C3 front wiper wash

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C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 13:16

Hiya, have a question, hopefully you guys can help me. I recently bought a C3 2009 exclusive for my partner. Before we bought it the rear wiper part on the stalk was broken which they replaced with a complete new unit (indicator stalk, wiper stalk and stereo control) however now the rear wiper works, but when you pull on the wiper lever nothing happens at all. I contacted the garage and they said that the garage had to 'modify' the control so now the front windscreen wash works on the rear window wash control, so obviously there's no rear wash either now. The garage have said that they will book the car into an auto electrics place for them to have a look. When I took the lower trim off from under the steering wheel I noticed two small plugs that weren't connected to anything at all. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what these two plugs might be and also e there is anything simple that I can look for to try and fix the problem for my partner in the meantime.

Sorry for the long list, just wanted to try describe the problem as clearly as possible

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jan 2020, 13:44

If they have the wrong comms unit you will have issues. These are very model and option specific.

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 15:08

I'm fairly certain that it is the right one, Is there anyway to check? Everything else works as it should, and we still have the old one as well.

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by wheeler » 24 Jan 2020, 17:10

shockwaves wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 15:08
I'm fairly certain that it is the right one, Is there anyway to check? Everything else works as it should, and we still have the old one as well.
Why would the garage have had to 'modify' it then??
A pic of the plugs would help identify what they are.

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 17:32

I'll try get some pics up of the plugs either later on or tomorrow. Tbh I've no idea why they had to modify it, it could be that they forgot to plug something in somewhere, no idea I'm afraid!

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 18:21

Small plug just underneath ignition barrel area
Small plug just underneath ignition barrel area

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 18:47

Sure, the vin should be bottom of the windscreen shouldn't it?

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by myglaren » 24 Jan 2020, 19:24

Sometimes on a plate in one of the front door shuts.

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Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jan 2020, 19:30

shockwaves wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 18:47
Sure, the vin should be bottom of the windscreen shouldn't it?
I have the VIN, so have deleted all these unnecessary posts. Leave it with me for a few minutes.

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jan 2020, 19:55

I can't see anything obvious apart from the ignition wiring which is a 3 pin black socket - but obviously not that, or it wouldn't start.

In your picture there is a label. If you can get the info or a picture of that it might help me identify the harness. The wires themselves often have a code (usually up to 4 numbers or 4 numbers and a letter) on the sleeve somewhere along. That would enable me to identify the wire quite quickly.

However, going back to what Wheeler said - I entirely agree that there should of been no reason to modify anything - if they had the correct part in the first place. The correct part for the steering wheel control module was: 624340, now superseded by part number: 96773879ZD. This is for the C3 VIN ending in 135.

There is one here from a 2013 C3 that looks very tidy, £68 inc postage....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/644917765

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 20:01

Cheers for that mate, that version has a cruise control selector underneath the indicator stalk, does that mean that cruise control is plug and play on her car, as the old one plus her new one doesn't have it.

I'll try get a pic of the label for you now, hopefully the wording etc hasn't faded too much.

Also, cheers for all the help from everyone, its really stressing her out, and I want it to be as perfect as possible for her

Also, I'm positive there is another plug loose, but that's underneath the steering wheel casing, so I'll try get at that one again tomorrow sometime, although I'm sure that it wasn't a black one

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 20:12

The other plug
The other plug
It should be rotated clockwise for the correct way the photo was taken lol
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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jan 2020, 20:13

Check that your VIN is the one ending 135:

C3 (A51) 5 DOOR SALOON 1.6 VTi 16v 120 (EP6C) 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

This is the C3 I have on record for you (unless this is a new one). If I am correct, and this is your car, then it should already have cruise control and a speed limiter from factory. They don't fit the cruise stalks if the option was not factory enabled. Let me know before we go any further.

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by shockwaves » 24 Jan 2020, 20:15

Hiya buddy, no it's a different one we got, do you want me to post the reg here or in pm?

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Re: C3 front wiper wash

Post by GiveMeABreak » 24 Jan 2020, 20:17

Ok so reg if it's easier, then I'll erase it - I can get the new VIN from that.