Brand new SSR. Driving home from the dealer... what's that tapping/clicking noise everytime I push the clutch? It's the remote, hanging from the key, tapping the dash. Right on the bright crome strip...
What do other SSR fanatics do about their dangling keys/remotes, etc and our ignition that is so close to the dash?
I had a metal-to-metal noise driving me crazy all summer in the interior. When I just picked up my '04 from dealer service, I noticed the passenger seatbelt locked in position and asked the service righter why... he said that's how to keep the seatbelt buckle from banging against the top side of the door!
Sometimes we're too close to the forest to see the trees... put a quick disconnect on your ring and keep the bulked-up keys in the glovebox or console.
Thanks for the suggestions. Interesting to see that this is not a common problem. Especially because I do NOT have anything special or unusual about the key... in fact, at the moment, it is just the ignition key, one metal ring style keyring, and the remote; nothing else.
When I did a test drive, I recalled hearing a click/thump that I thought was associated with the clutch in the test vehicle. Now I realize that it was the identical key setup.... key/ring/remote.
So, I'll play around with changing the keys, somehow... or padding the dash.
Last edited by FriscoTX_SSR; 01-20-2006 at 06:09 AM.
Danal, I think you should slow down, the faster you drive the more it hits
I have a the key, the Fob and a clip on Key ring (yellow flip flops) the only time it hits is when I try to do that spin to back up on the car carrier
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