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RR2B



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Roof Rail Trim Caps

Just discovered one of the roof rail trim caps is missing. Are these readily available? Searched the usual suspects to no avail (unless I'm using the wrong terminology). Thanks in advance.

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Merchy



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Zermatt Silver

I am assuming that the rail is inserted into the gutter as on a 2006, if that is the case, I imagine that a main stealer would only supply a whole rail ( Probably a pair ) expensive. If no one has a spare try several breakers, you would probably have to buy the rail insert? but it should be quite cheap, especially as there will not be a big demand for these. You might get lucky and just get the insert that way.

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Haylands



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Somebody was 3d printing these and selling them on eBay, can't see them now though... the complete rails are very expensive to replace, there are some second hand ones on eBay but they want £150 for them Shocked Pete

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Merchy



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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324441498772?ha...Sw~O9f80em

Think I have found what you want on the above E-bay link, in Blue for £10 including postage. Some others have posted for same parts at £20, still better than expected, I hope. Thumbs Up

Could be a bit fiddly to do, but cheap Very Happy

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RR2B



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Thanks for the replies. Ordered from eBay, and in the correct colour which is a bonus!

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Excellent find...

Can you post on here how hard they are to replace, I have some to do... Thumbs Up Pete

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northernmonkeyjones



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They are quite difficult to get in without breaking them IiRC Pete. Not even sure they can be fitted from the top, pretty sure that the rails have to come off so that you aren’t forcing them in. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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Merchy



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Had a good look at mine this morning, ( Standing on a small ladder, in the rain - as you do ) Rolling with laughter
I think that the whole rail has to be taken out of the gutter. A decent trim tool kit would make this easier. I hope!!!

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They do come out, a monkey removed one of mine in Longleat.....
Need to be very careful with them as they are quite flimsy. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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Merchy



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nmj - I now have this mental image in my head of a monkey waving a roof rail insert at you, whilst you go completely mascara, ( Go apeshit would be too bad a pun ) whilst trying not to swear in front of the Missus and kids Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

Mind you, it appears that those monkeys in Longleat have more skills than some car mechanics I have met over the years. Whistle

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Yes, they can be removed, and I assume installed, from the bottom side of the rail.

The issue is that the official instructions for installing the roof rack say to flip up this piece and then cut them out! If you follow these instructions they can never be reused.

https://www.fullfatrr.com/gallery/albums/u...iagram.jpg

I used a plastic trim tool to carefully pull up those rails and found that yes, they can be carefully removed.

You may end up breaking some of the clips that hold the rail down to the roof. There are two different types of clips that hold the rail down:

(1) White Clip: LR014488
(4) Black Clips: DBE000011

These are available through either your Land Rover dealer or on eBay.

Good luck everyone!
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RR2B,

I also noticed that the screw hole is empty! There is supposed to be a screw in there when you don't have a roof rack installed. I'm assuming this is to keep the threads clean and possibly to prevent water from leaking into the car (I don't know this is correct).

I haven't been able to find the official Land Rover part number for this screw but you can buy them online.

If you want to replace this you want an 18-8 Stainless Steel Cone-Point Set Screw, M8 x 1.25 mm Thread, 20 mm Long.

If you can't find any over there this place in the USA has them:

https://www.mcmaster.com/91217A320/

Good luck!
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RR2B



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And there was I thinking it would be a simple 5 minute job! Thanks for all the tips and info.

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RR2B



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lschwarcz wrote:
RR2B,

I also noticed that the screw hole is empty! There is supposed to be a screw in there when you don't have a roof rack installed. I'm assuming this is to keep the threads clean and possibly to prevent water from leaking into the car (I don't know this is correct).

I haven't been able to find the official Land Rover part number for this screw but you can buy them online.

If you want to replace this you want an 18-8 Stainless Steel Cone-Point Set Screw, M8 x 1.25 mm Thread, 20 mm Long.

If you can't find any over there this place in the USA has them:

https://www.mcmaster.com/91217A320/

Good luck!
Larry.


Now you’ve got me worried! Surely the watertight integrity of the roof doesn’t rely on a grub screw being in place?

Post #593062 3rd May 2021 5:54pm
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Merchy



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Don't worry, the threaded hole is blanked, not straight through, so don't worry about water ingress.

The bits mentioned are simple 'stainless steel grub screws' to keep dirt out of the threads to keep them clean, as cleaning out dirt / rust filled threads would be a pain, and could entail the use of a thread tap.

https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/Bolts...nless.html

Above is a link, these are available from ANY engineering supply merchants, nothing special about them.
Grub screw, cup point, allen head, stainless steel, M8 thread ( Coarse not fine ) length 20mm, just fit with a dab of grease. Thumbs Up

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