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How to Remove Trico Wiper Blades

by Richard Ristow

Trico wiper blades are easy to remove when they begin to wear out. Remove Trico wiper blades when the rubber or silicone begins to crack. Yo will recognize ineffectual wipers as they squeak and scrape annoyingly across the windshield. Don't wait until the blade separates and rips from the wiper assembly. By then, replacement will be too late.

Step 1

Open your car and sit behind the wheel. Turn on your car's electrical system on. Activate the wipers, and then turn them off so that they are "parked" in the middle of the windshield.

Step 2

Exit the vehicle and approach the driver side wiper.

Step 3

Lift the blade off of the glass and undo the safety/security clip connecting the blade to the wiper arm.

Step 4

Pull the blade off the arm.

Step 5

Place a towel on the windshield and lower the wiper arm onto the towel. This is a safety precaution to keep the arm from scratching the windshield.

Repeat the above steps for the passenger-side blade.

Items you will need

  • 2 folded towels

About the Author

Richard Ristow has written for journals, newspapers and websites since 2002. His work has appeared in "2009 Nebula Showcase" and elsewhere. He is a winner of the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award and he edits poetry for Belfire Press. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has managed an automotive department at WalMart.

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