Posted 7th Jan 2014
Hello, I have just bought a second-hand car (Citroen Xsarra Picasso SX, 1.8, 16V, 2001) and the rear windscreen wiper is not working (water pump works on it though). The seller said that he thought the fuse had gone in it. Looked at the fuses under the dashboard and there are loads in there, all numbered differently. So I called a Citroen dealer to ask what fuse number/colour it would be to replace it and he told me the windscreen wiper does not work on a fuse. I said that perhaps it was the windscreen wiper motor that needed replacing (googled this), however, he told me that the rear windscreen wiper motor does not have a motor controlling it - instead, he said that it all worked off of a BSI unit and I would have to take the car in for a diagnostic check. Not too sure if he was just trying to make money out of me, as can't believe a fuse does not work the windscreen wiper (was going to try a replacement fuse first, and then if not working, see my garage about a replacement wiper motor). Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.