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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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clicking sound coming from center console of a 2010 ford e

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clicking sound coming from center console of a 2010 ford expedition
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Which side of the dash is the noise coming from?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is coming from the center console where the radio and nav system is located


Curtis, In most cases the noise is actually coming from under the dash but the sound travels thru the console, in most cases this type of noise is caused by a bad blend door actuator, they have a plastic gear in them that is know to strip out. On your 2010 there is a left and right actuator, I suspect your dealing with the left one as well. If you listen closely can you narrow the noise down to which side its coming from?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it is very hard to tell which side it is coming from probably wouldn't hurt to replace them both to prevent this from happening again


The LH side is a rear bear to replace, the RH side is closest to the radio and likely the one your hearing, start with removing the radio and reach in and place your hand on it and see if you can feel the click. If so then its the one you need to replace and its not to bad to get at. See the Actuator HERE and Radio removal steps HERE. To replace the LH actuator the entire instrument panel needs to come out, check the RH side first and if it turn out to be the LH side let me know and I will put together all the steps needed to replace it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok thank you so much

Your very welcome, if you need me latter, let me know, the question stays open to you even after you rate my answer for as long as you need me and all you need to do is return to this question.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how do you remove the center finish panel??


The center finish panel snaps on and to remove it , take a smack screw driver and gently pry it off. Give me one moment and I will send you the diagrams.
Curtis, See the diagram HERE
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
We don't need any more help
Thank you and if you need more help, let me know.
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