Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking.

See Maintenance Schedule.

It is a good idea to clean or replace the wiper blade assembly on a regular basis or when worn.

For proper windshield wiper blade length and type, see Maintenance Replacement Parts.

To replace the wiper blade assembly:

1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off.

2. Turn on the windshield wipers and turn them off again when the wipers are in the out-wipe position. The driver side blade will be straight up and down on the windshield.

3. Pull the windshield wiper assembly away from the windshield.

4. Lift up the wiper blade

4. Lift up the wiper blade assembly cap.

5. Pull the wiper blade assembly down far enough to release it from the J-hooked end of the wiper arm. Slide the assembly away from the arm.

Allowing the wiper blade arm to touch the windshield when no wiper blade is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by your warranty.

Do not allow the wiper blade arm to touch the windshield.

6. Replace the blade with a new one.

7. Reinstall the wiper blade

7. Reinstall the wiper blade assembly by sliding it over the wiper arm to engage the J-hooked end. Pull up on the assembly to lock it into place.

8. Repeat the steps for the other wiper.

Rear Wiper Blade Replacement (Wagon)

The rear wiper blade and wiper arm have a cover for protection. The cover must be removed before the wiper blade can be replaced.

To remove the cover:

1. Slide a plastic tool under the

1. Slide a plastic tool under the cover and push upward to unsnap.

2. Slide the cover toward the wiper blade tip to unhook it from the blade assembly.

3. Remove the cover.

4. After wiper blade replacement, ensure that the cover hook slides into the slot in the blade assembly.

5. Snap the cover down to secure.

To remove the wiper blade:

1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.

A. Wiper Arm

A. Wiper Arm
B. Release Lever
C. Blade Assembly

2. Push the release lever (B) to disengage the hook and push the wiper arm (A) out of the blade assembly (C).

3. Push the new blade assembly securely on the wiper arm until the release lever clicks into place.

4. Replace the wiper cover.

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