Since owning my V50 I have noticed certain electrical gremlins surfacing once every year or two. The windshield wipers will go crazy and only turn off when the car is shut down, and turn signals won't work, hi-beams won't work, etc. It all happens at the same time and it's maddening.
In the past I have taken the CEM out from under the glovebox, removed the relays and multi-pin connectors and gave everything a good bath with contact cleaner. Then it's magically fixed. I read from other forum users that they replaced the relay responsible for the wipers, etc. I replaced that relay about a year or so ago, and well it just happened again. I had the battery replaced for good measure but also did the usual cleaning of the CEM and now things seem back to normal.
Does this mirror anyone else's experience with their P1? I've put so much money into this thing it's ridiculous. This happened just last Friday and over the weekend I was bound and determined to just get a new car. But if I want a wagon that isn't hideous my options are Alltrak (seems they have epic issues with leaking sunroofs regardless of the drains being clogged) or a V90/V60. I really don't want a car payment right now, so I guess I'm going to soldier on with this V50 and probably dump more money into it soon for brakes and new front LCA's (to try and get rid of the godforsaken vibration).
Sorry for the rant. A car being paid off is nice, but there comes a time... and I'm getting flippin' close.