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Mazda Mazda6 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Mazda 6 including the part numbers.

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2016 Mazda6 Wiper Arms
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Raise Wiper Arm Off Window

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) Mazda Mazda6 sedan in changing the windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, CX-3, CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, and the MX-5 Miata may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 18".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 24A & Bosch 18B, Rain-X 5079280-2 & Rain-X 5079275-2, Aero 24" & 18", Anco 31-24 & Anco 31-18, Michelin 8024 & Michelin 8018, Trico 24-1 & Trico 18-1, Valeo 60024 & Valeo 60018 and PIAA 95060 & PIAA 95045.

The only tool needed to replace the wiper blades is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Plastic Locking Tab
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Pry Open Bottom Edge
The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

To prevent from scratching the wiper arm, you can either use a plastic pry bar tool or cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the bottom edge of the plastic lock tab and the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Gently pry open the locking tab and swing it up to release the old wiper blade.

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Swing Lock Tab Open
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Pull Blade Down Off Hook
Pull the wiper blade down until it slides out of the metal hook at the end of the metal wiper arm.
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Rotate Blade Perpendicular
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Lift Blade Off Wiper Arm
Rotate the old wiper blade until it is almost perpendicular to the wiper arm.

Lift the old wiper blade off the metal wiper arm.



 

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Towel - Protect Glass
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Line Up New Blade & Hook
Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being scratched, cracked, shattered or chipped just in case the wiper arm smacks down on to the window while you are replacing the blade.

Line up the new wiper blade with the metal wiper arm. The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the windshield.

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Pass Hook Through Opening
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Pull Blade Up In To Hook
Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the center of the new wiper blade.

Rotate the new wiper blade until it is just about parallel with the metal wiper arm.

Firmly pull the new wiper blade up until it snaps securely in to the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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New Blade Secured In Hook
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Snap Closed Lock Tab
Swing the locking tab down and pop it back in to place.
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Lock Tab Secured
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Lower Blade To Windshield
Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the wiper arm.

Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, thoroughly clean off the windshield and apply a glass treatment product that will repel water such as Rain-X.

For more, check out my other 2014-2018 Mazda Mazda6 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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