In Reply to: Re: wind noise/windshield-dash;1995 540ia posted by ron on March 26, 1999 at 08:12:15:
: : Any suggestions/experience re annoying wind noise from either windshield or dash/defroster vents? Very distracting in an otherwise great car. My dealer has given up and i can't locate the problem either-he says "they are all a bit noisy...". Help will be greatly appreciated.
: Al, it's a pretty common problem....think it's likely the plastic vent parts at the bottom of your windshield that cover the wiper mechanics.
: I fixed mine by gently prying the fasteners, and removing the left and right pieces. Then put some 2-sided tape along the edges where it makes contact with the windshield and framing. I just used auto molding tape (any auto parts store) about every 1-2 inches. Put them back in place, and tap around the edges listening for any rattles, add more tape if u need to, then re-fasten them. The annoying wind/wiper whistle should be gone.
: p.s. SELL this idea to your lazy dealer!
I seem to think the wind noise comes from around the windows (Maybe I'm wrong) ? But are there any other trouble spots wrt wind noise ?''Thanks