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XC90 Aero Profile Load Carrier Bar Instructions

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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 20:08   #1
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Hello everyone,

I have recently acquired a set of original Volvo aero bar load carriers for my 2010 XC90 but, alas, they do not have the fitting instructions included. I know that it probably isn't quantum physics but I would like to get it right rather than drop the roof box on the motorway somewhere.

Would any kind soul have a set of these instructions that they might be able to scan and pm or post here perhaps?

I live in hope and thanks in advance.

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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 10:43   #2
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Gizmo,
I note that no-one has replied yet.
I don't have written instructions either since I bought my Aero bars from ebay some time ago.

Do you have the funny-shaped tool with your bars? This is a form of torque wrench, supposedly to stop you over tightening the bars.
If not, so long as you have a star-shaped allen-key type tool then you will have to tighten as much as you feel is necessary, just as every other type of roof rack is fitted.

The Aero bars have a limited spring at each end - they can be compressed a little, like a Bullworker (Exercise equipment from the 80s I recall).

Open the plastic cover by twisting the circular plastic plug. Then you open up the jaws on each end using the supplied tool, or another which fits properly.

Standing on one side of the car, push the aero bar against the roof rail on the far side, so that it goes into the "jaws" of the bar. Push the jaws on this end forward, slip over the rail on this side, and allow it to spring back with the rail inside the jaws. Hey presto - fitted! Tighten, and refit the plastic cover with the fiddly circular stud.

I have mine fitted to a roof box, which two of us can just about lift onto the roof. I put blankets on the roof first as scratch protection "just in case". I get my Wife to lower her side just inside the rails, and then I push from my side so the jaws push onto those rails, and then I clamp them onto my side.

A bit long-winded I know, but I hope it helps.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 17:00   #3
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AB-UK,

Many thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I too recall the 1980's fitness tool that was the Bullworker!

I do have the unusual little tool that accompanies the roof bars. It seems to be a mini plastic torque wrench. I presume the needle must be turned until it sits between the two marker posts giving approximately the correct tightness.

Good tip with the blanket as I intend to use the bars to hold a roof box also.

Thanks again.
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Old Oct 1st, 2012, 23:45   #4
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Not sure if you still need these or not but ......

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Thats great having the instructions many thanks for that also, i have just bought some off ebay too ! However i do not understand the torque wrench the plastic flange piece is fixed to the allen key so how do i read the torque ?? sorry if i appear a tad dumb

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Old Apr 14th, 2013, 17:52   #6
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I'm unable to download the Coconuts Roof Bar document for some reason. Can everyone else download it ok?
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Did anyone manage to donwload coconuts intructions?
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Did anyone manage to donwload coconuts intructions?
No I tried this morning, and nothing
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Did anyone manage to donwload coconuts intructions?
Failed for me as well, forum admin issue?
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Does anyone have the instructions for these bars please? I have just acquired a set and need to know the recommended fixing points and spacing between bars. Currently got the front one in line with the Bpillar and the rear one just in front of the middle support but it looks v close together.

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