GMC Terrain: Vehicle Checks / 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 wiper blade:

  1. Pull the wiper assembly away from the windshield.

    GMC Terrain. Wiper Blade Replacement

  2. Lift up on the latch in the middle of the wiper blade where the wiper arm attaches.
  3. With the latch open, pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield far enough to release it from the J-hooked end of the wiper arm.
  4. Remove the wiper blade.
  5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper blade replacement.

Rear Wiper Blade Replacement

The rear wiper blade and wiper arm have a cover for protection.

To remove the cover:

GMC Terrain. 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.

    GMC Terrain. Wiper Blade Replacement

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

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