Correct. But the OEM-specific arms ARE available from non-OEM manufacturers.Ok , thanks. I just took a closer look and the arm does not have the usual J-hook but something I have never seen before.
Yes gen-2 CX-5 uses proprietary hook which is a little difficult to find right now. If you’re satisfied about the performance of these OEM “beam” wiper blades, you can try cheaper rubber inserts. Since there’re so many complaints on gen-2 OEM wiper blades, you can also try Bosch AeroTwin part # 3397014398 which comes with 24/18 pair. Bosch AeroTwin series are designed to exactly meet OEM specs, hence no special hook adapter is needed.Ok , thanks. I just took a closer look and the arm does not have the usual J-hook but something I have never seen before. Looks like I just need to change the rubber inserts.
And I always lift and re-sit the wiper blades making the rubber inserts parked in different direction to offset such problem.The real problem is the blade does not park in a unloaded position off the glass so the rubber gets a set with the parking pressure over time making it skip.
For $16 EACH on Rain-X, I’d definitely get cheaper OEM style Bosch AeroTwin blades part # 3397014398 which offers no-hassle installation.Just an update. Found the Rain-X Latitude Blades fit. Got them at Walmart for $16 each. Make sure PTA is listed on the back of the package, and when you install them use the directions for NARROW PTA. Still hard to get on especially the passenger side. But they seem to work fine!
With my last 3 CX-5's, and the OEM wiper blade assemblies, I prefer just replacing the inserts with the OEM inserts.The OEM blades lasted me 1.5 years but if the rain X I just installed don't last any longer than that then next time I am going to just get blade inserts from the dealer for $17/ pair.