Used Citroen Xsara Demister Switch

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About Demister Switch

Since the beginning of the 1960s the demister has been a popular accessory in motor vehicles. Its primary purpose is to clear frost, ice and condensation from the rear windscreen. A rear windscreen demister is also known as a rear windscreen heater and is generally operated from the dashboard through the Xsara Citroenrear demister switch. The rear windscreen demister is an invaluable aid to the driver when weather conditions make visibility through the rear window difficult.

The rear window demister system often consists of a set of resistive electrical conductors on or in the windscreen glass. When the system is activated, by engaging the Xsara Citroenrear demister switch, the set of conductors are heated up. As they warm the rear windscreen, any frost, ice and/or condensation is also heated up. The ice and frost are thawed whilst the condensation evaporates.

The resistive conductors are either attached to the rear windscreen or embedded within the glass itself during manufacture. The latter type of design is much less prone to damage because the conductors are effectively shielded from external abrasion. 

Some demisters will automatically switch off after a certain period, whilst others require the Xsara Citroenrear demister switch to be used to turn off the system when the windscreen has been effectively cleared.

Citroen trivia

  • In 2019, the Citroën DS was voted in the UK as the 'coolest car ever', with writers and marketers calling it the Brigitte Bardot of cars. In second place was the E-Type Jag…
  • Between 1925 and 1935, the Eiffel Tower was just a big, pointy billboard with the word 'Citroën' in bright lights from top to bottom. This was the first use of lights to advertise on the tower, and Citroën renewed the adverts every year until they were bought out by Michelin.
  • Buying Maserati was definitely a mistake for Citroën. The SM model didn't sell well, and that led to financial difficulties that meant the car company was eventually acquired by Peugeot.
  • Thanks to Citroën, the French driver Sebastien Loeb is the single most successful driver in the entire history of the World Rallying Championship. Nine consecutive driver's titles were won by Loeb in the time between 2004 and 2012, driving cars such as the Xsara, the C4, and the DS3.
  • If you went into a Citroën showroom in the 20s, there's a good chance that you would have been given a letter that was personally handwritten by Andre Citroën himself, proclaiming the benefits of the car models. This one act of marketing genius is credited with being responsible for thousands of closed sales.