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High pitch noise from engine compartment in 2003 Subaru Fores

With the engine off, I just noticed a high-pitched whining noise coming from the engine compartment. No indicator lights or any other display shows a problem. All systems seem OK (radio, wipers, lights are fine). Any idea what this is? It should be some sort of alarm or warning, but of what?

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    A high-pitched whine, sometimes for as long as 10 minutes, after I turn off my Subaru Forester 2004.

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There is a little beeper that sits just behind the front grill close to the Subaru emblem. It makes the sound you hear when you press the remote to lock or unlock the doors. It sometimes whines for a while but eventually stops. I have had this for a couple of years and it does not appear to have caused any problems.

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