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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Question: A clicking sound similar to when turn signal is on, but a little faster.

 

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temesvar, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Port Huron, MI, May 30, 2013, 19:16
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The clicking sound comes on randomly. Will not when the turn signal is on, or when the car is not in motion. Recently have changed the headlights, and yes,had to make some adjustments with the wiring to have them work. Lights work properly.

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    May 31, 2013, 03:40
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    Why did you have to alter wiring for new headlights? High output bulbs installed, other than stock? Now, is this when the "clicking" started?

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    temesvar, May 31, 2013, 13:41
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    No high output bulbs. Headlights are dual halo projector, with H1 bulbs, 75w each. That is smaller then stock
    Hi beam, yet slightly biger then Lo beam 68w stock. Had to alter wiring in the headlight, since connections did not corespond with original plug. Not one of those "plug and play" after market headlights i hopped for.

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    pushrod, May 31, 2013, 14:30
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    IS this when the noise started?

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    temesvar, May 31, 2013, 14:50
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    Probably. The radio is on at all times, so...most likely, but am not sure.
    As I mentined, it is randomly. Same sound as the blinker makes, but faster, from same location.

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    pushrod, May 31, 2013, 14:57
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    Unplug all headlights to see if it stops, if so there is your problem. When it starts doing it that is.

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    temesvar, May 31, 2013, 15:11
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    Was thinking of that. Will i get the silly "engine check" warning lite?
    Thanks for the sugestion!!

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    pushrod, May 31, 2013, 15:15
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    No check eng. light!

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    temesvar, May 31, 2013, 16:09
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    thanks again!

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    pushrod, May 31, 2013, 16:14
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    You bet.

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    temesvar, June 08, 2013, 18:04
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    Well, if I unplug the lights, of course, will not have that sound.
    That will not solve the issue. The clicking continues after the turn signal
    stops, but not always, and for differnt lenght of time.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14238 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 31, 2013, 06:24
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    WIRING ISSUES AS PUSHROD SAYS

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    temesvar, June 08, 2013, 17:56
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    Right, and what causes it, was the question!

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