Kia Optima: Blade replacement - Wiper blades - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: Blade replacement

When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or cracked, and require replacement.

To prevent damage to the wiper CAUTION

To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually.

The use of a non-specified wiper CAUTION

The use of a non-specified wiper blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.

Front windshield wiper blade

Front windshield wiper blade

1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper blade assembly to expose the plastic locking clip.

Do not allow the wiper arm to fall CAUTION

Do not allow the wiper arm to fall against the windshield, since it may chip or crack the windshield.

2. Compress the clip and slide the blade

2. Compress the clip and slide the blade assembly downward.

3. Lift it off the arm.

4. Install the blade assembly in the reverse order of removal.

Type B

Type B

Front windshield wiper blade

1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper blade assembly to expose the plastic locking clip.

✽ NOTICE

Do not allow the wiper arm to fall against the windshield

2. Open the cover of the blade.

2. Open the cover of the blade.

3. Compress the clip behind the wiper arm and lift it off the arm.

4. Install the blade assembly until it clicks

4. Install the blade assembly until it clicks into place

5. Close the cover of blade.

6. Place back the wiper arm to the proper position.

Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to make the windshield difficult to clean. Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades w ...

Battery
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See also:

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Components Location
1. Sub frame 2. Assist arm 3. Trailing arm 4. Rear disc 5. Rear upper arm 6. Rear shock absorber 7. Coil spring ...

Replacement
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Using the screwdriver, remove the side cover (A). 3. Loosen the mounting screws and th ...

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