How to change wiper blades in your Audi or Porsche

On January 15th, 2016 / By

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How to change wiper blades in your Audi or Porsche

The Parts & Service Department at Prestige Imports can help you with all of your Audi and Porsche needs that pertain to the maintenance and upkeep of your luxury vehicle. But we also realize that, sometimes, you’ll want to “take matters into your own hands,” so to speak. While we recommend that one of our certified-technicians attend to your car, there are a few replacement tasks that you can attempt at home without too much risk to the well-being of your ride.

Replacing your wiper blades, for example, is one such activity. This relatively minor job, as the below videos demonstrate, is quick, easy, and should provide you with any “grease monkey” fix that you feel that you need to fulfill.

Replacing Audi Wiper Blades

All Audi vehicles use Audi Genuine wiper blades, so you’ll want to make sure that you’ve purchased the correct brand and the proper set for your model. We offer the correct wiper blades for your Audi in the Audi parts department. Should you change your mind about installing them yourself, we can install them with out an appointment and for no additional charge.

With that in mind, please watch the below video for a overview of how to change wiper blades in your Audi:

You’ll want to remember that the wiper blade on the driver’s side will be a different size than the one on the passenger’s side. The driver’s side blade is usually a few inches longer than the other; so be mindful when installing them.

Of course, the fact that the above video clocks in at 1:45 might belie how ridiculously easy the task of replacing your wiper blades is to accomplish. In order to demonstrate how quick and painless the job should be, watch Arty (from Arty’s Garage) replace the front and back wiper of an Audi Q5 in the below videos:

Yes, in a matter of 46 seconds total, Arty swaps out the front and back wipers of the SUV. By simply depressing the snap-button on the front face of the wipers, the blades release and then allow you to slip a brand new pair into the wiper blade arm.

A new pair of blades will cost around $50. If you’re looking to be a little bit more thrifty and, perhaps, a bit more adventurous in your replacement endeavors, you instead could opt to replace the blade rubber rather than the entire blade:

As the above video demonstrates, the process of replacing only the rubber is a bit more intensive; but, having said that, it’s not terribly difficult to accomplish.

Replacing Porsche Wiper Blades

Replacing the wiper blades of your Porsche vehicle is also a rather easy task. But, having said this, one should be aware of the different styles of blades. The following video, produced by, clearly outlines all four of the most common varieties:

As you’ll notice from the video, Audi employs the pinch tab button variety on their front wipers and the pinch tab on their rear wipers. In the following Porsche videos, though, several different types of mechanisms are used depending on the model and year of the vehicle.

For example, the below video for the Porsche Cayenne employs a pin-style mechanism to adhere the wiper blade onto the wiper blade arm:

And, as you’ll notice in the next video, the rear wiper for the Cayenne uses the pinch tab:

Of course, if you have an older model 911 Carrera (a 1999-2005, for instance), you’ll see that the vehicle uses a J-Hook style wiper blade:

And, similar to the Audi, more recent year models of the 911 Turbo come equipped with the pinch tab button.

And that, in a nutshell, is how to change your wiper blades for an Audi or Porsche. Obviously, if you’re not inclined to mechanical tourism, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Parts & Service Department by calling (833) 825-5423. The certified Audi and Porsche technicians at Prestige Imports will change your wiper blades and attend to any other service concerns you might have with your vehicle. Once you’ve scheduled an appointment, stop into the dealership, which is located at 9201 West Colfax Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling.


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