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Old 02-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Horrible noise from headlight!

My TJ has just started making a horrible clacking noise, which seems to be coming from the right hand headlight. Happens with both main and dip, but not with just the sidelight on.
Frequency is constant and not varied by engine speed (happens with engine turned off too), just over 1 per second and is loud enough to be heard when driving. No flickering from the lights, but one Hell of a vibration can be felt if you put your hand on the light. Is there a relay buried somewhere in the light unit, or could a simple change of bulb sort this?

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Old 02-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a relay clicking. Can you hear it parked and the hood open to trace it down. There are some relays behind the RS headlight under the hood.

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Old 02-01-2011, 01:35 PM   #3
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Just found the problem. Took the bulb out and it was still doing it, then I noticed that the haedlamp level adjustment was set on '0'. Moved it to '1' and noise diappeared. It had been at the mechanics today having a good check and service and all all fluids changed (only just bought it and there was no service history) and reckon he must have caught it with is knee.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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Ok, you are in the UK. Euro spec has automatic headlamp adjusters?
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Just found the problem. Took the bulb out and it was still doing it, then I noticed that the haedlamp level adjustment was set on '0'. Moved it to '1' and noise diappeared. It had been at the mechanics today having a good check and service and all all fluids changed (only just bought it and there was no service history) and reckon he must have caught it with is knee.
Excellent, this seems like good news.. My TJ started with this headlight tapping noise yesterday... I'll have a look at this leveling switch... Fingers crossed this will sort it..
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