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Toyota Tacoma Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 2nd generation 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma with photos.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2013 Tacoma Wiper Arms
Lift Wiper Arm Off Window
Black Plastic Release Tab
This automotive maintenance DIY tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015) Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Matrix, Prius, Camry, Corolla, Sienna, RAV4, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Hilux, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The OEM blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 22" and Passenger Side 21".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers include the following: Bosch 22A & Bosch 21A, Rain-X 5079279-1 & Rain-X 5079278-1, Anco 31-22 & Anco 31-21, Michelin 8522 & Michelin 8521, Valeo 900221B & Valeo 900211B, ACDelco 8-4422 & ACDelco 8-2211 and also the Trico 25-220 & Trico 25-210.

Press In Release Tab
Slide Bracket Off Hook
Rotate Blade Perpendicular
No tools are needed to change the windshield wiper blades.

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

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

Gently push the small black plastic tab at the center of the blade's mounting bracket in towards the metal wiper arm.

Hold in the release while you pull the mounting bracket down and out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

Continue rotating the old wiper blade away from the wiper arm until it is almost perpendicular.

Pass Hook Through Hole
Towel - Protect Glass
Pass Hook Through Opening
Pass the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm through the opening in the center of the old wiper blade.

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

I recommend buying the Bosch 22A and Bosch 21A wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line up the new wiper blade with the wiper arm. The rubber blade should be pointing away from the windshield.

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

Pull Mount In To Hook
New Wiper Blade Secured
Lower Arm To Window
Slide the plastic mounting bracket up and in to the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.

The new wiper blade should "click" securely in to place.

Double check that the new wiper blade is installed properly.

Gently lower the wiper arm down to the windshield.

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

For more, check out my other 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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