How to Change the Wiper Blades on a Honda Civic

When the wiper blades on your 2001 Honda Civic begin to leave streaks and marks on your windshield, you may need to replace them. Honda suggests checking the condition of your wiper blades every six months to ensure they remain in their top condition. The 2001 Honda Civic is equipped with a 21-inch wiper blade on the driver side and a 19-inch wiper blade on the passenger side. Replace your wiper blades at home in minutes to maintain the best possible visibility in your Civic.

Raise the wiper arm until it stops. The arm should come to rest upright, away from the windshield.

Press down on the end of the tab of the hook where the wiper arm mounts. Hold the locking tab down and slide the wiper blade down toward the car.

Pull the wiper blade out of the wiper assembly. There are two tabs on one end of the blade. Grab the end where the tabs are and pull straight out until the tabs break free. Remove the blade insert and discard it.

Insert the new blade insert in the opposite direction as the one you removed. Slide the insert into the blade assembly until the tabs lock into place.

Install the wiper blade assembly on the wiper arm. Line the blade assembly up with the hook on the wiper arm and slide the assembly back until the hook locks into place. Return the wiper arm to the windshield.

Follow the same steps on the opposite side. Test the wipers when completed to be sure they function correctly.

Things You'll Need

  • 21-inch wiper blade refill
  • 19-inch wiper blade refill
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