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    Default Plasticky clicking on engine start

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    Any ideas guys... It sounds like its coming from inside the dash area, as with all noises it's kinda hard to describe but it's sounds like a plastic component, probably about a 3 second burst of clicks when I start the car
    I currently have a problem with the heater fan only working on setting 4 which I got the thermal fuse to repair that today, could this be connected??

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    Come on guys I know u knowledgable lot can answer me this before I torch the damn thing it's so annoying lol

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    could be one of the servo motors for the heater flaps, they loose teeth and start to make grunching noises
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    Would this happen if the fans were set in the off position when I turn the engine over?
    Because the noise happens regardless of weather the fans are on or off

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    Shut the car off, lock the doors, let it go to sleep, open the car dont do nothing and listen to see if you can hear it...
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    So just sit in the car, engine off, lock doors, let it settle, unlock doors, and listen...
    Does it matter where the fans are set?

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    no, because the ignition is off... When you open the car doors via remote and wake it up the servos move themselves to a certain position, i'm thinking its that you can hear... normally its a nicer noise but if its got teeth missing its kinda grating..
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    Ah I see, il check that tomorrow
    I'm pretty sure it's only when I start the engine
    It's always:
    Start engine
    3-5 second wait
    Then the noise for about 3 secs
    But I will check thanks

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    can u record the noise?
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    Il try yea, il have no idea how to post it tho lol but will do ma best

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