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I have just purchased an automobile with...

I have just purchased an automobile with Yakama roof bars and would like to know how to remove the bars and reinstall. Is there a special key or tool needed?

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It really depends if the towers have locks or not. If there is a lock, you'll need the key to unlock the tower before you can release it from the roof. Once the tower is released the round metal part on top of the tower be free from the bars. Just remove the caps on the end of the bars and slide the towers off the end. Before you start look closely at the ends of the bars. If they appear fatter than the rest of the bar they have rusted (this is only a problem on older bars, new bars are now galvanized) and will present a real problem to get off. I had to basically destroy the end of the bar in order to get the towers off, not fun.