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Old 09-11-2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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Driver side door squeaks...only when TOP is down

Almost from the begging on, I had random driver side door squeaks...BUT ONLY when the TOP is down and the car is moving.
I told the dealerships a few times, but I guess they were not lucky enough to hear that during the service stay.

It sounds like metal on metal (door look area, when the chassis is bending/flexing)
Has anyone else noticed random door squeaks (not constantly, not loud and difficult to trace)?

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Old 09-11-2016, 01:07 PM   #2
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Try putting some grease on the door latch. My LE has the same symptoms and greasing the latch (the U shaped item attached to the body of the car, not the latch in the door) solves the problem.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:23 AM   #3
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Turn U shaped item over. it wears over time and this will give it an as new surface to latch to.

1. Remove top screw
2. Loosen bottom screw
3. Leaving bottom screw in, allow u shaped item to swing away from top bolt hole.
4. Re install top screw to hold the backing plate (important!)
5. Remove bottom screw.
6. Note old and new direction of u shaped latch and set aside.
7. Re install bottom screw with u shaped item turned over.
8. Remove top screw that was previously holding backing plate now that you have said backing plate secured with the bottom screw (through latch)
9. orient the latch so that it lines up as before, but upside down. You should be able to see the lines from the dirty areas.
10. Reinstall top screw.
11. tighten both screws as the were originally, keeping careful eye on the alignment of latch so that the door will close and align properly.

if you see no wear or if this doesn't help, then you may need to adjust the window or grease the weatherstripping.

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