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Old Aug 29, 2016, 09:09 AM   #1
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Attention Sportback Owners

Could one of you please take a picture and provide me the length of your rear window wiper arm/blade assembly. I'm assuming the previous owner removed it due to rot/not needing it (it was a California car). The dealer/online parts houses want +$60 for one and I'm too cheap to shell that out (the car is being fixed up for my niece). I asked the local dealership if any other Mitsubishi models used the same part and was told no. Hoping I can match something close from another make/model.
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Old Aug 29, 2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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its a oem specific part unfortunately, see if they have MR598099 in stock at your local dealer, ( wiper insert refill) also be careful you dont lose the small metal strips when replacing it
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Old Aug 29, 2016, 03:13 PM   #3
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Unfortunately I need the complete wiper arm, not just the insert. My hope is I can find something simular from another car (maybe a Mini Cooper, etc.) that would work.
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Just found your post. Did you solve your problem? Still need a photo?
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Old Sep 12, 2016, 07:47 AM   #5
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Just found your post. Did you solve your problem? Still need a photo?
I ended up using a Volvo 740 rear wiper arm that I got for $5 from a wrecking yard. Did the trick. The car is now with it's happy new owner (my niece). Thank you for the offer though.
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Old Sep 13, 2016, 07:25 PM   #6
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That's likely a good choice. The rear wiper blades for the 04 sportback are expensive and hard to locate. Have you priced the Volvo wiper blade? Is is a standard size?
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Old Sep 13, 2016, 11:13 PM   #7
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I have not, but it looks like a standard/regular style blade so it should be easy to get at a parts store.
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Old Oct 6, 2016, 06:22 PM   #8
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I ended up using a Volvo 740 rear wiper arm that I got for $5 from a wrecking yard. Did the trick. The car is now with it's happy new owner (my niece). Thank you for the offer though.

WHHHHY didn't I see this 2 days ago?!?!?!?! I ordered the wiper arm from Japan at a considerable (still cheaper then buying from the US suppliers) cost!
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