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Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #48
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My Ride: 2001 330cic
Originally Posted by sgoetz628 View Post
Something's wrong here as mine has never blown down in the 10 years I've owned it. Do you often drive fast in reverse: - ) Seriously, it's designed to protect you against the wind that comes whipping over your windshield, then forward from the rear to fill the vacuum in the passenger area. That's why the vertical part will bend backward, against the normal flow of air, but not forward, with the normal flow of air.

Is this happening to you at low speeds with high cross winds?
Yes, it is caused by a crosswind that blows back at an angle. Just yesterday it blew down when I was driving about 10mph, with about a 25mph gust of wind blowing at just the right angle. I may do the mod that was on here where you drill holes in the hinge and insert two pins to keep it from falling down.
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