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Citroen C3: Wiper controls

Citroen C3 Owners Manual

System for selection and control of the various front and rear wiping modes for the elimination of rain and cleaning.

The vehicle's front and rear wipers are designed to improve the driver's visibility progressively according to the climatic conditions.

Programming

Various automatic wiper control modes are also available according to the following options:

- automatic wiping for the windscreen wipers,
- rear wiping on engaging reverse gear.

Model with intermittent wiping


Model with AUTO wiping


Manual controls

The wiper commands are issued directly by the driver by means of the stalk A and the ring B .

Windscreen wipers

A. wiping speed selection stalk:

fast (heavy rain),


normal (moderate rain),


intermittent (proportional to
the speed of the vehicle),

park,


single wipe (press downwards),


automatic, then single
wipe (see next page).

Rear wiper


If a signifi cant accumulation of snow or ice is present, or when using a tailgate bicycle carrier, deactivate the automatic rear wiper via the multifunction screen confi guration menu.

B. rear wiper selection ring:

park,


intermittent wipe,


wash-wipe (set duration).


Reverse gear

When reverse gear is engaged, the rear wiper will come into operation if the windscreen wipers are operating.

Programming

The function is activated or deactivated via the multifunction screen confi guration menu.

This function is activated by default.

Windscreen wash

Pull the wiper stalk towards you. The windscreen wash, then the windscreen wipers, operate for a specifi ed time.

Automatic windscreen wiping

The windscreen wipers operate automatically, without any action on the part of the driver, if rain is detected (sensor behind the interior mirror), adapting their speed to the intensity of the rainfall.

Activation


This is controlled manually by the driver by pushing stalk A to the "AUTO" position.


It is accompanied by the lighting of this indicator lamp in the instrument panel and a message on the multifunction screen.

Switching off


This is controlled manually by the driver by moving stalk A upwards and returning it to position "0" .


It is accompanied by the indicator lamp in the instrument panel switching off and a message on the multifunction screen.

The automatic wiping must be reactivated if the ignition has been off for more than one minute, by pushing stalk A downwards.

Operating fault

If an automatic wiping malfunction occurs, the wipers will operate in intermittent mode.

Have it checked by a CITROËN dealer.

Do not cover the rain sensor, linked with the brightness sensor and located in the centre of the windscreen behind the interior mirror.

Switch off the automatic wiping when using an automatic car wash.

In winter, it is advisable to wait until the windscreen is completely clear of ice before activating the automatic wiping.

Special position of the windscreen wipers


In the minute following switching off of the ignition, any action on the stalk positions the wipers vertically.

This action enables you to position the wiper blades for winter parking, cleaning or replacement without damaging the bonnet.

To park the wipers after this has been done, switch on the ignition and operate the stalk.

For optimum and lasting wiping of the "fl at-blade" wiper blades, it is advisable to:

- handle them with care, - clean them regularly using soapy water,
- change them approximately every 6 months,
- avoid using them to retain cardboard on the windscreen.

Automatic windscreen wiping

The windscreen wipers operate automatically, without any action on the part of the driver, if rain is detected (sensor behind the interior mirror), adapting their speed to the intensity of the rainfall.

Activation


This is controlled manually by the driver by pushing stalk A to the "AUTO" position.


It is accompanied by the lighting of this indicator lamp in the instrument panel and a message on the multifunction screen.

Switching off


This is controlled manually by the driver by moving stalk A upwards and returning it to position "0" .


It is accompanied by the indicator lamp in the instrument panel switching off and a message on the multifunction screen.

The automatic wiping must be reactivated if the ignition has been off for more than one minute, by pushing stalk A downwards.

Operating fault

If an automatic wiping malfunction occurs, the wipers will operate in intermittent mode.

Have it checked by a CITROËN dealer.

Do not cover the rain sensor, linked with the brightness sensor and located in the centre of the windscreen behind the interior mirror.

Switch off the automatic wiping when using an automatic car wash.

In winter, it is advisable to wait until the windscreen is completely clear of ice before activating the automatic wiping.

Special position of the windscreen wipers


In the minute following switching off of the ignition, any action on the stalk positions the wipers vertically.

This action enables you to position the wiper blades for winter parking, cleaning or replacement without damaging the bonnet.

To park the wipers after this has been done, switch on the ignition and operate the stalk.

For optimum and lasting wiping of the "fl at-blade" wiper blades, it is advisable to:

- handle them with care, - clean them regularly using soapy water,
- change them approximately every 6 months,
- avoid using them to retain cardboard on the windscreen.

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