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Toyota Camry Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

How to change the wiper blades on a Toyota Camry and replacement wiper blade size information.

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This how to change or replace the wiper blades on a Toyota Camry guide was written to help others remove worn out windshield wiper blades on a Toyota. These Toyota wiper blade replacement instructions and pictures are specifically from the 2012 Toyota Camry OEM wiper blades that have never been changed to new  aftermarket wiper blade assemblies. This wiper blade replacement and refill instructions may also be helpful to owners of the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 Toyota Camry models as well. You can buy replacement blades at any auto parts store including Autozone, Pep Boys, Napa, Walmart, Sears or Advanced Auto Parts for between $7 and $20 each depending on what brand you want. It is much easier to replace the windshield wiper assembly than to try and replace the wiper blade inserts. How often should you change your windshield wipers? Well it all depends on where you live and the climate conditions, it is recommended to change you windshield wipers at least once per year or more often depending on excessive wear and weather conditions. Read disclaimer.

Tools Needed: Flathead Screwdriver

 

What size are the wiper blades on a Toyota Camry?
See the Toyota Camry Windshield Wiper Blade Size Chart at the bottom of the page.

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Toyota Camry Windshield Wiper
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Lift Wiper Blade Arm
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Lift Wiper Blade Locking Tab
Note: I prefer to always change the entire windshield wiper blade assembly instead of using new wiper blade refills or inserts  when possible. The original OEM wiper assemblies tend to fade and deteriorate and do not flex as well over time which leads to decreased performance. Technology is always getting better and new wiper blades perform better than original parts in most cases.

The replacement instructions for the Driver Side and Passenger Side Wiper Blades are the same but the refill wiper blade sizes are different depending on your year Toyota Camry.

Depending on your year Toyota the wiper blades may rest below the hood and you will need to turn the wipers on and then turn the key off when the wiper arm is in the middle of the windshield in order to lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.

Start by lifting the wiper blade arm up and away from the windshield so you can easily access the old wiper blade assembly.

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Wiper Blade Assembly Tab
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Slide Old Wiper Blade Off
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Remove Wiper Blade From Arm
When removing OEM original wiper blade assembly you will need to insert a flathead screwdriver into the wiper blade retaining clip and lift it up away from the wiper housing. Once the wiper blade retention clip has been released slide the worn out wiper blade down and out from the u-shaped wiper arm and remove the used wiper blade.

Wiper blade sizes for the 2012 and 2013 Toyota Camry is a 26 inch blade on the Driver Side and 18 inch blade on the Passenger Side. See the Wiper Blade Chart below for all years and Toyota Camry wiper blade size Chart.

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Wiper Arm Hook
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Toyota Replacement Wiper Blade
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Slide Hook Over Wiper Attachement
To install a new wiper blade on a Toyota Camry, slide the center of the new replacement blade over the U-Shaped or Hook Shaped end of the wiper arm and slide the hook over the wiper attachment. You should also hear a click noise when the small metal clip on the wiper blade attaches and locks into the wiper arm. Once the wiper blade is installed you can rotate the wiper blade and lower it to the window and you are done.

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Lock Wiper In Place
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Toyota Camry Wiper Installed
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New Camry Wiper Blade
In order to remove the wiper blades from a Toyota Camry after they have been replaced with aftermarket wiper blades you will need to know how to find the wiper blade release lever.
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Wiper Blade Release Lever
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Press Or Pinch Down Release Tab
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Replaced Wiper Blade
Where is the wiper blade release tab? The lever to remove the wiper blades is located under the U-shaped hook on the wiper arm. Push down or inward on the small tab and slide the wiper down towards the windshield to release the wiper blade assembly.
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Camry Windshield Wiper Blade
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Toyota Camry Wiper Blade Sizes
 
Changing the wiper blades on a Toyota is simple and easy once you know how and replacement should only take a few minutes. There are many premium performance wiper blade companies that manufacture the best replacement wiper blades for all Toyota vehicles like Bosch, TRICO, Rain-X, Valucraft, Duralast and ANCO. Always check your owners manual for proper replacement wiper blades and sizes for your vehicle before replacing the rubber wiper blades. This guide was written to show owners how to replace the wiper blades on a Toyota Camry L, LE, XLE, SE, XLE V6, SE V6, 4 Cylinder and Hybrid but may also be helpful to owners of similar models like the Avalon, 4Runner SUV, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander Truck, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, Rav4, Sequoia, Sienna, Venza, Yaris, Land Rover, Lexus IS250, IS350, LS460, LX570 and RX350. For more Toyota Camry maintenance guides see the Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance Guides page. If your windshield wipers are not working you may have a blown fuse, to find the wiper fuse check the Toyota Camry Fuse Box Location and Diagram Guide.

Toyota Camry Wiper Blade Size Chart

Year Driver Side Passenger Side Rear Window
7th Generation
2012, 2013
26" 18"  
6th Generation
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
24" 20"  
5th Generation
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
24" 19"  
4th Generation
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
21" 19"  
3rd Generation
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
21" 19" 13"
2nd Generation
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
19" 17" 17"
1st Generation
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
19" 19" 17"
Solara
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
24" 19"  
Solara
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
22" 21"  
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