When the wipers no longer clean well, the blades are probably worn or cracked.
To prevent damaging a windshield wiper blade, wiper arm, or the hood, perform the following procedure.
Before lifting the windshield wiper blades off the windshield, always move them to the service position.
When putting the windshield wiper blades back on the windshield, make sure that they are in the service position before switching the ignition ON and operating the windshield wipers.
Replace with Mazda genuine wiper blades. If they are replaced with wiper blades other than a Mazda genuine product, they may not wipe with the same efficiency as the genuine product.
To prevent damage to the wiper arms and other components, do not try to sweep the wiper arm by hand.
Do not bend the blade rubber unnecessarily when replacing it. Otherwise, the metal stiffener in the blade may deform and the windshield wiper operation may be adversely affected.
Do not hold a wiper blade by its end when raising the wiper arm. Otherwise, the part may deform and the wiping performance may lower.
You can replace the wiper blades yourself, however you cannot replace the wiper arms.
If you want to replace the wiper arms, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
Forcefully lowering the wiper arms could damage the wiper arm and blade, and may scratch or crack the windshield.
Replace the wiper blades using the following procedure.
Move the wipers to the service positions using the following procedure.
Switch the ignition ON.
Switch the ignition OFF.
Press up the wiper switch to the MIST position 2 times within 30 seconds after switching the ignition OFF.
When the procedure is completed, the wipers operate and they stop at the service positions.
Raise the wiper arms.
To prevent damage to the windshield let the wiper arm down easily, do not let it slap down on the windshield.
Slide the blade component in the direction of the arrow while pressing the wiper arm tab to remove the blade component from the wiper arm.
Pull the blade rubber in the direction of the arrow and slide it to a position where the blade holder groove can be checked.
Pull the end of the blade rubber from the blade holder groove in the direction of the arrow and remove the blade rubber from the blade holder.
Insert the end of the new blade rubber into the groove of the blade holder until it contacts the end of the blade holder.
After pulling the blade rubber in the direction of the arrow and sliding the blade rubber to a position to check the blade holder groove, slide the blade rubber end in the opposite direction.
Make sure that the blade rubber is correctly installed to the blade holder.
Slide the blade component and install it to the wiper arm.
Slowly lower the wiper arms onto the windshield.
Move the wipers to their initial positions using the following procedure.
Make sure that the wipers are set on the windshield.
Switch the ignition ON.
Press up the wiper switch to the MIST position 1 time.
When the procedure is completed, the wipers operate and they stop at the initial positions.