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    Question "Retractable" grille badge?

    So, while showing off my just-acquired 2007 XLR, one of my friends apparently knocked into the wreath and crest in the center of the grille, which then folded flat into the grille and left a big circular opening. I was able to pop it back but am wondering the purpose of this? Any input? Thanks in advance,

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    The mount for that emblem is plastic. i would imagine it's designed to collapse along with everything else in the front end upon frontal impact. It wouldn't do for everything else to collapse and the emblem act like a branding iron, leaving an impring of the wreath and shield on somthing/somebody

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    Quote Originally Posted by adambravo View Post
    So, while showing off my just-acquired 2007 XLR, one of my friends apparently knocked into the wreath and crest in the center of the grille, which then folded flat into the grille and left a big circular opening. I was able to pop it back but am wondering the purpose of this? Any input? Thanks in advance,

    Adam
    Did you "pop" your friend too? (kidding!)

    Glad it was an easy fix & welcome to the XLR-NET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adambravo View Post
    So, while showing off my just-acquired 2007 XLR, one of my friends apparently knocked into the wreath and crest in the center of the grille, which then folded flat into the grille and left a big circular opening. I was able to pop it back but am wondering the purpose of this? Any input? Thanks in advance,

    Adam
    I read that Cadillac were thinking of mounting a camera in the grille for night vision, but didn't go ahead with it.

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    Question another explanation,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by xlrlist01 View Post
    I read that Cadillac were thinking of mounting a camera in the grille for night vision, but didn't go ahead with it.

    My chat with a certified, Bowling Green schooled XLR Tech,,,,,,said the original thought was to make that flexible/hinged emblem as the 'secondary hood latch release'.
    That sounds more plausible ,,,,, except if some moron wanted to steal the emblem....
    http://www.xlr-net.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6664&d=1473338578

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    Shhhh, it's were the Machine Gun pops out from..

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