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neston   
Wed Mar 31 2010, 10:56AM
Member No: #2349
Joined: Feb 16 2008
Location: london
I'm thinking of getting a set of replacement windscreen wipers for our 2008 GP.
A recommended site is - Click Here - where you can enter model details and it tells you the appropriate blades.
On this site is says models from 2006-2008 use different blades than 2008 on.
How can I tell if my car is the old or new model car and is it true the spec differs so much that the windscreen wipers are different? My car was registered in May2008.
Thanks
bluehdi   
Wed Mar 31 2010, 11:40AM
Member No: #2617
Joined: Mar 02 2008
Location: Essex
I had a similar problem as my GP was registered new on the 30th April 2008, so I did some digging.

You need Valeo code VM485 (pair of front wipers) for any C4 Picasso produced after April 2008 I believe. Mine was registered on the 30th April 2008 and have the VM485 codes (Citroen part codes 6423 72 & 6423 73). You can use service.citroen.com if you register to check the exact wipers you need for your car, and you can also check the manufacturing date.

The other quick way is to phone your Citroen dealer and ask what wipers are fitted by asking for the correct price and part codes relating to your vehicle reg. no. If they quote you 6426 PF and 6426 PG then they are pre-April 2008 versions).

I don't know what the change was to the wipers, but I guess only a fitting or the blade design.

I have just received the Valeo original fit wipers from wiperblades.co.uk. They are currently discounting all Valeo wipers by 15%, and given these are what Citroen fit as originals to their cars, a brand new pair of front wiper blades for the C4 Picasso can be obtained for £40.03 + £2.45 p&p. This is a better price than the £60+ Citroen want for them and also beats the Premier pricing as well. At the moment wiperblades do not sell the original fit rear wiper, so this is best obtained from Citroen themselves (or one of the Premier dealers).

Hope this helps
routemaster1   
Wed Mar 31 2010, 12:32PM
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
I think that they have changed the way the blade fits to the arm. On mine (July 2007), if you lift the arms and turn the blades, they just lift away. I think it may not be the same on newer ones, as I vaguely remember looking at a newer one.
Smudger   
Wed Mar 31 2010, 01:48PM
Member No: #2083
Joined: Jan 28 2008
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
I have a pair of front wipers for sale - look in the For Sale section.
They are the 6426 PF & 6426 PG wipers - brand new unused and in original boxes.
Our car was registered April 2008 - never got around to fitting them as we have just sold our C4 Picasso.
neston   
Thu Apr 01 2010, 08:48AM
Member No: #2349
Joined: Feb 16 2008
Location: london
thanks all - very helpful
FrankBullitt   
Wed Apr 11 2012, 03:52AM

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
I've checked the above site and whilst it doesn't have C4 Picasso, just the grand they must be the same windscreen. However, the wiper quoted is a Bosch product, the A428S. I am fairly sure this set is available in hell frauds - does anyone know if this set is suitable as the C4 Picasso/ grand Picasso isn't in the hell-frauds booklet
BigJohnD   
Wed Apr 11 2012, 04:21AM

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Your local Citroën dealer will supply and fit a pair a front wipers for £29 - see Citroën's Fixed Price offers: - Click Here -
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FrankBullitt   
Wed Apr 11 2012, 05:53AM

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Good call, it's just a pain to go for them in order to get some blades - I might try seeing if they will send me them for the same price, rather than fitting them.
FrankBullitt   
Wed Apr 11 2012, 07:10AM

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Remembered there is a service agent near work, but they don't do parts - gave them a call and asked if it would be OK to buy a set for £29 but take them away which they were happy with.

Bonza.
cooter   
Tue Sep 24 2013, 05:12AM
Member No: #25579
Joined: May 06 2012
Location: Co.Tyrone, NI
Just wondering if there is any difference in the quality of the wiper blades?
I priced a set for my GP through the link provided & priced Citroen as well, with citroen being cheaper.
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Admin Dave   
Tue Sep 24 2013, 06:42AM

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Citroen use OEM Valeo or Bosch and they last a long time......
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