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post #1 of 14 Old 10-04-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Clicking in the fuse box...

When I have the ignition on to run the radio, there is a constant clicking (about twice/second) in the fuse box by the battery.

The only component that I can feel the vibration on is on of the gray boxes labeled "OMRON 04692141AA".

I pulled the component that the vibration was felt in, and it just continues below the panel.

Any electrical experts out there?
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I have something similar, but it's only once a minute. It's pretty regular, so I'm not worried about it. It's pretty loud, too. Twice a second and I'd be nervous.

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Considering I know nothing about Jeep electronics I'm thinking it's a solenoid opening and closing or something arching.


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that clicking sound you hear is a series of relays under the hood doing what it is that relays do!

they all do that...


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Judging by the description and the # it is a relay.
Google the # and you'll see. The constant clicking is it opening and closing.

Looking at some quick info, it is the R3 relay, and judging by the shape/layout I found it is one of the cheaper ones that can be bought at any auto part store (<$5). The clicking means that it is probably gonna burn out soon, but will be fine til then. NO relay should be heard over the engine noise, unless your ear is next to it. Just make sure you have the same rating on the new one.

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Judging by the description and the # it is a relay.
Google the # and you'll see. The constant clicking is it opening and closing.

Looking at some quick info, it is the R3 relay, and judging by the shape/layout I found it is one of the cheaper ones that can be bought at any auto part store (<$5). The clicking means that it is probably gonna burn out soon, but will be fine til then. NO relay should be heard over the engine noise, unless your ear is next to it. Just make sure you have the same rating on the new one.
Thanks for that info...but as I mentioned, I pull the relay box from the panel, and the clicking continues...as if it's below the actual panel...which worries me that it is the actual solenoid or something else.

I'll do some more research.
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I think.. may prehaps, there has been a misplelling of the word "OMRON"

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I think.. may prehaps, there has been a misplelling of the word "OMRON"
Thanks for the insightful contribution

According to this, and I'll have to check when I get home, it shows 04692141AA (Ref #4) in row A of the relays, but I'm pretty sure I pulled it from row B or C.

This gives me a good reference to verify everything is in the right spot though.

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Thanks for the insightful contribution

According to this, and I'll have to check when I get home, it shows 04692141AA (Ref #4) in row A of the relays, but I'm pretty sure I pulled it from row B or C.

This gives me a good reference to verify everything is in the right spot though.

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Ok...
1st) The diagram looks nothing like the relay panel. Wonderful.
2nd) The inside lid of the relay panel lists that box as "K6 EBL RLY"

From what I can find, the EBL is Electric Back Light - for the rear window defroster.

I'll be checking the wiring for shorts I guess.
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Fixored.

Disconnected the wiring harness from the hard top. No more clicky. Plugged it back in to verify...definitely the culprit.

Since I've yet to ever use the rear defroster (not a lot of need here) or the rear wiper, I'll just leave it disconnected.

Out of sight, out of mind.
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That sound has been described before. There was a long thread over at the evil empire. There is even a You Tube recording of it. Happens in soft tops, too. We don't have rear window defrosters. It is a relay in or around the fuse box. I don't believe anyone ever identified what was causing it. Maybe that relay is used for something else on the soft top models. I notice mine mostly when hooking up the Jeep to tow behind the RV. I do not notice it when the engine is running.

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Clicking sound for me was run relay

I've run into this issue several times, the clicking. If your battery seems Ro have no juice and all you here is the clicking sound in this fuse... Try juggling the battery clamps to the leads and you should eliminate the clicking sound, also enabling you to run your vehicle.
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I've run into this issue several times, the clicking. If your battery seems Ro have no juice and all you here is the clicking sound in this fuse... Try juggling the battery clamps to the leads and you should eliminate the clicking sound, also enabling you to run your vehicle.
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