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CD "clicking" noise when ignition switched off

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by The Doctor, Jul 25, 2009.

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    [Jul 25, 2009]
    Hi guys, having just bought a 2003 '03 S3, I've found a few minor niggles that I'd like to fix.

    One of them is that when I turn the engine off whilst playing a CD, the CD player (standard Audi unit) makes a loud "clicking" sound for a few seconds. It also does this sometimes when I eject a CD.

    Anyone know what is causing this & how to fix it?

    Cheers,
    Paul.
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    [Jul 25, 2009]
    ahh your not alone mine does this as well, but not always it stopped for a while and has reappeard again, so anyone with some advice would be greatly appricated,

    also does anyone know will the bose still work with a differnt kind of head unit as im considering up grading even though i like the standerd look but want somthing more modern.

    cheers
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    [Jul 25, 2009]
    Hi there is there a possibility that the clicking could be coming from the hazzard switch relay? as when mine started to go it did click alot before the indicators started playing up? just a thought
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    [Jul 26, 2009]
    No, it also does it when I eject the CD. It's like something internal to the head unit is catching on something. Any ideas?
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    [Jul 26, 2009]
    I've started getting a clicking noise from my head unit, but when I turn it on.

    Doesn't do it every time however, but it is becoming more frequent.
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    [Jul 26, 2009]
    same as mine redline sometimes when i eject and sometimes when i turn on or off it was every time then stopped and now has reappeard, anyone ideas dnt think its hazard relay
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    [Jul 27, 2009]
    Yes, mine's an intermittent problem aswell. Didn't do it this evening on the way back from work but then did again later on. It happens when:

    1. I turn the head unit on with a CD in it (occasionally returns to the start of the CD at the same time as making the clicking noise)

    2. I turn the ignition off whilst a CD is playing

    3. I eject or insert a CD.

    When the CD is playing it's absolutely fine.

    Any ideas or possible solutions? :think:
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    [Dec 22, 2009]
    Anybody got a solution for this????? Its doing my head in!
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