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Hey Guys,

For anyone else already feeling winter's evil grasp (yes, you know it's evil) --

When I activate the heated steering wheel in the climate controls, I hear a very disconcerting audible click when the feature turns on (usually louder than the volume of whatever's playing through InTouch at the time)

Is that noise part of normal operation? Feature works well otherwise.

Thanks,

Mark

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Hey Guys,

For anyone else already feeling winter's evil grasp (yes, you know it's evil) --

When I activate the heated steering wheel in the climate controls, I hear a very disconcerting audible click when the feature turns on (usually louder than the volume of whatever's playing through InTouch at the time)

Is that noise part of normal operation? Feature works well otherwise.

Thanks,

Mark

Q50 Premium AWD w/Tech
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I hear it also. Guess it's normal.
 

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Hey Guys,

For anyone else already feeling winter's evil grasp (yes, you know it's evil) --

When I activate the heated steering wheel in the climate controls, I hear a very disconcerting audible click when the feature turns on (usually louder than the volume of whatever's playing through InTouch at the time)

Is that noise part of normal operation? Feature works well otherwise.

Thanks,

Mark

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Since that's a high current draw, I guess that button trips a good size relay. That's probably what you hear.
 

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I heard the same thing this morning.
 

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Since that's a high current draw, I guess that button trips a good size relay. That's probably what you hear.
Thanks Guys.

I guess it's normal.

My thoughts this morning was that it did sound like a big relay. Too bad they couldn't dampen that click sound, since it's a bit startling at first.

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Ive never heard it. Nor do I know what would cause it
 

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Exactly...its a relay. I heard it on my Q50 loaner I had a month ago. A lot of high drain acc sound like that. Sometimes rear window defoggers do it to. I can hear the rear window defog in my G37 albeit its not too loud.

I actually kind of like the click. It's like "I'm ON".

Some cars even have loud relays on wipers.....its not an issue when the wiper is "ON" but think how annoying it is on intermittent.
 

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I just used it for the first time today. If I hadn't read about the click this morning, I don't think I would have noticed it. It was barely discernible, much softer than what I hear when I turn my TVs on.
 
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