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      06-08-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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How to remove Roof Rails?

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I want to remove the Roof Rails , how can i ?
Is it simple to do that ?

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      06-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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I'm wondering the same question.
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      06-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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Fraud it's not easy as they are bolted from underneath which means that you need to remove the headlining. There is some guides on how to do this if you look hard enough on the web but it does not look a straight forward task.

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      06-09-2010, 06:21 AM   #4
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ohh
Bad News ;(
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      06-09-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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does the roof rails comes standard? all the pics from bmwusa are without it.
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      06-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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yeah it comes standard in the Middle East, i have the silver one ..
i just want to change the style of my car by removing it
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      06-09-2010, 10:11 PM   #7
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Fraud it's not easy as they are bolted from underneath which means that you need to remove the headlining. There is some guides on how to do this if you look hard enough on the web but it does not look a straight forward task.

Sorry for the bad news
Not right, sorry.

It is an easy 5 minutes job. I did it when we installed the carbon like rood top.
The black end of each rail is kind of a cover for the screws, the way to remove those black plastic ends is to carefully place a very thin plain screwdriver covered with some thin cloth in order not to scratch the paint, do little movements from the bottom doing with just enough preasure to pop it up, then you have to slide each cover backwards, be carefull sliding and not pulling up because you can brake the small plastic guides.
Sorry for my bad english, hope I made myself clear enough
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Not right, sorry.

It is an easy 5 minutes job. I did it when we installed the carbon like rood top.
The black end of each rail is kind of a cover for the screws, the way to remove those black plastic ends is to carefully place a very thin plain screwdriver covered with some thin cloth in order not to scratch the paint, do little movements from the bottom doing with just enough preasure to pop it up, then you have to slide each cover backwards, be carefull sliding and not pulling up because you can brake the small plastic guides.
Sorry for my bad english, hope I made myself clear enough
Gorgeous
OK when you slide the cover & take them off .. The holes will be open?
you will need to close the open holes .. do i need to buy that parts to close the holes ?
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      06-10-2010, 10:29 AM   #9
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Gorgeous
OK when you slide the cover & take them off .. The holes will be open?
you will need to close the open holes .. do i need to buy that parts to close the holes ?
Yes, sadly the trim piece that goes on each side of the roof where the rails assembly will show 4 holes with all screws, you will have to remove those pieces of trim (they just pop up easily by hand) and buy a set of 2 "plain" ones ( no holes for roof rails) in order to have them without the holes of the roof rails.
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      06-10-2010, 05:28 PM   #10
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Thank you man
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Thank you man
Check this graphic, it will give you a better idea of all I said
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      06-11-2010, 04:57 PM   #12
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Check this graphic, it will give you a better idea of all I said
wooow great
Thank you very much , you've made it much easier 4 me to do it .
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I've swapped my roof railings out already. The "children" assume that I put an M part on my car. Not so. Lumma had flat roof railings before the X5M existed, but they discontinued them, so, because having flat roof railings was part of my project, I had to settle for BMW railings.

You do have to drop the liner ... and the shop said that it was more work than he anticipated.
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