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Window rattles in door cavity when window is down and door closed

 
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:33 PM
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Default Window rattles in door cavity when window is down and door closed

Don't you love that 'New Car' 'Thwump' sound when you close the door showing good fit & finish.
My 2005 XK8 convertible window rattles loudly inside the door cavity when the door is closed (and the window is in the down position)
Here is the problem and solution in the attached video
https://youtu.be/NjnU7IEDuXc

PS I had the door panel/card off to replace a mirror that was torn off by an offending driver 's mirror while I was out for dinner.
Removing the full panel is not necessary for this mod.
PPS Sorry... trouble with YouTube
 

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Old 04-23-2019, 09:10 PM
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This video should work! Enjoy a quiet door close!
I've had people apologize when they close the door thinking they broke something!
 
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This solution may indirectly resolve the clunk. But...

If you delve a bit deeper into the door you can find the cause of the sloppy glass.

A couple years ago I found that the remedy was repairing/replacing the felt covered plastic bumpers that are designed to hold the glass steady.
 
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Thanks rothwell. Yes, I certainly saw those inferior felt covered retaining clips. Ah well, I'm sure they worked for a while.
 
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That's kind of a slick fix. I had a 95 Corvette Coupe and whenever the window was down and I shut the door it sounded like a bunch of marbles in a tin can. My Jaguar isn't quite as bad but the rattling is still annoying to me when I am driving and a a few years ago when it was being serviced for something else, I asked the guy if he could do something about the rattling. He did fix the pads or something inside the door (I was not there to watch) but that helped greatly for a while but now some of the rattling is back. So I have gotten into the habit of rolling the window up maybe 1/2" to that it is "restrained" by the trim strips. But your solution looks pretty simple without needing to actually get into the door and I might try using something similar like thick self-stick velcro pads or self-stick door insulation foam.

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Thanks. I like your idea about the Velcro, etc. Something I didn't mention is how thoroughly I cleaned the rubber trim prior to the 3M tape to make sure it made a good sticking surface
Let me know how it goes.
Scott
PS I know you read this years ago,
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...ets-dig-37326/
but I only found it today, thanks to your connection. It's fantastic! I can't wait to dive back in behind the door panel.
My window is so misalligned at the rear quarter window, that when I open the door, the window isn't sure if the door is open or closed, so cycles quickly up & down the expected 1/2 inch. Very bad for the motor, etc I'm sure.
 
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Hi again. When I went to improve the passenger door noise I used your technique with the ear plugs, in addition to mine. Much improved. Do you know how many of those rubber/metal clips contact each window?
 
 
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