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Clicking sound from under the dash

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by poli84, May 17, 2011.

  1. poli84
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    [May 17, 2011]
    Over the last couple of months, my car has developed a clicking or tapping sound under the dash.

    It started off only happening driving home from work but now it is all of the time.

    A/C on or off. Hot or cold. It does it all the time.

    Sounds like it is coming from under the steering wheel and it is an irregular timed tap/click.
    Just one tap at a time.

    Has anyone else experienced/heard this?

    I guy on VW Vortex was told by his dealer that it was a gas leak detection pump doing it's thing which I find bizarre.

    Just had some warranty work done 2 weeks ago so don't want to go back yet.
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    [May 17, 2011]
    Take the cover off the fuse box at the end of the dash to the right of the steering wheel and listen. Sounds like a relay clicking in and out. Might just want pulling out and refitting but sounds like its shot if its clicking all the time.
    If it is a relay you can tell which one by resting your finger on it and you will feel it click.
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    [May 17, 2011]
    mine does this but goes away when i disable start-stop. not sure if my10 s3's had start-stop?
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    [May 17, 2011]
    Nah no start/stop on my S3.
    I will check the relays.
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