Alright cool. I'll see if I can remove it and lay some weather stripping under there by the edges. Assuming the clips are as fragile as everyone says, where would I get new ones?
Not sure where to get new ones other than the dealer. I still had a warranty so I had them fix it.Alright cool. I'll see if I can remove it and lay some weather stripping under there by the edges. Assuming the clips are as fragile as everyone says, where would I get new ones?
I've been trying to track down this issue for over two years! It's gotten worse lately and I haven't been able to track it down jester: I even foam taped all the loose wires behind my Kenwood head unit in an effort to solve this infernal noise). So, I was so excited to read this that I rushed home, applied blue painters tape as suggested, and hit the freeway. The noise has vanished, so I think the problem is firmly diagnosed :clap:.I just had this problem fixed. It is most likely the panel above your windshield. That strip between top of windshield and roof. I had to have a new panel ordered and they replaced it and so far have not heard that same exact sound since. For some reason, the first panel didn't seat right or something to that effect. If you want to make sure, put blue painters tape all across where the windshield meets that panel and make sure all seams are sealed up. If you don't hear the hum, then that is definitely your problem. Good luck!
Glad to hear you are now able to get rid of that annoying sound. :clap: It bothered me for a few months and after a long trip from Dallas to Albuquerque, I couldn't stand it anymore and was determined to find out what the heck is going on. My wife actually suggested the painters tape off a hunch so kudos to her! :rocker:I've been trying to track down this issue for over two years! It's gotten worse lately and I haven't been able to track it down jester: I even foam taped all the loose wires behind my Kenwood head unit in an effort to solve this infernal noise). So, I was so excited to read this that I rushed home, applied blue painters tape as suggested, and hit the freeway. The noise has vanished, so I think the problem is firmly diagnosed :clap:.
Now, how to fix it? I guess I could get the dealer to replace the panel, but I suspect they caused the problem to start with when they replaced my cracked windshield. Does anyone have a DIY solution?
Anyway, thanks for posting :bigthumb:
I have ordered Part # 7550335012 (MOULDING SUB-ASSY, WINDSHIELD, OUTSIDE UPPER.), which I got from this post --> http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/problems-dealer-service/132945-windshield-molding.htmlMaybe its just me, but I find dealerships to be incompetent most of the time. So I'm afraid that if I take it there to get fixed under warranty, it'll come out worse than how I brought it in. I'm wondering if they can just give me the part, this way I can do it myself and fill any possible airspace under this piece of trim with weather stripping and glue.
Remember to seal all the seams of that panel. It most likely is that piece. Good luck!Ive had this issue for a few months when a particularly high gust of wind hits the car but yesterday, dear god. It was windy out and I was driving west at 80mph and I seriously thought the windshield was going to blow out. The loud howling and vibration did wonders for my hangover (NOT) but after reading this im going to take a look at that trim piece and see what the deal is. Maybe I can sell that sound effect to Hollywood for a horror film to pay for a new flippin trim piece.
Toyota- I know its difficult to design an aerodynamic brick but COME ON. Recall and fix this garbage! You cant have Toyota shrapnel (trim piece) fly through the air at 80mph. What will fly off if I peg the speedo??
It depends if the clips are broken or not. If not then resealing will do the trick. At the dealership I use they got the guys they used to replace my windshield back and had them fix it for free. For your 7 hour drive I would just seal it up with painters tape, which works well, if you can't get the dealer to fix it before you leave.I'm experiencing same problem and I'll be driving 7 hours each way on a snowboard trip and don't want to hear this or worry that it will pop off. Will the dealer just taking the piece off and reattaching and sealing it solve the problem or does a new piece need to be bought and painted? Thanks, it seems like a design flaw, started looking at other cars and trucks and none had this extra piece of trim.