Wiper blades and washer fluid

Replacing the wiper blade, rear window

Updated 7/23/2018

The wiper blades sweep water away from the windscreen and rear window. Together with the washer fluid they clean the windows and ensure visibility for driving. Windscreen and rear window wiper blades can be replaced.

Replacing the wiper blade, rear window

P5-1746-SPA-XC90-Change rear wiper

Lift the wiper arm from the window and pull the lower section of the blade to the right.

Grip the centre of the wiper arm and lift it from the windscreen to lock position.


There is a lock position at half extension angle that may feel like resistance, this lock prevents the arm from falling back against the windscreen. The wiper arm must be pulled past the lock for wiper blade replacement.

Grip the lower part of the blade and pull to the right until the blade loosens from the arm.

Press the new wiper blade into place. You should hear a click. Check that it is firmly installed.

Lower the wiper arm.


Check the blades regularly. Neglected maintenance shortens the service life of the wiper blades.

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