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Old 02-25-2010, 04:30 AM
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I just recently bought a clean 2004 Civic LX, and I'm baffled by a clicking noise eminating from the console area next to the parking brake. It only does it when I'm in park, and press on the brake.

Once I'm in drive, it disappears. I've already tried searching, but apparently the clicking noises other people are hearing are different from what I'm experiencing. Any help explaining this would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:16 AM
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No one else has experienced this on a 7th generation civic?
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:40 AM
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Is the noise coming from inside or outside? Check your exhaust hangers and make sure none of them are rusted off or not in the rubber hangers.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:15 AM
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It sounds as though it's inside the car. Listening carefully, leads me to believe it's somewhere around the parking brake handle.
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your automatic has a shifter lockout feature that prevents you from shifting into gear unless your foot is on the brake. when you are in park and you depress the brake, the lockout feature is disengaged (that clicking sound is probably a little solenoid that's disengaging the shifter lockout).

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Default Re: Clicking Noise while in Park

this is normal.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:39 AM
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Awesome. Thanks guys!

I thought that it might have been some sort of solenoid related to the parking mechanism. As long as it's normal to have it be that loud.
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I got civic 02 i hear clicking noise going into reverse, would that be the solenoid too?
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Does it happen when you step on the brake and shift from park to reverse?
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Mine happens under these conditions:

A. The car is running
B. The shifter is in Park

Pressing on the brake pedal while the above conditions are met, I get the clicking noise.
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Sorry, i was trying to get some more info from ken9 about his problem. But with your car that is a normal sound.
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Default Re: Clicking Noise while in Park

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Does it happen when you step on the brake and shift from park to reverse?

Yes and sometimes i don't hear the clicking noise when putting the car into park then reverse again.. Not sure what's.. I ask a mechanic and he said that normal.. Don't know...
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Originally Posted by 11:11 View Post
Mine happens under these conditions:

A. The car is running
B. The shifter is in Park

Pressing on the brake pedal while the above conditions are met, I get the clicking noise.
thats normal my car does the same thing also
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Yeah, actually I just noticed this today myself... I don't think that normally it's that loud, to me it sounds like something needs to be adjusted, like something is loose or something...

Not a biggie right but will definitely get the console apart to have a look....
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I started to get the clicking noise after I bleed my brakes. I know it wasn't making this noise before I did the brake flush. WEIRD!
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I had this same noise but a little different. It sounds like a muffled clicking in the console/vent area. It happens only when i turn the key to the on position but not starting the car. weird. I link a video of it blow though to see if you have the same thing.
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Your noise is the Shift lock solenoid releasing the pin in the shift column. The pin prevents the shifter from moving out of park before the brake peddle is pressed. When you bleed the brakes, all of the peddle pumping was causing the the pin to repeatedly engage and disengage. Now you hear it because the grease is probably written off, or the had of the pin is a little warped. One way or another, it is not an issue that I would stress about. My 01 has clicked since day one
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My newish HRV after 15 mths has started doing the exact same thing when in the park position, it's a fairly loud audible click noise and the click can also be felt through the gear selector.
Got me stuffed what's going on, but it never did this before today.
The Honda team will probably charge me again for a car fault, so much for a warranty.
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Default Re: Clicking Noise while in Park

Originally Posted by theineffable View Post
your automatic has a shifter lockout feature that prevents you from shifting into gear unless your foot is on the brake. when you are in park and you depress the brake, the lockout feature is disengaged (that clicking sound is probably a little solenoid that's disengaging the shifter lockout).
Yeah that's what it is but any ideas on fixing it? Mine started when the cruise went out. I changed the on off switch, brake pedal switch, and steering wheel cruise control switch. My cruise still isn't working. Clicks like the guy stated, but if I unplug the cruise control under the hood, it stops; but no cruise.control.. Anybody figure it yet?
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