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2002 Nissan xterra - clicking sound under driver side

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2002 Nissan xterra - clicking sound under driver side steering wheel and when vehicle is off the light inside come on and off and the headlights are flashing. Key is not in the ignition
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

Hey there thanks for the question.

the headlights flashing is an indication of the factory alarm going off.

was the horn honking as well?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Horn does not work. It coincides with a clicking sound under the left dash. A sound similar to the clicking sound made by the blinkers. The vehicle was unlocked and no attempt to break in was made. it was daylight
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Could it be the Flasher unit or a relay?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
possibly alternator?
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

The clicking your hearing is likely a relay from the lights flashing

do you have a working key fob?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, not for many years now! Battery is so dead it will not take a jump. I am going to have to have it towed to a shop
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

do you have a battery charger?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
of course. It has been on charge for an hour now and nothing. I hope you have better answers than this.
What could it possibly be? Give me something to go on!
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

I was trying to get you to a point to where you could disable the alarm that is malfunctioning, but was needing you to get some battery power to do so, hence the questions

Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

the only thing that doesn't make sense is you were indicating that the interior lights were flashing as well? and that is not part of a factory alarm system and should not be flashing. disarming the alarm and noticing them still operating would be an obvious indication that something more is going on.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks. I am calling a tow truck to have it towed.
Expert:  Jake replied 3 months ago.

if you have any questions or concerns once its towed or a second opinion on the shops recommendations just come back here and reply. you can fillow up as much as you need to.

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