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post #286 of 374 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 06:19 PM
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I've fixed my side mirror noise by bending the gussets back together.
  • Put window down
  • Pop the tweeter cover off, pop tweeter off
  • Take adjustable pliers and a cloth or paper towel (to avoid scratching anything)
  • Gradually and gently work your way down the length of the gusset with the cloth covered pliers bending it back together so that there is very little opening.
  • Put window up and ensure there is no gap
  • Repeat steps above if there are gaps
  • Replace tweeter and cover
  • Repeat on other side if necessary.


Gonna do the tubing trick next week just to seal the windows up a little better too.


thank you for the simple instructions.
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post #287 of 374 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 10:22 AM
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I recently bought an 07 Forester and the wind noise from the drivers side door was driving me nuts. I had inserted a strip of 3/8" self adhesive foam strip inside the door seal to tighten it up a bit against the door but there was no noticeable change. I taped the entire door and window seam, took a test drive and found the noise to still be there so I assumed it was noisy airflow over and around the mirror and that I would just have to live with it.

After reading this thread I removed my mirror, pinched the pillar track so the two sides of the seal touch, filled the hole where the mirror control wires pass through with foam and the noise is gone. Thanks for the great advice guys!
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I have an '04 Forester and the wind noise over 40 mph started only 18 months after having the car.

Tried the tubing trick and covering the hole behind the tweeters, no luck. Upon close inspection I can clearly see the cause - there is a triangular shape of metal poking up through the rubber seal in the bottom front corner on both the driver's and passenger's windows.



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I think I'm going to do the 3/8" tygon tubing trick to all of my doors as well as replace both window gussets.
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Here's a walk-through on replacing the gussets:

How To: Replace Window Gussets

Found them online here for $60 each side. Ironically, I had my car serviced at that the Bellevue, Washington dealer in 2003.

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/oe_parts_cat.html
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Here's a walk-through on replacing the gussets:

How To: Replace Window Gussets

Found them online here for $60 each side. Ironically, I had my car serviced at that the Bellevue, Washington dealer in 2003.

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/oe_parts_cat.html
Hahaha, thanks man, I appreciate the links to the parts and the How-To. Once I get my Fozzy back, I'm going to do this as well as disable the DRL's and mod my foglights to be run independently.
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post #292 of 374 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 03:41 PM
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Did the trick with pinching the gussets and it worked. Before I only heard the wind noise when driving at highway speeds and it was usually cured if I held the rubber to the window. Can't believe with just a couple squeezes of the pliers it might be gone. I just tested it at 75mph and heard nothing.

Thanks for the advice
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post #293 of 374 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 04:25 PM
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Started getting more wind noise on my 07 recently, gonna have to look at this

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I used 3/8" tygon tubing on both front doors. Wind noise all but gone, thanks for the tip.

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Did this to my forester worked good
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post #296 of 374 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 01:14 PM
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just did all three methods: !) tubing in window gaskets, 2) push gussets together, and 3) pulled off tweeter cover and tweeter and sealed up hole.

100% better. Looking forward to the commute on Monday.
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Thanks for all of the posts. I did this tubing fix for wind noise on my 04 OB. I'd say it worked well. $4 @ Home Depot and some to spare.

The pending purchase of the 02 Forester in my profile will get this same treatment. When it happens.
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Forester got returned to me but is now at the body shop. Once I get it back I'm going to be doing this.
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I got the 5/16 OD and am going to try tomorrow.My 12 hour ride from Palm Beach to Beaufort was rather annoying with the wind noise.
I already tightened up the gussets ,I got a clamp from the shop and it did work to a point.
I will see tomorrow as I have to drive back to Palm Beach Friday after I sell the BMW...
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Worked wonderully, 95% wind noise gone!
used 5/16 clear vinyl tubing. got 20 feet for my 2007 forester, after finishing all the doors I had about a foot of the tubing left over. Thank you!
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