I would really appreciate some insight. My 2009 Honda Accord (112k miles) started making two puzzling noises today and I’m at a loss:
- The first is a low buzz/hum whenever I turn on the headlights or low beam lights. It never goes away until I turn off the headlights or the car. It seems to be coming from the passenger side of the car. The headlights still turn on fine.
- A few minutes after the headlight-related buzz started, I started hearing a soft ticking coming from my dashboard. It’s vaguely similar to the sound of the turn indicator, but much more muted. It also isn’t going away.
I uploaded both noises in the audio clip linked below. You’ll first hear the soft tick behind the dashboard, then I turn on the lights and you’ll hear the buzz join in:
(sorry, it automatically creates this stupid banner for the site, but that’s the link)
Of course, I want to take it to the mechanic, but I’m a little short on funds until next week, so I was hoping someone could shed light into what this might be, especially if it’s something I may be able to troubleshoot myself. How worried should I be? Thanks so much!