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Kia Soul Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 2nd generation 2014 to 2019 Kia Soul with the part numbers.

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2019 Soul Windshield
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Raise Wiper Arm
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Rotate Away Old Blade
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 2nd generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 model years) Kia Soul in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Kia, Hyundai or Genesis vehicles such as the Niro, Sportage, Sedona, Telluride, Sorento, Rio, Forte, Optima, K900, Cadenza, Stinger, Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Palisade, Elantra, Sonata, Accent, Veloster, Ioniq, Nexo, Venue, G70, G80 and G90 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 20".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 24A & Bosch 20A, Michelin 14524 & Michelin 14520, Aero 24" + 20", Motium 24" + 20", PIAA 95060 & PIAA 95050 and Anco 31-24 & Anco 31-20.

No tools are needed to remove and replace the wiper blades.

The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

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



 

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Locate Black Release Tab
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Push In Release Tab
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Slide Down Old Blade
Locate the small black plastic release tab located at the center of the old wiper blade.

Push in the release tab and hold it against the metal wiper arm.

Carefully slide the old wiper blade down to remove the plastic mounting bracket from the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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Rotate Blade Perpendicular
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Pull Blade Off Arm
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Old Blade Removed
Rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm until it is just about perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle).

Lift the old wiper blade off the end of the wiper arm.

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 24A and Bosch 20A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon from other Soul owners.

Line up the new wiper blade with the wiper arm.

The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the windshield.

(Remember that the longer 24" blade is for the driver side and the shorter 20" blade should be installed on the passenger side.)

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the middle of the new wiper blade.

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Rotate Blade Parallel
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Slide Mount Up In Hook
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Lower Blade To Window
Rotate the new wiper blade until it is just about parallel with the wiper arm.

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

You should feel or hear the wiper blade "click" securely into place.

Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached.

Gently lower the wiper blade and arm back down to the windshield.

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

Be sure to write down the wiper blade change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2014-2019 Kia Soul DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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