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#1 Hell5200

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

As I was driving back from work when I had the wipers on variable speed, there was a clicking noise coming from the glovebox/fuse box area, is this normal? Thanks

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

If there was a click for each sweep it'll be the wiper relay. I don't hear mine but then at my age my hearing's getting shot :(



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

Yes it's a click every time it wipes, clicking noise speeds up when I speed up the wiper. Also it clicks when I press the rear heated screen. Thanks

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Clearly there's nothing wrong with your hearing, lucky devil!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

Absolutely normal, it's the variable speed relay operating.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Cheers for the quick replays, and my hearing isn't going to stay this good I work on a building site

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

I thought 'Elf and Safety' made you wear ear defenders these days? :unsure:

 

My hearing loss is just age-related, nothing to do with noise damage. Believe me it's bl***y frustrating so take good care of your hearing.



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