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Chunk11



Member Since: 02 Jul 2017
Location: Manchester
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Java Black
Removing black caps off roof channel covers

I went to fit the roof rails/roof bars I bought from Duckworths last week. Looked at the fitting instructions and was pleased at how easy it looked.
Started by trying to remove the 3 black caps on the roof channel covers and this is where the problem started! They were totally stuck into the thread and all three ended up shearing as I was trying to lever/ pull them out.
I didn't even bother trying the other side as I now need to get three bolts for the roof channels which the bolts for the roof rails go into due to not being able to get the bits of plastic out.
Any tips for removing these as I don't want the same to happen to the other side!

Cheers,

Chunk Range Rover Sport 2010 3.0 TDV6 HSE in Black
96,000 miles


Last edited by Chunk11 on Sat Aug 12 2017 10:42pm. Edited 1 time in total

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Col



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Location: Hawkes Bay NZ
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When I fitted some,(have fitted three sets in total now) I levered the edge of the cap up slightly with a small screwdriver and gripped it with a pair of pliers and worked them round as if un-screwing a bolt not perfect but worked. The threaded bosses they screw into AYR500061 are only £4.00 each from L/R so not to bad if you have to replace them compared to the price of the roof rail/bar kit from L/R : Rolling with laughter





Cheers
Col


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Bill Portland



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I had 1 break off when I fitted my roof rack so I very carefully drilled it out. Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
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Chunk11



Member Since: 02 Jul 2017
Location: Manchester
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Thanks guys exactly the advice I was after much appreciated! 🖒 Range Rover Sport 2010 3.0 TDV6 HSE in Black
96,000 miles

Post #532768 Sun Aug 13 2017 9:48pm
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