DIY: How to change Kia windshield wiper blades

how to change kia wiper blades
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated May 18, 2018 

DIY guide on how to change windshield wiper blades on any Kia vehicle. These instructions will help owners of Kia Niro, Borrego, K9, Forte, Cerato, Optima, Cadenza, Sportage, Sorento, Venga, Carens, Rondo learn how to change windshield wiper blades themselves. 

Kia Wiper Blade Size

Scroll down to the end of the page to look up the wiper blade sizes for your Kia vehicle. Note that the driver's side wiper blade is not the same size as the passenger side. Typically the driver wiper is longer than the one on the passenger side. 

Best Wiper Blades for Kia
If you need replacement wiper blades the Bosch ICON Wiper Blades work great, have great user reviews and are included on Amazon's Best Selling Replacement Wiper Blades list. The ICON wiper blades have dual rubber resist for heat and ozone deterioration. We have found that Bosch ICON wiper blades last longer than the majority of wiper blades. 


Instructions on How to change Kia wiper blades

Step 1

On the older Kia models, you could turn on the wipers then remove the key, and the wipers would stop at the top position. Then you can easily replace the wiper blades. That doesn't work on newer Kia cars. Watch the following video clip to learn how to get Kia wipers to stop at the top postion.

Video: Move Kia windshield wipers in the service position. 

Step 2

Raise the wiper arm to change kia wiper blades with new ones optima sedona sorento forte sportage


Step 3

Turn the wiper blade assembly perpendicular to the wiper arm. Do not allow the wiper arm to fall against the windshield. You may break the windshield if the wiper arm accidentally falls on the windshield. 

Step 4

Compress the clip and slide the blade assembly downward. Remove the wiper blade. how to change wipers on a kia optima sorento fote


Step 5 

Install the blade assembly in the reverse to replace kia wiper blades yourself

Kia Wiper Blade Size Lookup Info