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Clicking sound from under the dash

poli84 May 17, 2011

  1. poli84

    poli84 Member

    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.
  2. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    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.
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  3. Harrelson

    Harrelson Member

    mine does this but goes away when i disable start-stop. not sure if my10 s3's had start-stop?
  4. poli84

    poli84 Member

    Nah no start/stop on my S3.
    I will check the relays.

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