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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:48 PM
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Wiper Blade Spoiler question

In trying to figure out the wind noise that I hear from the dash (see http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=5957589 ), I noticed that the wiper blade spoiler on the right doesn't have a piece of rubber running along the underside of it, as opposed to the left side where it does. The "spoiler" is the name of the airfoil thing that helps push down the wiper at speed. I was wondering if anyone could confirm that both spoilers are supposed to have this rubber strip. If mine is missing, I'll order a new one and see if that makes a difference. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:54 PM
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Check for missing jack pads, if missing they will also make noise.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:10 PM
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In trying to figure out the wind noise that I hear from the dash (see http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=5957589 ), I noticed that the wiper blade spoiler on the right doesn't have a piece of rubber running along the underside of it, as opposed to the left side where it does...I was wondering if anyone could confirm that both spoilers are supposed to have this rubber strip.
My right wiper also lacks the lip (actually almost an additional wiper blade) on the underside of the spoiler that the left wiper blade has.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:04 PM
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Thanks. If you look at the thread I linked, I've checked quite a few things already including the jack pads. I'm running out of things to check.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:06 PM
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bobdmac,

Do you have any problems with excessive wind noise? If not, then I can save my money and time worrying about that.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:54 PM
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No, it's pretty darned quiet.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:08 PM
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- The main causes of E39 wind noise, from the BMW TIS on missing jack pads (0) (1) (2) (3) or from a crumbled windshield cover molding gasket (1) (2) (3) or from a badly replaced windshield (1) or from the door weatherstripping (1) or from the cabin air filter housings (1) or loose sunroof drainpipes inside the A-pillar (1) and how to test window glass wind noise by taping the windows (1) (2)
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:00 PM
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I just ordered 2 wiper blade spoilers and the right one doesn't have the rubber, then I returned them both and called the company to send me two new ones and told him that the right one doesn't have the rubber. so he sent me two new ones and said he would make sure that they are complete. I just received the new package and yet again the right one doesn't have the rubber. so I assume it is made that way...
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