Replacing Wiper Blades

For optimum performance, replace the wiper blades at least once a year. Replacement blades must meet the following criteria:
  • The blade on the driver's side must be 26 inches (650 mm) long and 21 inches (530 mm) long for the blade on the passenger's side.
  • Ensure the connector on the replacement blade is the same as the original blade. Different connectors may prevent the replacement blade from connecting to the wiper arm on the vehicle.

You can purchase replacement wiper blades on the Tesla Shop (or https://shop.tesla.cn/ for China).

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Note
Only install replacement blades that are identical to the original blades. Using inappropriate blades can damage the wiper system and windshield.
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Note
The wiper washing system is an integrated part of the wiper blades on Model X.

To replace the wiper blades:

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  1. Shift into Park and turn off the wipers.
  2. Touch Controls > Service > Wiper Service Mode to move the wipers to the service position.
  3. Lift the wiper arm a short distance away from the windshield, just far enough to access the wiper blade.
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    CAUTION
    Wiper blades do not lock into a lifted position. Do not lift a wiper arm beyond its intended position.
  4. Gently slide the wiper blade out and up to release it from the wiper arm.
    Close-up of wiper blade with two blue arrows showing to pull the blade forward and up.
  5. Place a towel between the wiper arm and windshield to avoid scratching or cracking the windshield.
  6. Hold the wiper arm and press the locking tab while sliding the blade down the arm.
  7. Slide the wiper blade down and into the wiper arm to secure it in place.
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  8. Align the new wiper blade on the wiper arm and slide it toward the end of the wiper arm until it locks into place.
  9. Turn Wiper Service Mode off to return the wipers to their normal position.