Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by aaasss89 » 10 Mar 2018, 19:41

Yes :-D I washed it, I didn't drove the car for about 2 weeks.

I fitted used ones.
Yes there was bad water signs on the old motors, I tried to open one and inside the electric part was ok but the other side there was like bad corrosion.
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by GiveMeABreak » 10 Mar 2018, 20:54

Ok, thanks, I suspected water damage - the X7 seriously needs an oil and grease bath I think - too many components failing because of this!
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by whatdoesthisbuttondo » 16 Apr 2018, 10:14

Cheers for the video, doesn't look too difficult to replace!
My passenger side wiper isn't working, just lifts an inch or so when the right one sweeps the screen.
Im going to need a lexia/diagnostic to see if it is the left or a problem with the right stopping the left slave from working. Does that have to be done at a dealer or does anyone know of a place in Leeds that could diagnose?
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by GiveMeABreak » 16 Apr 2018, 11:57

Anyone with Diagbox would be preferable, as generic readers may not have the detail.
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by crapday69 » 16 Apr 2018, 16:00

Nice video. Wish my battery came out that easy lol.
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by whatdoesthisbuttondo » 28 Apr 2018, 19:14

Had a diagnostic check which confirmed the passenger motor at fault. Citroen wanted £300+, got one off eBay for half that.....an hour in the rain to fit and all good now!
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by petef » 01 Jun 2018, 18:05

OK. Less than 4 months after voicing my concerns in this thread, the worst has happened. The wipers have stopped working completely. None of this one side still twitching stuff. Both sides completely dead. Fuse in BSM fine of course. Strangely my Lexia is unable to communicate with the wiper ECU whilst being able to talk to everything else. Any suggestions as to where I start? Mine is a 2009 model so I will try the Citroen dealer but my VIN doesn't seem to have been covered by the recall and I won't hold my breath.
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by GiveMeABreak » 01 Jun 2018, 19:55

Hi Pete

They will simply replace the master wiper I suspect as that handles all the requests. I suspect if you have explored the fuses that it might be that it has just corroded internally as they do, but your was maybe a more total fail than a gradual one.
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by petef » 02 Jun 2018, 07:44

Thanks Marc
Could you please remind me which side is the master? The lack of communication of the ECU with my Lexia perhaps suggests that it has failed. Is it integrated into the master motor assembly?
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by GiveMeABreak » 02 Jun 2018, 09:20

Hi Pete - I believe on RHD it is the Driver side - see my post here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54676&hilit=slave+ecu#p483220
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Re: Citroen C5 X7 Windscreen Wipers

Post by petef » 11 Jun 2018, 19:28

So eventually got wipers going again. Problem was that they had a lingering death with several miracle recoveries. When they were working they were fine, no twitching of one blade or anything daft and full communication with the wiper ecu with the Lexia and no fault diagnosed. However when they stopped working there was no communication and hence no diagnosis. Tried replacing the 'Master' drivers side motor with a known good one. All was well........for a short time and then they packed up again. Must have been another short lived miracle. Eventually tried a replacement for the passenger side with another known good one and ...voila...all is well again. Moral of the story is don't go with your gut feeling - I was convinced the RHS 'Master' unit was faulty but eventually found it was the LHS 'Slave' than was shot.
BTW new ones would appear to be cheaper than Citroen here - https://www.allcarpartsfast.co.uk/peuge ... per-motor/ although I haven't used them - I got second hand ones.
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