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  • Has anyone ever bypassed the Bose amp in their aftermarket radio installs? July 31, 2021
    I have followed (mostly) the instructions found in the XLR Aftermarket Headunit Installation.pdf file posted here: Log In or Sign Up to View. I did get the radio to power up, but no sound was coming out. While I didn't cut and tie the like-colored wires on the 20 pin connector, I did (try) to […]
  • Mid-America motorworks in Effingham July 30, 2021
    I drove past MAM yesterday. Most of the property is now tilled and in crops. MAM signage is all gone except on the museum building. One small area on the south side is mowed and has the flags.. Everything runs it’s course. It was fun to be a part of it all once upon a […]
  • Battery / no start July 29, 2021
    Hello, Could really use your help. I dropped my xlr off at the dealer to have the top repaired. It sat for a long time with out being started. Dealer said battery was dead. I brought them a new battery. The headlights turn and dash board lights up but the car will not start. Like […]
  • Looking for parts July 28, 2021
    I’m looking for pass side headlight and fender in black if anyone has.
  • Auto window operation July 27, 2021
    The auto function of the driver and passenger windows dropping and closing as the door is opened and closed is not working. The windows remain open a fraction and don't auto close. The window switches function normal. Any ideas?
  • Faster MagneRide 4.0 Coming to Cadillac CT4-V, CT5-V, CT5 Sport and Escalade July 25, 2021
    Next-generation Magnetic Ride Control to boost Cadillac CT4-V, CT5-V, CT5 Sport and Escalade performance​If you've ever driven a Cadillac with and without Magnetic Ride Control, you know there's a world of difference in ride comfort and control. Magnetic Selective Ride control was first introduced nearly 20 years ago on the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS and […]

RSS Cadillac XLR General Discussion

  • Is the XLR just another Allante? July 21, 2021
    Sorry to say but it seems so. I’ve looked into purchasing one and it seems that in a couple more years they’ll be selling for $8,000. The problems with these cars seem overwhelming. Headlights, radiator, gas tank senders, engine oil leaks, suspension components, top mechanicals, etc. Any front end damage and it’s totaled. Rear end […]
  • End of my XLR? July 19, 2021
    Some of the regular members may remember me talking about putting my XLR in a Houston Cadillac dealer last year. I was given a loaner car. This was January 15, 2019. A lot has transpired in the 13 months it's been in the shop. Fix one problem, then find another problem that they generated. Couple […]
  • End of RunFlats? July 16, 2021
    Are tire manufacturers discontinuing run flats? I heard the Vs cannot find them anymore. This may indicate the end of run flats if they are not profitable enough.
  • Any XLR Car Shows? July 15, 2021
    I'm fairly new to the XLR world as I just purchased one beginning of this year and was wondering if there are any XLR car shows. I'm in the Tampa Florida area and wouldn't mind taking a little road trip and meet some fellow XLRions. Let me know if anyone knows of such a thing, […]
  • So what other Cadillacs are in your garage? July 15, 2021
    So it's been a while since I posted anything after rebuilding my XLR. I've driven it quite a bit and even had it at a car show but It's always had an oil leak (go figure!) and it's kind of embarrassing driving around smelling like oil and parking and leaving drips so I finally took […]
  • 04 XLR July 9, 2021
    Just took a 04 XLR on trade for my Z06. Thunder Gray 27000 miles. Excellent condition. Besides here where is the best place to list for sale. Thanks

RSS Cadillac XLR Technical Discussion

  • Has anyone ever bypassed the Bose amp in their aftermarket radio installs? July 31, 2021
    I have followed (mostly) the instructions found in the XLR Aftermarket Headunit Installation.pdf file posted here: Log In or Sign Up to View. I did get the radio to power up, but no sound was coming out. While I didn't cut and tie the like-colored wires on the 20 pin connector, I did (try) to […]
  • Battery / no start July 29, 2021
    Hello, Could really use your help. I dropped my xlr off at the dealer to have the top repaired. It sat for a long time with out being started. Dealer said battery was dead. I brought them a new battery. The headlights turn and dash board lights up but the car will not start. Like […]
  • Auto window operation July 27, 2021
    The auto function of the driver and passenger windows dropping and closing as the door is opened and closed is not working. The windows remain open a fraction and don't auto close. The window switches function normal. Any ideas?
  • Got rid of my Mag Ride Shocks! July 21, 2021
    Hello everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that it is possible to get rid of your Mag Ride Shocks on your XLR. I had a "clunk" in the front suspension going in and out of driveways and over speed bumps. I have several friends in the automotive repair business. I took my 04 […]
  • Using Tech2 for injector balance test July 15, 2021
    I have a tech2 clone. I set it up along with a fuel pressure gauge to test the injector balance. I get the error message "voltage out of range" when I try to initiate a test for any given injector. I have the ignition sw set to "accessory on", but there is no run position […]
  • Top Re-Learn Malfunction.....Up A Creek? July 8, 2021
    Forgive me if this has been answered in the past. i searched many threads, and have not seen this problem before. Top was working fine on my 2004. But it would get a bit out of whack every year or two. Top would work as it should up and down, but slowly the trunk lid […]

