I bought some OEM crossbars from eBay, and want to install them. It appears that I need to remove a trim piece at the back end of the rails that run front to back. Anyone know how to safely remove and then reinstall the trim piece?
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: Installing Luggage Rack Crossbars
The trim piece is held on by an adhesive that is very difficult to remove. my suggestion is find the location where you want to install the foot part of the rack. then take a small cutting tool like a dremel and just remove that section. this way you should not have to remove the whole trim piece. please rate this........thanks
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
talk with the service center as to how this is done
If they came with the vehicle (new) then it may be necessary to remove the hood lining to get to the bolts
the service center or an accredited panel shop will have an idea as to how to get them off
I purchased them but did not have them installed. the instructions seem simple. 1 with flat bedded tool pry the plastic covers up. 2 open the latches on the crossbars and slide them into position. 3 replace plastic covers. I have not yet try to install them yet with the same worries of scrathing or damaging the covers. The illustration shows th entire cover to come up but does not give a hint to wher you should pry it from.