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Used Citroen Anti Pinch Sensors

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About Anti Pinch Sensors

The Citroen anti pinch sensor is a safety feature and part of the car alarm system. Used in cars with electric windows, its function is to detect when something obstructs the window or someone tries to break into the car through the window.

The Citroen anti pinch sensor is situated in the seal around the window and it is specifically set to detect when an obstruction or intrusion happens in the space between the edge and frame of the window.

In the case of an obstruction, the Citroen anti pinch sensor is in place to avoid, for example, an arm being trapped in the window as it automatically shuts and it does this by measuring the amount of power being used to close the car window.  If the Citroen anti pinch sensor detects extra power is being used to close the window, the system assumes that there is an obstruction preventing the window from closing properly.  The electrics of the car are either automatically disabled or the motor used to power the window forces it to change direction.  In the case of an intrusion, when the car is parked, the Citroen anti pinch sensor detects an obstruction, for example a hand or tool forcing entry, in the gap between the door frame and window, and this triggers the alarm.

If the Citroen anti pinch sensor is damaged or faulty you may experience symptoms such as the window not moving up or down, or it may move in short bursts and stop and start a lot, or you may need to keep pressing the button to get it to work. You will receive a warning light on the alarm system if there is a fault with the Citroen anti pinch sensor or if it is damaged in any way. Sometimes the Citroen anti pinch sensor can malfunction if it has been subjected to water or dirt, being located in the window seals this can be a problem. Due to the safety features of this device it is advisable to seek professional advice and, if necessary, replace the Citroen anti pinch sensor as soon as possible.

Citroen trivia

  • Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.
  • The 1934 Citroën 7CV was the first mass-produced car to have front-wheel drive, hydraulic brakes, and real suspension! This basic design found its way into subsequent models right up until three decades later in the mid-1950s.
  • In 1968, Citroën bought control of the Italian car firm Maserati. That purchase led to the design of the Citroën GT, which came with hydro-pneumatic suspension and a V6 engine. It did well in terms of sales, but production of the last version, the DS23 Pallas Electronique, was stopped in 1975 after the '73 oil crisis.
  • After WWII, Michelin owned Citroën and wanted to make a car for the people. The Citroën 2CV was designed for driving on French roads, so it was incredibly sturdy, and tests were carried out by driving through ploughed fields with trays of eggs on the seats. Although changes in design happened, some version of the Citroën 2CV was in production from 1949 all the way through to 1990.
  • The Citroën 2CV Safari had some crazy extra features. It was a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and Citroën decided that four-wheel drive meant that it would be better to have two at the front and one at the back. The fuel cap sticks out of the driver's door, and the tank was right under the driver's seat!