Clicking Noise From Behind Center of Dash on Mercedes-Benz CLK320

A repetitive clicking noise from behind the center area of the dash panel is usually caused by a broken stepper motor actuating arm. The actuating arm controls the direction of air flow in the climate control system. Disassembly of the center console will be required to access and change the broken arm with the updated, reinforced part.

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Average mileage: 83,615 (35,000–163,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
12 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
Just started clicking. Read that this was a problem moments ago but have not yet fixed it.
The ticking sound really get in my nerves! My local mechanics just cant find the problem or where to start !
Dealer quotes me as $900 for repar, $120 in parts, rest in labor
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