How to Change the Windshield Wipers on a Hyundai Elantraby Christopher J. Trout
All the parts on your Hyundai Elantra will wear down over time. One of the first things that will need replacing will be your windshield wiper blades. You will know when this needs to be done because they will smear rather than effectively clear the water away. Luckily, wiper blades are relatively cheap compared to other car parts; and if you can do the maintenance yourself, it is a great way to save time and money.
Pull the wiper blade away from the windshield so the arm is perpendicular to the blade.
Locate the tab where the blade meets the arm and push it in. This will release the blade from the arm mechanism. Some wiper blades require the tab to be pushed in with a small, flat-head screwdriver; this will vary with the type of wiper blade that was previously installed.
Pull the wiper blade away from the hook and remove it completely from the arm.
Insert the new wiper blade around the hook of the arm and push it in until you hear the retaining clip lock into place.
Lower the wiper arm gently so it rests on the windshield. Repeat this process for the opposite wiper blade.
- "Hyundai Elantra 1996 through 2006;" John H. Haynes; 2006
Things You'll Need
- Replacement windshield wiper blades
- Flat head screwdriver
- Use caution, when handling the wiper blade arms, to avoid scratching or cracking the windshield.
Christopher J. Trout graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in art history in May 2009. He wrote for his university's newspaper, the "Gleaner," for over five years and served as its Editor-in-Chief. His articles have appeared on various websites. Trout is a self-taught musician, experienced general contractor and computer repair specialist—all subjects he can aptly write about and expound upon.