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Steering Wheel Clicking Noise

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MIT_S60, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. MIT_S60

    MIT_S60 Active Member

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    Has anyone noticed a clicking noise coming from the area around the steering wheel/dash? I had my MCU replaced recently (due to the yellow box, unfortunately did not get upgraded to MCU2), and ever since I've noticed an annoying clicking noise around the steering wheel/dash area. It's not super loud, but it's enough to really annoy me over time.
     
  2. Seattle Tom

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    Huh, just heard this same noise yesterday. I pretty much have to be stopped because any road noise or radio makes it impossible to hear - as you said, it’s not loud.

    I had my car in for the annual service two weeks ago. No MCU replacement though (at least not noted on the service invoice). Is the MCU behind the steering wheel/binnacle? I would have guessed it was behind the large touchscreen and this clicking definitely seems to be coming more from the steering wheel area.
     
  3. Seattle Tom

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    A quick search reveals multiple threads on this topic, some dating back a few years. So I don’t think it’s the MCU upgrade. No solutions that I saw in a quick scan though. I think a Service Center visit is in both of our futures!
     
  4. MoonChou

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    Does it come from the steering wheel only when you have the heated steering wheel option on?
     
  5. MIT_S60

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    I'm pretty tired of going to the Service Center sadly...
    I do not have the heated steering wheel option.
     
  6. K-MTG

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    Have this on hot days in the 3

     
  7. Seattle Tom

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    Interesting thought about the heated steering wheel. I’ve had that on for about a month straight now...I’m going to try turning that off and check results! Good idea.
     
  8. brycerocky

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    I had a clicking noise in my steering wheel - noticeable usually when making wider turns at slow speeds. Service center fixed it by adjusting the bash plate
     
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