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Old 04-24-2010, 01:12 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by StavrosCyprus View Post
Can you tell us please in detail how you took off the roof rails?
Start by prying the plastic end caps off (gently prying the sides away with a small flat screwdriver).



Each end of the rail is attached with two T30 torx screws. Once those are off, you have to cover the holes in the roof. As mentioned earlier, I first used coroplast, but then switched to pieces of scrap 0.6mm aluminum, left over from the wheelskirts.
I was afraid there might be a problem with water getting through the roof, but I took a close look inside the holes and decided that even if it does the roof's construction should take care of water. When attached the rail does not directly touch the roof but rests on a rubber seal, which is not as much to keep water out, but to keep loads and vibrations evened out. After almost a year (sun, downpours, 20cm of snow, temperatures down to -30°C) I see no signs of anything leaking.
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