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    Hi, hope you can help. I'm changing my car from a Avant C6 to a C7 and have just ordered some second hand Audi roof bars on eBay (as understand my C6 ones wont fit).

    Unfortunately the seller has lost the tool used to tighten them.

    Can someone who has a set please let me know what the tool is and what size (is a std hex or star fitting??)

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    Bog standard alan (hex) key number 6 if I'm not mistaken. I do not use the one supplied but the proper small torque wrench as you are supposed to tighten them to 5nm I think (it is specced on the actual feet in my case).

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    The Audi one is an allen key but has the torque ratchet built into it. Think the part number is 8K0071712
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott K View Post
    The Audi one is an allen key but has the torque ratchet built into it. Think the part number is 8K0071712
    Thanks Scott.
    BTW I've just had a proper giggle with my own post above - not sure if it's autocorrect or me to blame (Allen -> alan)

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    FYI I use my C6 Thule bars on my C7 with no issues.
     
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    On my roof rack it's 10nm and it's a multispline head on the rack and socket on the tool
     
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    Bars have arrived. Unfortunately not a std hex key. Head is a spline type bolt but even this looks proprietary as it has 3 flats amongst the splines too :-( Looks like a hunt on eBay :-(

    RoofBar1.jpg

    Managed to find this on a forum, looking at my bars I need code HS. Seem very expensive, maybe they weren't the bargain i thought they were :-(

    Roof Bars 2.JPG
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    I hate to say I told you so....
     
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    could you remove those security bolts and replace with a socket head capscrew (AKA allen bolt) ?
    or get a small dremmel type tool in and cut a slot in the head to take a flat screwdriver bit or grind off the security flat splines so it will take a standard splined socket.
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripletrouble View Post
    I hate to say I told you so....
    Haha didn't stop you though 😂 have the previous owner searching his garage to try and find the tool. If not will see if it's possible to simply replace the bolts with std Allen key bolts. Seems Audi overkill to put locking wheel nuts on roof bars would hate to have to spend around 40 just to get a replacement tool 😭
     
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