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    Electrical buzzing sound!!!!

    Hi all. Hope I’ve posted this in the right place, apologies if not (noob!!) Driving the rado today and noticed a loud ‘buzzing’ type noise coming from the lhr side, seemingly behind the interior side panel!! Was happening intermittently, whether I was driving along or at a standstill!! Haven’t stripped down as of yet so just thought I’d ask the question whether anyone has had this noise before and what it possibly is/ any ideas of any modules etc located in that area??
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    Central locking or electric window control module would be two suspects...
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    Did you have heated seat on?
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    Sounds like the heater seat relay. Most likely a faulty element in the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_vr6 View Post
    Did you have heated seat on?
    Yes I did, both of them. Drove car to work today but no noises appeared!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkR View Post
    Sounds like the heater seat relay. Most likely a faulty element in the seat.
    Oh ok, should I concentrate on looking over seat elements then rather than behind lhr panel or both just to be sure?

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    It's normally the elements have broken in the seat... the relays for the seats are quite rare go find if you have a problem with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delfinis38 View Post
    It's normally the elements have broken in the seat... the relays for the seats are quite rare go find if you have a problem with them.
    Awesome, thanks for the advice, looks like the seat will be coming out soon then!

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