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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ticking noise in Dash / speedometer ticking

Hi everyone,

I just purchase a 2005 Pontiac G6 with 32000KM (19000 Mile) and I did not notice these 2 problems when I test-drove it. There seem to be something ticking in the Dash, seem like every time I accelerate I hear this ticking noise in the front dash, sounds like an electrical ticking, also maybe related, the other problem is my speedometer is ticking as it goes up by 5kms at a time. Has anyone else had these problems? Apart from these 2 little problems (I hope) I love my new car!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I just purchase a 2005 Pontiac G6 with 32000KM (19000 Mile) ...
I have a 2005 G6 GT which I had purchased brand new in 2005. I never really noticed any ticking sounds but the speedo would jump (stick) when acceleratingly. Apparently there was some sort of defect in the original instrument cluster (Speedo, Tach, Fuel, Temp) and it was replaced under warranty.

To identify which one you have, If I recall correctly, the "RPM X1000" label on the tach (original cluster) was in white lettering that can't be seen at night. Where the replacement cluster, the "RPM X1000" is backlit by the instrument lighting.

Anyway, once replaced, I never had the problem re-occur.

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Hi everyone,

I just purchase a 2005 Pontiac G6 with 32000KM (19000 Mile) and I did not notice these 2 problems when I test-drove it. There seem to be something ticking in the Dash, seem like every time I accelerate I hear this ticking noise in the front dash, sounds like an electrical ticking, also maybe related, the other problem is my speedometer is ticking as it goes up by 5kms at a time. Has anyone else had these problems? Apart from these 2 little problems (I hope) I love my new car!
i'm pretty sure it's your heater ... i have the same noise ... try to turn the heater off and see if the noise goes away
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I finaly go more information on the ticking noise in the dash, ( no thanks to the dealer) I found this info on "GM inside news" It turns out that this problems has a TSB # (technical service bulletin)for this problem: 04-08-59-003A. It turns out it's not a big problem just a bit annoying. This is the fix :

Front of Dash Clicking, Ticking or Cracking Noise During Warm Up in Cold Weather (Install Squeak Reduction Tape) #04-08-59-003A - (Apr 20, 2005)
Front of Dash Clicking, Ticking or Cracking Noise During Warm Up in Cold Weather (Install Squeak Reduction Tape)
2005 Pontiac G6

This bulletin is being revised to change the description of the condition. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 04-08-59-003 (Section 8-Body and Accessories).

Condition
Some customers may comment that in cold weather , especially as the front windshield defroster duct air warms up the vehicle, they hear a clicking, ticking, or cracking type noise from the front of dash.

Cause
Thermal expansion/contraction may cause this noise. The expansion may be between the dash carrier and the clips attached to the trim panel (defroster grille cover) or the clip to the trim panel (defroster grille cover).

Correction
Remove the windshield side upper garnish molding by unsnapping the plastic cover at the top. Remove the screw and pull inward to release the center retaining clip on the molding.
Remove the trim panel (defroster grille) following SI Document ID #1470558. The drawing shows 10 clips. The G6 has 8.
Remove the retaining clips (8) from the trim panel and apply 3Mô Squeak Reduction Tape to the towers of the panel and reinstall the clips.
Apply 3Mô Squeak Reduction Tape into the slots (8) in the IP.
Reinstall the trim panel.
Reinstall the windshield side upper garnish molding.
Parts Information
3Mô Squeak Reduction Tape, P/N 06356, can be purchased locally.

Warranty Information
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation
Description
Labor Time

C2368
Grille, Defroster Outlet
Use Published Labor Operation Time

I will be bringing it back to the dealer for the fix.
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