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post #1 of 10 Old 12-05-2015, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question Woodpeckers under the dash!

2011 JK Sport...when I open either of the doors it sounds like a woodpecker under the dash. It also happens when I push the heating/A/C temp control. The sound lasts only a few seconds but is annoying. Anybody heard of this before?
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-05-2015, 08:48 AM
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My 11 makes some noise near the glove box but it's not loud. It sounds like a loose vacuum line to the are distribution box for the AC /heater controls
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Maybe a blend door actuator for the a/c
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-07-2016, 11:41 AM
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I have a 2012 JKU Sahara and mine does something similar, whenever the interior dome light turns on. I think it's the air duct door actuator gears are jumping/skipping. Any idea on how to fix it? Mine also makes other sounds underneath the dash on the passenger side like vacuum vents hissing/gears or something is moving under there even while the ignition is in the off position. I've gone through 3 batteries in 3 years, hopefully my 4th battery which is duralast platinum will last longer than a year.
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Maybe a blend door actuator for the a/c
I vote ^^this^^

My E46 BMW makes similar noises. Sometimes even with no key in the ignition - like it knows when you have opened and closed the door.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-07-2016, 07:51 PM
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I had a very similar noise recently and discovered it was a bend actuator. I'm still clueless of its reason.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-08-2016, 09:07 AM
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Take your glove box out and you can see the door that moves for switching between inside air and recirculate. I found that is what moves and makes noise in my dash. Maybe the same on yours.
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That could also be the culprit actually suspected that also, but mine was really load.
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Has anyone done a write up or video of the passenger side loud clacking noise? My noise is really loud. Seems to be just right of the glove box.
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when items such as tire deflators or ballpoint pens or even rocks get into wide gap between windshield and dash thru and or the defrost holes they fall back behind cabin air filter baffle door and or blower fan and the framelike grid of the havoc filter baffle opening at door open or startup can cause rattles that some might think sound like a woodpecker. Beyond that there are other items that can get back there and drive you insane . Even wires or needle nose pliers from glovebox have dropped back behind there during crawling and caused these type noises. Might remove glovebox and check everything up and back there with a good light ....

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