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How to Change Audi Wipers

Last Updated on Friday Mar 09, 2018

Learn how to change windshield wiper blades on Audi cars. This guide applies to model years 1995-2019. Owners of several Audi models (such as A3, S3, RS3, A4, S4, A5, S5, A6, S6, A7, S7, RS7, A8, S8, Q3, Q5, SQ5, Q7, TT, R8) will find this guide helpful. See chart below if you need to lookup wiper size for your Audi or look it up online using a Wiper Blade Size Lookup service. 

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1. Set Audi Wiper in Service Position

In older Audi vehicles you can simply fold the wiper arm out and change the wipers. In newer Audi vehicles you can't fold the wiper out because the hood is on the way. To be able to replace your Audi wipers, you need to set your wipers in the service position. Watch the following video to learn how to set Audi wipers in the service position. 

Press CAR > Servicing and Check > Wiper Service Position > ON

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2. Change Audi Wipers - J Hook Type

Step 1

Park your Audi on a level surface, set the parking brakes and remove the key from the ignition.

Step 2

Determine which wiper blade you are going to change first. In this case we are going to change the driver's side wiper. Move the wiper blade up. Do not allow the wiper arm to fall on the windshield. Newer Audi vehicles require that you set the wipers in-service condition via the infotainment menu.

Step 3

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Use a small flat screwdriver to lift up part of plastic that lock the wiper in place. Not all Audi wipers have this plastic retainer. If your Audi wipers do not have this plastic move to the next step.

Step 4

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Rotate the wiper slightly so that you can press the release.

Step 5

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Press the release tab and pull down on the windshield wiper.

Step 6

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Grab the new wiper. Be extremely careful so that the wiper arm doesn't fall on your Audi glass. If the wiper arm falls on the glass it can crack the windshield.

Step 7

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Slide the new wiper into the wiper arm until you hear it click.

Step 8

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Next, replace the other wiper blade on Audi. Rember to change the rear wiper blade as well. 

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3. Change Audi Wiper - BTP Type

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Some Audi vehicles have Pinch Tab Button (PTB) wipers. The procedure to change these Audi wipers is similar except that you need to press the tab to release the wiper. 

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As you press the tab, pull the wiper away from the arm to remove it. 

Install the new wiper in reverse order. Make sure the tab locks in place or the wiper can come off during operation or driving. 

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4. Audi Wiper Lookup Table

This is a partial list of Audi wiper size. All Audi wiper sizes below are in inches.

Audi Model Driver Wiper Size Passenger Wiper Size
2016 A3 26 19
2016 A4 24 20
2016 A5  24 20
2016 A6 26 21
2016 Q3 24 21
2016 Q5 24 20
A3 S3
1996 2003 21 19
A3 S3
2003 - 24 19
A4 S4
1995 2003 21 21
A4 S4
2007 - 24 20
A5 S5
2007 - 24 20
1997 2001 22 21
2007 - 26 20
2011 - 26 20
A8 S8
1995 2003 22 22
A8 S8
2003 2010 26 20
2007 2008 24 20
2012 - 24 20
2009 - 24 20
2006 - 26 26
1999 2003 22 21
2004 2006 21 21
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  • Don't allow the wiper arm to fall on the windshield. It can break the glass. 
  • Make sure the wiper is secured and locked on the wiper arm or it will make noise or possibly come off during operation. 
  • Don't install wipers that larger than what's recommended by the manufacturer. 
  • Don't operate wipers on a windshield that has frost, ice or snow. This will drastically shorten the life for the wipers. 
  • Keep in mind that on certain models, the wiper arm cannot be moved up if the hood is open. 
  • Wipers may not work until you fully close the hood. 
  • If you can't move the wiper arm up, use the ignition to set the wipers in the service position. This procedure is described in your owners manual. 
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