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Old 11-27-2001, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Just thought everyone should know...

Kept hearing a whistling sound when driving under 25. Took it to dealership to check out. Was told that it was the side view mirror- driver's side that was causing the whistling sound. Dealership is replacing under warranty. This is obviously trivial in the big scheme of things however, it is still a warranty issue. As consumers, we must always be vigilant. Peace
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Old 11-27-2001, 06:39 PM   #2
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What exactly are they replacing? Are they replacing another side view mirror of the same shape/geometry so that the sound still exist?
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Old 11-28-2001, 10:49 AM   #3
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I think all the break away mirrors on Subarus have been prone to whistling at highway speeds. I have never heard of one doing it under 25 miles an hour. But I'm sure a high pitch whistle is probably annoying.

Just an idea, might be stupid but here it goes. I personally never fold my mirrors but have found them folded back from being bumped hard in a parking lot. To keep air from rushing into the crack on the folding mirror. Fold the mirror, put a bead of clear silicon where the two parts meet and then fold it back. Should make a nice invisible seal and it isn't permanent.

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Old 12-02-2001, 04:19 PM   #4
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hi,

they are replacing the same left side view mirror except this one, shouldn't whistle.
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Old 12-03-2001, 09:41 AM   #5
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all of them do that....it's just the wind ripping around the mirror...a new one won't fix it - it's the design and aerodynamics
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Old 12-03-2001, 06:05 PM   #6
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FargoRS, your idea isn't stupid. I was working on trucks for GM, and one model had a whistle coming from the mirror. after many miles driving around doggy style (with my head out the window), it came down to wind whistling through the mirror body. We ended up sealing an access cap to prevent the whistle, and later on they sealed the end (wher you mentioned to add the silicone) to further reduce windnoise.

The basic shape of the mirror causes general noise, but usually the whistling is through a slit of some sort, which in our case is probably the break line where the mirror folds.
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Old 12-04-2001, 04:38 PM   #7
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The noise is caused by the split where the mirror folds.

With noise happening, put your finger across the gap and the noise will stop.
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Old 12-05-2001, 04:11 PM   #8
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I had that problem when I first got my 99', finally I pulled out a leave and it went away. lol
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Old 12-14-2001, 05:31 PM   #9
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had it installed./ no more whistle however, the movement of the mirror when using the controls is not as smooth as the last one (it "stutters"). Therefore, I may bring it back
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