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MikeWasHere05
09-29-2007, 06:55 AM
Every once in a while if I roll down my front driver side/passenger side windows they make a loud squeaking sound as they go down/up. Its not affecting the windows (the tints fine, not scratched or anything) but its kind of embarrassing. What do you think this is? Is there something I should grease?

AudiTurrbo19
09-29-2007, 08:16 AM
Same thing happens to mine but only when they are hot, would be curious if someone has the cure

loustylez
09-29-2007, 08:20 AM
same problem but it seems to be better when i get it washed.

4ringAR
09-29-2007, 08:22 AM
mine has been doing this on the drivers window the last couple of days. there may have been some dirt or something in there since my car was pretty dirty. i just washed it last night, and now it doesnt make any screeching.

t1demont1
09-29-2007, 08:24 AM
yeah mine used to do that then i used some bonami to clean the hell out of my windows and hasnt made the noise since (knock on wood)

A4 Effort
09-29-2007, 08:25 AM
Try using clay-bar on the windows

pipe7284
09-29-2007, 08:51 AM
i ahve the same problrem.....EMBARRASING....and is loud as hell too.

loustylez
09-29-2007, 09:10 AM
oh B5's and their little quirks that we overlook because we love our cars too much.

i have to say, if i bought some new bmw and it did all that shit, i'd probably take it back and use those quirks as reasons that bmw sucks ;)

offroader1006
09-29-2007, 09:27 AM
its the striker moulding on the outside

its the squeegie like rubber on the top of the door panel the window slides past.

you can try claybaring the window, they make a special lubricant for the moulding itself. a new one from a dealer is 80 bucks+ depending on the dealer.

MikeWasHere05
09-29-2007, 12:52 PM
its the striker moulding on the outside

its the squeegie like rubber on the top of the door panel the window slides past.

you can try claybaring the window, they make a special lubricant for the moulding itself. a new one from a dealer is 80 bucks+ depending on the dealer.
Do you know the name of the special lube?

offroader1006
09-29-2007, 12:55 PM
no

TMorris
09-29-2007, 02:19 PM
haha mine started doing that this summer when it was super hot, ill try the claybar

woofster
09-30-2007, 09:43 AM
Hmmm...I have a mild case of the 'squeaky window' on the passenger side. I'm sure there's a quick-fix to this. I'll look into this!

hiwords1
09-30-2007, 09:48 AM
same problem with me. all i did was wash the window and push the squeezy type rubber piece away from the window. don't use too much for though. just keep pushing it and bending it. it'll eventually fix it. don't push it so much that u leave a huge gap there. water will get in and kill everything between the door.

Calabria
09-30-2007, 12:00 PM
my door panels make noises

b5a4lover
09-30-2007, 01:11 PM
mine do the same. i just consider it a reminder to wash my car. once i do the sound is gone. when i spray some perfect glass between the rubber squeegie and window the sounds seems to stay away for a longer period. im sure its due to the rubber being ~10 years old.

mike-2ptzero
09-30-2007, 01:18 PM
You can try spraying down the sides of the rubber window frame where the glass slides using a silicon based spray lube. Do not use WD40 since it will just dry up the rubber.

ny02s4
09-30-2007, 03:29 PM
use a silicone based glass cleaner. It will solve this problem and is 100% safe to use on window tint.

i use: http://allbritecleaning.com/store/image/vol8/Window_Film_Products_Solar_Majik_-_16_oz_Spray.jpg

MikeWasHere05
09-30-2007, 03:50 PM
use a silicone based glass cleaner. It will solve this problem and is 100% safe to use on window tint.

i use: http://allbritecleaning.com/store/image/vol8/Window_Film_Products_Solar_Majik_-_16_oz_Spray.jpg

[up][up] Thanks for the tipoff, I'll be buying some of this tomorrow. I'll report back the results.

Mad_Audi
09-30-2007, 04:53 PM
its the striker moulding on the outside


my best friend is an audi tech. i complained about it to him and he told me to replace the striker molding but i'm gonna def look into the claybar/silicone based window cleaner

AudiSport12
10-01-2007, 05:28 AM
that striker moulding just gets dried out making the squealing sound. thats why when you wash the car or get the piece wet, it goes away. you can pretty much do anything you want to get that sound away but once that rubber dries out from being in the sun, it will do it again. i found waxing the windows helped a little but it still does it when the moulding hasnt been wet in a bit.