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    roof bar fitting instructions

    Hi,

    i`ve just picked up a set of genuine Audi roof bars for a 1998 A4 Avant - has anyone got instructions on how to fit them or can anyone point me in the right direction please?

    thanks!

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    When you say roof bars, you mean this sort of roof bars?
    Not the rails, the black bars that the ally bars are bolted on to.

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    Hi, yep -but the origional Audi ones, i`ve got the roof bars and the strange tool that comes with them but no fitting instructions . . .

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    just to be clear - not the rails the cross bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejames View Post
    Hi, yep -but the origional Audi ones, i`ve got the roof bars and the strange tool that comes with them but no fitting instructions . . .
    I've never seen the Audi Roof bars.
    Got any pictures?

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    not yet, i`ll stick some pics up when i fit them, i think i saw a picture of them on here somewhere though

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    i can`t see the pictures but that certainly sounds like them yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejames View Post
    i can`t see the pictures but that certainly sounds like them yes
    Going by the pictures, It looks like you pull the end out and tighten them up.
    This will pull in the back foot and clamp them together.
    Bit like mine.

    Unless the ends come off to expose a slot where you put that strange tool and do the same thing.

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    i must admit i thought it would be something like that but that strange tool has thrown me a bit . . .

    hopefully someone will have instructions, really don`t want to find out i put them on wrong while half way to Devon in a couple of weeks
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    I can't post any pics as I'm on holiday and the instructions are at home....
    Suffice to say the cross-bars are meant to be installed on the car at the points located by the 2 impressed dots on the roof rails bolted to the car roof and the funny tool-thing is just an allen-key with a built-in pointer that enables you to tighten up the cross bars to the correct degree of torque , no more and no less.........
    The end caps of the cross-bars need to be off to torque them up correctly, so hopefully you'll have the set of keys that come with each set of bars?.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
    I can't post any pics as I'm on holiday and the instructions are at home....
    Suffice to say the cross-bars are meant to be installed on the car at the points located by the 2 impressed dots on the roof rails bolted to the car roof and the funny tool-thing is just an allen-key with a built-in pointer that enables you to tighten up the cross bars to the correct degree of torque , no more and no less.........
    The end caps of the cross-bars need to be off to torque them up correctly, so hopefully you'll have the set of keys that come with each set of bars?.........
    Hi Nessy,

    i`ve got the key yes - thanks for the info i`ll have a look :-)

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    If you still need the instructions drop me a PM with your email and I'll send the 6 pages scanned that I have on my PC.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
    If you still need the instructions drop me a PM with your email and I'll send the 6 pages scanned that I have on my PC.........
    PMed

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    Instructions emailed Scott, and if the OP wants them too they just need to PM me and I'll send them......
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    Got a set of the Saloon ones, but missing the Allen key/torque gauge. anyone know the part number for it so i can track one at TPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der_Techniker View Post
    Got a set of the Saloon ones, but missing the Allen key/torque gauge. anyone know the part number for it so i can track one at TPS
    Is it a long Allen key with a T-handle and some little plastic thing in the end that moved when you reached the 4nm torque or what ever it is?

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    PM sent - thanks Nessy

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    Got it.

    Thanks Nessy.

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    Ditto, cheers nessy. Thought the saloon fixes using a TX40 on each end to clamp Sussed it in the end.
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    Anyone able to send me a copy of the instructions I guess they are the same as the B6 ones?
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