So the wipers are fucked on your T5? maybe not…
Pop the bonnet and let it slam shut. VW made a clever interlock to stop you losing your fingers if the bonnet is up, key turned on and wipers turned on intermittent.
Too bad it works if the bonnet is not all the way up; in fact it works if it is not up at all and only the feckin latch is popped….
Too bad as well its not even mentioned in the user manual.
glad to help!