2005 Peugeot 407 2.0lthdi sw s
Rear wiper stalk not rotating

2 points

Problem added: Feb 17, 2013 (7 years ago)
Hi The can't get any movement on wiper/indicator stalk when trying to rotate for rear wiper to activate.

Any suggestions please.


Car details
Car: Peugeot 407
Variant: 2.0lthdi sw s
Model Year: 2005
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Replies and Fixes
1,890 points

Feb 17, 2013 (7 years ago)
It's probably jumped the gears,see a couple before,only real cure is a new assembly but some judicious use of cale ties and epoxy possibly works,anyway,once you have it off the spindle can bee freed off and you'll see where the assembly has broken.
1,726 points

Feb 17, 2013 (7 years ago)
there is a tiny spring in the twist part of the switch which has probably jammed.A new comm unit may be required unfortunately
2 points

Feb 17, 2013 (7 years ago)
Hi thanks for info.

Is it feasable to strip down stalk & repair ?

16,706 points

Feb 18, 2013 (7 years ago)
From Peugeot forum ,might help you .

2008 8:06 pm


The stalk internals are an embarrassment how on earth Peugeot expect them to last is beyond me.

Steps I took:

1) The button on the end of the stalk is held in by two clips at its bass. Use two small electrical screw drivers on the bottom and top and it will come out easy. Its got a spring underneath it so be careful not to lose it.

2) The button has a long plastic rod that slides through a hold in the part of the stalk at the end that turns to select rear wiper and wiper washer. This part needs to come off

3) The rear wiper stalk barrel is held on by a central plastic shaft which opens up at the end holding the barrel in place. Use pliers to squeeze the end parts of the shaft together, then the barrel can slide off the stalk. Now be very careful with doing this because inside the barrel are two metal lugs on springs mounted on the central shaft, they are there to give resistance when turning the barrel and also hold it in place when turned. Hold your hand round the barrel when pulling it off the stalk or the metal lugs and the springs will fly off.

4) Now you can see the disgrace of an electric contact that had 3 functions. Depending on its rotation is turned the rear wiper on or wiper and washer. It also has a tiny central arm which the stalk button presses on for selecting trip computer information.

5) Take the electrical contact off the stalk. Its a tight fit to get it over the plastic bits on the central plastic column but it will flex and come off.

6) On my connection the arm for the trip computer connection had broken off, its so tiny its not surprising ! I hammered some thin copper wiring flat and soldered it in place of the original arm.

7) Slide the electrical contact back down to the original position. This takes some doing and be careful.

Line the electrical contact up with the outer barrel you are about to slide back on the shaft. There are two legs on the electrical contact that fit in two slots in the barrel, I marked the outside of the barrel slightly to give me some idea that things were inline. I think originally the electrical connected was slotted into the barrel but thats not possible now, they will just fit in there snug, not slot (how they slotted them in originally �I have no idea).

9) Once you are sure everything is lined up, put the two metal lugs back into there houses with the springs and slide the barrel back in place. Make sure the wiper and washer work. If they don't unclip the casing and try again until its all working. Always remember, make sure the metal lugs and springs don't fly out of the barrel as they could be a pain to find in the back of the car !!!

10) Push button back in the end of the stalk.

Job a goodun

I should have taken some pics but if you are doing this job you should be able to follow the text and line it up with what your seeing.

Hope this helps anyone with rear wiper or trip button problems.


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