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      07-23-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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Ever needed to replace door seals?

Had mine now for 5.5 yrs and noticed that three door seals have come loose.
The big rubbery strings that are sort of U-shaped around the lower portion of the door. I had much older cars in the distant past, but door seals had never come off or worn out.

Bizzarrely, the driver door, obviously most used, looks perfectly fine. Rear and passenger side are affected.

They are glued on with some self-adhesive tape, not in a groove or something.
Should I repair this myself or do I need a dealer?

For those with quick access to the part catalog: Its part no 51767289930 at the rather stiff price of 45 for a piece of rubber.

There is a note in the parts catalog
This product is for installation by trained technicians and not by an end user. Installation must be performed exclusively by a specialist workshop. Your local BMW Centre will be able to assist with installation. Damage to any part due to incorrect fitment is not covered under warranty.
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      07-25-2019, 04:49 AM   #2
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Mine started to go off on the rear doors. I will probably just glue them back with some 3M or something.
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Mine started to go off on the rear doors. I will probably just glue them back with some 3M or something.
How old is your car?
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I have a 2016 and the front passenger door seal was found defective and cracked near the top of the window. It was replaced under warranty. I had excessive wind noise in certain cross winds and that was deemed the culprit.
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My problem are the seals that are under the doors, not on the body.
Advice from workshop today was that they need replacement, but "it's not a nice job as we have to take the doors off"
That sounds super expensive for a seemingly simple door seal. Waiting for their quote before I jump to conclusions.
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I'd glue them.
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I'd glue them.
Happy to listen to specific ideas on how to do this.
Which glue or maybe double sided tape would I use?
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Double sided tape could work, if you can get it in place. The usual fix would be with weatherstripping adhesive, like this:
https://www.amazon.com/3M-08008-Blac.../dp/B00063X38M
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Double sided tape could work, if you can get it in place. The usual fix would be with weatherstripping adhesive, like this:
https://www.amazon.com/3M-08008-Blac.../dp/B00063X38M
Many thanks for showing me this sealant. This product is not available in the UK, I will ask in the UK forum if somebody knows an equivalent that is available here.

I could import it, but this will take weeks to arrive and at least doubles the price.

UK readers can follow my quest here: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...6#post25092606

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How old is your car?
It's 2014. I've been looking around the other GT's and it seems that this happens quite a lot.
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I agree with glue or tape as stated above. I had that problem a lot with my old E46, especially when the car hit the 8 years old mark. I did not know about the glue, so I used double sided tape when the molding was still good, and put the money down and bought new molding when the product was deteriorating. The glue that was mentioned looks good and I will try this if my 2018 starts to develop any problems.
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+1 for the glue

Just had mine replaced but luckily I’m still in warranty.
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