Wiper blades

Blade inspection


Blade inspection

NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to make the windshield difficult to clean.

Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades with foreign matter can reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and the blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent, and rinse thoroughly with clean water.

CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.

Blade replacement
When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or cracked, and require replacement.

CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually.

CAUTION
The use of a non-specified wiper blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.

Front windshield wiper blade


Front windshield wiper blade 1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper blade assembly to expose the plastic locking clip.

CAUTION
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall against the windshield, since it may chip or crack the windshield.

2. Compress the clip and slide the blade


2. Compress the clip and slide the blade assembly downward.

3. Lift it off the arm.

4. Install the blade assembly in the


4. Install the blade assembly in the reverse order of removal.

Rear window wiper blade


Rear window wiper blade 1. Raise the wiper arm and pull out the wiper blade assembly.

2. Install the new blade assembly by


2. Install the new blade assembly by inserting the center part into the slot in the wiper arm until it clicks into place.

3. Make sure the blade assembly is installed firmly by trying to pull it slightly.

4. Place back the wiper arm to the proper position.

To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, have an authorized KIA dealer replace the wiper blade.

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