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Old 09-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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How does $375 rattle?

My windscreen sounds like Kathryn Hepburn shakin' a martini! How do I get rid of the rattle? I don't think the clips are broken. I'm about to go "Here's Johnny" on it if it doesn't quit.

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
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I saw a post about someone using black felt around the edges to quell the incessant chattering. I'm thinking I might give black (not sure it comes in any other color) electrical tape. BMW wind deflectors rattle 10x louder and run just slightly under $500 bucks...so it could be worse. Porsche's uses two little clips to withstand wind buffeting at 70-100 mph, so maybe we're just being a little unrealistic here.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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When mine started rattling recently I took it to the dealership. they alread had a "fix" for it, which upon inspection involved putting a piece of very-thin felted tape on that one center mount that the bottom of the windstop sits on.

No more rattling, thank god. Kind of a jimmy-rigged looking fix, but it works great.
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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Thanks Eslai for the info. I just took mine over to Pioneer for the fix-application and it seems to have done the trick quite nicely.

Just to provide more detail, they attach 1.5 inches of the black felt-tape (that can be purchased at any crafts store or maybe automotive) into the female attachment point of the removable plexus.

In completely unrelated info, I was reading the 987 write-up in the August Panorama which imparts that there is a 12v receptacle in the PASSENGER side footwell. Indeed there is, which makes a handier power source if you're running a radar-detector that isn't hard-wired. Previously I was running the V1 out of the 12v in the armrest and don't remember mention of the footwell one in the owner's manual.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
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I just found that one the other day! Much more convienent for the X50. In fact, I think they say in the manual not to use the center console one for power products.
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What I did on mine(and not just becaue of the rattleing, but also because I have heard of them flying of the car) I opeted for a dap of RTV on each clip. It dose not show, no more rattle or worry of them flying off, and Will not be to hard to remove if needed.

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Old 09-25-2005, 07:42 PM   #7
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Ok, I'll bite...RTV?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:20 PM   #8
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Hi,

RTV = Room Temperature Vulcanization. They are one or two part Silicone Sealants using either condensation cure or platinum cure catalysts.

Hope this helps...

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Old 09-26-2005, 05:18 AM   #9
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Wow, sounds complicated. I think I will use the felt tape!
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Hi,

I had a similar problem on my '99 w/ the Windstop. In addition, I have heard of several instances where the Windstop was torn off the car at speeds above 75MPH.

So, instead of going the felt strip route, I got some doublesided Foam tape. I carefully cut down the .75" strip to maybe .3" and placed a 1" piece under each side of the Center Stop and a .5" strip under the bottom of the Side Stops.

This has the double-effect of both wedging the Stops in place, but also adds an adhesive to help it from blowing out. I never remove the Windstop (or have the Top up for that matter - Sunny Day, Seasonal Car) so removal isn't an issue. But it will remove with a little careful pulling. Maybe a little denatured alcohol might be needed to remove any residual adhesive from the RollBar. Hope this helps...

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Wow, sounds complicated. I think I will use the felt tape!
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Sounds complicated, but it's just ordinary Silicone Sealant - next time read the package, you'll see it's rated RTV.

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:08 PM   #12
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I just fixed it with the Felt tape. The stuff I bought was called "Stick-it-Felt" and I got it from Hobby Lobby. When I asked for felt tape, the lady looked at me like i had a "you know what" coming out of my head. The felt works great!

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