C5 Aircross Frozen Wipers

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LenH
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C5 Aircross Frozen Wipers

Post by LenH » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:58 pm

Hi All,
First hard frost this morning and had to put front and rear defrost on.
Even when windscreen cleared and warmed up wiper blades still frozen.
Noticed they sit below line of defrost vents along bottom of windscreen do do not really get warmed up.
It took some time for them to be usable and were that solid were impossible to use without horrible scraping noise and smearing windscreen.
Anyone else noticed this?
Going to fun when weather really gets really cold and they freeze when driving!
Bit of a design fault Citroen shame as I really love this car.

Len
C5 Aircross 130 EAT8 Pure Tech Flair Volcano Red

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Re: C5 Aircross Frozen Wipers

Post by srperry » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:52 pm

I think most cars wipers are nowadays below the scuttle line. I use de-icer rather than running the engine while stationary until the ice clears; think of the emissions whilst doing that! ;) That's why cars have stop/start now, to reduce emissions when running the engine unnecessarily...
C5 Aircross PureTech 130 S&S Flair, Tijuca Blue/Black Roof, Metropolitan Grey ambience

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