Download 2019 Acura RDX Crossbars Installation Instructions – Installing the Crossbars 1. Remove the four covers on each roof rail. NOTE: Store the covers in the vehicle in case the crossbars are removed. 2. On each crossbar foot, turn the supplied key 90° counterclockwise to unlock the cover. Then, remove them. NOTE: The left and right sides of the crossbars are marked with an L for left or an R for right. The front crossbar has a rubber strip. 3. Place the front and rear crossbars on the roof rails. NOTE: Make sure the crossbars are in the correct locations according to the identification marks.
4. To fit the holes properly, it may be necessary to loosen the screws slightly for the pins and clamp to mate to the holes. Make sure each clamp is fully seated on the crossbar as shown. First temporarily secure each two screws evenly; then tighten the screws to 3.0 lb-ft (4 N·m). 5. Install the cover to the crossbar foot with firm pressure. Then, rotate the key 90° clockwise, and remove it. Repeat for each cover. 6. Make sure the crossbars are firmly secured by applying pressure to them as shown. Store the keys and hex wrench in a safe place. USE AND CARE Check the crossbars mounting bolts frequently, and retighten if necessary.