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Old 02-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Rattle & Whistle- 987

What are the dealer fixes for the 987's windstop rattle (I think this one is the felt tape...right?) and the mirror whistle?? What mirror is usually the culprit- driver side or passenger side?

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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Bmus, both of my mirrors whistle and the windstop is ANNOYING! I used the felt tape, but it just wears out in a couple drives. I've decided to wait to get them fixed until my 15,000 mile oil change/service (since I have to drive 4 hours). I saw a couple guys put a clear silicon bead in between the mirror seams on the outside. It seems to work.
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Y'know, my side mirrors used to whistle but lately I haven't noticed it. Can't offer any suggestion on that, sorry.

The felt tape that the dealer applied to my windstop only helped for a little while. I went back complaining that the rattles had returned and they applied more tape here and there--so much that it's actually hard to remove the windstop now. The rattles are gone but it sure feels like a crappy "fix" to me.
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Where are they putting this felt tape? My windstop started rattling too. Is it the actual clips that are the problem?
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They first added the felt to the little rubber nub that the base of the windstop sits on. That worked for a while until, I don't know--it compressed and flattened out enough? It's a pretty thin piece of felt so I can't say for sure. Next they applied it to the parts that hook/latch together at the top two corners of the windstop. That's the one that made it hard to get the windstop out, but it's worked so far.
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Hi,

I prefer double-sided Foam Tape to the Felt because it is more resilient and causes the Windstop to adhere to the RollBars, especially good for a semi-permanent installation like mine.

And, YES the Clips do fatigue with time. They are very cheap ($3?) each and their Part #s are: 986.561.738.01.01C and 986.561.737.00.01C - You will need one of each as they are Left/Right specific. Hope this helps...

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Probably not the same part numbers for 987 though, eh?
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Probably not the same part numbers for 987 though, eh?
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It may have a diff. # for the 987, but I bet it's the exact same part. Call the dealer and check. My PET doesn't show a difference, but they're sometimes inaccurate...

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