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VW Tiguan Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a 1st generation 2009 to 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV.

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2016 Tiguan Windshield Wipers
Sit In Driver Seat
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volkswagen Tiguan SUV in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other VW or Audi vehicles such as the Jetta, Passat, CC, Atlas, Touareg, Golf, Beetle, A3, S3, RS 3, A4, S4, A5, A6, S6, A7, S7, RS 7, A8, Q3, Q5, TT and Q7 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.'

The OEM wiper blade sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 24" and Passenger Side 21".

A few compatible replacement wiper blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 240OE & Bosch 21OE, Rain-X 5079280-2 & Rain-X 5079278-2, Michelin 8024 & Michelin 8021, Trico 25-240 & Trico 25-210, PIAA 97060 & PIAA 97053 and Valeo 9002410B & Valeo 9002110B.

The only tool you might need is a plastic pry bar or a small flathead screwdriver.

Turn Ignition Switch On & Off
Push Down Wiper Stalk
To move the windshield wiper arms into the "Service Position" follow these steps.

Turn the ignition switch to the "On" position or press the "Start" button but keep your foot off the brake pedal so that you don't actually start the engine.

Then turn off the ignition or press the "Start" button again to turn off the vehicle's electronics.

Immediately press down on the windshield wiper control lever on the right side of the steering wheel column.

Wiper Arms - Service Position
Raise Wiper Arm Off Window

The two wiper arms should up to the service position near the top of the windshield.

Carefully lift the wiper arm off the windshield until it remains in the raised position by itself.

Square Release Button
Firmly Push In Button
Locate the square black plastic release button near the center of the wiper blade.

Firmly push in the release button with a plastic pry bar tool or you can use a flathead screwdriver.

Lift the old wiper blade mount out of the metal bracket at the end of the wiper arm.

Slide Out Mounting Bracket
Towel - Protect Glass
Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being shattered, cracked, chipped 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 240OE and Bosch 21OE wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.

Line Up New Wiper Blade
Install New Wiper Blade


Line up the plastic mounting assembly in the center of the new wiper blade with the metal bracket.

Slide the mount into the bracket until it "click" securely into place.

"Snap" In Place - Bracket
Lower Wiper To Window

Double check that the new wiper blade is securely attached to the wiper arm before moving on to the next steps.

Gently lower the wiper arm and blade back down to the windshield.

Sit Inside SUV
Turn "On" Ignition
Sit inside the SUV.

Switch the ignition to the "On" position by using the key or the "Start" button but do not start the engine.

Press Down Wiper Lever
Return To Ready Position

Quickly press the windshield wiper control stalk down once.

The wiper blades should slide back down to their original "ready" position at the bottom of the windshield by the plastic cowl.

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

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

For more, please check out my other 2009-2017 VW Tiguan DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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