this is an odd question and I'm not sure that it is even a possibility. so bare with me...
after climbing into the drivers seat and BEFORE putting the key in the ignition I'm hearing a sound that is new to me and this 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara.
there's some slight clicking a little whirl and some clicking then nothing. it almost sounds like a DVD player or CD player sounds when it's firing up to play. kind of! that's the closest I can compare the sound to.
this sound starts up BeFoRe my keys are inserted in the ignition. so whatever it is, is using auxiliary power and is triggered by my sitting down.
it's not coming from the center column either. it's coming from behind the instrument panel, upper right corner. not that I've ever heard my instrument panel make a sound before but if it did it is just behind it, it's deeper inside the dashboard.
ive given thought to pulling the dashboard apart to sEe inside... but I think id still be confused about what I'd be seeing. on the dashboard, where the clips would be to release the dashboard has new tool marks. ( I KnOw.. whAT?!)
I have popped open the fuse box. again not sure what I'd be looking for. I thought I could compare to the picture on its lid for any major differences. everything seemed to be in order except for the marks that were drawn on a few of the relays with a blue marker. not all of them. only a few of them. marked by someone for a particular purpose or else they wouldn't be there. right?
maybe someone can take a look at the picture I'm sending.
without being up close and personal... does it look right? any modifications that may coincide with this sound in hearing?
last thing to add, I kept needing a jump start. I had all the electrical checked. everything to include the battery checked to be just fine. said the battery was nearing the last quarter if it's life but SHoULd nOt be behaving like that. this battery was a 5yr battery I'd put in August 2013. I didn't want to jump start it anymore and replaced it in January 2017. our winters are not that extreme this premature death seems odd to me and thought maybe that's another clue...
here's a pic of the fuse box. thanks all!
I'm at the base of pikes peak not on pikes peak. we have 'winter' here but it's not that extreme...