam blades and the OEM wiped better than any aftermarket beam blades. Inserts were not available. They were an improvement over "flat" blades.

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#4661370 - 02/09/18 08:52 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: The Critic]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6151
Loc: USA
Probably the same as Denso Designer

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#4661451 - 02/09/18 10:15 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: The Critic]
CharlieBauer Offline


Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 1177
Loc: CA
Because the OEM blades were so good, I used to get the replacement inserts from the Lexus dealer.

It took me a bit of time to find a dealer selling them for a reasonable price though. Just one dealer sold them for $10 instead of the $25 that everyone else wanted including the Toyota dealers.
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#4661488 - 02/09/18 11:09 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Probably the same as Denso Designer

Denso designer blades are nicer than these. These blades are also made in China.
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#4663379 - 02/11/18 09:09 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: The Critic]
carloz Offline


Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 43
Loc: Fl
Looks like a good wiper. Any streaking?


Edited by carloz (02/11/18 09:09 PM)

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#4664048 - 02/12/18 03:37 PM Re: Toyota SightLine Hybrid Wiper Blades [Re: carloz]
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Originally Posted By: carloz
Looks like a good wiper. Any streaking?

None so far.
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