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anyone ever notice that when you are driving in your 97+ milly and have the wipers set on intermittent there is a clicking noise right as the wipers engage? My 95 milly never did this. can someone with a 95-96 confirm this? you will hear the click come from the relay right under and behind the cruise control switch on the dash if any at all.

I am guessing i can just swap out the intermittent wiper relay on my 00 with one from a 95-96 to get a more luxurious and annoyance free ride.

just another reason why the 95-96 models were so great.

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anyone ever notice that when you are driving in your 97+ milly and have the wipers set on intermittent there is a clicking noise right as the wipers engage? My 95 milly never did this. can someone with a 95-96 confirm this? you will hear the click come from the relay right under and behind the cruise control switch on the dash if any at all.

I am guessing i can just swap out the intermittent wiper relay on my 00 with one from a 95-96 to get a more luxurious and annoyance free ride.

just another reason why the 95-96 models were so great.[/b]
I am picky about noises and never heard it before. With new wipers there is no noise at all.. I didnt try to open the hood and listen though.

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My 1999 sounds no different than my 1995 model did. With the frameless wiper blades they are dead silent.
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the clicking noise is definetly coming from the relay. it is very faint but there. I usually only hear it if it is a quiet night with the windows up of course.

you can see from the wiring diagram where the intermittent wiper relay is. that is where the clicking noise is coming from. just like the flasher relay is under the dash, that is where the noise comes from when you use your turn signals or hazards...



I swear my 95 did not have a clicking noise coming from this location. it only happens when the wipers are on the intermittent setting.

I will just get the relay from a 95-96 to confirm if no one with a 95-96 can do it for me.

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I went out and checked on my 95. With the engine off, hood open, and no background noise, I can hear a click every time the wipers go. With the hood closed I barely hear it and I would never be able to hear it with the engine running, or even with the sound of rain on the windows. This might not even be the same noise, it actually sounds like it could be the wiper arm shifting when it starts to move, and it sounds the same whether it is a single swipe, intermittent, medium, or full speed. I don't know if this answers your question or not.


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I went out and checked on my 95. With the engine off, hood open, and no background noise, I can hear a click every time the wipers go. With the hood closed I barely hear it and I would never be able to hear it with the engine running, or even with the sound of rain on the windows. This might not even be the same noise, it actually sounds like it could be the wiper arm shifting when it starts to move, and it sounds the same whether it is a single swipe, intermittent, medium, or full speed. I don't know if this answers your question or not.[/b]
as long as you are not hearing a click under the dash then i think this answers my q. the intermittent wiper relay on the 95-96 is either silent or very close to. I will get a new relay to confirm. thanx.

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as long as you are not hearing a click under the dash then i think this answers my q. the intermittent wiper relay on the 95-96 is either silent or very close to. I will get a new relay to confirm. thanx.[/b]
funny how after reading this thread i noticed the clicking noise. very very low clicking noise right b4 the wiper goes up. Had to pull up all my windows, turn off AC and radio to hear it.


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funny how after reading this thread i noticed the clicking noise. very very low clicking noise right b4 the wiper goes up. Had to pull up all my windows, turn off AC and radio to hear it.[/b]
i knew i wasnt crazy.

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i knew i wasnt crazy. [/b]
As long as you dont see dead people, wiper blade clicks are OK

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