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Jeep Renegade Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
How to change the rear wiper blade on the back windshield window of a 1st generation 2015 to 2018 Jeep Renegade.

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2016 Renegade Rear Wiper
Pull Off Plastic Base Cap
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Jeep Renegade SUV in changing the rear wiper blade on the back windshield window.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 200, 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500 500X or 500L, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM wiper blade size in inches is 10".

The part number for the entire OEM Jeep Renegade metal wiper arm and plastic blade assembly is Mopar 68256590AA.

A compatible aftermarket rear wiper blade is the Bosch H240.

The tools you may need to remove and replace the wiper blade include a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool, a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Loosen Counterclockwise
Remove Nut
You might be able to remove the old wiper blade and install the new one without removing any fasteners.

I had trouble lifting the rear wiper assembly far enough off the back window in order to rotate the old wiper blade off the arm.

I didn't want to crack the wiper arm or break the glass, so I decided to remove the single nut that holds the entire wiper assembly to the back windshield.

Gently pull the black plastic cover off the base of the rear wiper arm assembly.

Set the plastic cover aside in a safe place.

Remove the single nut that secures the rear wiper assembly to the back window by turning it counterclockwise with a 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Pull Off Wiper Assembly
Rotate Wiper Blade
Gently pull the wiper assembly off the bolt end attached to the rear window.

Note - If you didn't have to (or want to) remove the wiper assembly from the window, start following the steps at this point.

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

Pop Blade Off Arm
Wiper Blade Removed
Continue rotating the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm until it pops off.

Try to avoid using excessive force.

The mounting bar in the center of the old wiper blade should pop out of the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm relatively easily.

"C" Shaped Socket
Plastic Mounting Bar
I recommend buying the Bosch H240 rear wiper blade since it has excellent reviews on Amazon including from another Jeep Renegade owner.

The Bosch H240 blade is about 3/4" (or 2cm) shorter than the OEM blade.

If you prefer to have an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) part, purchase the Mopar 68256590AA complete rear wiper assembly which includes the wiper arm, plastic base cap and a new wiper blade.


Slide On New Wiper Blade
 Pop Bar In Socket
Slide the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the center of the new wiper blade.

The rubber blade should be pointing out away from the wiper arm and the back of the SUV.

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

Continue rotating the new wiper blade towards the wiper arm until the mounting bar in the center of the new wiper blade pops in to the "C" shaped socket at the end of the wiper arm.

Line Up Wiper Arm
Push On To Bolt End
If you remove the entire wiper assembly from the back window, continue with the following steps.

(If you did not remove the assembly, lower the wiper arm to the window and replace the base cover.)

Push the wiper assembly back into place over the exposed bolt end at the bottom of the back window.

Spin On Nut
Tighten Clockwise
Spin on the nut in the clockwise direction a few turns by hand to prevent the fastener from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the nut in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the nut to prevent from cracking the glass or damaging the wiper arm.

Black Plastic Base Cover
Pop Cap In Place
Line up the black plastic cover and snap it back into place over the base of the rear wiper assembly.
Base Cover Installed
Rear Wiper Blade Replaced
Gently lower the wiper blade down to the back window.

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

You may also want to check that the 10mm nut is still tight after the next few rainy days that you use the rear wiper.

For more, please check out all of my Jeep Renegade DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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