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How to Replace Windshield Wipers in a Chevy Cobalt

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Due to the normal wear and tear on your Chevy Cobalt, you'll eventually need to replace the windshield wipers. You need your wipers in perfect working condition in order to ensure visibility in wet and muddy conditions. Replace your Cobalt's wiper blades with an exact fit type from Trico.

Step 1

Purchase the windshield wiper replacement kit from Trico. You'll want to pick up the exact fit 22-inch type if you own a Chevy Cobalt between the years 2005 to 2006. Find this brand from the online retailer Car Stuff.

Step 2

Remove the windshield wiper you need to replace. Chevy recommends that you replace both of the Cobalt wipers at the same time for ideal operation. You can press the release button in the center of the wipers and slide out the old blades.

Step 3

Turn the wiper blade upside down. Move the blade off the wiper to the position where the curved end of the adapter is able to be pushed through the arm hook.

Step 4

Take the adapter and push it into the arm hook of the windshield wiper. Once it locks into place, you know that it's secure.

Test that you have properly installed the Cobalt's windshield wipers. Start the car and release your windshield washer fluid. Note how well the new wiper blades get rid of the fluid.


  • You can look for signs that your Cobalt's wipers need replacing. For example, you may notice the blade has loosened or it leaves behind streak marks when operating.
  • Remember to stop the windshield wipers in the vertical position prior to replacing them.

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