Q: How do you remove the crossbars from the roof rack?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do you remove the crossbars from the roof rack?

The crossbars on your SUV’s roof rack are what make it capable of carrying loads, but you might find that you need to remove them from time to time. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Loosen both thumbwheels.

  2. Slide the crossbar to the very back of the roof rack.

  3. Using a long, flathead screwdriver (or a similar tool), press on the metal tongue inside the end cap on the end of the rail. Remove the end cap.

  4. Slide the crossbar off the roof rack.

  5. Repeat these steps for the second crossbar.

  6. Reverse these steps to reinstall the crossbars.

Tips

  • When the crossbars are removed from the roof rack, make sure to store them somewhere safe.

  • Don’t use the roof rack if you do not have the crossbars installed.

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