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GMC Acadia Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
How to change the rear wiper blade on the back windshield window of a 1st generation 2007 to 2016 GMC Acadia SUV.

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2016 Acadia Rear Wiper Blade
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Lift Wiper Off Window
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Locate Release Tab

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) GMC Acadia in changing the rear window wiper blade on the back windshield.

Owners of other General Motors SUV, hatchback, crossover or minivan vehicles such as the Terrain, Yukon, Denali, Encore, Enclave, Envision, SRX, Escalade, Spark, Sonic, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM rear window wiper blade size is 11 inches.

A few other compatible replacement 11" and 12" wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: GM 15276259, Trico 11-1, ACDelco 8-111, Trico 15-110, Trico 37-111 Winter, Valeo 50011 500 and Anco 31-12.


Please verify the correct replacement rear wiper blade part number for your vehicle. The part number may vary depending on the model year and/or trim level. This tutorial was created with a 2016 Acadia.

Early model years had a snap claw or pressure fit system that requires the old wiper blade to be firmly pushed off towards the window. If you have an early model year Acadia, check out my Chevrolet Tahoe Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide and also the Chevrolet Equinox Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide.

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Push Release Tab
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Slide Bracket To Left
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Pull Old Blade Off Hook
On the newer 2013+ post facelift Acadia models, the rear wiper blade's plastic bracket is attached to a metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Gently lift the wiper arm off the back window and locate the black plastic release tabs. 

Push in the release tabs and then slide the old wiper blade to the left (driver) side to disengage it from the metal hook.

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Old Blade Removed
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Metal Hook - Wiper Arm
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Wiper Mounting Bracket
Line up the mounting bracket in the center of the new wiper blade with the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.



 

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Line Up Bracket & Hook
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Slide Bracket In To Hook
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New Wiper Blade Installed
Slide the new wiper blade to the right (passenger) side of the vehicle to secure the mounting bracket in to the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.
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Better View of Release Tab
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Lower Arm To Window
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Rear Wiper Replaced
Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the wiper arm.

Gently lower the wiper blade to the rear window.

For more, check out my other 2007-2016 GMC Acadia DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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