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I have a 2003 RR, and I'm getting an obscene amount of wind noise from both the windshield and the drivers side window. This is not the "flapping" noise that is common, but a legitimate wind noise. It starts around 30mph, but gets terrible around 50mph. I took it into a shop and they spent about an hour on it and they reduced it a bit by putting some sealant around the windshield, but it's still there. They said the next thing would be to get a new windshield and reseat it.

For the side window, it sounds like it's coming from where the window goes into the door frame, right about where it starts to bend to an angle. So like right above the mirror. I was thinking about getting a wind deflector, but not sure that would help.

Any ideas on how to eliminate the side window noise and if a wind deflector would help? I'm resigned to getting a new windshield (come on rock chip!), but hoping to get the side window noise reduced as well.

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Have you checked the black plastic windscreen finisher on the pillar? If the adhesive looses its grip the wind rushes underneith and causes noise. see if you can lift it away from the screen with light finger pressure, if you can, thats bad.
 

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Dan_UK_1984 said:
Have you checked the black plastic windscreen finisher on the pillar?...
I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to above. I'm assuming it's the black plastic molding piece that goes around the windshield (windscreen) on the outside? Not sure what the "pillar" is? Can you elaborate and I can check it out.

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Ahhh I found out where the "pillar" is...I'll check it out. I did tape the entire windshield and it didn't seem to do much good...but not sure about my taping skills. Just used electrical tape so who knows if I actually covered it correctly. I'll look again.

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Ahhh I found out where the "pillar" is...I'll check it out. I did tape the entire windshield and it didn't seem to do much good...but not sure about my taping skills. Just used electrical tape so who knows if I actually covered it correctly. I'll look again.

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It's bonded to the glass with a long length of sticky pad type material and plastic rivets underneith, you can see these when you open the door (make sure they are all present and correct). I have the same problem, but only at high speeds, although when wet its barely noticable, obviously the water helps maintain the seal. Do you notice a difference in the rain?

FYI Part:
[attachment=0:arcks69h]Windscreen Pillar.JPG[/attachment:arcks69h]

Part Numbers: DCB000325PNP & DCB000335PNP

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Ok, I have isolated the side window noise. I took some pics (pardon the dirtiness of the car...it's winter in MN), and the noise is coming from the place that's taped in the picture (vertical part of window). I taped it up and no wind noise!

So now I know where it's coming from, but not sure how to fix it??? Any ideas??? I thought about getting some wind deflectors to put on, but that's not really fixing the problem, but just masking it really.

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