Clicking Under Steering Wheel and Car Battery Dying

jetta
volkswagen

#1

Hi, I’ve been having several issues with my 06 Jetta. First, it began by the car dying out of battery, and than i figured out that during the night the break lightswitch would turn on. I would be able to turn them off by getting in and pressing the breaks but they turn on a while after. Now, today I purchased a stoplight switch to replace the old one however, when I recharged my battery before installing the piece the car died a few minutes later, but when the car was off there was a strange clicking sound under the steering wheel it kept clicking for about 10 minutes before it finally stopped. What could be a possible issue or issues that are going on?


#2

The clicking under the dash area could be a heater/AC blend door actuator that is acting up. Could be a relay too. either would bemorelikely if the battery voltage is low b/c the battery is discharged. That confuses the circuitry and can cause odd behavior like this.

Suggest to focus as a first step on making sure the brake light doesn’t come on when the car’s not in use. And that you are working with a fully charged and good battery. Once you have those under control, if you still have symptoms post back here.


#3

Forgot to respond, but that same day that’s exactly what I did. After the sensor was fixed the break lights didn’t turn back on, on their own. That was what was causing all of the issues, thank you!


#4

Good for you for getting the problem resolved. Happy motoring.


#5

My 2002 Sienna a couple years ago one day the whole engine compartment started emitting clicking noises. I had never in my life seen such a thing. In the end, it was the bad battery doing it. new battery, no more clicking.