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Default How to remove cross bars on Highlander roof rack? - 04-10-2004 , 09:11 AM






I have a 2004 Highlander with the factory roof rack.
I would like to remove the cross bars but leave the rest of the rack.
I have Thule crossbars with the Thule bicycle and canoe carrier attachments.
I see that the cross bar ends are inside the rails and must come out at the
back of the rails. I have heard that the ends of the rails have removable
plastic covers, but I do not see how to remove them. I have also heard that
you can not remove these plastic covers without breaking them, and they are
expensive to replace.

Does someone have a shop manual or know how to remove these cross bars. I
do not think I would be willing to remove the headliner inside the car.

Thanks in advance for any help

resen (AT) sysmatrix (DOT) net





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Default Re: How to remove cross bars on Highlander roof rack? - 04-11-2004 , 07:37 PM






resen wrote:

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I have a 2004 Highlander with the factory roof rack.
I would like to remove the cross bars but leave the rest of the rack.
I have Thule crossbars with the Thule bicycle and canoe carrier attachments.
I see that the cross bar ends are inside the rails and must come out at the
back of the rails. I have heard that the ends of the rails have removable
plastic covers, but I do not see how to remove them. I have also heard that
you can not remove these plastic covers without breaking them, and they are
expensive to replace.

Does someone have a shop manual or know how to remove these cross bars. I
do not think I would be willing to remove the headliner inside the car.

Thanks in advance for any help

resen (AT) sysmatrix (DOT) net



Easy, pull off the rear end caps on the runners, loosen the cross bars,
slide it out! Oh, when you put it back kn, the arrows point forward.



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Default Re: How to remove cross bars on Highlander roof rack? - 04-12-2004 , 07:17 PM



Thanks for your reply. Even though I am fairly mechanically inclined, I
do not see how to "Easy, pull off the rear end caps on the runners". It
sounds like you know how to do this. Could you explain the details that
are involved in removing these rear end caps.

Thanks

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resen wrote:

I have a 2004 Highlander with the factory roof rack.
I would like to remove the cross bars but leave the rest of the rack.
I have Thule crossbars with the Thule bicycle and canoe carrier
attachments.
I see that the cross bar ends are inside the rails and must come out at
the
back of the rails. I have heard that the ends of the rails have
removable
plastic covers, but I do not see how to remove them. I have also heard
that
you can not remove these plastic covers without breaking them, and they
are
expensive to replace.

Does someone have a shop manual or know how to remove these cross bars.
I
do not think I would be willing to remove the headliner inside the car.

Thanks in advance for any help

resen (AT) sysmatrix (DOT) net




Easy, pull off the rear end caps on the runners, loosen the cross bars,
slide it out! Oh, when you put it back kn, the arrows point forward.




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Default Re: How to remove cross bars on Highlander roof rack? - 04-12-2004 , 09:08 PM



resen wrote:

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Thanks for your reply. Even though I am fairly mechanically inclined, I
do not see how to "Easy, pull off the rear end caps on the runners". It
sounds like you know how to do this. Could you explain the details that
are involved in removing these rear end caps.

Thanks

Pop them up from the rear, pull upward and then back. Maybe have to use
a small pocket screwdriver to get in under it.



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