Replacing windscreen wiper blades

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

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Make sure that the windscreen wipers are in service position and fold up the wiper arms. Service position is activated/deactivated via the centre display when the car is stationary and the windscreen wipers are not switched on.
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Set the wiper blade in removal position by angling it out from the arm until a click sound can be heard.

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Press and hold the lock button located on the wiper blade mounting.

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At the same time, pull the blade straight out parallel with the wiper arm.

Slide in the new wiper blade until the lock button engages.
Angle the blade in towards the arm until a click sound is heard. The blade is then no longer in the removal position and can be moved again.
Check that the wiper blade is firmly installed.
Fold the wiper arm back towards the windscreen.


If the wiper arms in service position have been folded up from the windscreen, they must be folded back down onto the windscreen before the activation of wiping, washing or the rain sensor, as well as before driving. This is to avoid scraping the paint on the bonnet.

The wiper blades are different lengths

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When replacing the wiper blades, note that they have different lengths. The blade on the driver's side is longer than on the passenger side.