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Hyundai Santa Fe Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 3rd generation 2013 to 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

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2014 Santa Fe Wiper Arms
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Raise Wiper Off Window
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Rotate Away Old Wiper

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and perhaps also the face lifted 2017 model year) Hyundai Santa Fe in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Hyundai or Kia vehicles such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900, Sorento, Sportage, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Forte, Genesis, Cerato, Spectra, Accent, Sephia, i20, i30, ix35, i40 and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blades sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 26" and Passenger Side 14" or 13".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers include the following: Bosch 26A & Bosch 13A, Rain-X RX30226 & Rain-X RX30214, Anco 31-26 & Anco 31-14, Trico 25-260 & Trico 25-140 and Aero 26" & 14".

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Release Tab Exposed
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Push In Tab Towards Arm
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Rotate Blade Perpendicular
The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Then rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm at a slight angle.

Press the black plastic tab in towards the metal wiper arm to release the old wiper blade.

Continue holding the release tab while pulling the wiper blade down to disengage the mounting bracket from the metal hook.

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Pass Hook Through Opening
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Old Blade Removed
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Towel - Protect Glass
Continue rotating the old wiper blade until it is perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle) with the wiper arm.

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the middle of the old wiper blade.

Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being cracked, shattered, chipped or scratched just in case the wiper arm smacks down on to the window while you are replacing the blade.



 

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Line Up New Wiper Blade
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Rubber Wiper Pointing Out
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Pass Hook Through Blade
Line up the new wiper blade with the metal wiper arm. The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the windshield.

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the center of the new wiper blade.

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Pull Mount In To Hook
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New Wiper Blade Secured
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Lower Wiper To Window
Slide the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the new wiper blade up and in to the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

You should hear or feel the wiper blade "click" securely in to the metal hook.

Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, I recommend thoroughly cleaning off the windshield and applying a window treatment product that repels water such as Rain-X.

For more, check out all of my 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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