Step-by-Step Instructions for Replacing Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wipers
Replacing Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wipers
Replacing your wipers is easier than you might think and will only take about 15-20 minutes of your time. To get started, you can just park your Ioniq 5 on a level surface and turn off the engine.
Gathering the Supplies
You’ll need a few basic supplies: replacement wiper blades specific to your Ioniq 5 model, a Phillips head screwdriver, and a rag or towel. Most auto parts stores can look up your vehicle info to ensure you get the right wiper blades.
Removing the Old Wiper Blades
Locate the wiper arm on your windshield – it’s the metal arm the wiper blade attaches to. You’ll see a small cap or cover at the base of the wiper arm. Pop off the cap with your screwdriver to access the mounting bolt. Loosen the bolt with your screwdriver and slide the old wiper blade off the arm.
Attaching the New Wiper Blades
Unpack your new wiper blades and check that you have the correct ones for your vehicle. Slide the new wiper blade onto the wiper arm until it clicks into place. Tighten the mounting bolt and replace the cover cap. Repeat the same steps to replace the other wiper blade.
Testing and Tightening
Turn your wipers on to make sure the new blades are secure and functioning properly. If everything looks good, you’re all set! Tighten the mounting bolts firmly and replace the caps. Congratulations, your Ioniq 5’s wipers are now ready for many miles of safe driving in any weather conditions.
When to Replace the Wipers on Your Ioniq 5
When the wipers on your Ioniq 5 start streaking, chattering or not cleaning effectively, it’s time for replacement. Don’t put it off since worn out wipers reduce visibility and safety.
Selecting Replacement Wipers
For your Ioniq 5, you’ll want beam blade wipers that are specifically made for the model. Check your owner’s manual for the correct size and type. Popular, affordable brands like Bosch, Rain-X and Michelin make beam blades that fit most Hyundais. Look for blades with a rubber refill and metal or polymer frame for durability.
Purchasing the Wipers
You can buy replacement wipers at most auto parts stores as well as warehouse retailers like Costco. For convenience, consider ordering online for in-store pickup or delivery. Expect to pay between $15 to $30 per wiper.
Installing the New Wipers
Installing new wipers on your Ioniq 5 only takes a few minutes. Here’s how:
- Park the Ioniq 5 on a level surface and turn off the engine. Allow the wipers to cool if they were recently running.
- Locate the wiper arm attachments on the windshield. You may need to lift the wiper arm slightly to see how it attaches.
- Press down on the release tab or button, if there is one, and slide the old wiper blade off the arm. If there’s no release mechanism, you may need to lift the entire arm to remove the blade.
- Attach the new wiper blade according to the instructions in the package. Usually you just need to slide the wiper onto the arm until it clicks into place.
- Repeat the same steps for the other wiper arm.
- Test your new wipers to ensure they are secure and working properly before driving.
- Dispose of your old wiper blades properly according to the local regulations.
What You’ll Need to Replace the Ioniq 5 Wipers
To replace the windshield wipers on your Hyundai Ioniq 5, you’ll need to gather a few basic tools and parts.
Purchase new beam blade or hybrid wiper blades that are specifically designed for your Ioniq 5 model year. The driver’s side blade will be larger than the passenger side blade. Make sure to get the correct sizes for safe driving visibility.
Wrench or pliers
You’ll need a wrench, pliers or wiper arm removal tool to remove the securing nut that holds the wiper arm in place. The nut can be stubborn after years of weathering, so pliers may provide additional leverage.
Have a few clean rags on hand to wipe away any dirt or debris around the wiper mounts before installing the new blades. This will help the new blades seat properly against the windshield.
Rubber gloves can provide extra grip when handling the wiper arms and blades. The metal components may have sharp edges, so gloves also protect your hands.
That covers the basic essentials you’ll need to successfully replace your Ioniq 5’s wiper blades yourself. With the right tools and parts in hand, you’ll have clear viewing again in no time. Be sure to double check that the new blades are secure before driving to ensure safe visibility.
If at any point you run into issues removing the old wiper arms or installing the new ones, don’t hesitate to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or call your local Hyundai service center for guidance. It’s always better to be safe in case there are any differences specific to your Ioniq 5 model.
Locating the Wiper Arms on the Ioniq 5
To replace the windshield wipers on your Hyundai Ioniq 5, the first thing you’ll need to do is locate the wiper arms that attach the wipers to the windshield. The wiper arms are mounted at the base of the windshield, one on the driver’s side and one on the passenger side.
Driver’s Side Wiper Arm
The driver’s side wiper arm is located on the left side of the windshield, closest to the driver. To access it, you’ll need to open the driver’s side door. Standing outside the open door, you’ll see a long metal arm that spans the length of the windshield, with a wiper blade attached at the end. This is your driver’s side wiper arm.
