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Toyota Corolla Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 12th generation 2020, 2021 and 2022 Toyota Corolla.

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2020 Corolla Wipers
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Raise Wiper Arm
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Black Plastic Lock Tab
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the twelfth generation 2019 (hatchback), 2020, 2021, 2022 (and probably also the 2023, 2024 & 2025) Toyota Corolla sedan in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Toyota and Lexus vehicles such as the Camry, C-HR, Venza, Avalon, 86, Sienna, Tacoma, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, IS 350, RX 350, UX 200, GS 350, IS 300 and ES 350 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 28" and Passenger Side 14" or 13" depending on the brand.

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Rain-X 5079282-2 & Rain-X 5079272-2, Bosch 28CA & Bosch 13CA, Michelin 8528 & Michelin 8514 and Trico 25-280 & Trico 25-140.

The only tool needed to remove and replace the wiper blades is a plastic pry bar tool (or a flat head screwdriver).

The first step is to lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Locate the black plastic rectangular shaped lock tab in the middle of the old wiper blade.



 

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Pry Up Bottom of Tab
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Swing Open Locking Tab
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Slide Old Blade Down
Insert the blade of the plastic pry bar tool into the notch at the bottom edge of the locking tab.

Gently pry open the bottom edge of the lock tab.

Swing open the locking tab up and away from the wiper arm.

Firmly but carefully slide the old wiper blade down towards the windshield.

You should feel the plastic mounting bracket slide out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

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Bracket Out of Hook
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Rotate Perpendicular
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Lift Blade Off Arm
Rotate the old wiper blade until it is just about perpendicular (at a 90 degree angle) with the wiper arm.

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

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Old Blade Detached
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Towel Protect Glass
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OEM Part # L70J
Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being chipped, scratched or shattered just in case the metal wiper arm smacks down on to the window while you are changing the blade.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) part number on the driver side blade was L70J 4630 N04C12HE.

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Metal Hook Wiper Arm
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Line Up New Wiper Blade
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Pass Hook Through Hole
Line up the new wiper blade and the wiper arm with the rubber blade facing out 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.

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Rotate Blade Parallel
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Slide New Blade Up
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Bracket Secure In Hook
Rotate the new wiper blade until it is just about parallel (lined up) with the wiper arm.

Firmly but carefully pull the new wiper blade up to secure the plastic mounting bracket into the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

You should feel the wiper arm "click" securely into place.

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Swing Down Locking Tab
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Pop In To Secure Tab
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Lower Blade To Window
Swing down the black plastic locking tab and push on it until it snaps securely into place.

Double check that the new wiper blade is properly installed.

Lower the new blade back down to the windshield.

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

Be sure to write down the blade change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2020 Toyota Corolla DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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