How to fix a rear window wiper

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The rear window wiper on your vehicle clears away snow, dirt, and other debris from the rear window. Over time, the wiper arm may become stuck if there is debris caught in the path of the wiper arm. Or, the wiper blade may require replacement. You should periodically check your rear window wipers to make sure that they are functioning normally.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • new wiper blade
  • ice scraper (if needed)

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Instructions

    Wiper Blade Check

  1. 1

    Open the fuse panel cover under the steering wheel in your vehicle and check the fuse for the rear wiper assembly. Pull the fuse out, using the fuse puller in the fuse box. If the metal strip in the fuse is burnt or damaged, then replace it with another fuse of the same amperage.

  2. 2

    Pull the rear wiper arm assembly away from the rear window until the arm locks into a position which is perpendicular to the rear window.

  3. 3

    Check for any debris that may be interfering with the normal operation of the wiper assembly. Clear away any debris with your hands. In the case of ice, you may need an ice scraper.

    Wiper Blade Replacement

  1. 1

    Pull the rear wiper arm assembly away from the rear window until the arm locks into a position which is perpendicular to the rear window.

  2. 2

    Swing the bottom of the wiper blade up until the blade sits perpendicular to the wiper arm.

  3. 3

    Pull the wiper blade off the wiper arm and install a new wiper blade. The installation is the reverse of removal.

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