How do I remove the roof rack cross bars?

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

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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.

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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.

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