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Old 10-05-10, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default How to remove roof rack crossbars?

Does anyone know how or if the roof rack cross bars can be removed from RX330/350/400h? If so please explain?
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Old 10-05-10, 09:15 AM   #2
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Search the forum, there's a DIY.
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Old 10-06-10, 07:37 AM   #3
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Also be careful when removing them. The plastic caps at the end of each rail have a yellow christmas tree plug that can break if not done properly and if you lose it will cost a $120 (Australian) to replace. I made the mistake of not checking mine, thinking they would slide out (as per the instruction manual), and found that mine were actually Rhino Racks (aftermarket) that clamped onto the rails.
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I removed the rear plastic cover ends of the roof rack by sliding them back. I then slide the cross bars back and out of the track. I noticed that one of the cross bars was difficult to move because the locking pin mechanism is broken. I used a flat head screwdriver to release the pin.

Does anyone know where I can find a TSB for the crossbars for 2003-2009 RX 330/350/400h?
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It should be on the same DIY post.
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search tab is your friend...........
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Old 10-09-10, 06:46 AM   #7
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Got that right!
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Anyone know if the crossbars from 2007 RX350 will fit a 2010 RX 350? Thanks
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Old 10-20-10, 03:26 PM   #9
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No they will not fit, entirely different design.
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Search the forum, there's a DIY.
I'm having trouble getting the end caps removed and could not find a DIY on it. Can you or someone point me in the right direction?

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Old 12-04-10, 01:47 PM   #11
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Searched again and found a thread.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-t...oss-rails.html

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Searched again and found a thread.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-t...oss-rails.html

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Is yours a 2nd Gen?
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Old 12-06-10, 10:08 AM   #13
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Mandyfig,

I'm not familiar with the 2nd generation, but mine is a 2010. I've read the other threads and still can't get the cover off. I'm afraid to pull and pry to hard, particularly when others say that when to get the hang of it, it's real easy. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-06-10, 12:43 PM   #14
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Sorry Chuck, have no idea about the 2010's.
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