Rear wiper...

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Rear wiper...

Post by speedingfine » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:25 pm

I thought while I was here, I'd thoroughly embarrass myself and ask how the heck you get the rear wiper to function. I can't see a button and I've pushed pulled and prodded (what I think) is the correct stalk, to no avail :) It's an 89G 14E if that helps...

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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by citsncycles » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:27 pm

It's one of the buttons on the RH side of the instrument pod. On the hatchback it's a wash or single wipe only, it doesn't switch the wiper on permanently as the rear window doesn't tend to get wet above 15mph. If you can't see a switch with a wiper symbol, but you have one with a worn away logo, it's probably that one due to it being regularly pushed.
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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by Tinkley » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:15 am

Concur with Citsncycles, it is the button on the right hand side of the steering wheel below the Hazard one. AFAIK all Mk2 BX were the same in this regard.

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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by speedingfine » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Well amusingly this button doesn't press/doesn't look like it's ever been pressed and has no markings whatsoever. I'll take it off tonight and have a look and see if there's a problem, but maybe the rear wiper's a cosmetic addition :D

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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:34 pm

Ah - the base model IIRC doesn't have a rear wiper, so may very well be fitted with a blanking piece. Perhaps someone has fitted a replacement tailgate in the past from a different model?
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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by Tinkley » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:29 pm

I think the base model was not sold in the UK for some time. When I bought my 11 month old 14RE in '89 it was not listed. One sure way to tell is if it has a four speed gearbox! That is a base model spec, and no rear wipe was fitted.

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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by rutter123 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:44 pm

My 14RE didnt have a rear wiper On a B plate. I dont think the engine could produce enough power for that as well.
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Re: Rear wiper...

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:18 am

Afaik the 14E didnt have a wiper.....
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