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Roof Rack/Cross Bar Install

Does anyone know how the "Locking Mechanism" works on the Mopar Cross bars on the 2014 WK2? The lock doesn't seem to even be needed or i'm missing something..?

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Old 02-07-2014, 09:10 PM
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The locking mechanism is simply an end cap for the aluminium cross bars. Fitting them prevents access to the clamping bolts, therefore preventing removal. More importantly, they close off the end of the tube to reduce wind noise. The engagement of the lock seems quite minimal and I think a half determined parts liberator would have no difficulty getting past them.

I can take a photo if that's not clear enough.

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Re: Roof Rack/Cross Bar Install

The caps are on. The locking mechanism to me is useless, i cannot take the caps off with it in "locked" or unlocked position. I'm not trying to, i'm just trying to figure out the point considering they don't actually cover the bolts.
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Sounds like something is UTS.

Maybe take a photo. It's night here and I'm not going to be able to take a decent picture.

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Re: Roof Rack/Cross Bar Install

I agree, the locking cap seam useless. You can access the bolts to install and remove the rack with the end cap in place.
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You can access the bolts if the end cap is removed and the plastic insert is then removed. At least on mine the insert covers the bolts and the end cap keeps the insert from being removed. You are correct, if the insert is missing, the screws are accessible.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:21 PM
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Ahhh... parts missing.
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Re: Roof Rack/Cross Bar Install

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You can access the bolts if the end cap is removed and the plastic insert is then removed. At least on mine the insert covers the bolts and the end cap keeps the insert from being removed. You are correct, if the insert is missing, the screws are accessible.
If you put the canoe carriers on the bar, the insert has to be removed and left out.
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Isn't the idea to cut the insert so it encloses either side of the carrier?

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Isn't the idea to cut the insert so it encloses either side of the carrier?

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If you do that, it poses a problem if you remove the carrier to use another accessory.
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With my ladder adaptors I just reinstall all of the pieces. Seems fine.

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With my ladder adaptors I just reinstall all of the pieces. Seems fine.

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I have two canoes, one is a 17 foot tripper and the other is a solo. The solo is narrower and I have to move the canoe carrier mounts closer to each other when I have it on top as opposed to the tripper. I'd have a lot of little insert pieces to reinstall as it wold have to be cut to allow both canoes to be used. And then, if I install a different device, I'd have to allow for the cutting it would take. I think that I'll just leave the inserts off when I use the canoe carriers.
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