Clear view towing mirrors on MAZDA BT-50

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 15:10
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Hi all
Just had a pair of clear view towing mirrors to my 2012 Mazda BT-50 4x4 dual cab but found that there appears to be a wind sound around the window sounds like it is down a bit but is not the case and only on the drivers side
If I refit the original mirror it disappears I have had them back to the supplier and they said they have not any issues
Just wondering if anyone else has had them fitted and how they find them
Thanks Greg
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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:13

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:13
I have them on my Ford Ranger no problems, the snorkel makes more noise.

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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:30

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:30
I'm getting them put on the new BT50 before delivery so hope they are OK!
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Follow Up By: Greg M15 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:22

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:22
I had them fitted by clearview fitters and the wind sound starts kicking in from about 80kms on wards
They can't understand but it's very annoying will be interested to see how you go when do you get your vehicle ?
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:48

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:48
hopefully next week?
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Follow Up By: Greg M15 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 20:23

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 20:23
Thanks for that I would be keen to know how you go if you could let me know
Hope you enjoy your new BT-50 as much as I have
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 22:59

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 22:59
Gedday Greg,

Got the Mazda today, took it for a bit of a run out the road, speeds up to 100Ks, no wind noise at all as far as I can tell. I'm a bit deaf but I got the wife to drive it and she couldn't hear anything either.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:34

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:34
Hi Greg,
They are larger than the original mirrors and they are not very aerodynamic so I would expect them to make a bit more noise. However I have not noticed it with mine, but then I was not listening for it and I have had them on so long now that I wouldn't know the difference now.

Might tell you that most of the time I drive with my window up so I don't hear the noises.

Either way I would rather have them than not have them as they have saved my window from the scratch damage, and possible shattering, which it would have suffered with the truck type mirrors I previously used on the 100 series.

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Follow Up By: dieseltojo - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:57

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 17:57
Hi Greg,
I have put them on my Landcruiser and no wind noises at all. I reckon if I did I would judiciously squirt a bit of black silicon in where the noise was coming from. Cleans off with turps. Not that we should have to do this I know.

I actually spoke to the owner on the phone on a matter and he is a nice guy. The factory is out near Campbellfield in Melb I think.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:57

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:57
Greg, in review I would suggest that your window is not sealing properly and the problem is amplified by the changed aerodynamics caused by the Clearview. I don't get that problem with my setup and I guess most others don't either. If the vehicle is still under warranty get them to check the window and how it fits in the frame.

A simple test is to put a piece of paper through the window and close the window and see if you can pull the paper out without winding down the window. Cut the paper into 50mm strips and try it in several places around the window to determine which area needs attention.

The way to fix the problem is to loosen all the bolts on the window and the baily channel and wind the window up tight which should centre it in its frame and then tighten all the bolts. Sometimes it can be a bit complicated so if you are not familiar with this work then get a panel beater to do it for you.

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Follow Up By: Greg M15 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:30

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:30
Hi if the seal on the window was not right then when I refit the original mirrors there is no noise at all at any speed that's what's is frustrating me and them at clearview too ?
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:28

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:28
Hi Greg,
Firstly speak to your supplier/installer again.... if no joy call Mike Cowan @ Clearview 03 93088053 he is there to sort out ANY dramas you have/experiance with this great product
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Follow Up By: Greg M15 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:27

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 19:27
Yes Mike is a great guy it has been back twice he has looked at it also taken the vehicle for a drive but can't work out what it is just disappointing as with the original mirrors the vehicle is so quiet in the cab at any speed ?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 21:39

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013 at 21:39
I third the Mike comment he is on the money and will sort out your issues I reckon
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