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How do I install a new wiper blade in a 2000 Mercedes Benz C230?

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Patty Streeter,  at Windshield wiper blades are usually packaged with the rubber wiper as well as its support structure. Follow these steps to replace this entire piece, referred to here as the 'wiper blade.' Instructions * STEP 1: Go to or call your local parts store give them your year make and model thish reference will elp them to provide you with the correct model of blade to purchase. * STEP 2: Open the package containing the new windshield wiper blade. The package should include up to three or four different styles of blade attachment'the small plastic piece that secures the new blade to the wiper arm. * STEP 3: Examine the existing attachment (where the arm and the blade meet), then find a new one in your package that matches it. * STEP 4: Grasp the windshield wiper arm and pull up, away from the car. The blade and arm should now be sticking out perpendicular to the window. * STEP 5: Remove the windshield wiper blade from the arm at the attachment. There will usually be a small tab you can depress with a screwdriver that will allow you to pull the blade from the arm. Some attachments have a small metal bump and two tabs on either side; you depress the tabs and pull hard to remove the blade. Some just snap onto the blade. * STEP 6: Remove the old attachment from the wiper blade and replace it with the new one. * STEP 7: Install the blade onto the windshield wiper arm. * STEP 8: Test by turning on the wipers. If the blades slip, turn off the wipers and seat the attachments more firmly. The parts store may be willing to also give you step by step directions, Tips & Warnings * It is better (although more expensive) to replace the whole wiper blade, not just the rubber part. * The new wiper blades will come in a package with up to three or four attachments for each blade. One of these is the correct one for your car. Do not despair; with persistence, you will figure it out. * Changing wiper blades for the first time has been known to cause extreme frustration. * Do not let the windshield wiper arm snap back against the windshield when there is no blade attached; this can crack the windshield.

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