Passenger Side Wiper Arm
The passenger side wiper arm is located on the right side of the windshield, closest to the front passenger seat. To access this wiper arm, you’ll need to open the front passenger door. Standing outside this open door, look for the long metal arm that spans the length of the windshield, with a wiper blade attached at the end. This is your passenger side wiper arm.
Once you’ve located both wiper arms, you’re ready to remove the old wiper blades and install the new ones. Be sure to purchase replacement wiper blades that match your Ioniq 5’s make, model, and year. Your owner’s manual will specify the correct size and type.
Removing and installing new wiper blades is usually pretty straightforward. You’ll just need to press down or push up on the release tab or button to detach the old blade, then slide the new one into place until it clicks firmly into the wiper arm. Take your time and be careful not to accidentally bend or break the wiper arms. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to have your Hyundai dealership replace the wiper blades for you. They have the proper tools, training and experience to do it quickly and correctly.
New wiper blades will help keep your windshield clear and ensure safe visibility while driving your Ioniq 5. Be sure to replace them at least once a year, or sooner if you notice any streaking, chattering or other issues while the wipers are in use.
Removing the Old Wiper Blades
To replace your Hyundai Ioniq 5’s old, worn out wiper blades, you’ll need to remove the existing ones first. This only takes a few minutes and requires no special tools.
Removing the Wiper Blade Assembly
Start by lifting up the wiper arm from the windshield to access the wiper blade. You may need to press down on the release tab or button, depending on your Hyundai model, to loosen the old wiper blade from the wiper arm. The release method could be a clip, bolt, or spline connector—check your vehicle’s manual for details.
Gently slide or pry off the old wiper blade from the wiper arm. Be very careful not to scratch or crack your windshield in the process. Some wiper arms have an adapter or connector piece that stays on the arm—if this is the case, the new wiper blade will attach to that.
Inspect the wiper arm for any corrosion or damage before installing the new wiper blade. Clean or replace the wiper arm if needed.
For most Hyundai Ioniq models, you’ll want to pick up replacement beam blade-style or beam blade hybrid wiper blades. These provide superior windshield contact for quiet, streak-free wiping. Your local auto parts store can look up your specific Hyundai make, model and year to determine the correct replacement part numbers.
After removing the old blades, you’re ready to install the new beam blade wiper blades onto your Ioniq’s wiper arms. Simply slide the new wiper blade onto the wiper arm until it clicks into place. Repeat the same steps for the other wiper arm.
Test your new wiper blades to ensure they are secure and functioning properly before driving. Congratulations, you’ve successfully replaced your Hyundai Ioniq’s worn out wiper blades yourself and saved money in the process! Be sure to properly dispose of your old wiper blades.
Installing the New Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wiper Blades
To install new wiper blades on your Hyundai Ioniq 5, follow these steps:
Acquire the Correct Replacement Wiper Blades
For your Hyundai Ioniq 5, you’ll need two 24-inch wiper blades for the front windshield. Purchase quality replacement wiper blades from an auto parts store that match your vehicle’s make, model, and year. Popular, high-quality brands include Bosch, Rain-X and Anco.
Park Your Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Turn Off the Engine
To safely access your windshield wipers, park your Hyundai Ioniq 5 on a level surface and turn off the engine. Engage the emergency brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling.
Locate the Wiper Arm Attachment Points
The wiper arms on your Hyundai Ioniq 5 attach at two points on either side of the windshield. The arms will be vertical when the wipers are not in use.
Release the Old Wiper Blades
At the end of each wiper arm, you’ll find a small release tab or clip securing the old wiper blade in place. Press down or slide the release tab to detach the old blade. Remove the blade from the arm.
Attach the New Wiper Blades
Line up the new wiper blade on the arm and slide it into place, applying firm and even pressure, until it clicks into the locked position. Repeat the same steps to install the other new wiper blade on the remaining arm.
Test the New Wiper Blades
Start your Hyundai Ioniq 5 and turn on the windshield wipers to the lowest intermittent setting. Ensure the new wiper blades are secure and functioning properly. Increase the wiper speed to check that they continue to work well at higher settings.
Your new Hyundai Ioniq 5 wiper blades should now be ready to keep your windshield clear in any weather. Be sure to replace them once a year or if they start streaking, chattering or not cleaning effectively. Fresh wiper blades are important for safe driving visibility and your Hyundai Ioniq 5’s windshield.
Testing and Adjusting the New Wipers
Now that your new wipers are installed, it’s time to test them out and make any final adjustments.
Testing the Wipers
Turn your Hyundai Ioniq 5 on and activate the windshield wipers. Make sure the new wiper blades are moving properly across the windshield without skipping, chattering or streaking. If they seem off, double check that they’re installed correctly according to the steps above. It can also help to run the wipers a few times to help the new blades ‘settle in’ to the curvature of your windshield.
