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To be fair, the Saab thing was actually VW's idea. It's just that the relay fits the socket in the Saab.
Anyway, I went out to poke some more at the wipers. With the engine running and the wipers on intermittent, I covered the sensor with my hand and the wipers wiped. I then splashed some water on the screen but nothing happened. I took off the surround (anyone know what the black cylinder in the surround is BTW?) and dismounted the sensor from the screen. When I pressed on the clip to dismount the sensor, the wipers did a single wipe and, when the sensor came away from the screen, they immediately started wiping at speed.
I switched off, bent the retaining spring back to increase the tension when fitted and refitted the sensor. Started up the engine, switched on the wipers and started splashing water on the screen and lo! The wipers started wiping! I tried rotating the sensitivity collar and they seemed to respond. I can't say they're fixed until it rains so you can be pretty sure that we're about to head into a 2-month drought because of this...
Must try out the handbrake thing...
Good news about the wipers as for drought I take it you do not live in the UK then
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2000 Scenic 2.0 16v Monaco, BMW 3 Series, Pug 206