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When washing car today husband noticed a huge L shaped crack in the windscreen. Wasn't there yesterday. It runs from the roof right behind where the rearview mirror sits and then heads towards the driver's side. About 12 inches long in total. Have contacted local Citroen garage to ask for advice and obviously arranged for a replacement to be fitted. There wasn't a stone chip there before.
 

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Oh dear :(

The majority of cars have bonded windscreens which are pre stressed into the body. If the bonding medium fails or hasn't be applied properly then undue stress can be imposed on the screen hence causing the crack.

That said a minuscule stone chip can spread very easily especially if pressed pushed or shocked - hot car wash water on cool glass.
 

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Citroen have been excellent and have given us a credit for the excess. It should be replaced on Friday. Can't come soon enough as its getting bigger! It was warm water on a warm car so not caused by the car washing.
 

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Fixed and as good as new. Chap had never worked on a cactus before but said was just like the ds3. The retail cost of a flair windscreen is £458! Gulp.
 
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