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  • Power Steering Pump Drive stripped internal gear. July 17, 2021
    Team XLR - V I lost power steering some time ago but continue to drive the car and just muscled through. Not knowing the history of the car I decided to replace the power steering pump. What I discovered when I was finally able to get the pump off the car shocked me. The female […]
  • Power Steering Pulley July 17, 2021
    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 […]
  • V engine replacement June 30, 2021
    anyone know who had an engine replaced this year most likely in Colorado? The seller of the engine did not request a core but I am looking for parts and would like to find the old engine .
  • Service stabilitrak 2006 XLR V May 30, 2021
    Has anyone had the message service stabilitrak on their dash display? Is this a dealer issue or can I attempt the repair? Thanks Tom
  • when should the supercharger engage May 13, 2021
    when should the super charger engage
  • any tricks for cleaning suede seat inserts? March 12, 2021
    hey all, anyone have a product they use to clean the suede inserts on my XLR-V seat inserts and door panels? I have never owned a car with suede and do not want to take a chance on messing them up. thanks in advance...

RSS Cadillac XLR and XLR-V Mods

  • Interior Mod Pictures July 15, 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.
  • LED Replacement for DRL Turn Signals in Cadillac XLR - No Resistors - Replace or modify relay instead? April 22, 2021
    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 […]
  • Targa conversion? January 16, 2021
    Hello everybody, I am just throwing this idea out there and am curious if anybody has done this or thought about it. I am considering converting my XLR into a “targa”. Basically fixing the rear window section in place and fabbing some sort of latch and pin probably using the existing front latch system and […]
  • folding top problem 06 V. December 17, 2020
    Hello all, This is my first posting so bear with me. I was driving 45mph the radio started to go crazy, very loud, shut it off. I pulled over and could smell a very tell-tale burning electrical motor windings odor. Being in the electrical construction business, burnt motor windings are very distinctive. I opened the […]
  • XLR-V on Z06 suspension w/ big brakes and 19x10 wheels December 15, 2020
    Finally got my car back from the shop! GM goofed and never actually shipped my Z06 springs and sway bars, and it took me 2 weeks to finally speak to a human to get it sorted out. So here's the set-up: - C6 Z06 leaf spring F/R (part# 25909895 & 15233392) - C6 Z06 sway […]

RSS Cadillac XLRs For Sale / Wanted

  • 2004 XLR 14,688 Miles Black July 22, 2021
    2004 XLR Purchased in 2018 from a private collector in California with only 7,382 miles. Garage kept with 14,688 miles. Asking $29,000. Located in Jonesboro, AR.
  • 2009 XLR-V 4946 miles July 19, 2021
    For Sale ? 2009 XLR-V with 4946 miles in mint condition available on Autotrader, great vehicle just not using it enough. Prices are rising faster than anyone can say or think. I will get a driver when this gets sold this year or next year. I am wondering if Bring a Trailer is the better […]
  • Just listed my 2006 Infrared XLR-V with 6600 miles on BaT July 17, 2021
    Anyone looking for a super clean, no stories, low mile Infrared XLR-V check out my listing on Bringatrailer No Reserve: 6,600-Mile 2006 Cadillac XLR-V Bid for the chance to own a No Reserve: 6,600-Mile 2006 Cadillac XLR-V at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #51,269. […]
  • 2004 27k miles July 16, 2021
    2004 Cadillac XLR 27000 miles - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... Beautiful XLR 3 owner Clean carfax. Took on trade for my Z06. Rare Thunder Gray with black Chip Foose wheels. Continetal Tires with 3000 miles. Wind deflector. V grille. Retractable top in excellent... newjersey.craigslist.org
  • WTB.....2009 July 13, 2021
    Any reasonably priced 2009 base model available?
  • 2004 XLR for sale July 6, 2021
    Selling my black/tan '04 XLR. Bought her about a year ago as a bucket list car and have enjoyed it immensely as a daily driver. 96k miles, clean Carfax. No issues, no codes, no oil leaks big enough to leave a spot on the ground. Clear title in my name. Copy of build sheet from […]
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