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2000 Legacy clicking sound from behind dash, turn signals?

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#1 1197sts


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

I have an intermittent rapid clicking coming from behind the dash on my 2000 Legacy L. Sounds like a relay or solenoid rapidly cycling. When I play with the turn signal switch I can get it to stop. Anyone know if there is a flasher unit or control module that may be the culprit? Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Next time it happens get out and look at your turn signals, preferably in the dark with the lights off. 


When it happens does the lights or brakes have anything to do with it?


Next choice would be to drop the knee panel on the drivers side and see if you can get a better idea of the location. There are several things that can make that kind of noise under the dash. Turn signals may be related but not the problem. 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Update: Lights don't make any difference, brakes no difference. It always happens after turning on the left turn signal. The only way to turn it off is select right turn signal. The hazard switch also does not make any difference. The most likely culprits are the Turn signal and hazard module, and the turn signal/light switch assembly.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Are all of  your turn signals working?

Sometimes a bad connection, corrosion cause this.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

Update: It turned out to be the turn signal switch assembly (same one that has headlights). Also changed the flasher unit but that wasn't the problem.

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