I’m getting a rattling sound coming from the soft top of my 2005 BMW 325CI. The noise seems to be coming from where the 2 doors windows engage into the rubber at the top of each window. If I roll down windows an inch the noise is gone. I did use silicone spray and that gummy stuff on the rubber and both windows appear to engaged correctly once completely rolled up. I also checked the inside of the drivers doors for loose screws or bolts and everything looks factory fresh. Now once convertible top is down there are no noises at all. Please help me on this one, I here its common on my model BMW.
Hello Mr. Vizzusi, the noise issue that is common to those cars comes from the rear of the top, by the top storage compartment cover, not the windows as you are experiencing. The seals that sit above the windows are bolted to the convertible top frame, you should see 2 nuts if memory serves on the inside of the top frame, check to see if they are tight, if they are I would have an upholstery shop look at it. Please let me now if I can help you further. Thank you.