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Hyundai Tucson Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the front windshield window blades on a 3rd generation 2016, 2017 and 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

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2018 Tucson Windshield Wipers
Raise Wiper Arm Off Window
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2016, 2017, 2018 plus the refreshed 2019 & 2020 model years) Hyundai Tucson SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Hyundai, Kia and Genesis vehicles such as the Santa Fe, Kona, Elantra, Sonata, Accent, Veloster, Ioniq, Nexo, G80, G90, Stinger, Rio, Forte, Optima, Cadenza, K900, Soul, Niro, Sportage, Sorento and Sedona 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 16".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 26A & Bosch 16A, Trico 25-260 & Trico 25-160, Anco 31-26 & Anco 31-16, Michelin 851626P 16" & 26" combo and Valeo 900261B & Valeo 900161B.

No tools are needed to remove and replace the wiper blades.

Rotate Away Old Wiper Blade
Push In Release Tab
The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Rotate the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm at a slight angle.

Locate the small black plastic release tab.

Push the release tab in towards the metal wiper arm and hold it in place.

Pull Down Off Hook
Pull the old wiper blade down towards the windshield until the mounting bracket slides out of the hook at the end of the wiper arm.
Rotate Blade Perpendicular
Pull Off Metal Hook
Continue rotating the old wiper blade until it is perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle) to the wiper arm.

Pull the old wiper blade off the end of the wiper arm.


Towel Protect Hook
Line Up New Blade & Hook
Place a towel down on the windshield to protect the window from being cracked, chipped, shattered or scratched just in case the wiper arm smacks down on to the glass while you are replacing the wiper blade.

I recommend buying the Bosch 26A and Bosch 16A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the opening in the center of the new wiper blade with the end of the wiper arm.

The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the windshield.

Pass Hook Through Blade
Pull Up To Secure Bracket
Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the new wiper blade.

Rotate the wiper blade until it is parallel with the wiper arm.

Slide the wiper blade up to secure the mounting bracket into the hook at the end of the wiper arm.

You should feel or hear the bracket "click" securely into the hook.

New Blade Secured
Lower Blade To Window
Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the wiper arm.

Carefully lower the wiper blade back down to the windshield.

For the best wiper performance, I highly recommend cleaning off the windshield and applying a window treatment product that will repel rain water from the glass such as Rain-X.

Be sure to record the wiper blade change in your vehicle's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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