Wood Pecker noise coming from inside dash by steering wheel

Asked by Jun 06, 2015 at 11:58 AM about the 2008 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Intermittent Wood Pecker noise coming from inside dash by steering wheel. Last about
one minute. Does not affect the car operation otherwise. Hard to pinpoint lexact location
of noise because it is so intermittent. Concerned that something critical might be
developing. Anyone out there experience this before? Thanks. Joe W.

4 Answers

This is really tough because there are no affects on performance...everything works. But there are a ton of relays and modules up under there. For what it's worth, click to size up

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Anyone figure this out? My 2006 Sienna started doing this recently. Today, I even heard it after I turned the car off, removed the keys and was standing in the garage.


Just had this start on my 2007 Sienna. Took it to a mechanic. He listened to the noise and then started pressing buttons on the dash. Found out that the rear defrost was on. When he turned it off no more clicking. Its either a relay or a module for the rear defrost in my case. And I believe that is somewhere under the dash panels.

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Thanks Andy : it helped me to fix it, in my case I just toggled the rear defrost

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