How to Replace Windshield Wipers in a VW Passat

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After frequent use, the windshield wipers on a Volkswagon Passat start to dull and may make a scraping sound. Since this affects how well you can see out of your windshield, you should replace them immediately.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Order your Tripledge replacement wiper set for your VW Passat. If you have a Passat manufactured from 1999 to 2006, then you can order the set that includes the 21-inch driver and passenger side wipers. If your model Passat has a rear wiper, you're going to choose the 15-inch wiper as well. Buy from Tripledge's website or at a local Wal-Mart.

  2. 2

    Start your car. You want to get your wipers in an easy to reach position, so you'll want to turn off the engine when they arrive in a vertical position. Clean the windshield with glass cleaner and pull the wipers away from the glass.

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    Use pliers to get rid of the old set of wipers on your VW Passat. Pinch the end adapter of your VW Passat's wipers and turn it away from the rubber section. Manually slide out the wipers after bending the adapter tab.

  4. 4

    Glide the new windshield wipers into place. If you need to cut off any excess, you can use a sharp pair of scissors. Secure the new wiper by using the pliers to move the adapter back into place.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use other types of wiper replacement sets on your VW Passat. Anco, Trico and Lexor make compatible wipers for all model Passats.

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