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    The rear wiper of my xantia wagon (1996) stopped working.
    I took every fuse out (the box under the steering wheel) and replaced them before I re-located my instruction book.
    After doing all that (there were no fused fuses), the rear wiper works again, but the radio and the clock do not and neither does the central locking.
    The tableof fuses in the book states:
    F8* rating "SHUNT", functions Permanent Feed Fuse (Transit position)
    F23 rating "SHUNT", functions Permanent Supply shunt (customer position)
    see Fuse F8.

    at the bottom of the page * Fuses F* and F23 have a dual function.

    Note. F8 and F23 are positioned side by side.

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    Can anyone tell me what it all means?
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    I have a problem with one of my cooling fans not working, and the other seemingly only cutting in when the engine gets very hot (I don't normally drive in stop start traffic, but did today and discovered the problem..)

    The first thing I did was check the fusebox..... only to find a squillion fuses none of which are labelled - Citroen could learn a trick or two from the Japs here..

    I've googled for a fusebox diagram, to no avail, and this forum doesn't seem to have one either.... Can anyone help? PLEASE?

    Mike

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    I presume you don't have the owner's manual?

    The fan is a common failure - hope it is just a fuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by wouter View Post
    The rear wiper of my xantia wagon (1996) stopped working.
    I took every fuse out (the box under the steering wheel) and replaced them before I re-located my instruction book.
    After doing all that (there were no fused fuses), the rear wiper works again, but the radio and the clock do not and neither does the central locking.
    The tableof fuses in the book states:
    F8* rating "SHUNT", functions Permanent Feed Fuse (Transit position)
    F23 rating "SHUNT", functions Permanent Supply shunt (customer position)
    see Fuse F8.

    at the bottom of the page * Fuses F* and F23 have a dual function.

    Note. F8 and F23 are positioned side by side.

    Can anyone tell me what it all means?
    Thanks.
    Wouter
    Hi Wouter,
    your new problem makes no sense, so it would seem that you have done something other than what you thought you were doing.
    There has to be a fuse that you have not put back correctly, though it may look ok. Have a really close and systematic check that each one is actually correctly located and positioned.
    As far as I'm aware a shunt is something they do with trains in train yards.

    Cheers....George 1/8th

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    Correct. I bought the car used, and no manual. Is there a diagram somewhere on the 'net? Or do I have to pull each and every fuse out one by one...!?
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnthematrix View Post
    Correct. I bought the car used, and no manual. Is there a diagram somewhere on the 'net? Or do I have to pull each and every fuse out one by one...!?
    Mike
    Damnthematrix - would have been better to have started a new thread - as you can see people read the original post and don't look at the date, and so reply to the wrong question!

    Your problem is not a fuse. I have had the same problem - it is common with Xantias (and presumably also with Pug 306s, which share the same fans). The fans are designed to always run together - if it were a fuse neither fan would work. The fan motor itself has almost certainly stopped working - nearly always because of worn brushes in the motor. It is something you will have to remedy, because if one has stopped working the other may be on it's last legs.

    New motors are expensive, so most of us look for other solutions. The fan motors can be dismantled and overhauled, and second hand ones can be obtained. I got one from Martin Bray of Adelaide, who is a specialist Citroen wrecker.

    The biggest task is actually getting access to the fans. There are (or certainly were) threads detailing both how to remove/replace the fans and how to overhaul them. If I remember correctly, Ken W and Alan S provided a lot of information.

    Cheers

    Alec

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