Citroen C3 Manuals

Citroen C3: Lighting and visibility / Automatic windscreen wipers

In AUTO mode, the windscreen wipers operate automatically, without any action on the part of the driver. If rain is detected, the wiping adapts to the intensity of the rainfall automatically.

Detection of rainfall is by means of a rain/sunshine sensor at the top centre of the windscreen, behind the rear view mirror.

Citroen C3. Automatic windscreen wipers Do not cover the rain/sunshine sensor.

When using an automatic car wash, switch off the automatic wipers and the ignition.

In winter, wait until the windscreen is completely clear of ice before activating the automatic wipers.

Switching on

Citroen C3. Automatic windscreen wipers

  • Give a short downwards push to the control stalk.

A wiping cycle confirms that the instruction has been accepted.

Citroen C3. Automatic windscreen wipers This indicator lamp appears in the instrument panel display, accompanied by a message.

Switching off

  • Give the control stalk another brief push downwards or place the control stalk in another position (Int, 1 or 2).

Citroen C3. Automatic windscreen wipers This indicator lamp disappears from the instrument panel display, accompanied by a message.

Citroen C3. Automatic windscreen wipers If the ignition has been off for more than one minute, the automatic wipers must be reactivated by pushing the control stalk downwards.


If a fault occurs with the automatic wipers, the wipers operate in intermittent mode.

Have them checked by a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

    Special position of the windscreen wipers

    This maintenance position is used while cleaning or replacing the wiper blades. It can also be useful, in wintry weather (ice, snow), to release the wiper blades from the windscreen...

    Changing a wiper blade

    Removing/refitting at the front Carry out these wiper blade replacement operations from the driver's side. Starting with the wiper blade farthest from you, hold each arm by the rigid section and raise it as far as possible...

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