How do I remove the roof rack cross bars?

12HiSE
130

Asked by Aug 05, 2012 at 04:52 PM about the Toyota Highlander

Question type: General

2 Answers

Tom Demyan
166,795

Pull off the rear end caps on the runners, Pop them up from the rear, pull upward and then back. Upi might have to use a small screwdriver to get in under it. Then loosen the cross bars,and slide it out! When you put them back in, the arrows point forward.

16 out of 16 people think this is helpful.
12HiSE
130

The rear end caps on my 2012 Highlander have 4 tabs on the underside of the cap, 2 on each side. Slide a 1-3" putty knife between the cap and the rubber casket seat on the outside middle area of the right rear cap. Press down firmly on the top of the cap, about 1/3 of the way forward of the heel of the cap (where one of the outside tabs is located) with the palm of your left hand and gently pry outward on the cap with a clockwise motion of the putty knife to release the outside rear tab. Move the palm of your left hand to about 1/3 back from the toe of the cap and press down and rotate the putty knife counterclockwise to release the second tab on the underside of the cap. There are no tabs on the heel of the cap. The front of the cap just has a straight blade type tab that slides down into a slot in the end of the metal side rail. Once the 2 outside tabs are released, you can then manipulate the cap to release the 2 inside tabs by pressing on the cap and rotating the heel of the cap with your hand.

13 out of 13 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Highlander Questions

Toyota Highlander Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,470
#2 Shawntele Lewis
Shawntele Lewis
Reputation 2,200
#3 Wendy Tucker
Wendy Tucker
Reputation 2,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot"
299 Great Deals out of 15,603 listings starting at $3,250
Used Toyota 4Runner"
249 Great Deals out of 13,364 listings starting at $1,875
Used Toyota RAV4"
462 Great Deals out of 40,051 listings starting at $1,800
Used Acura MDX"
188 Great Deals out of 12,739 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
218 Great Deals out of 22,209 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid"
38 Great Deals out of 1,363 listings starting at $3,750
Used Toyota Camry"
929 Great Deals out of 76,356 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer"
537 Great Deals out of 51,528 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V"
585 Great Deals out of 63,943 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Sienna"
259 Great Deals out of 23,217 listings starting at $1,488
Used Lexus RX 350"
319 Great Deals out of 14,689 listings starting at $6,950
Used Toyota Sequoia"
85 Great Deals out of 3,369 listings starting at $2,856
Used GMC Acadia"
365 Great Deals out of 26,829 listings starting at $6,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
404 Great Deals out of 20,932 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Venza"
124 Great Deals out of 3,571 listings starting at $9,000