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Window Squeak Issue

Infinitize

Member
Jul 13, 2018
5
0
Los Angeles, CA
Has anyone fixed a window squeak issue on their Tesla Model 3?
Lately, I noticed my drive side window squeak for a tiny bit when rolling down. This was caused by me spilling a drop of liquid inside the inner seal. This wasn’t a big issue since the noise/squeak was bearable, but I wanted to resolve it to be squeak-free, however, after applying silicone lubricant, it made a minor problem into a major problem, which shouldn’t since it’s silicone lubricant, right?

I used B’laster’s Industrial Strength Silicone Lubricant and applied it to all seals of the driver side window (top, left, right, and bottom inner and outer seals). After application and rolling down the window, the noise got worse… I tried to add more lubricant to the bottom seals since the noise only came when rolling down (not up), but the issue worsened. I gave it a couple days to dry, but the noise persists. I applied heat with a hairdryer to dry up any lubricant as per the FAQ on the product’s website, and this worked wonderfully, but unfortunately, only for only a night.

I’m looking for other options to have this fix before reaching out to Tesla. My 50k mileage warranty is up, so I would like to avoid Tesla for now.
I did purchase Gummi Pflege since this was mentioned often here, but I’m a little hesitant if it will make my problem worse. But if I were to use it, would I apply it to the bottom seals (inner and outer)?
 

Infinitize

Member
Jul 13, 2018
5
0
Los Angeles, CA
Silicone lubricant isn't the right product for window seals. What you want is Gummi Pfledge Stift, which should be applied to all rubber window sealing surfaces.

Thanks! I received that yesterday so I’ll try it out.

Do you have any recommendations on removing any remaining silicone lubricant I applied especially inside the bottom window seals, where the windows come in contact throughout the track?
I want to make sure I work with a clean system before applying the GF in case this doesn’t cooperate well with the recently added lubricant.
 
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Big Earl

bnkwupt
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Jul 12, 2017
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Springfield, VA
Thanks! I received that yesterday so I’ll try it out.

Do you have any recommendations on removing any remaining silicone lubricant I applied especially inside the bottom window seals, where the windows come in contact throughout the track?
I want to make sure I work with a clean system before applying the GF in case this doesn’t cooperate well with the recently added lubricant.
Sorry, but I don't have a recommendation on what to do about the silicon or if it's even necessary to get it all off.
 
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Jeremy3292

Gas Is Slow
Jul 7, 2021
522
469
South Carolina
Where exactly does one apply the Gummi product? My understanding is the squeaking is caused by the water on the window rubbing on the outside somewhere when going up and down. But the main outside seal where the window touches isn't rubber; it is a soft material almost like the console trays - black felt.

I am having the same problem and cannot find a descriptive answer on any of the threads.
 
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Filteq

Member
Aug 6, 2018
39
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Northeast US
I am having the same issue. It was just my drivers side at first and now all windows are doing it to some degree. I made a service center appointment but they canceled it claiming that it is “expected behavior.”

I have never owned or even been in a car that squeaks like this. There must be something that can be done to fix this. Please let us know if the Gummi stuff worked for you.
 
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