Buzzing from cab.....

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    Can anyone help( I expect you all at the pub!!) an intermittent buzz has started from the dash board. It starts then goes off after a few minutes. Will it be using the battery?
    Thanks for any help and advice
    We are on Rowntree site in York .
     
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    Now that is a question. :LOL:

    Ignition on or off?
    Heater on or off?
    What is running?
    Is it windy out?
    Could wind be blowing a fan?
    You have like all cars,vans and the likes have a channel where the window wiper motor would sit. Road crap and old dry leaves fall into this. Any chance the wind is blowing and vibrating a leave?
     
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    Thanks for reply
    No wind or leaves
    No heater on
    Ignition off
    It's coming from under the drivers seat and a light is on.
     
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    You could be hearing a relay. Is your fuse box or battery under that seat? You have heard a indicator relay clicking away before haven't you? Unsure if others are meant to make a noise but when i take my key out the ignition i have a whirring sound after i lock the van and start walking away. No help i know but more info and what van may help others who are more spark knowledgeable.
     
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    Could be many things... is the start battery located under the seat with associated relays etc... and what light is on??
    Try ignition on and a start ...then off and see if that cures it..
    Andy
     
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    No wind or leaves
    No heater on
    Ignition off
    It's coming from under the drivers seat and a light is on.
    thanks it's the fuse box and charger under drivers seat.
    It's a transit 2.2 11 reg van.
    Thanks for help hopefully it won't annoy us all night ! Just didn't want a flat battery tomorrow morning.
     
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    The buzzer that warns that your step is out. I've known those play up when switches are dirty.
     
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    Thanks for advice Andy will try the ignition in the morning ! Don't want to incur the wrath of the wardens tonight!!
     
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    Thanks Jim but ours has never had a buzzer.
     
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    You by any chance over doing the power. To much on and the battery is getting low and struggling?
     
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    We are on electric hookup . Plugged in and TV was on but off now and fridge just on (forgot to change over so beer not as cold as Rob likes)!! . Would that be what's happening ? Fridge was on battery switch while travelling and I forgot to change it.
     
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    Anthea i am by no means an electrical wizard pal. I was just looking for more information as what van and whats on and your weather would help suss an answer from more experienced members on the forum. Me, i would be making sure both batteries are charged fully before worrying what could be a simple charge noise you have not heard before. Is the split charger under that seat and could you have a charger when the van is on hook up?
     
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    forgot to change over so beer not as cold as Rob likes

    ^^

    That is out of order. :(
     
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    We will look tomorrow we have had the van 2 years and never noticed if we have a split charger. Found a white thing near the boiler a few months ago which turns out to be a filter thingy!( never knew or used .)
     
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    faulty fan on the charger? that will cut in and out depending how hot the charger gets
     
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    Right will look tomorrow !what do we need to do ? Thanks
     
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    listen for the buzzing, when it starts switch off the charger. if it stops that is where the sound is. what happens is the cheap fans wear out just like on computers and make loud noises. sometimes a SMALL squirt of wd40 will help for a while but it wont last. replacing the fan/s is the only cure
     
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    Thank you big one . Will look tomorrow!
     
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    I would unplug from hook-up. If the noise stops leave the hook-up off for the night just in case it is something more serious than a fan. Investigate tomorrow with the hook-up connected. It is probably either normal charging noise or a failed fan but it pays to be careful.
     
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    Thanks will un plug now !
     
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