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8)1. Does anyone know if the roof rack is removed if there any holes left or sealing problems.
2. Does anyone know how to remove it ?
 
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Remove the two cross over beams

The two cross beams be easily removed with a metric allen key, and stored somewhere. It makes it a lot easier to wash and wax the roof, if you don't use the roof rack. Probably more aerodynamic too.
 

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Re: Remove the two cross over beams

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The two cross beams be easily removed with a metric allen key, and stored somewhere. It makes it a lot easier to wash and wax the roof, if you don't use the roof rack. Probably more aerodynamic too.
On my 2005, the brackets on both ends of the cross-beams are held on by a single Torx screw (T-45) that comes down thru the top half of the end bracket and pulls up the bottom half - squeezing the 2 brackets together to grip the longitudinal bar.
 
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Roof Rack Removal

Mine are identical to yours.

You can loosen (don't remove) the 2 torx screws that clamps onto the chrome bar, the "C" clamp will open up (you might have to pry it open) and you can slide the two cross members off of the chrome bar.

This makes it a lot easier to wash and dry the roof, plus it probably streamlines the aerodynamics of the car.
 
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