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Re: Renault Scenic 1 - Roof Bar Fitting Information

I have a 2003 Scenic 1.4 Fidji. Contrary to what some people are saying, it is not too bad a job fitting roof bars to this model. I bought a set off EBay for about 45 and except for a bit of missing trim they are fine and the locks all work - after applying a bit of oil .
You have to take off the full length roof strips (where fitted) and underneath you'll find the gutter that the strip is pressed into contains a number of pre-machined shapes up and down the whole length. This means that the roof brackets can be fitted to at least three different positions. The roof strips may have been smeared with a tacky putty/sealant before they were fitted originally. Clean this off where required and the brackets just fit into these machined shapes quite easily. You could then do i) leave them as they are, ii) cut the strips to fit around the roof bar brackets (a good hacksaw will do this quite easily) or iii) Go to a Renault main dealer and buy new strips that contain slideable strips to suit, but will cost you magabucks.

I've cut mine to fit the gaps around the roof brackets and they are fine. The whole job took me about and hour and a half.

Good luck.
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