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Kia Forte Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window wiper blades on a 1st generation 2010 to 2013 Kia Forte with pictures.

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2013 Forte Wiper Arms
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Raise Wiper Off Glass
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Rotate Blade Away

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Kia Forte in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

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

The OEM wiper blades are the following sizes in inches: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 20". (The rear window wiper blade size on hatchback Forte models is 12".)

A few compatible replacement blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 24A & Bosch 20B, Anco 31-24 & Anco 31-20, Rain-X 5079280-1 & Rain-X 5079277-1, Michelin 8524 & Michelin 8520, Trico 24-1 & Trico 20-1 and Anco 30-24 & Anco 30-20.

No tools are needed to replace the wiper blades.

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Push In Release Tab
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Slide Bracket Out of Hook
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Pass Hook Through Opening
Lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

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

Push in the black plastic release tab towards the metal wiper arm to release the mounting bracket.

Slide the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the old wiper blade down and out of the "J" hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 24A and Bosch 20B wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the new wiper blade with the wiper arm.

Pass the metal hook through the opening in the new wiper blade with the rubber blade facing out away from the car.

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Slide Up Mounting Bracket
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Snap Bracket In Hook
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Lower Wiper Arm
Rotate the new blade until it is parallel with the wiper arm.

Slide the mounting bracket in the center of the new wiper blade in to the metal hook until it clicks securely in to place.

Gently lower the wiper arm back down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, I'd recommend thoroughly cleaning off the windshield and applying a glass treatment product such as Rain-X.

For more, check out my other 2010-2013 Kia Forte DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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