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Well, its always something! I just picked up my car from the service place tonight, and its after the mechanics all left, otherwise I woulda asked the right there. Anyway, I started my car up, and I noticed that coming from in the dash, it sounds like there is this faint, yet annoying tone…which sounds remarkably like a tea kettle (but quieter of course). It does it only when the engine is running..not on the ALT or ay other key settings. Also, it seems to fade a little when I start to really give it some gas, but my car gets luder then too, so its harder to hear. U can’t really hear it, unless ur listening closely, except at idle, but its still doing it. When I open the hood, I can’t really hear it much at all (over my leaky exhasut and the engine tick) but when I get close, the most I can hear it at all is when I put my head back close to the firewall. So its coming from something back there..at the drivers side I think. I had got my air and fuel filters replaced, and also y timing belt, and before I took it to the shop it had never ever done this weirdness. And clues?

Oh..and I just noticed one other thing of interest… when I press the brakes, even if there is NO key in the igniton, the lights still light up. Is that normal? I also have an aftermarket head unit, and it’ll stay on forever unless I turn it off myself every time I get outta the car. My car was used, and used to have an alarm system and extensive stereo system, which was remoed before I got it (it was a repo) but, could this be from a mod to y electrical system that the curcit seems to always be hot?

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i really can't answer you on this one, looks like your car just want to annoy you, like my old 95 did. gotta love that valve tick.
 

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Timming belt.

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sounds like the electrical probs are because your wiring on the head unit is staright to the battery, that way it runs all the time off the battery, it is not connected to the on wirirng of the car... get that checked out by a professional, as you most likely do not want to mees with all those wires. For the brakes, I think that's normal, anyway, mine does it, and it's brand new!! Good luck, hope htis helped!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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First, I have no idea what the whistle is. That is my biggest fear about my car, entrusting it in someone else hands to repair and they mess it up.<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> Second, all brakes should come on, key or no key, it's a safety thing. And yes, your stereo has its main power and its on/off wire both wired to a live battery wire, usually the main power is on the always live wire so as to save all of its settings and the on/off wire connects to an wire that switchs on and off with the key. Its not a bad thing, unless you forget to shut it off and leave the car for a long time and the battery dies. Hope you find and resolve the whistle. Cya

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