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Chevrolet Equinox Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window wiper blades on a 3rd generation 2018 to 2022 GM Chevy Equinox.

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Paul B. Michaels
Author & Photographer
Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2018 Equinox Windshield
Raise Wiper Arm
Pry Up Locking Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2018, 2019 and probably also the updated or "refreshed" 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years) GM Chevrolet Equinox SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Holden such as the Trax, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Cascada, LaCrosse, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Regal, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CTS, XTS, CT6, Astra, Commodore and Trailblazer 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 18".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers include the following: Bosch 24A & Bosch 18A, Rain-X RX30224 & Rain-X RX30218 and Trico 16-240 & Trico 16-180.

The only tool needed to remove and replace the old wiper blades is a small plastic pry bar tool or a flat head screwdriver.

The first two steps are to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Locate the rectangular shaped locking tab at the center of the old wiper blade.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently lift up the bottom edge of the lock tab.


Swing Open Hinged Tab
Slide Down Old Wiper
Rotate & Remove Blade
Swing open the hinged tab up away from the windshield.

Slide the old wiper blade down to release the mounting bracket from the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Rotate the old wiper blade away from the arm and then lift it off the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 24A and Bosch 18A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon from other Equinox owners.

Line up the new wiper blade with the wiper arm.

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

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

Rotate the new wiper blade until it is just about parallel with the wiper arm.

Firmly slide the wiper blade up until you feel the plastic mounting bracket "click" securely into the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Swing Closed Lock Tab
Snap In Tab To Secure
Lower Blade To Window
Swing down the black plastic locking tab towards the wiper arm.

Firmly pop the lock tab back into place.

Double check that the new blade is securely attached to the wiper arm.

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

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

For more, please check out all of my 2018-2022 GM Chevrolet Equinox DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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