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Pelican Technical Article:

Wiper Blade Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

15 minutes15 mins

Tab:

$30 to $75

Talent:

*

Applicable Models:

VW Golf (1999-05)

Parts Required:

New wiper blades

Hot Tip:

Clean 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, then you'll understand the importance of wiper blades that work well. 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. They are more expensive, but they last longer and do a nicer job of keeping the water off the windshield.

The front wiper blades are attached to the wiper arms (yellow arrow) by a flexible joint (red arrow) on the blade itself.
Figure 1

The front wiper blades are attached to the wiper arms (yellow arrow) by a flexible joint (red arrow) on the blade itself. Turn the wipers off and allow them to stop in the "parked" position (down at the bottom of the windshield). Lift the wiper arm off the windshield into the "service" position.

Lift the wiper arm and blade up off the windshield.
Figure 2

Lift the wiper arm and blade up off the windshield. If the arms are in the "parked" position you can not damage the hood. There is a small tab on the wiper blade hinge closest to the rubber blade (red arrow). Press the tab towards the wiper arm.

Slide the blade (yellow arrow) towards back out of the loop in the wiper arm (red arrow).
Figure 3

Slide the blade (yellow arrow) towards back out of the loop in the wiper arm (red arrow).

Pull the old wiper blade clear of the arm.
Figure 4

Pull the old wiper blade clear of the arm. This photo illustrates how the wiper arm is really just a loop with a notch in it (yellow arrow). Make sure to clean the arm of any dirt or debris before install new blades. Note; do NOT turn wipers on without blades or when in the service position, this may cause damage to the vehicle.

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