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Securing a roofrack

This is my first post so I hope its o.k.

By securing I mean stop someone stealing it!!

I have just bought a Renault roofrack for my 04 Scenic, its fitted ok but the covers can be removed with a coin and then if you've got the right size allen key you've got yourself a roof rack.

Does anyone have any suggestions for fitting some type of lock to the covers to stop them being removed.

Thanks in advance.

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Is it definitely a 6 sided key? The Laguna ones use a 5 sided one, which should be much harder to come by if you don't already own a Renault roof rack. That said, I'd hardly call it secure and I think they've got a nerve to claim that it is.
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I would not worry to much as the only way of securing them that I have seen of will end up scratching paint work or actually physically attaching them.

It should not be a normal allen but one of a different shape, and although you can get these easy enough roof bar crime is not that high. Nowadays it is easier to get the keys and have the whole car
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Hi its probely just me so just ignore it if you wish, i had a roof rack for many years on my other car and i do not think it was ever looked at never mind stolen i think you are worrying for nothing,as i said just ignore me iam probely to honest
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Hello Chaos and welcome, firstly.

Are the bars easy to undo and reattach? If they are, I would remove them when not in use anyhow. You'll save on fuel this way too .

I have some easy removal Thule bars on my Lag for my little window cleaning round and always remove them at the end of the day/whilst I am not cleaning coz' my fuel bills are high enough as it is .

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