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Kia Sorento Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
How to change the rear window wiper blade on a 3rd generation 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Kia Sorento.

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2019 Sorento Rear Wiper
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Base of Wiper Arm
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Pull Off Plastic Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Sorento SUV in changing the rear wiper blade on the back windshield window.

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

The OEM wiper blade size in inches is 12" and the genuine Kia / Hyundai part number is 98850-C5100 (also known as 98850C5100).

A compatible replacement aftermarket rear wiper blade is the Trico 12K (also known as 12-K).

No tools are required to remove and replace the blade.

The first step is to gently lift up the black plastic trim piece on the base of the wiper arm that covers the mounting nut and threaded rod.



 

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Base Cap Removed
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Lift Arm Off Window
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Rotate Away Old Blade
Set aside the plastic cover in a safe place.

Carefully raise the wiper arm off the back windshield.

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

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Pop Blade Off Arm
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Old Blade Detached
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"C" Shaped Socket
Continue rotating the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm until it is just about parallel with the wiper arm.

You will feel the mounting bar in the center of the old wiper blade pop out of the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm.

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Mounting Bar - Blade
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New Wiper Blade
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Line Up Blade & Arm
If you look at the center of the old wiper blade, you'll see the mounting bar and the two small guide pegs.

I recommend buying the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) rear wiper blade which is the Kia 98850-C5100.

You could also instead buy the Trico 12K aftermarket wiper blade.

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Mounting Bar & Socket
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Insert Bar Into Socket
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Rotate Blade Parallel
Line up the new wiper blade with the end of the wiper arm.

Make sure that the two small guide pegs are in the correct orientation.

The two small pegs should be closer to the passenger side of the SUV.

Insert the mounting bar into the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm.

Rotate the new wiper blade towards the wiper arm.

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Pop In Two Small Pegs
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New Blade Attached
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Lower Blade To Glass
You should feel or hear the mounting bar pop into the "C" shaped socket.

Continue rotating the new wiper blade until it is parallel with the wiper arm.

Gently lower the new wiper blade on to the glass.

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Plastic Base Cover
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Snap On Plastic Cover
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Rear Blade Replaced
Line up the plastic cover with the base of the rear wiper arm.

Gently snap the trim cover back into place.

Make sure that the new rear wiper blade and the base cap are securely in place.

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

Please take a look at all of my 2016-2020 Kia Sorento DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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