Lots of pictures in this guide show you exactly what to do to install your new windshield wiper blades on a Toyota Corolla!
Windshield wiper blades are one of those things that you totally forget about until you really need them, and then, you really need them! Some places say to replace your blades every 6-12 months, but honestly, who does that? You pretty much know when your blades need replacing; when it’s raining or snowing, and you can’t see, replace your blades. Check this guide for instructions on adding windshield washer fluid.
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This guide covers Toyota Corollas from 2003-2019 The vehicle shown here is a 2004 Toyota Corolla CE.
In this guide, we are going to cover the following steps.
How to Replace Windshield Wipers on a Toyota Corolla – Steps:
- Select the correct windshield wiper blades
- Removing the old wiper blades by pressing the clip and pulling down
- Install the new wiper blades by lining up the clip and sliding upward until you hear a click
- Verify the new blade installation is locked and won’t slip off
In the following steps we go into detail with pictures. Okay, let’s get started!
Selecting the Correct Windshield Wiper Blades
If you are replacing blades on a 2003-2008 Corolla, then you need a 24″ (driver’s side) and 18″ (passenger’s side), and the following part numbers will work for you:
2002-2008 Toyota Corolla
What size wiper blades go on a 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla? The 2003-2008 Corollas use 24 inch and 18 inch wiper blades.
2009-2019 Toyota Corolla
What size wiper blades go on a 2009-2019 Toyota Corolla? The 2009-2019 Corollas use 26 inch and 16 inch wiper blades.
Windshield Wipers for Other Vehicles
Still not sure which wiper blades are right for you? Let Amazon do the work for you! Click this link, then click “Filter By Vehicle” to find your car:
Choosing the right windshield wiper blades is a lot easier now than it used to be. Don’t feel like you need to go to one of those dusty, greasy books at the auto parts store and page through all the different options in order to find the part number for your exact vehicle.
Another method is to measure the blades. The connections are standardized these days, so just get the lengths correct, and you have a very good chance of selecting the correct ones. Keep in mind that often the two blades are different lengths, so if you take this approach, be sure to measure both.
Remove the Old Wiper Blades
Removing the old wiper blades is pretty straightforward. The hardest part is finding the tab that you need to press in order to release the old blade. The way it works is, you press the tab, then slide the blade downward until it is free of the wiper arm.
This now leaves the wiper arm j-hook exposed. Be careful not to press this arm toward the windshield at this point. Since it is spring-loaded, it has the potential to impact the windshield and leave a nick or a crack! If you are worried about it, put a towel on the windshield as an added layer of protection.
Install the New Wiper Blades
We’ll now go over how to install the blades onto the wiper arms. There are several different types of wiper arms. Here, we will discuss the J-hook and the Bayonet mounts.
J-Hook Style Wiper Arms
The j-style wiper arm will look like this:
Installing the new blade is pretty much the reverse of the removal. When you get the new blades, they will come with the wiper blade itself, some instructions, and perhaps an adapter for fitting to various other types of wiper arms.
The first step is to orient the new blade so that the tab is facing away from the j-hook. Then put the wiper arm through the wiper blade so that the hook slides onto the plastic piece. The push the new blade away from the car, so that the hook clicks into place. Follow the images below.
Verify that the wiper is connected correctly by gently pulling back and forth to make sure the clip is engaged and that the wiper won’t slide off.
Good work, you’re done!
Want to see this procedure in video format? Check out the video below…
Video – How to Change Wiper Blades on a Toyota Corolla
For video instructions, check out the video below:
Verify the New Blade Installation
That’s it! After you have the new blades installed on both wiper arms, go ahead and try them out. Make sure there is nothing stuck under them, and if necessary, wipe a rag along the edge to clean them off.
I hope this was helpful!
The following links point to the correct windshield wipers for each year of Toyota Corollas.
2002-2008 Toyota Corolla
The 2003-2008 Corollas use 24 inch and 18 inch wiper blades.
2009-2019 Toyota Corolla
The 2009-2019 Corollas use 26 inch and 16 inch wiper blades.
Click the following link and enter your vehicle information to get the wiper blades that are right for you.
For more information on Toyota Corolla maintenance, check out these articles:
Maintenance Articles on Toyota Corollas
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