Adjusting Wiper Speed
Your Ioniq 5 should have adjustable wiper speed settings – typically intermittent, low and high. Test out the different speeds to ensure the new wiper blades are functioning properly at each level. The ‘intermittent’ or ‘delay’ setting is particularly important for visibility and safety, as it can be easy for new wiper blades to chirp, streak or skip at the slower speeds. Make any speed adjustments to the wiper stalk or touchscreen controls as needed.
While the wipers are running, also check that:
- The wiper arms are moving freely without catching or dragging.
- There is no excessive noise from the new wiper blades like squeaking, chattering or grinding. Some minor ‘chirping’ is normal with new blades and should subside over time.
- The wiper blades are making full contact with the windshield for their entire stroke. There should be no skipping, streaking or unwiped areas in the center or at the edges of the windshield.
- There is no visible damage or tearing to the new wiper blade rubber.
If everything checks out, your new Hyundai Ioniq 5 wiper blades should be all set! Be sure to test them out during your next drive to ensure safe visibility and handling in all weather conditions. Enjoy your fresh view of the road ahead!
Troubleshooting Issues With New Ioniq 5 Wipers
If your new Ioniq 5 wipers are not working properly, here are a few things to check before taking it into the shop.
Did you install the new wipers correctly? Double check that the wiper arms are securely attached to the wiper spindles on your Ioniq 5. The wiper arms should click into place. If they’re loose or not attached properly, they won’t clean your windshield effectively.
Did you get the right size wipers for your Ioniq 5 model? The wrong size wipers won’t clean your windshield well and can damage the windshield or wiper arms. You’ll need beam blade wipers for the Ioniq 5. Refer to your owner’s manual for the correct wiper blade sizes.
Wiper Arm Bent or Damaged
Check that the wiper arms themselves are not bent, dented or damaged. Bent or damaged wiper arms can prevent the wipers from operating properly. You may need to replace the wiper arms if they are bent or broken.
There could be an electrical issue preventing your new wipers from working. Check that the wiper motor and any relays or fuses related to the wiper system are functioning properly. Have the Ioniq 5’s electrical system tested if needed.
Defective Wiper Blades
Though new, the wiper blades you installed could be defective. Some signs of defective wiper blades include:
• Streaking or skipping while operating
• Not clearing water from the windshield effectively
• Making squealing or scraping noises
• Leaving gaps or unwiped areas on the windshield
If your new wiper blades are exhibiting any of these issues, try replacing them with a new set. You may have received a defective set. Most auto parts stores will exchange new wiper blades if you’re having problems shortly after installing them.
Hope this helps you get your new Ioniq 5 wipers working properly again. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Frequently Asked Questions About Replacing Ioniq 5 Wipers
Many new Ioniq 5 owners have questions about replacing the windshield wipers. Here are some of the most frequently asked ones:
Do I have to replace both wipers at the same time?
It’s not absolutely required, but recommended. Your wipers work as a pair to clear your windshield, so if one is old while the other is new, it can lead to streaks, scratches or an uneven wipe. For the best performance, replace both wiper blades at once.
What type of wiper blades does the Ioniq 5 use?
The Ioniq 5 uses beam blade wiper blades, also known as flat blade wipers. These have a beam frame and a blade made of rubber. Common sizes for the Ioniq 5 are 24 inches for the driver’s side and 18 inches for the passenger side. Check your owner’s manual for the exact size, or measure your existing wiper blades to be sure.
How do I install new wiper blades?
Installing new Ioniq 5 wiper blades is pretty straightforward. Here are the steps:
- Park your Ioniq 5 and turn off the engine.
- Locate the wiper arm attachments at the base of each wiper blade. You may have to lift the wiper arm slightly to access them fully.
- Press down on the release tab or button, if there is one, and slide the old wiper blade out of the attachment. If there’s no release tab, you may have to unclip or unhook it from the wiper arm. Consult your owner’s manual for details.
- Take your new wiper blade out of the packaging. Hold the base or “blade heel” end in your hand.
- Slide the new wiper blade into the wiper arm attachment until it clicks into place.
- Test your new wiper blades to make sure they are secure and working properly.
- Dispose of your old wiper blades properly according to the local regulations in your area.
- Consider having a mechanic check your wiper arms if your new blades don’t seem to be cleaning well. Worn out or bent wiper arms can prevent new blades from working effectively.
Does this help answer some of your questions about replacing the wipers on your Hyundai Ioniq 5? Let me know if you have any other questions.
You’re almost done. With the new wipers installed, turn the ignition on to activate them and test that they’re working properly. If everything looks good, you’ve successfully replaced your Hyundai Ioniq 5 wipers yourself and saved a trip to the mechanic. Pat yourself on the back – you’ve gained a useful skill and can now keep your visibility clear in any weather. Keep these instructions handy for the next time your wipers need replacement. With a little time and patience, you’ve shown that you can handle basic maintenance on your vehicle. Now get out there and enjoy the road ahead!