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Humming sound

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by znino, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. znino

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    #1 znino, Jan 21, 2013
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    I think i have seen something about this in the forums but i can't seem to find it now. I have noticed that when the car is on and Media is muted, climate control off (in other words, should be quiet in the car) I hear a humming type sound (could also be characterized as low frequency static) coming from the front (seems just behind the 17" screen). It almost sounds like it could be a pump running or something like that and i can't remember if it was doing this from the start or not. Now that i have noticed it I hear it all the time. anyone else notice this type of noise?
     
  2. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Znino,

    I remember reading that many owners were able to get rid of the hum (if it is the same as yours) by reducing the intensity of the ambient lighting (0 / off to 20%).

    That may be a first test to try.
     
  3. znino

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    No, that's a different sound. The ambiant light sound is a buzzing and yes indeed, we can get rid of that. I put the screen intensity to 100% which in turn puts the ambiant light to 100% and the buzz goes away (ambiant light doesnt like to be dimmed). This is more of a humming or static type sound from the front.
     
  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Are you referring perhaps to the cooling fan for the electronics? I'm not certain that's what it is, but it sounds like a soft CPU fan.

    There's also the faint sound of the air compressor when you start up, but I think the cooling fan(s) may be what you're hearing.
     
  5. znino

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    Probably!
     
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    znino

    I've had that sound twice so far and got rid of it both times by rebooting the 17" screen.

    Aaron
     

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