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How to Replace Windshield Wipers in a Kia Spectra

by Contributor

The Kia Spectra was first released in 2000 and continues its popularity in the compact car class. A part of car ownership involves taking care of your Kia's windshield wipers. This includes making replacements if the rubber of your wiper blades gets dull or broken. You can use the Trico windshield wiper brand that you use to make the replacement on your Kia Spectra.

Step 1

Place an order for the windshield wipers for your Kia Spectra. On the Auto Parts Warehouse website, you can buy Teflon Trico windshield wipers for any Spectra made between 2000 and 2004. The Teflon type provides extra protection and will last longer than traditional wipers.

Step 2

Take some time to get your Kia Spectra ready for wiper replacement. Wipe down the windows with glass cleaner and pull the wiper arms away from the windshield in order to gain easy access.

Step 3

Lift up the hinged locking mechanism on the windshield wipers. Once you have released the locking mechanism, you should be able to slide out the old wipers from your Spectra.

Prepare to install the new wipers by inserting one end of the metal pin into the hole on the wiper blade. You're then going to start to pull down the locking mechanism until it snaps in place. Take the exposed end of the pin and push it into the wiper arm until it locks.


  • In order to prevent breakage, you should regularly replace your windshield wipers. You'll start to hear a chattering or scraping sound if the rubber breaks or dulls.
  • You most likely won't need an extra adapter for your Kia Spectra windshield wipers. Trico brand wipers fit 95 percent of car models.

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