I have a Audi A4 B8 2009 model. I am running with a very stupid problem causing a great amount of pain.
So, just a few weeks back, the "front hood (bonnet) is open" indication started showing up on the dashboard, even when the hood is shut. Now when the car is stationary or moving at a very slow speed, the wipers cease to work. Only way it works when the car is in motion (20+ kmph), the wipers will work and that too only when I press the wipe once option. This could cause a potential disaster if it rains heavily.
From my understanding, it looks like there is some mechanism in the car, wherein the wiper doesn't work if the hood is open. In this case, since the sesnor is indicating the hood is open when its actually shut, it doesn't let the wipers work. And secondly, when at speeds it probably has another fail safe mechanism to activate the wipers.
1. Before I get the sesnor/switch replaced, does anyone know how to remove the switch temporary?
2. Is there any VAGCOM OBD-2 codes that can disable the hood lock warning sign on the dashboard (the warning is not a indicator by itself, it just shows a red color on the hood part of the car logo on dashboard.
Thanks in advance.