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nubiann

Something clicks by day and by night!

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Hello

My 03 Cab 3.0 sport manual has been a brilliantly reliable vehicle from new but recently has developed a strange and worrying problem.

somewhere inside the driver side rear quarter panel around mid wheel arch emminates a strange clicking noise that never stops even when the car is stationary and parked and locked.

The noise sometimes becomes a buzz and then after sometime goes back to clicking which itself can increase in frequency or die away to 1 click every secon or so.

The sound is kind of electromagnetic or similar to the noise that a solenoid or relay can make.

This doesnt seem to affect the roof operation in any way but I have noticed that on occasion the central ocking becomes non responsive and may not respond until I put the key in the ignition and switch the ignition on. This may be a red herring but I thought I would mention this just in case. No other symptoms have been noticed.

I wanted to pick the brains and experience of you fine audi people before dragging my butt into a stealer for a fix.

Any advice gratefully recieved.

Thank you.

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No personal experience of this problem, but I'm sure I've heard of it before, I think it is symptomatic of flat batteries in the alarm sounder, which is located in that wheel arch.

Please ignore this if it's complete bollox, one of our more knowledgeable Audi chaps will be along shortly I'm sure.

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Thanks Tippex; I never though of that possbility, How on earth do you get at it. Is this another stealer win win!

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Yep. Almost deffo alarm rechargable gone west. You can get to it through the rear three quarter trim.

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Many Thanks Maersk kind relieved at that as the damn thing is going crazy right now buzzing and clicking; even stopped passers by in the local Asda carpark (other supermarkets are available)the other day; a bit emabarrassing but hey we don't have a waitrose nearby+++

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