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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Roof Spoiler Installation


Hi Guys,

Received my rear spoiler yesterday and shopping around to have it fitted, but in the process got very confused about the different information coming-out of the nissan dealers in Sydney in regards to the fitting procedure of the roof spoiler, as some of them say it requires the roof lining to be pulled down to access the screws/bolts that would hold the spoiler in place (hence the charge is between $125 to $220) and some other nissan dealers say that's all crap and it only needs to be fitted from the top with a couple of screws (hence the charge is $50)

I'm not sure who to believe, as they all sounded like they have never done it before.

Any ideas?

P.S. I pulled the black plastic piece at the croner of the roof of the car yesterday and (broke it in the process) it was tied-down with a bolt going through the roof of the car.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Roof Spoiler Installation


Hey can't say for sure, but not long after I picked up my X-Trail, I noticed that the roof rails were bowed. Took it back and was told that the clips holding them on are accessed from under the roof lining. All under warranty, so I'm not sure exactly what they did, but it would seem that the spoiler would also be the same sort of affair.
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Re: Roof Spoiler Installation


Hi mowen,

Yes, you're correct, since I posted this inquiry I found-out that the spolier sits in place of the end caps of the roof rails, these end caps are tied-down to the roof by a bolt going through the roof and the only way to access it is by removing the roof lining.

I found that out the hard way after managing to break one of the end caps, lucky enough when the spoiler goes in place, these end caps will no longer be used or required.

The other tie down spot for the spoiler is 2 self tapping screws going through the existing roof rails and these screws are then covered by a colour coded cap that matches the colour of the spoiler.

I'm getting my spoiler fitted by nissan this Thursday, so it would be interesting to see if they can manage to fit an aftermarket spoiler or notice the difference (I know I couldn't spot the difference between the two spoilers at all)

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Re: Roof Spoiler Installation


Jalal,
     Now that you've had a look at where the spoiler goes, is there a similar mount under them caps that would allow the fitment of a third of rack bar or are they totally different? I'm not much a fan of the spoiler, but I would like a decent roof rack set up at some stage.
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Hi mowen,

Nope, it a completely different set-up for end caps.

There is only one bolt that is holding the end cap in place and that's it.

Even if you manged to retrofit a 3rd rack bar in there, it would mean that this rack bar will sit right at the end of your roof, just before the glass of the hatch, which makes it really useless, as a anything you put on it would stick out of the car at the back.

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... and would most likely hit the back door/window when you open the back door!


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Yeah, thought as much, but at least I won't have to break an end cap now checking it out. Thanks guys.
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