Easy step by step guide on how to replace windshield
though each application is slightly different it follows the same process.
Difficulty Scale: 2 of 10
Tools and Supplies Needed
- Small screwdriver
- Replacement wiper blades
Begin with the vehicle on level ground with the parking brake on, while the transmission
is in park.
- Locate the wiper blade for replacement.
Step 2 - Once the wiper is ready for replacement,
lift the wiper
into its service position away from the windshield.
Some vehicles are designed with the wipers below the hood level. for this, turn
"ON", then while the wipers are in the "UP" position on the windshield,
shut the key "OFF", this will stop the wipers on the windshield in most cases. If
the wipers return to the park position,
lift the hood
to gain access.
Step 3 - After the wiper arm is in the parked position,
locate the release tab.
Lift Wiper Arm
Wiper Release Tab
Step 4 - Using a small screw driver or your finger,
release the wiper tab.
Step 5 - With the tab released, thrust the wiper
arm downward to disconnect the wiper from the arm.
Wiper Release Tab
Thrust Wiper Blade Downward
Step 6 - When the wiper has been disconnected,
lift the wiper blade away from the
. Caution: Never Allow the wiper arm to strike
the windshield, this could cause the Windshield to break.
Step 7 - Once the wiper has been removed, compare
the new replacement wiper to the used wiper.
Lift Wiper Blade
Step 8 - After comparing wipers, position blade
over the arm located near the clasp.
Compare Worn Wiper Blade
Step 9 - Pull the wiper blade over the wiper arm
to align the wiper clasp.
Step 10 - Then, align the wiper clasp with the
arm mount and push the wiper into place, this action will be accompanied by a slight
Pull Wiper Down Over Arm
Step 11 - Once the wiper has been installed, pull
down on the wiper to ensure proper installation.
Align Wiper Clasp
Step 12 - Return the wiper arm to its original
Check Wiper Installation
Once the job has been completed, check the wipers to confirm proper operation.
Inspect and replace any other wipers that show signs of wear. The method in which
the wiper blades are attached can vary slightly.
A wiper blade can "chatter
Wiper Installation Successful
across the windshield if the blade is not balanced. (Lip of the wiper must rock
back and forth as the wiper changes direction.) If wiper is not balanced, slightly
bend or tweak the
to adjust the blade.
A vehicles wiper blades are mandatory to clear water and obstacles that obstruct
the vision of the driver,
can be used to help clean the windshield.
Wiper blades are subject to severe weather conditions which can cause wiper blades
to become cracked or dilapidated.
Some vehicles are equipped with dual or triple action wiper blades that designed
to give additional cleaning action.
Beware of wiper blades that show signs of wear as they can scratch the
while in use if the metal frame of the wiper is exposed.
- If the blade on the mounting pin is not completely attached it can allow
the wiper arm to become dislodged and possibly cause damage to the windshield.
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Article first published 2016-04-29