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I bought a 2012 XF a year ago. Shortly after the camera stopped working for a couple of weeks, then started working ok again. Then last week the wipers went crazy. They eventually stopped altogether. I had to pull over and turn off the engine, then after a couple of minutes they started again. Now this morning the camera has stopped again with the dreaded "refer to dealer" message. The loom in the boot seems to be a frequent problem but I'm wondering whether, given the wiper issue, it might be the battery?

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Battery problems tend to lead to spurious warning messages. I have never heard of wipers going crazy due to low battery.

There may be water getting into the electrics somewhere. I don’t know which model XF you have, but have you checked the spare wheel well in the bottom of the boot?

I assume that you are referring to the reversing camera. Check the wiring between the body and the boot, where it flexes on opening/closing. This can crack due to the repeated flexing.

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Had a look in the boot - no sign of water ingress. 

I'm assuming the wiring to the loom in the boot is within the rubber piping from the lid. I'll take a look in there.

Incidentally, the wipers are now working properly. For now...

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