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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Wiper Blade
Tools
  • Screwdriver
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Locate the wiper blades resting against the windshield. Make sure the new wiper blades are the same length.
2
Pull the spring loaded wiper arm up away from the windshield. Continue pulling up until the arm is perpendicular to the windshield. At this point, the arm will stay up without your support.



Tip: On some vehicles, it may be easier to run the wipers to a more convenient location, then turn the ignition switch off.
3
Push the release pin and remove the blade assembly from the wiper arm.
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4
Slide the new wiper blade over the arm and insert the clip into the hook until it locks. Lower the arm back onto the windshield. Repeat the process for the other side.
5
Check and fill the windshield washer reservoir. Test the new wiper blade for proper operation.
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