Originally Posted by cinca
A little ingenuity goes along way.
Is your fix 100% invisible from inside and outside the car?
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OK, the foam is NOT visible at all from outside (because it's hidden behind the dotted window mask that runs along the edge of the rear window). And I found that if you instead stuff one continuous strip of the foam along the whole bottom width of the glass (in the gap between the glass and the rear deck from inside the cab), it will look (and only if you go out of your way to actually stare at it) like an ordinary factory seam/seal - the foam is black and the dotted mask along the inside perimeter of the factory window is black, so they visually match and will not look out of place or unprofessional at all. In fact, since the rear deck dips down 1/2" before it actually runs into the rear window, none of the strip is even visible if you look at the rear deck/window through the rear-view mirror.
Also, once I installed the full strip across the entire bottom edge of the rear window (instead of just three 6" strips), the problem is now 100% fixed - no matter what volume or bass note in a song - NO RATTLE!
1) Of the four sides of the foam, one side has white plastic on it (to cover the adhesive under it), just dont remove the white strip, but instead have the white strip side be the side that gets stuffed into the gap first, this way it is impossible to see the white side at all (because its burried deep into the gap).
2) Also, dont stuff it too far in the gap, just enough so it's not visible from outside the car (hide it just under the dotted black mask running along the edge of the rear window). If you stuff it too far, it may get pushed past the rear edge of the deck and into an open void, preventing it from being able to apply pressure between the rear window and push down on the rear deck (which is what eliminates the rattle). If you push it too far in the gap, just pull the strip back out and try again.