In Reply to: Any other areas that could cause wind noise ? posted by RDM on March 26, 1999 at 10:12:05:
: : : 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
Roshan, my wind noise is almost completely gone after fixing the plastic trim, but i have heard the early e34 mirrors produced more wind noise than the later design (post '93). Shouldn't be noticeable until you get over 80-90 mph...might want to check your weatherstrips or possibly some loose chrome, otherwise these cars are pretty quiet at speed.