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Toyota Avalon Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window wiper blades on a 4th generation 2013 to 2017 Toyota Avalon sedan.

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2016 Avalon Wipers
Raise Wiper Arm

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and the face lifted 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, IS 200t, IS 300, NX 200t, NX 300h, RX 350, RX 450h, LS 460, LS 600h, ES 350, ES 300h Hybrid, RC F, GS 350, CT 200h, LX 570, GX 460, tC, iA, iM, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 26" and Passenger Side 18".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 26A & Bosch 18A, Rain-X RX30226 & Rain-X RX30218, AERO 26" & 18", Anco 31-26 & Anco 31-18, Michelin Stealth 8026 & Michelin 8018, Valeo 60026 & Valeo 60018 and PIAA 95065 & PIAA 95045.

The only tool needed to remove and replace the wiper blades is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Black Plastic Locking Tab
Gently Pry Open Bottom
The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Use a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to gently pry up the bottom edge of the rectangular shaped black plastic locking tab near the center of the wiper blade.

Swing the lock tab up and away from the wiper blade.

Swing Lock Tab Up
Push Wiper Blade Down
Firmly push the wiper blade down until the mounting bracket slides out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.
Rotate Blade Perpendicular
Towel - Protect Glass
Rotate the old wiper blade until it is almost perpendicular with the wiper arm.

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the old wiper blade.

Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being cracked, chipped, scratched or shattered just in case the metal wiper arm smacks down on to the window while you are replacing the wiper blade.


Line Up New Wiper Blade
Insert Hook - Opening
I recommend buying the Bosch 26A and Bosch 18A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the new wiper assembly with the rubber blade pointing up and away from the windshield.

Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the center of the new wiper blade.

Rotate Blade Parallel
Pull Bracket In To Hook
Rotate the new blade until it is almost parallel with the wiper arm.

Firmly pull the wiper blade up until the plastic mounting bracket clicks securely in to place in the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Snap Closed Lock Tab
Lower Wiper Arm
Swing the locking tab down and firmly snap it back in to place.

Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the wiper arm.

Gently lower the wiper blade down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, I recommend applying a window treatment product that repels water such as Rain-X.

For more, check out all of my Toyota Avalon DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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