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Old 11-18-11, 10:52 PM   #16
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All the parts are self sealing. There should be a gasket on the bottom of the bracket and rubber washers on the bolts. That's all you need.
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Old 11-19-11, 06:14 AM   #17
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Thanks MEP, I hadn't noticed those gaskets.
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Old 11-19-11, 09:35 PM   #18
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Funny, this was the first thing I noticed on the showroom floor. I HATED the roof racks! I asked about them and he looked at me like I was the nutty one They would be coming off immediately if I make the purchase.

Prob get 1 MPH better without all that drag
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Old 11-21-11, 09:17 PM   #19
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I actually meant 1 MPG better
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Anyone got a close up picture of how the plugs look with the racks removed?
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Old 04-14-12, 08:18 PM   #21
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Heres mine with the roof rack removed.
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I personally like the look of the roof rails.
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I have removed posts about buying/selling the roof rails. Please post them in our classifieds section. Thank you.
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I personally like the look of the roof rails.
I like them too, on white with alloy wheels. They match the wheels
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Be careful removing the bolts that hold the roof rails on. There are two at each end, and the nuts are mounted on a flat plate inside the roof, and project up through two holes. Those plates are held in place by a spring clip also hidden inside the roof. I cursed and swore through what should have been a simple half hour job to remove both rails when one of those spring clips popped off while undoing the bolts, allowing the retained nuts to drop down inside the roof. I was eventually able to pry down the headliner above the drivers door and force my hand inside to find the parts, pushing the nuts back up and capturing them with a bolt - never did get the spring clip back on, there's not much room to work, and there's an airbag up there! Taking off the grab handle didn't help either - just a tip - you don't need to disassemble the grab handle to take it off! To add insult to injury, the covers that my dealer sold me were too short and too wide, must have been for an earlier model, but he swears he used my VIN number when looking them up. Roof rail reinstalled, parts returned for full refund, much wiser RX owner who's now completely happy to leave those ugly rails alone.

I plan on removing my roof racks later this week. But after reading this post I am getting very worried. Is this a common problem? And what exactly should I do to prevent this from happening?

So to prevent this if I remove one screw and make sure a second screw is in place but loose then there is no chance that the bracket will fall in.

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