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I have an SLE-1 package and am wondering if anyone has added the roof rails to their terrain? After lifting up the trim on roof and reading the factory service manual it looks like the bolts are already welded in place just covered over with trim. Researching parts looks like I can get the rails,trim, etc.. for around 450...just wondering if anyone with an SLE has done this yet?
 

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Interesting... not that I can help you, but can you tell me how the trim on your SLE-1 attaches? Do you think it would be feasible to do the opposite of what you are trying to do? I do like the 'sleekness' of the roof-rack-less Terrains.
 

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Looking at the manual you should be able to reverse it...you would just need to unbolt the factory roof rails and then buy the trim for the non-roof rail terrain (its one long piece on each side), There are just some clips that hold the trim pieces in...or you could just sell me your roof rails and I'll give you my trim pieces..
 

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Why do you guys doesnt just do an exchange of parts ? :p
 

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SuperMat64 said:
Why do you guys doesnt just do an exchange of parts ? :p
lol, well I have to think about more than what I want. Future buyers of my Terrain might EXPECT roof rails!
 

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dodell said:
I have an SLE-1 package and am wondering if anyone has added the roof rails to their terrain? After lifting up the trim on roof and reading the factory service manual it looks like the bolts are already welded in place just covered over with trim. Researching parts looks like I can get the rails,trim, etc.. for around 450...just wondering if anyone with an SLE has done this yet?
I have the roof rails and most likely will not be using them. I would be interested in exchanging parts if it is not a big deal to remove them. I have an Equinox and I assume they are the same roof rails as the Terrain.
 

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yeah I have all the part numbers and can scan the repair manual pages if anyone is interested
 

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dodell said:
yeah I have all the part numbers and can scan the repair manual pages if anyone is interested


dodell..........where did you get your manual.........is there one on line somewhere.......and if it is not too much problem could you scan the rail pages

I was wondering how the trim came off but did not want to force the issue,I have the roof rails,on mine..

Tom
 

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i will try to scan the pages tommorow at work...there are metal clips that hold the trim pieces in....the manual is not entirely clear but looks like they just pop out...but I have not verified this
 

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Just gave it a try removing the trim in front of the roof racks to see if there are any Welded nuts in that area.............

I chickened out..........not sure how they are attached and was bending the trim a bit,and did not want to force the issue (break the trim)

Thanks for posting the scans
 

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there shouldnt be any welded nuts on the front piece..just metal clips...if you find the metal clips and gently pry up with wide flat tip it should come up
 

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dodell said:
I have scanned the service manual pages for removing the siderails and the trim. They are in an album I created on the forum..or here are the links:

http://www.terrainforum.net/MGalleryItem.php?id=132
http://www.terrainforum.net/MGalleryItem.php?id=134
http://www.terrainforum.net/MGalleryItem.php?id=132

Yes, I purchased the service manual online...I'm pretty sure it was through the GM website

Dave
glad i was viewing on a laptop,,, easy to turn it around to view,,, posted upside down
 

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Yeah...that book of the manual is about 3 inches thick and wouldnt fit the scanner any other way...of course you can always click on 'view' and rotate twice also...lol
 
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