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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:54 pm 
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Well, i just put my new side mirror on the car on saturday. It fits nicely and what not, but it whistles!!

Over about 60 km/h it gets a really loud whistle happening, very loud in fact, and it is driving me karazy already.

It all looks fine, no obvious flaws in it, but has anyone got any suggestions on how to stop it? Or had the same problem with aftermarket mirrors?

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:22 am 
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Is it seated up against the door properly? No gaps?
Was there a backing panel of foam rubber on the back of it?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:23 pm 
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yeah, the foam bit was there.

And there is a little bit of gappage at the front of the mirror, where it goes to the door, i took a photo but you cant even see it.

The other bit that it might be, looking at it again, there is a gap between the black thing at the bottom of the window (techincal terms :lol: ) and the back edge of the mirror...

hrmm... oh well :(

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:28 pm 
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mine does it too.
if i pull on the mirror it stops.. but its not annoying enough to do anyhting about :P

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:06 pm 
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yeah, the foam bit was there.

And there is a little bit of gappage at the front of the mirror, where it goes to the door, i took a photo but you cant even see it.

The other bit that it might be, looking at it again, there is a gap between the black thing at the bottom of the window (techincal terms :lol: ) and the back edge of the mirror...

hrmm... oh well :(


Technical term: Weather seal
I doubt thats the cause as mine has the same gap and doesn't whistle.
The small gap at the front maybe enough to cause it to whistle.
You could try removing and refitting it. If the gap is still there then maybe some urathane just under the front edge where it joins the door.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:21 pm 
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just think of it as a turbo, with out the power!!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:16 am 
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EF, ha ha, i tried pulling on it, doesnt fix it, but yeah, if i turn the stereo up loud enough, that seems to fix it!!

Madmax, yeah, i will try and pull it off on the weekend. Thanks. Oh yeah, and i'll remember it is the wethershield from now on too!! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:46 am 
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thats my answer to everything, turn up the music, problem solved :) my brakes squeak atm, and my gf says 'u should have them fixed, so i turn up the music and say "fixed" :)

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:05 pm 
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thats slack lad!! :lol:

(btw: dont they squeak when the are out of meat on the pads...)

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:07 pm 
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squeaky brakes could mean a couple of things but out of pads is a good start lol. so your g/f is probably right - you should get them fixed

 

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