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  • Tonneau Cover Links Needed September 30, 2022
    I think that's the best description. When you raise or lower the top, one of the cylinders pops the panel up, the one directly behind the roll-over hoops that Top Hydraulics calls the tonneau cover. My top got out of synch somehow (it's fixed now) and the links that connect that panel to the cylinder […]
  • We are New XLR owners. Have a few questions September 28, 2022
    As a new crimson red 05 XLR owner, I have a few questions and need your input. While washing the car over the weekend, I noted that the left headlight assembly got foggy. After pulling back in the garage and sitting overnight it went away. In my research, it appears the light assembly is no […]
  • Hello from Montgomery, TX September 28, 2022
    Purchased a 2009 XLR-V
  • Drivers outside mirror September 26, 2022
    The left outside mirror on my 2004 XLR is going dark. I can barely see the traffic approaching. Any one else had this problem?
  • Greetings from Flint Michigan September 25, 2022
    So I’m a former Allante owner looking to upgrade a bit and as I sift through the EBay’s and Auto traders to research XLR’s I find a local place selling an 04 with a trashed interior, fogged headlights and the top doesn’t work. I know just enough about the tops to stay the heck away […]
  • led headlights September 25, 2022
    old question, I guess. Headlights both work, but it seems inevitable, they go bad. Have read about changing to leds. Do the bulb sockets twist and pull out? If you change to leds, what about the ballast? Am familiar with electrical circuits but haven't looked at these. If doable, are they brighter than stock and […]

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  • Tonneau Cover Links Needed September 30, 2022
    I think that's the best description. When you raise or lower the top, one of the cylinders pops the panel up, the one directly behind the roll-over hoops that Top Hydraulics calls the tonneau cover. My top got out of synch somehow (it's fixed now) and the links that connect that panel to the cylinder […]
  • Drivers outside mirror September 26, 2022
    The left outside mirror on my 2004 XLR is going dark. I can barely see the traffic approaching. Any one else had this problem?
  • Top will not retract September 24, 2022
    Hello, I have a 2004 cadilac XLR. When I go to open the top the following happens: 1) Windows go down 2) Trunk opens 3) Deck lid opens (the flap behind the seats) 4) The top try to release from the mechanism above the windshield and does not open 5) I can hear the motor […]
  • V overdrive pulley September 22, 2022
    anyone interested in a d3 style overdrive pulley. I am getting prices on 4 and a couple more may bring the price down. I need one .and a couple of owners also are going to get one. I will give you a price based on cost . d3 sold theres for 1000$. I belive these […]
  • My Engine has silent "Burp" that I feel at idle. At any driving speed the motor is "Smooth as Silk."What si going on??? September 22, 2022
    Lately at idle I feel a little silent "burp." At any driving speed the motor is not missing and "Smoooth as Silk" and it only does it sometimes! What can that burp be??
  • Hydraulic system oil change September 20, 2022
    Top Hydraulic system oil change Hey I found a local listing for two "new" containers of GM hydraulic system fluid for the XLR. top hydraulics system. It's in the proper container, guaranteed new. The guy said he sold the XLR he had and does not need it. Cheap enough. Less than half price. He added […]

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  • led headlights September 25, 2022
    old question, I guess. Headlights both work, but it seems inevitable, they go bad. Have read about changing to leds. Do the bulb sockets twist and pull out? If you change to leds, what about the ballast? Am familiar with electrical circuits but haven't looked at these. If doable, are they brighter than stock and […]
  • XLR Hacks September 24, 2022
    1. I had Trickle Charger/Battery problems last Winter. This Spring the trunk would unlatch when I opened the Drivers Door! Then the trunk started opening and closing with no key or person nearby. I determined the Battery was dead and installed a new Premium one. Problem continued. In desperation I unhooked the Battery for 2 […]
  • Need drivers side front fender and rocker panel September 22, 2022
    Unfortunately, today my car took a hit on the parkway via a chunk of concrete that fell off of someone's truck. I could not avoid hitting it, because I was boxed in. I was in the far left lane and a car tailgating me and a car on the right side of me. the only […]
  • Have you changed your hood / trunk hydraulic struts yet? September 20, 2022
    Hi all, As per the title - I bought all I needed some time ago and only got around to slapping them all in yesterday. Holy smokes, what a difference. The hood nearly whacked me in the chin and seeing as I'm running only as a hard-top (hydraulics disconnected and only using the Meccano set […]
  • Engine start sequence stops midway through start. September 20, 2022
    Just got notified by my dealer the the engine stops midway through the the start sequence. I was also told that there was an engine code for the transmission. Not sure if would that have anything to do with it? Has anyone experienced this malfunction?
  • Roof Top Hydraulic Fluid Substitute used by Top Hydraulics September 20, 2022
    Emailed Klaus at Top Hydraulics and he sent me this link for roof top hydraulic fluid by the pint. If anyone is interested. I said it once and I'll say it again. Klaus and the Top Hydraulics Team are at the top of my list for customer service. Cost 7.94+shpg Mercedes-Benz Hydraulic Fluid for Hydropneumatic […]

