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Re: Programmable intermittent relay: what's wrong?

I was checking out Chris Miller's web page and he has a section on the
programmable wiper relay. He says for the VAG relay that the
"C" version will not work. The "A" version he says has been replaced by the
"B" version which should work. He does list a Bosch, P/N 0 986 335 058,
available from Automotive Performance Systems or Wolf Sport that is the

I have looked locally and haven't been able to find the Bosch relay, as
everyone tries to cross reference Bosch P/N to another brand.

Chris's page is at the following. I believe that it is under the Body and
Hardware section.


Grant Eckfeldt
'87 5KCSTQ
'91 200QW
-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Duane USG <duane@hunch.zk3.dec.com>
To: newbold@telerama.com <newbold@telerama.com>
Cc: Quattro List <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Programmable intermittent relay: what's wrong?

>Hairy green toads from Mars made Chris Newbold say:
>> I bought two of those programmable relays, 1HM 955 531 B, for my 1993 90
>> and for my wife's Golf... I've tried both of them on the Audi and was
>> to set the interval with either one: it always swept at 5sec. All the
>> "functions" worked fine, though: low & high speed, wash, etc.
>> If I understand, the correct procedure is to switch on the wipers to
>> intermittent, let them sweep once, turn off, and then turn back on to
>> intermittent at the desired interval...
>> I'm going to try them on the Golf to see if one will work there, but I
>> it will. There are only six pins, and as far as I can tell, they're all
>> needed for the basic operations, so I doubt the problem is an
>> "incompatibility" with the Audi wiring...
>They've worked in all 3 of my Audis, no problem. But I got the
>"A" part, not the "B". I understand they are up to "C" now.
>I don't know what the difference is, though.
>You have the procedure correct. It should work. One thing is to
>make SURE they are in face "B" parts (look at the RELAY, not the BAG.
>Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) duane@zk3.dec.com
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