Kia Optima: Wiper blades / Blade replacement

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Wiper blades / 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 arms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually.

Aftermarket wiper blades may result in wiper malfunction and/or failure. It is recommended to use certified Kia parts.

Front windshield wiper blade

To inspect or replace the windshield wiper blades and to prevent damaging the hood, move the windshield wiper blades to the service position as follows;

After turning off the engine, move the wiper switch to the single wiping (MIST) position within 20 seconds and hold the switch more than 2 seconds until the wiper blade is in the fully up position.

CAUTION - Wiper arms

Type A

1. Raise the wiper arm.

2. Lift up the wiper blade clip. Then pull down the blade assembly and remove it.

3. Install the new blade assembly in the reverse order.

4. Return the wiper arm on the windshield.

5. Turn ignition to the ON position and wiper arms will return to the normal operating position.

Type B

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

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

3. Lift it off the arm.

4. Install the new blade assembly in the reverse order.

5. Return the wiper arm on the windshield.

6. Turn ignition to the ON position and wiper arms will return to the normal operating position.

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