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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-09-2016, 13:43 Thread Starter
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Whirring sound in cab

I have a 2015 Bailey with a Peugeot Boxer cab and there is a whirring sound in the cab seeming to arise from the central console area. It goes off if I switch the radio or ignition on or off but then returns after a short period.

This is driving me mad and I am also concerned about battery discharge should I leave the motorhome for a month or so.

Has anyone had this and found a cure or is it off to the local Peugeot dealer?

Hope you can help

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My 2009 Renault Master does exactly the same! It sounds like something rotating at high speed and lasts about 3 secs. I have noticed that it always happens just after opening the van but also happens intermittently if the van is left unlocked but without the key in the ignition. I have owned the van for three years, have no idea what it is but have never had an issue with the battery. One day I might remember to ask the garage at MOT time

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Thanks Caulkhead but mine keeps running - it was doing so this morning after a week in storage.
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If it was ignition on I'd suggest a fuel pump, but otherwise I'm showing negative in the clue department
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Could there be anything that has been wired to work off the LB - e.g. CD player? or anything else?
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Have you checked inside the bonnet to make sure it's nothing mechanical under there? How loud is it and is it on literally all the time other than as you mentioned? You say a whirring sound - would that include a humming noise or different?

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Thanks for all your replies. I thought I had responded last night but it appears that it has been lost in the ether.

I don't think it's hornets and it can't be anything wired off the LB as I disconnect it when in storage and there are no extras anywhere in the cab except the reversing camera monitor.

I have checked under the bonnet and there is nothing there so I am back to casting suspicious eyes at the radio.

It is a noise similar to the fan on my laptop but could also be described as a buzz and sounds electrical.

I do appreciate your interest in my problem but it looks if I shall have to take it to the dealer - they are going to love that

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Hi David

Shove a stick in your ear!!!

No - I am not joking. If you put one end of a stick in your ear and probe with the other end at the area where you think the sound comes from, it will pinpoint the location for you. It works just like a stethoscope, although you do risk a bruised lughole if you bang the other end against the dash! (An old trick taught to me by a motor mechanic of the old school. )

Is it worth a tenner to find that, and possibly other noises in future?
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I and others, used to tune car engines with more than one carb using that method.It does work.

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