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Old 02-15-2001, 06:26 AM   #1
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Question mirror wind noise

My 1996 Impreza Outback wagon makes a real racket at speeds above 60mph. I've found that if I fold in my driver's side rear-view mirror, the noise goes away. Has anyone else noticed this, or found a solution? I'd like to stop driving around with my mirror folded in.

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Old 02-15-2001, 07:59 AM   #2
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I get that too on my RS, I think I remember someone posted that they filled up the crack between where the mirror folds will solve the problem. But if you fill it with stuff you can't fold it anymore.
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Old 02-15-2001, 08:08 AM   #3
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Are you referring to the annoying whistle sound?
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Old 02-15-2001, 08:15 AM   #4
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no, it's not a whistle sound. it sounds like wind blowing through laundry hanging on a clothesline - at least, that's the best description I can come up with.

So filling in the crack might help? Hm. I'll try putting some masking tape over it and try that tonight to see if it works.

-Edwin
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:53 PM   #5
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I noticed that too on my several test drives of RS's... Im hoping the new models dont have that problem!
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:59 PM   #6
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Hmmm.. I thought you where referring to the whistle sound. Oh I did notice when I had the side mirrors folded there is a little piece of sticker where the fold was on the mirror side. Maybe that was the cause..
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Old 02-16-2001, 03:19 AM   #7
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I get a whistling sound in my MY00 RS. I have no idea where it comes from, but I can't hear it if I've got my windows open. If I've got everything closed up and going 40+ mph, I'll hear it in the cabin. It kinda sounds like you're whistling through your teeth, and the faster I go, the higher in pitch it gets. Some of my passengers think there's a plane passing overhead .
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Old 02-16-2001, 04:30 AM   #8
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Fold the mirror in and put some weather stripping along the fold.

Once you unfold it, the stripping should disrupt the wind flow and windnoise. Making it all better.
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