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Kia Sportage Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 3rd generation 2011-2016 Kia Sportage SUV with blade sizes.

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2014 Sportage Wipers
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Raise Wiper Arm
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Rotate Wiper Blade At Angle

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Kia Sportage SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Kia and Hyundai vehicles such as the Optima, Forte, Cadenza, K900, Rio, Sorento, Sedona, Soul, Elantra, Veloster, Sonata, Azera, Tucson, Santa Fe, Genesis and Equus may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The wiper blades on a 3rd generation Sportage are the following sizes in inches: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 18".

A few compatible replacement front wiper blades with their part numbers include the following: Bosch 24A & Bosch 18A, Michelin 8524 & Michelin 8518, Bosch 24-CA & Bosch 18-CA, Anco 31-24 & Anco 31-18, Valeo 600-24 & Valeo 600-18, Trico 25-240 & Trico 25-180, PIAA 97060 & PIAA 97045 and Rain-X 5079280-1 & Rain-X 5079275-1.

No tools are needed to replace the windshield wiper blades.

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Release Tab
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Press In Release Tab
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Pull Bracket Down
The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it stays in the raised position by itself.

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

Press in and hold the black plastic release tab at the center of the old wiper blade.

Pull the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the wiper blade down and out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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Pass Hook Through Opening
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Old Wiper Blade Removed
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Towel - Protect Glass
Continue rotating the wiper blade until it is perpendicular with the metal wiper arm.

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

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 24A and Bosch 18A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.



 

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Line Up New Blade & Hook
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Pass Hook Through Opening
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Slide Bracket In To Hook
Insert 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 towards the wiper arm.

Slide the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the new blade in to the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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Snap In To Place
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Rotate Blade Parallel To Arm
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Lower Wiper To Windshield
Firmly pull the new wiper blade up until you feel or hear the mounting bracket "click" securely in to place.

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

Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

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

Check out my other 2011-2015 Kia Sportage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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