Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

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jimmyrickson
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Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by jimmyrickson » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:20 pm

Does anyone else have this happen?

If I have the wipers on and turn off the engine, they don't turn back on when I re-start the car. I have to turn them off then on again.

Of course, what happens with the rear wipers is that, because they don't re-start, I go to turn them on when they already are and end up pouring a pint of windscreen wash down the back of the car.

(Not sure why Citroen feel the need to pump a gallon of screen wash out every time I pull the stick anyway.)https://discord.software/ FetLife vshare
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routemaster1
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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by routemaster1 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:06 pm

Do you mean the automatic wipers? Auto wipers need to be restarted at every engine start.

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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by Jay R » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:51 am

It's so they don't break if you start your car up next morning when they are iced up or covered in snow. I asked the same question a year ago and a bunch of people here responded saying it's common. (Just not on any car I had in the past)
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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by airboneone » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:11 am

remove plastic cover under the hood that conceals the wiper motor and the wiper link arms.
Turn on your wipers, then turn them off so that the nut in the center of the wiper motor is accessible ( if it isn't already)

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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by schmoo2k » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:40 am

I think this is a "feature"?
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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by the2ems » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:02 am

jimmyrickson wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Does anyone else have this happen?

If I have the wipers on and turn off the engine, they don't turn back on when I re-start the car. I have to turn them off then on again.

Of course, what happens with the rear wipers is that, because they don't re-start, I go to turn them on when they already are and end up pouring a pint of windscreen wash down the back of the car.

(Not sure why Citroen feel the need to pump a gallon of screen wash out every time I pull the stick anyway.)https://discord.software/ FetLife vshare
Aren’t all cars like that?
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Beanee687
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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by Beanee687 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:13 pm

Modern cars with multiplexed wiring do this.
You move the wiper switch and that sends a code to the BSI. That switched on the wipers. You switch off the ignition and when you switch it back ON the system resets. That requires you to put the switch off so you can switch them on again.
No switch directly connects to an end user.

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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by mikeb » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:14 pm

Beanee687 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:13 pm
Modern cars with multiplexed wiring do this.
You move the wiper switch and that sends a code to the BSI. That switched on the wipers. You switch off the ignition and when you switch it back ON the system resets. That requires you to put the switch off so you can switch them on again.
No switch directly connects to an end user.
THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Both my C5 Aircross and C4 Cactus Mk2 do this - it's a function of modern electrical systems
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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by routemaster1 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:54 pm

Original post was June 2019 year. I doubt if the OP is worried now.

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Re: Wipers not turning back on after engine re-start.!!

Post by the2ems » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:27 pm

routemaster1 wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:54 pm
Original post was June 2019 year. I doubt if the OP is worried now.
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