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Volvo XC60 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 with the OEM sizes.

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Insert Smart Key Fob
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Press "Start/Stop" Button
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Right Stalk - Hold Up

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volvo XC60 T5 SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Volvo vehicles such as the XC90, XC70, S90, S80, S60, S40, C30, C70, V90, V70, V60 and V40 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 26" and Passenger Side 20".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 26OE & Bosch 20OE, Michelin 8026 & Michelin 8020, Rain-X 5079281-2 & Rain-X 5079277-2, Trico Force 25-260 & Trico Force 25-200, Anco C-26-OE & Anco C-20-OE.

The only tool needed to remove the old wiper blades is either a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Wiper Arms In Service Position
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Raise Wiper Arm Off Window
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Square Release Button
To place the windshield wiper arms in the "Service Position", follow these steps: 1. Place the smart key fob in to the ignition slot. 2. Press the "Start / Stop" button once to turn on the ignition but do not start the engine. 3. Within 3 seconds move the stalk on the right side of the steering wheel up and hold it for at least a second.

The wipers should now slide up to the vertical service position on the windshield.

Gently lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Locate the small square shaped black plastic release button near the end of the metal wiper arm.

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Push In Release Tab
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Slide Out Mounting Bracket
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Old Wiper Blade Removed
Firmly push in the release button near the center of the wiper blade

I recommend using a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool to prevent from scratching the metal wiper arm.

If you do use a flathead screwdriver, try to avoid making contact with the metal wiper arm.

Pull the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the old wiper blade straight out of the slot at the end of the wiper arm.



 

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Slot On Metal Wiper Arm
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Towel - Protect Glass
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Line Up New Wiper Blade

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

Line up the plastic mounting bracket in the center of the new wiper blade with the metal slot at the end of the wiper arm.

Slide the new wiper blade in to the slot at the end of the wiper arm.

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Slide In New Wiper Blade
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Snap Mount In Place
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Lower Wiper Arm
The plastic mounting bracket should "click" securely in to the slot.

Double check that the new wiper blade is secure.

Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

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Press Start Button
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Down From Service Position
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Wiper Blades Replaced
To lower the wiper arms down to their resting position at the bottom of the windshield, press the "Start / Stop" button once or start the engine if you plan on driving.

For the best wiper performance, I recommend thoroughly cleaning off the windshield and applying a window treatment product that will repel water from the glass such as Rain-X.

For more, check out all of my 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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