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Wiper Blade Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Wiper Blade Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

15 min

Tab:

$40

Talent:

*

Tools:

Your Hands

Applicable Models:

Audi A6 (1997-04)
Audi A6 Quattro (1997-04)
Audi S6 (2002-03)

Parts Required:

Wiper Blades

Hot Tip:

Clean the windshield before installing new blades

Performance Gain:

Better visibility in inclement weather

Complementary Modification:

Clean windows

One often overlooked wear item on your car is the wiper blades. This is one of those things that can easily ruin your day if the weather suddenly turns bad. Replacement of the blades is very easy and should take no longer than 15 minutes.

If you live in a wetter climate, such as the Pacific Northwest, then you'll understand the importance of wiper blades that work well. It is easy to overlook the condition of your wipers if you live in a dry climate, such as Southern California. If running the wipers just streaks the windshield, it's time for new blades.

Lower quality blades tend to dry out or crack quicker than quality ones. I personally use Bosch premium blades on all my cars. They are more expensive, but they last longer and do a nicer job of keeping the water off the windshield.

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.

Vehicle models change and evolve as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

Replacing the wiper blades (green arrow) on the A6 C5 can be a little confusing.
Figure 1

Replacing the wiper blades (green arrow) on the A6 C5 can be a little confusing. In this article I'll show you how it is done.

Lift each wiper arm up off the windshield and turn it over to access the release tab (green arrow).
Figure 2

Lift each wiper arm up off the windshield and turn it over to access the release tab (green arrow). Press the tab and pull the wiper blade in the direction of the yellow arrow.

Now maneuver the blade off the arm and fit the new one in its place.
Figure 3

Now maneuver the blade off the arm and fit the new one in its place. Be sure you hear the small click as you fit the blade in place.


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