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    Hi Stephen,

    Let's go with the circuit you have found.

    Is the blower switch on your ignition switch working OK? If so you can use the return from the switch to power the relay coil on pin 86. If not you will need to find another ignition switched lead to power the relay (maybe the cigarette lighter or radio feed). Connect the other side of the coil 85 to chassis. Don't cut the lead to the ignition switch from the battery, just remove some insulation and solder another thick lead to run from this to terminal 30. Then connect the cur lead that goes to F20 and the blower module/motor to pin 87.

    Is that easier to follow.

    Cheers Ken

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    i don’t think the switch is working now Ken, but then again?…I had the blower briefly working wired up in the car on two occasions after removing it and testing on the bench with a transformer. In the car when I connected it all back again I only ran it for a about ten seconds as it was going full tilt and I though it might have a hernia or cause grief somewhere else. Since that I disconnected and have just driven. I made up a juicy earth lead straight to blower then onto a bolt assumed on chassis close by which I thought might provide better earth but blower wouldn’t run anyway, so not sure yet even if that earth is correct.
    Am I wrong thinking the relay is to bypass the ignition blower switch as this is one of the possible issues that cause them to die in the first place?

    the penny dropped on that photo with the orange lead on grey plug number one,the power is as you keep pointing out T ing off the orange on the ignition side.
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    Yes that is exactly what the relay is for - to take all the load off these switch contacts if they are not completely burned out yet. The idea is to fit relay 8048 from the Series 2 Xantia circuit that Seasink originally posted.

    Cheers, Ken

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    I think I get it now finally, just have t research how to access the fuse box.
    while I’m raving on where does the comfort relay live?

    punting it affects operation of climate control?

    guessing that could also be worth investigating connections, damage!

    A bit more googling came up with the speed control resistor going bung on Pugs, so will endeavour to find where the xantia one lives, as that could be snafu too, I imagine it lives tucked up somewhere impossible to reach behind the radio I guess :[

    just removed the pollen filter and was not very impressed. gave it a wash but I’ll probably get a replacement.
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    The picture you have found is the Textron box which is the early BSI that only exists in the Series 2 Xantia. Your car should not have one of these.

    The blower module (it is much more complicated than a resistor these days) is mounted in the plastic housing that the blower motor fits in.

    The soft/firm hydractive solenoids are directly controlled by the Suspension Computer that sits beside the engine ECU right up front. I would leave it as it is until you have some climate control working.

    Cheers, Ken

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    Thankyou again Ken, I had a quick demented search for the resistor which is described in Haynes to be in the base of the heater and nup nothing there, (since learnt only on non a/c versions) there was a black box tucked up the side though on the right side, I had a quick look at the circuit bosrd in it and nothing looked fried.
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    Oh well fitted relay and not a sausage. Mood altering experience. Cranky.

    Maybe the transistor thing in the blower motor shert itself. Will have to remove and inspect.

    Its got me stumped.

    Back to the drawing board.

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    Is the new relay clicking in when the ignition is turned on? Are you getting 12 volts to the main power feed to the module/motor assembly? Is F20 good?.

    Is there another relay on the blower module clicking in when the fan speed is set to maximum?

    Cheers, Ken

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    tbc Ken sigh!

    ps yes hearing relay cick on.

    power available at fan blower connection however the brown plug to motor is another mystery.

    Testing the motor with a 12V source outside the car I found the positive was on the second pin of the fourpin brown connector. However the plug has the red power on the first pin, orange then black then white. So I just flipped the red over to the orange pin and it works albeit full speed in the car.

    but I guess the orange and white wire are to do with speeds and climate control so no aircon!

    replaced wires as should be and getting about 3 or 4 volts on orange wire which I think emanates from climate control, had a look at climate circuit board with magnifying glass and couldn’t spot any obvious damage. Looking at replacing this with another to test. Wondering if temp sensor on mirror has effect on system operation as this is not connected I don’ think, replacing mirror with second hand one as I busted mine on gate the other day!
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    Hi
    This is the INFO- RAPID from Citroen,hope it helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
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    This is the INFO- RAPID from Citroen,hope it helps.
    Great! I think that is exactly what we used many years ago on our Xantia when hot smells were emerging from the dashboard!!!
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    thankyou Gman, this is the definitive diagram. Hopefully others who encounter the problem will see it. I’m still trying to work out what is prohibiting my aircon functioning.

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    Hi Stephen,

    Guess what I found in the French Car Forum Wiki. Doesn't even have a circuit diagram!

    https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/wiki/in...y_Modification

    Cheers, Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    Hi Stephen, Guess what I found in the French Car Forum Wiki. Doesn't even have a circuit diagram!
    https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/wiki/in...y_Modification Cheers, Ken
    Nice description though!! It's a real design blunder/omission, like those upper strut mounts. I have to say, I enjoyed our Xantia enormously, those two niggles aside. What a great car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    Hi
    This is the INFO- RAPID from Citroen,hope it helps.


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    I have TWO relays to the blower motor. The first was in the steering housing and somewhere along the line someone (maybe me) inserted another just before the blower motor.

    Reading the above diagram, it seems the problem manifests itself if the blower fan is in either AUTO or Max when the ignition is operated. My problem is with the blower, which has had a new electronics pack added to it BUT it won't switch off (regardless of where the slide switch is positioned) and the fan speed is constant. I expect the problem is with the resistance, but reading the Haynes manual it says this is a difficult task as it requires the removal of the fascia panel. I'll pass on that.

    A check list of the Xantia at 200,000kms is:

    1. Engine works

    2. Gearbox works

    3. Steering works

    4. Brakes work

    5. All lights work

    Compared to the T-Model Ford, I am quids ahead.

    I told my wife (whose car this is) not to worry. On a hot day, push the aircon button otherwise leave it off (don't rely on the LED in the switch as it is too dull to see, just check the temperature from the vents). If the windscreen starts to mist on a rainy day, switch on the aircon. If you don't like a constant breeze from the vents, point them somewhere else or close them.

    I think the zenith in Citroen cabin ventilation was reached with the 2CV and its swinging windows. When they tried to electrify that it buggered up, certainly in the BX and Xantia.

    John

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    good find Ken, I gave up for the time being as I think there are more issues to this than just the blower. Wires just hanging everywhere, just had rego done and asked the mechanic what a regas might cost, he got in a huff and said he couldn’t see the valve on the aircon and European cars are stupid and sell it and get a Toyota, I said it’s done nearly 300K and he said so what his landcruiser has almost 800...

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