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Offline Jons1001

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Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« on: May 01, 2022, 08:31:25 pm »
Anyone else got this? Looking online it seems it could either be fuel lines (but this would only be at idle? Mine is when driving) or possibly something to do with the AC. It's really getting on my nerves now, anyone managed to get rid of it?

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 10:35:01 pm »
I removed my glovebox half a dozen times, the central heater vents and radio to try and find the source of a rattle, ticking and squeak that was driving me nuts for six months or so. This also appeared to be coming from the glovebox area. It really ruined the driving experience to the point of nearly selling the GTI. A trusted friend came out with me on a drive and poked around to discover the hydraulic brake control unit (behind the battery) had a worn rubber mount which was causing a sound to transfer from the chassis to the cabin. Might be worth checking out.

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2022, 11:04:44 pm »
It's probably the stepper motor for the climate  adjusters.

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2022, 01:55:07 am »
Would be the AC flap motors. Quite common for them to make noise, not necessarily anything wrong with them.

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2022, 09:49:47 am »
Mine does it too....was told it’s not really anything to panic about so I don’t! If you want to prove it is that then as soon as you hear the noise turn the climate control to off...if it stops then bingo! If it carries on then you got bigger issues....Golf life

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2022, 12:30:55 pm »
A VW tech once described it to me as "woodpecker noises behind the dash".

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2022, 05:47:17 pm »
Mine does it too....was told it’s not really anything to panic about so I don’t! If you want to prove it is that then as soon as you hear the noise turn the climate control to off...if it stops then bingo! If it carries on then you got bigger issues....Golf life

Hmm, mine does it when the climate is off. It's there all the bloody time!

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2022, 07:05:50 pm »
wellety wellety well.....maybe when the ticking stops is the time to panic! Boom!

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2022, 08:10:46 pm »
I've had this since I got my car 9 months ago. Also clicks randomly a few times here and there with the fans/aircon on or off. Goes extra clicky when turning the temperature up or down.

As long as it's not engine related I'm not too bothered.

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2022, 02:17:07 pm »
as.mentioned the motor on the heater box will be faulty as the teeth wear out

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Re: Clicking/Ticking noise from glovebox
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2022, 12:23:54 pm »
I've given up caring about the myriad noises these cars make.  So long as it moves and stops, that'll do.


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