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post #1 of 8 Old 11-01-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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08 compass clicking noise when shut off and dash lights flickering

last night went out to the jeep and heard a clicking noise looked inside the truck and dash lights were flashing where the symbol lights up. radio lights and defrost light were flickering. it started up and didnt do it while driving came back home shut it off and nothing this morning i wake up go outside and the clicking is back i havent had a key in ignition so i thought it was odd i popped the hood and the lil black box that has 4 black square looking fuses was clicking. went to start the truck and it woould not start it must of been flickering all night drained my battety. my check engine light is on now any ideas what it would be. the truck has 110000km on it. my gf just also told me there was water coming out of the overhead light buttons or maplight buttons....help me


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post #2 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 01:22 PM
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I found this in our technical info. Not sure if this applies to you or not.


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Click noise heard from the OCV solenoids with ignition OFF. Battery may be discharged.;Applies to 2007 - 2009 (MK / PM) models equipped with the 1.8L, 2.0L, or 2.4L World Engine which uses the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system. Click type noise may be heard from the OCV solenoids used as part of the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system, even with ignition OFF. The battery may eventually become discharged.

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GEMA engine engineering indicates this issue is probably caused by some sort of aftermarket equipment or Mopar accessory added to the vehicle, causing power feed to the OCV solenoids even with ignition OFF. During normal operation with ignition ON, the OCV solenoids receive battery feed and the ground side is duty cycle controlled by the PCM. No battery feed to the OCV solenoids should be present with ignition OFF. Repair may involve removal of aftermarket equipment or Mopar accessory if this issue is identified.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-01-2015, 01:31 PM
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The wires that run along the floor panel on the driver side are corroded and broken.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2015, 09:22 AM
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Hi guys, i just got home and my 2011 jeep compass just started doing the exact same thing. My compass is an australian model if that makes any difference?

I noticed yesterday when it was 41degrees celcius that when my aircon was on and i would turn right i noticed water leaking out from the bottom of the dash onto the passenger side floor. Water also leaked from the passenger side kick panel.

The issue wasnt there yesterday, it only just began tonight about 20 minutes ago. As the dash was flashing, i thought it could have been the dash fuse, pulled the fuse and the clicking and head light flashing stopped. Once the fuse went back in, it started up again. Ive removed the fuse so as not to drain the battery as my radio wouldnt stop playing. With the dash fuse removed i now cant lock the car.

Can someone PLEASE help me with this.

The compass only has 34,000kms on the clock so im seriously pissed such a new car can have this kind of issue.

Also, when i purchased it new in 2011 i didnt opt for the extra warrenty jeep offered, just the basic. Would this be covered??
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-09-2015, 09:01 PM
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Yours tearing wheel is on the right?
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I mean steering wheel, sorry!
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There is a wiring harness running inside the jeep under the plastic step cover along the floor. When removed there is 6 red and blue wires joined that are corroded and broken.
Clean and rejoin and all should be ok!
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-11-2015, 02:08 AM
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thanks for the response hogan! really appreciated.

My steering wheel in indeed on the right.

I havnt driven the car since i made the post to allow any water to dry and the issue seems to have gone away. I never knew there was a wiring harness in there. so if thats the case, would you think that the water got into the harness and started shorting everything out, and now that its dried up its gone away again? Ill take the kick panel out today and look to see if anythings still wet and/or corroded.

thanks again mate!!
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