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Roof rail mounting point
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Hello all, I'm a new member and could do with some help / advice about roof rail mounting points.

I have a 2008 Berlingo Multispace, new shape, which I bought a few weeks ago.

I decided to fit roof rails and bought a set from Ebay.

When I tried to fit them I could not get the bolts into the mounting holes in the roof - I guess just too much crud and/or corrosion blocking the threads.

I tried to clear out the threads by finding another bolt of the same thread size with a head that I could get my socket set onto rather than allan key head like the ones in the roof rail set.

This seemed to work OK on the first 5 mounting points, but on the last one (rear offside mounting point) I think I went too far. The bolt is now spinning freely as is the mounting point. I can't get the bolt out. The small disc visible on the surface can be seen rotating with the bolt when I try. I can't get enough purchase on the disc to hold it still while I remove the bolt.

I'm guessing the solution would involve removing the ceiling trim to get access to the underside of the mounting and then finding some way of anchoring the mounting point again.

But before I embark on this (I'm not great at mechanical skills!) I wonder whether anyone knows how these mounting points work and whether I'm likely to have any success with this. Are the mountings welded in - if I've broken a weld then this might be beyond me to fix.

Plan B would be to saw off the protruding bolt and return the roof rails to the Ebay seller.

What do you think?

Thanks in advance for all suggestions,
John
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