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I have a 2003 mitsibishi diamante that has a loud clicking coming from the passange side dash at start up. i can not see that it causes any mechanical problems with the car, but is very annoying for about a minute after start up.

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  • bwelsh Aug 30, 2008

    is this part located behind the glove compartment?

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Its the electric actuator motor that opens and closes the fresh air door for the a/c. You will notice the clicking stops when you adjust the a/c temperature setting during the clicking. I got a replacement for my 99 from a junkyard and changed it out. I've seen dozens of complaints of this problem online.....i had thought it was only mine. I guess it was a poorly manufactured part.

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  • dfusc3 Aug 31, 2008

    It's behind the center console and the glove box. you can actually feel the part while its clicking by poking your finger under the passenger side corner of the glove box and center console. Took me about 1 1/2 hors to replace it but I tinker with cars and other repairs.

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