Q: 10 loud clicks every 10 min from the AC and Heater Control panel area.

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Right when winter started, my car started making this loud clicking sound from the AC control panel. It clicks rapidly 10 times ( 5 times, a quick break, and then 5 more clicks) about every 5 to 10 min. It always goes off when I unlock the car with my remote, and I believe it is draining my battery when my car is off. I'm not sure if it clicks while the car is off but I believe it is still hurting the battery. The battery reads all normal, alternator is fine, and starter is fine.

My car has 85000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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