Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - Auto Wipers - Fault or just not very good?

View Single Post
post #4 of (permalink) Old 26th April 2008 Thread Starter
Platinum member
martin999's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,447
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by SportTourer View Post
The sensor should not be removed from the windscreen!!
There should be an airtight fit and no air bubbles between the screen and the sensor. That is why whenever a reputable windscreen replacement company changes the windscreen they also change the rain sensor.
That is why it works when you press on the back of it - you are improving the contact.
Cheers ST, but the sensor on the Scenic looks like it is designed to be easily removed. There is a big black mounting ring bonded to the windscreen. The sensor fits snugly into the ring and is held in place by a spring clip over the back of the sensor. When I removed it there were no signs of any seal that had been broken or removed. The windscreen is a Renault one, so there's a good chance that it is still the original.

I'll see if the warranty will cover it!
Currently in martin999's garage:
2011 (11) VW Passat 2.0 TDi SE + options in Island Grey, 2011 (11) Honda CB1000R in Pearl Cool White... oh and a 2004 (54) Secnic II 1.5dCi Dynamique in Ottoman Blue !
martin999 is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome