How to Remove Pin Type Factory Windshield Wipers

by John DeCostanza

When driving in the rain or snow, it's vital to have working windshield wipers that do not streak or smear, and move across the windshield smoothly. But as windshield wipers age, they can become worn or frayed, and need to be replaced.

If you own an older model car, typically those built in the 1990's, and decide to replace the windshield wiper blades, you are likely to find that your car uses a pin type windshield wiper assembly. This means that the wiper blades attaches to the wiper arm with a has a pin or clip. While it may appear to be a complicated job, actually, pin-type windshield wiper blades are some of the easiest to replace. But, like everything else automotive, there's a trick to it.

Step 1

Place a flat-bladed screwdriver between the wiper blade and the wiper arm.

Step 2

Twist the screwdriver to the right until the blade dislodges from the wiper arm.

Step 3

Remove the wiper blade.


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