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  • Power Steering Pulley July 21, 2022
    Hello XLR fam, I’m new here and have a 2007 V. Like so many, my Power Steering Pump died, and after a 2 month witch hunt I found one from an awesome friend I made on another CLR forum. Now that the mechanic has the part, he pulled it out and noticed the pulley was […]
  • Fault codes - P2176 and P1516 June 22, 2022
    Anyone have any suggestions. I have a 2007 XLR V with 84k miles that I purchased about 5 months ago and have driven very little. A few days ago I went for a short drive and it ran fine, two hours later I started it and it would barely run. I had a few trouble […]
  • MAP Sensor question June 11, 2022
    There are three MAP sensors right next to the intake manifold/supercharger on the right side of the engine. My question is are all three supposed to have a vacuum line connected to them, On my XLR V the first and third one have vacuum lines but the middle one does not. This doesn't make sense […]
  • My 2008 V May 17, 2022
    My 2008 V needs engine oil coolant lines. Can anyone help?
  • Heater core replacement May 6, 2022
    I have a 2007 XLR V that I purchased in January of 2022. Shortly after I got it home I discovered that the heater core had been leaking and the pervious owner had bypassed the core and connected the two heater hoses together. He had also covered up the smell of the antifreeze with some […]
  • RUBBER SNUFFERS April 12, 2022
    This past summer with the temps, rather high while washing my car I noticed a tar like substance on the rear cover where it meets the deck lid. Upon further investigation I noticed that the rubber snuffer had melted. Has anybody experienced this in the past ? Rayzor

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  • XLR suspension September 10, 2022
    I'm looking for any info for a kit to replace my shocks, struts, etc. on a 2004 XLR. Magnetic ride control module died and can't seem to find replacement.
  • C8 Rims on XLR July 13, 2022
    Anyone added a set (or know if its possible) to use a set of C8 rims on a XLR? A new factory set is selling locally for under $1000 19x8.5 front 20x11 rear Thinking same bolt pattern and offset? What tire size would work? Thoughts?
  • LED Replacement for DRL Turn Signals in Cadillac XLR - No Resistors - Replace or modify relay instead? June 9, 2022
    Hi everyone. So, over the past 6 weeks, I spent a lot of time trying various LED replacement bulbs for the DRL's/Turn Signals. (Mind you, that my car is a 2006, and the headlamps are in near new condition, no burnt lenses). I did this, to be proactive to prevent any future damage. To my […]
  • Northstar Performance November 24, 2021
    Has anyone else had problems with Northstar Performance? I ordered a stage 3 performance PCM with core on 25th September. I haven´t heard anything form them since. I sent them a couple of emails, no answer. I tried to contact the owner on Linkedin, no answer.
  • Interior Mod Pictures November 20, 2021
    Just some interior color changes I am playing with, so far I like it!
  • Looking for crate 09 V engine remove 09 platinum July 12, 2021
    I own an 09 Platinum and want to put a V engine in it. Any recommendations of who has one and and do this swap for me or other recommendations? My engine has just under 16k on it.

RSS Cadillac XLRs For Sale / Wanted

  • 2004 XLR Raven September 20, 2022
    Vivian has terminal inoperable stage 4 diagnosis is devastating. My dream ride must go I am putting everything up for immediate sale hopefully will be able to ease her pain. Prayers appreciated Cadillac XLR Hardtop Convertible Handbuilt at the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky 2004. Full history and documentation. Accepting offers in person only. […]
  • FE2 Shocks September 13, 2022
    Looking for a pair of rear & front new FE2 Shocks (Magnetic Ride)
  • I am looking to buy a XLR (non V). September 12, 2022
    I have owned Caddy's from a 1948 to a 2021 and many in between. Prefer a XLR from 2006+ and ~50,000 mi or less. I do not object to some reno work but do not want to spend the next 3 yrs getting it presentable. I offer a great home (with friends) if your XLR […]
  • XLR Center Wheel Cap August 25, 2022
    Looking for 2006 XLR center wheel cap that matches the one in the picture.
  • 2004 XLR for sale August 17, 2022
    Sad day but must part with my XLR. Retiring and health making my decision. Original owner of 2004 Xenon Blue. Custom chrome Foose mag wheels, new tires, chrome grill, blue powder coated front and rear calipers, Corsa custom exhaust, windrestrictor Plexiglas lighted unit, rear sway bar, embroidered rear deck lid, custom car cover, 2 sets […]
  • HEADLIGHTS!!! YES, HEADLIGHTS!!! August 5, 2022
    Sadly, after over 5 yrs of fun I just traded my XLR. Good news is I will now sell my xtra set of headlights! I found them brand new and I put roughly 500 miles on them (only in daylight with the DRL’s off) so they are in mint condition. Genuine GM OEM lights manufactured […]
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