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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades

When the wipers no longer clean well, the blades are probably worn or cracked.

Replace them.

CAUTION To prevent damage to the wiper arms and other components, do not try to sweep the wiper arm by hand.

NOTE When raising both windshield wiper arms, raise the driver's side wiper arm first.

When lowering the wiper arms, slowly lower the wiper arm from the passenger's side first while supporting it with your hand. Forcefully lowering the wiper arms could damage the wiper arm and blade, and may scratch or crack the windshield.

  1. Raise the wiper arm.
  2. Open the clip and slide the blade assembly in the direction of the arrow

Mazda 3. Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades


  1. Tilt the blade assembly and remove it from the arm.

Mazda 3. Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades


CAUTION To prevent damage to the windshield let the wiper arm down easily, do not let it slap down on the windshield.
  1. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it out of blade holder.

Mazda 3. Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades


  1. Remove the metal stiffeners from each blade rubber and install them in the new blade.

Mazda 3. Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades


CAUTION
  • Do not bend or discard the stiff eners. You need to use them again.
  • If the metal stiff eners are switched, the blade's wiping effi ciency could be reduced.
  • So do not use the driver's side metal stiff eners on the passenger's side, or vice versa.
  • Be sure to reinstall the metal stiff eners in the new blade rubber so that the curve is the same as it was in the old blade rubber
  1. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.

    Then install the blade assembly in the reverse order of removal.

Mazda 3. Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades


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