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Kia Soul Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
How to change the rear window wiper blade on a 1st generation 2009-2013 Kia Soul with photo illustrated steps.

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2013 Soul Rear Windshield
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Rear Wiper Blade
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Plastic Cap On Base

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Kia Soul in changing the rear windshield window wiper blade.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai SUV, minivan or hatchback vehicles with similar rear window wipers such as the Forte5, Rio, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage, Elantra GT, Accent, Veloster, Tucson, and Santa Fe may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Two compatible replacement size 11" (inches) rear wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Trico 11-AMichelin 9511 and Anco AR-11A.

No tools are needed to replace the rear wiper blade. For optimum results, I'd recommend using a window treatment product such as Rain-X.

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Swing Open Plastic Cover
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Plastic Cap Removed
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Lift Wiper Arm Off Window
The first step is to gently pull off the black plastic "C" shaped cover on the base of the wiper arm.

Set the cap aside in a safe place.

Lift the wiper arm off the rear window until it stays in the raised position by itself.

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Rotate Old Blade At Angle
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Pop Old Blade Off Arm
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Mounting Bar & "C" Socket
Rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm at a slight angle.

Gently pop the mounting bar at the center of the old blade out of the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm.



 

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Wiper Arm "C" Socket
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Mounting Bar - Center Blade
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Line Up Bar & Socket
I recommend buying the Trico 11-A rear wiper blade since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the mounting bar at the center of the new 11" size wiper blade with the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm.

Firmly push the mounting bar in to the socket.

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Pop New Blade On Arm
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Rotate Blade Parallel
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Lower Arm On Window
Rotate the new blade until it is parallel with the wiper arm.

Lower the wiper arm back on to the rear window.

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Line Up Plastic Cover
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Pop Cover On Base of Arm
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Wiper Blade Replaced
Line up the plastic cover and gently push it back in to place over the base of the wiper arm.

For the best results, thoroughly clean the rear window and apply a product such as Rain-X.

For more, check out my other Kia Soul DIY Maintenance Guides.
 

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