Mazda Mazda6: Wiper Blades - Maintenance and Care - Mazda6 Owners ManualMazda Mazda6: Wiper Blades

CAUTION:

car washers have been known to affect the wiper's ability to clean windows. Hot waxes applied by automatic car washers have been known to affect the wiper's ability to clean windows.

blades, don't use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near To prevent damage to the wiper blades, don't use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.

Contamination of either the windshield or the blades with foreign matter can reduce wiper effectiveness. Common sources are insects, tree sap, and hot wax treatments used by some commercial car washes.

If the blades are not wiping properly, clean the window and blades with a good cleaner or mild detergent; then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Repeat if necessary.

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, don't try to sweep the wiper arm by hand.

NOTE:

To prevent damage to the wiper arm blades when raising both the driver and passenger side wiper arms, raise the driver side wiper arm first. Conversely, when setting down the wiper arms, set the passenger side wiper arm down first.

1. Raise the wiper arm.

2. Open the clip and slide the blade assembly in the direction of the arrow.

2. Open the clip and slide the blade assembly in the direction of the arrow.

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

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

CAUTION:

To prevent damage to the windshield let the wiper arm down easily, don't let it slap down on the windshield.

4. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it out of blade holder.

4. Pull down the blade rubber and slide it out of blade holder.

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

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

CAUTION:

You need to use them again. Don't bend or discard the stiffeners. You need to use them again.

the blade's wiping efficiency could be reduced. If the metal stiffeners are switched, the blade's wiping efficiency could be reduced.

So don't use the driver's side metal stiffeners on the passenger's side, or vice versa.

stiffeners in the new blade rubber so that the curve is the same as it was in the Be sure to reinstall the metal stiffeners in the new blade rubber so that the curve is the same as it was in the old blade rubber.

6. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.

6. Carefully insert the new blade rubber.

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

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