Squeaky electric windows


#1

I recently moved to San Jose with my 2003 Mini Cooper. I’ve noticed my electric windows have started to squeak like crazy when they go up or down. It’s a lot drier here than in Philadelphia. If anyone has any tips about reducing the squeal I’d appreciate it. For example, is there any way of lubing the window panes?


#2

I’ve heard Armor All, but I tried it just now and that doesn’t seem to work.


#3

I recall using silicone spray on a Nissan with the same problem. I sprayed it into the door cavities, and then cleaned the excess off of the glass, as it does tend to smear a lot. And, be aware that it has to be redone periodically.


#4

I should have added that I sprayed it into the door cavities while the windows were in the down position. Just push the rubber moulding out of the way, and spray into the door cavities.


#5

I have no idea if it will work, but you may want to try the rain-X stuff that’s meant to be applied to windshields to disperse rainwater. It may create a clear film that will provide some lubrication for the rubber while withstanding the wiping action.


#6

You can wax the windows whenever you want and especially after a wash or rain. I use the spray wax and it works better than glass cleaner and it’s quicker.


#7

Turtle wax spray wax, not Pledge.


#8

Hee hee! Pledging your windows!! :smiley: