Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wiper blades should be replaced periodically. See Maintenance Schedule

Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see Maintenance Replacement Parts

Caution

Allowing the wiper arm to touch the windshield when no wiper blade is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not allow the wiper arm to touch the windshield.

Front Wiper Blade Replacement

To replace the front wiper blades:

  1. Lift the wiper arm from the windshield until no further movement is possible.

Front Wiper Blade Replacement

  1. Press the release button on the top side of the wiper and pull the wiper blade out of the end of the wiper arm.
  2. Install the wiper blade connector by sliding into the end of the wiper arm until the button on the wiper blade clicks into place with the wiper arm.
  3. Place the wiper arm with the wiper blade in place back on the windshield.

Caution

Damage may occur if the wiper blades are not in contact with the windshield before turning on the wiper system.

Rear Wiper Blade Replacement

The rear wiper blade and wiper arm have a cover for protection. The cover must be removed before the wiper blade can be replaced.

To remove the cover:

Rear Wiper Blade Replacement

  1. Slide a plastic tool under the cover and push upward to unsnap.
  2. Slide the cover toward the wiper blade tip to unhook it from the blade assembly.
  3. Remove the cover.
  4. After wiper blade replacement, ensure that the cover hook slides into the slot in the blade assembly.
  5. Snap the cover down to secure.

To replace the wiper blade:

  1. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.

Rear Wiper Blade Replacement

  1. Push the release lever (2) to disengage the hook and push the wiper arm (1) out of the blade assembly (3).
  2. Push the new blade assembly securely on the wiper arm until the release lever clicks into place.
  3. Replace the wiper cover.

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