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Ever since I bought the car I've had a slight rattle in the driver door. Sounds like it's coming from the top. It'll rattle if I drive over bumps, or

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Old 08-26-2019, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ever since I bought the car I've had a slight rattle in the driver door. Sounds like it's coming from the top. It'll rattle if I drive over bumps, or with certain bass frequencies from the music. It's never gotten worse.

I've put some sound deadening (butyl rubber) all over the inside of the door a while back, but only to where I can reach without pulling that big sealed metal piece off. It didn't really seem to help the rattle. Maybe it's the window track?

Mainly wondering if it's a known issue at all.

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I had a rattle in the driver's door of my '09. Dealer replaced what they called the window regulator and rattle went away.
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I had a rattle in the driver's door of my '09. Dealer replaced what they called the window regulator and rattle went away.
I have the same issue even after sound deadening. That wjndow regulator would be behind the big metal piece, ya? That's a pain..

Maybe I'll just run the Z without a driver door, see if that helps.

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I used to have a "buzz" coming from the driver's door/windshield area and it would make me crazy. It took about 5 years to find it, but it turned out to be the buttons on my garage door opener on the sun visor. At certain speeds and frequencies, it would make the noise.
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I have this in my drives door as well. Noticed it a lot more after the stereo install. Just tap the window down button a smidge and the rattle goes away.
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I have this in my drives door as well. Noticed it a lot more after the stereo install. Just tap the window down button a smidge and the rattle goes away.
Ditto that. This is probably the window track, or the regulator, as noted above. Difficult stuff to deaden sometimes.

I've found if I just keep my music loud enough, I can't hear any rattles at all.

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I fixed mine door rattle by replacing the window regulator assembly.

Not a real hard DIY...

Seems like it was $80 on line.
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Ditto that. This is probably the window track, or the regulator, as noted above. Difficult stuff to deaden sometimes.

I've found if I just keep my music loud enough, I can't hear any rattles at all.

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I've had a similar issue on my 2018 roadster. If the window is fully up (with or without the top down), I get an annoying rattle (sounds like metal on glass, maybe) coming from the drivers window. If I lower the window even half an inch, the noise stops. The weird thing is the top of the window isn't touching anything when the convertible top is down, so the point of contact has got to be in the door. I'm thinking the window regulator theory could be the correct one.
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It is...

Mine only had 33k miles when I removed it. I run the AC too so it wasnt worn out.

New one fixed it.
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Not to beat a dead horse here, but I just wanted to confirm that replacing the window regulator (NOT the window motor) completely fixed this issue. Even though my car is still under warranty, I just replaced it myself, because I've heard horror stories about the dealership screwing up stuff when they try to fix things. I bought an exact-fit, brand-new, OEM regulator online for $60, which includes shipping and tax. It took maybe two hours to do the install. Even though the rattle was minor, it was driving me crazy. Totally happy with the result.
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