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Hyundai Elantra Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window wiper blades on a sixth generation 2017 to 2020 Hyundai Elantra.

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2018 Elantra Wipers
Raise Wiper Arm
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 6th generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and probably also the upcoming 2021 model year) Hyundai Elantra sedan in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Hyundai, Genesis or Kia vehicles such as the Sonata, Accent, Veloster, Ioniq, Kona, Nexo, Venue, Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade, G70, G80, G90, Soul, Sportage, Niro, Sorento, Telluride, Rio, Forte, Optima, Stinger, Cadenza, K900, Sedona and Seltos 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 16".

A few compatible replacement aftermarket wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 26A & Bosch 16A, Rain-X 5079281-2 & Rain-X 5079274-2, Aero 26" + 16", Motium 26" + 16" and Trico 25-260 & Trico 25-160.

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

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


Wiper Blade Mount
Rotate Away Blade
Rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm at a slight angle.
Locate Release Tab
Push Tab Towards Arm
Locate the small black plastic release tab at the center of the old wiper blade.

Push the release tab in towards the wiper arm.

Slide Blade Down
Rotate - Lift Off Hook
Continue holding in the release tab while pulling the old wiper blade down to remove the mounting bracket from the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Rotate the old wiper blade until it is just about perpendicular with the wiper arm.

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

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 26A and Bosch 16A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the new wiper blade and the wiper arm with the rubber blade facing out away from the windshield.

Pass Arm Through Hook
Pull Mount Up Into Hook
Pass 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 until it is just about parallel with the wiper arm.

Pull the new wiper blade up to secure the mounting bracket into the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

"Click" Bracket Into Hook
Lower Arm To Window
You should feel the mounting bracket "click" securely into the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached.

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

For the best wiper performance, I recommend thoroughly cleaning off the windshield 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 2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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