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Toyota Sienna Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield wiper blades on a 3rd generation 2011 to 2016 Toyota Sienna with blade sizes.

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2012 Sienna Wipers
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Lift Wiper Arm Up
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Locking Tab On Bracket

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and probably also the refreshed 2015 & 2016 model years) Toyota Sienna minivan in changing the windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Toyota vehicles such as the Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, RAV4 and Land Cruiser, may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The 3rd generation Sienna is equipped with the following wiper blade sizes in inches: Driver Side 28" and Passenger Side 20".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers include the following: Bosch 28A & Bosch 20B, Rain-X 5079282-1 & Rain-X 5079277-1, Anco 31-28 & Anco 31-20, Michelin 8528 & Michelin 8520, Valeo 900281B & Valeo 900201B and Trico 25-280 & Trico 25-200.

No tools are required to change the wiper blades. You may need a small flathead screwdriver to pop out the locking tab.

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Pull Out Lock Tab
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Rotate Blade Out
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Pull Old Wiper Blade Down
The first step is to lift the wiper arms off the windshield until they are almost perpendicular to the window and stay in the up position by themselves.

Locate the rectangular black plastic locking tab in the middle of the old wiper blade.

Flip the locking tab up and away from the metal wiper arm with your finger or pry it out with a small flathead screwdriver.

Rotate the old wiper blade slightly away from the metal wiper arm

Pull the old wiper blade down to disengage it from the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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Turn Blade Perpendicular
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Pull Off Old Blade From Arm
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Protect Glass With Towel
Rotate the blade perpendicular to the wiper arm and pull it straight off.

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 28A and Bosch 20B wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.



 

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Line Up New Blade
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Slide Blade On To Hook
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Pull New Blade Up
Line up the mounting bracket on the new wiper blade with the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Make sure that the rectangular locking tab on the new blade is open and fully extended.

Slide the metal hook on to the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the new blade.

Pull the new blade firmly up to secure it to the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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New Blade Secured To Hook
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Snap Locking Tab Closed
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Lower Arm To Window
Flip the rectangular black plastic locking tab on the new wiper blade closed and firmly snap it in to place.

Thoroughly clean the windshield to ensure optimum wiper blade performance.

Gently lower the wiper arm back down to the windshield.

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

For more, please check out my other Toyota Sienna Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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