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Re: Bike Rack Alternative

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>>      Mandatory Audi Content: I have a Thule Ski rack I picked
>>      up cheap at a flea market,($17)it fits the 5KS (haven't tried
>>      it on the V8 yet.) The locks are open, and there is no key,
>>      where can I get a key made?  Is there an adapter available
>>      to carry bicycles et. al. with this rack?
>Assuming you have the "modular" Thule setup (the bar is separate
>from the feet, and the clamp-downs are separate), everything is easy.
>The locks are replaceable. You buy a new set of (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.)
>that are keyed alike, and the set comes with a "pull-out" key.
>You use it to pull each old cylinder out, then drop the new ones in.
>10 seconds each cylinder, tops.
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If this is an old Thule rack, you may NOT be able to pull the lock cylinders
out.  Thule used to sell knobs with non-removable locks built in. (I've got a
set.)  Check with your local Thule dealer.  They should be able to tell you if
you can replace them.  Another alternative is to try to get a new key from
Thule.  The key code should be imprinted on each of the cylinders.

BTW, if anyone's interested I've got a set of 4 Thule feet and clamps
(w/locking knobs mentioned above) for cars w/rain gutters.  I used them on
my '86 4KS.

Eric Renneisen
'90 CQ 20v
'86 4KS