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    Hi all,

    a few weeks back whilst on holiday I was sat in my '05 Vectra Estate in a quiet village while the other half pooped into a shop and I could hear a faint ticking noise that sounded like the indicators clicking but they were not on.

    The noise was coming from the back compartment somewhere.

    Anyway, there was nothing I could do right then and over time I had forgotten about it until today.

    I got home from work, switched my car off and while I was fiddling around getting a book from the glove box, I could hear this faint ticking noise again.

    The only way to describe it is like a very faint tic/toc as the hazards would do but really quite slow.

    Again, no hazards or indicators were on.

    I opened the rear tailgate and thought I could hear the noise coming from the electrical panel on the left hand side but actually heard it louder if I put my ear right against the rear light lens on the left hand side but this was only half of the noise I was hearing, a kind of 'tic'.

    I then put my ear right against the right hand rear light lens and I could hear it here, kind of the other half of the sound, the 'toc' part.

    The car has never let me down with starting, so it doesn't seem like the battery is draining, it's just a small but annoying fault that I would like to resolve.

    Regards..,

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    First thought is the alarm siren. It can be found behind the LHS cover/flap in the boot. I have heard that the back up battery in it can go faulty.
    In the same area is the REC (Rear Electrical Centre) where there are relays.
    Also, any rear parking sensors fiited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyP2020 View Post
    First thought is the alarm siren. It can be found behind the LHS cover/flap in the boot. I have heard that the back up battery in it can go faulty.
    In the same area is the REC (Rear Electrical Centre) where there are relays.
    Also, any rear parking sensors fiited?
    Hi Tony, thanks for replying.

    Firstly no rear parking sensors but I do have a factory fitted tow bar and I can see a large black electrical box that says TowBar Module plugged into the circuit board. I first thought that it may be this as there is no noise coming from the front indicators.

    Thanks for the other pointers, I will look in to them.

    Regards..,

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    Does the towbar have twin electrics? If it does and the grey socket has a smart relay on it the voltage may be needing adjusted on it.

    When the engine is running it detects high voltage in the battery and switches on, when the engine is switched off the batter voltage drops and switches it off.

    If the smart relay is adjusted wrongly it can't differentiate between engine on and off.....just a suggestion

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    My first thought was exhaust cooling, hot metal can maker funny noises. Reading posts, sounds like something inside car, would have to be electrical. Something to do with towbar and canbus?

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    this is easy its testing the bulbs to make sure they are all working it puts a little current through them its the same thing that makes LED's strobe in the car they put resistors on the LED to drop the current further and stop them from flashing

    nothing to worry about but if you want to sit in your car for a few hour it will stop and start i think every half hour

    good thing to know is your hearing is good lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadTogger View Post
    the other half pooped into a shop ,
    i bet they loved that

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    Quote Originally Posted by john norris View Post
    this is easy its testing the bulbs to make sure they are all working it puts a little current through them its the same thing that makes LED's strobe in the car they put resistors on the LED to drop the current further and stop them from flashing

    nothing to worry about but if you want to sit in your car for a few hour it will stop and start i think every half hour

    good thing to know is your hearing is good lol
    Thats kinda amazing. Never heard it myself, but will have a listen next time i'm in the car waiting for the wife to go to the loo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john norris View Post

    i bet they loved that
    I missed that typo. LMFAO

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