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      08-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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e92 Window Rattle Fixed!!!!!!!

Since day one 3 years ago, I have lived with the annoying sound of my driver's side window rattling against my door seal. Smooth surface, potholes, cracks, everything made it rattle. "Dealer could not replicate sound," every single time I brought it in. Replaced the seal, no dice. I tried several coats of gummipledge and it persisted. Looking further, I tried to find something to prop the seal out a bit so it made constant contact with the window. If you have an e92, buy this:

Frost king rubber foam, 3/8" wide 7/16" thick (it's what I had on hand)

-Cut strips of rubber foam (Pic 1)
-Identify window seal that is not behaving (Pic 2)
-Pull down window seal and wedge rubber foam in-between seal and door frame (Pic 3 and 4)
-Admire subtle reinforcement to the seal and enjoy the peace and quiet (pic 5)

***Note, after a few days the rubber foam may compress a little and you will want to add an additional layer on top. You can also buy thicker foam if desired. You cannot see the foam when the window is up, so it hides well.
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      08-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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wait what is that picture of your fingers? where are they located on the car?

this looks promising
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      08-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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So you attached the weatherstrip inside of the rubber seal?
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      08-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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Yes! more pics please!
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      08-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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Ok, I'll get more pics and a more detailed description. Fingers are at the top of door seal 10 inches from B pillar. I'm pulling down the seal where it touches the window. It's amazing to drive after fixing. Best mod yet!
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      08-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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How did you figure out where to put the liner, I hear it but cant pin point where, drives me nuts!!
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How did you figure out where to put the liner, I hear it but cant pin point where, drives me nuts!!
In that case just line the entire seal, or start with the back corner of the window where it is tallest and furthest from the door.
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Aren't you the same guy that disassembled the rear portion of your interior near the C pillars to locate and eliminate a creaking sound?

If so, your patience and OCD is Legendary!
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and stop using the car wash
you have tons of swirls on your trim
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Aren't you the same guy that disassembled the rear portion of your interior near the C pillars to locate and eliminate a creaking sound?

If so, your patience and OCD is Legendary!

That's me, and you would have too if your heard that creak!!!
This was a much easier fix, though annoying ass the noise was right by my left ear....
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and stop using the car wash
you have tons of swirls on your trim
Have never used a car wash, but could use a complete detail one of these days.
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i would speculate that a nice lubricant would have worked as well.
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i would speculate that a nice lubricant would have worked as well.
As mentioned in the first post, I tried the recommended Gummifledge, to no avail. If referring to the rear creak, there was nothing to be done but disassemble and felt the hell out of it.
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Updated with more pics and explanation
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Thanks! Will have to try this.
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the real problem is that you have a framless door and often times people carelessly push the glass to close the door. Even is they don't the window overtime may loosen in the channel. While what you did works it's only a band-aid to the problem and working caused now you're exerting more pressure against the glass to stabilize it.

What you really need to do is pull the door panel and tighten the glass screws w/in the panel.
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the real problem is that you have a framless door and often times people carelessly push the glass to close the door. Even is they don't the window overtime may loosen in the channel. While what you did works it's only a band-aid to the problem and working caused now you're exerting more pressure against the glass to stabilize it.

What you really need to do is pull the door panel and tighten the glass screws w/in the panel.
Have you done this? Or know if it is simple to do? My problem is I have CF door panels held on by strong tape. To get in there is a pain, so hopefully this idea is easily executed.
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Have you done this? Or know if it is simple to do? My problem is I have CF door panels held on by strong tape. To get in there is a pain, so hopefully this idea is easily executed.
if it works leave it. All frameless doors suffer from this issue, so I now bought a sedan
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that's how BMW fixed those rattling sunroofs on the E36s'---->rubber foam
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