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  • Suspension control module 2004-2005 October 27, 2020
    I was reading the service manual for the 2005 xlr and noticed the suspension module (ESC) has 3 separate plugs. The manual list all the wires, their function and the location of each on each plug. Looking at the 2006-2009 the suspension module has only one plug but with all the same wires and functions […]
  • [Bring a Trailer] 2009 Cadillac XLR-V For Sale With Only 2,500 Miles October 26, 2020
    Pristine Cadillac XLRs and XLR-Vs are getting harder and harder to find. However, once in a while, a perfect gem appears for sale, and this 2009 Cadillac XLR-V is one of them. Up for auction on the Bring A Trailer website, this beautiful Black Raven XLR-V is listed for sale by the original owner with […]
  • Rear view mirror removal October 25, 2020
    Does anyone know how how to remove the rear view mirror. Mine is getting loose and I have to keep adjusting it so I’m gonna take it off and see if I can repair it.
  • Gas tank problem October 25, 2020
    2005XLR money pit. Filled up. Drove 200 miles. Display said SERVICE FUEL SYSTEM. Minutes later I’m on the shoulder of the road of the NYS Thruway stalk out. Gas gauge went from a little more than half to empty. Any input of how to fix would be appreciated!
  • 07 XLR-V 29K o.b.o. October 23, 2020
    2007 XLR-V Red/Cashmere 51k miles $29k o.b.o. - Just got my2020 C8 HTC yesterday. VIN# 1G6YX36D275600867 Text 954-303-0975
  • Cabin Air Filter Installation Faults and Issues October 23, 2020
    Hi All, Just a little heads-up regarding the cabin air filter, at least on the 04-05 and probably for all years. I decided to change mine (yeah, it was a bit dirty), bought a 'Denso' brand via RockAuto because I had some other spares coming from one of their warehouses so that saves on shipping. […]

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  • Rear view mirror removal October 25, 2020
    Does anyone know how how to remove the rear view mirror. Mine is getting loose and I have to keep adjusting it so I’m gonna take it off and see if I can repair it.
  • What did you do to / with your XLR today? October 21, 2020
    I'm surprised such a thread doesn't exist, at least that I've found. (Rob, nuke this and point the way if I'm wrong please). They're usually kind of fun for a group who share a common interest and perhaps include how a project is coming along or maybe a road trip or such? Pictures are always […]
  • The Saga of owning an XLR. October 12, 2020
    Two of the best days of my life were those of buying and then selling a red '04 XLR. It was beautiful; a sight to behold, in all of its red glory. It was a good deal, with what seemed to be average mileage; I mean, with just under 90k miles, it was barely "broken […]
  • easy outside hood release October 12, 2020
    I was packing up a grill for a customer and just noticed that the stock base XLR grill was designed originally to have a hood release by pushing the center emblem. I have a high school kid in the neighborhood that is a great maker. I am going to give him some parts and see […]
  • Car Cover Recommendations Wanted October 1, 2020
    My XLR sits in the driveway and is exposed to sun, rain, snow, ice, tree sap, bird crap, etc. Thinking about investing in a cover that's easy to install and remove. Figured other XLR owners have already addressed this, so I'm looking for recommendations. Would be great to have some links to sources, brand names, […]
  • About to be on my 4th water pump September 30, 2020
    The first one lasted 90000 miles. The second 50000 miles. It came apart on a trip to key west in January. It has 3000 miles in it and is going out again. All were ac delco. The last one is still under warranty but the place that installed it is 5 hours away so not […]

RSS Cadillac XLR Technical Discussion

  • Suspension control module 2004-2005 October 27, 2020
    I was reading the service manual for the 2005 xlr and noticed the suspension module (ESC) has 3 separate plugs. The manual list all the wires, their function and the location of each on each plug. Looking at the 2006-2009 the suspension module has only one plug but with all the same wires and functions […]
  • Gas tank problem October 25, 2020
    2005XLR money pit. Filled up. Drove 200 miles. Display said SERVICE FUEL SYSTEM. Minutes later I’m on the shoulder of the road of the NYS Thruway stalk out. Gas gauge went from a little more than half to empty. Any input of how to fix would be appreciated!
  • Cabin Air Filter Installation Faults and Issues October 23, 2020
    Hi All, Just a little heads-up regarding the cabin air filter, at least on the 04-05 and probably for all years. I decided to change mine (yeah, it was a bit dirty), bought a 'Denso' brand via RockAuto because I had some other spares coming from one of their warehouses so that saves on shipping. […]
  • Suspension Upgrades October 23, 2020
    I’m waffling about potential suspension upgrades on my 2007 base model when I pull it out of storage this spring. I need to make a decision to install sway bars or not. XLR-net has a bunch of helpful posts, and I’ve picked up lots of solid information. Thanks especially to GizmoQ and Cadillac Tech for […]
  • 2004 XLR Radio October 19, 2020
    Has anyone hooked up a XM auto system into the existing Bose factory installed system? My single CD slot will not accept a CD and the 6 disc changer also quit working, this is why I'm interested in hooking up a XM auto system. I understand XM does not offer an upgrade for a 2004 […]
  • Reprogramming a Key Fob Transmitter October 18, 2020
    When I got my 2006 XLR-V, I received both key fob transmitters. They were identified as fob 1 and fob 2 on the back. Fob 2 worked fine but fob 1 was unrecognized. No problem, I thought. I’ll just replace the CR2032 button battery in fob 1. But when I replaced the battery it still […]

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  • [Bring a Trailer] 2009 Cadillac XLR-V For Sale With Only 2,500 Miles October 26, 2020
    Pristine Cadillac XLRs and XLR-Vs are getting harder and harder to find. However, once in a while, a perfect gem appears for sale, and this 2009 Cadillac XLR-V is one of them. Up for auction on the Bring A Trailer website, this beautiful Black Raven XLR-V is listed for sale by the original owner with […]
  • Help. Trunk wont stay open October 14, 2020
    I have an issue with the trunk. It will pops open and then immediately closes. I had it into the dealer for a look. With then COVID issues they don’t have manpower to look at it. Thanks for any help.
  • 05 Error Codes October 13, 2020
    I am getting error codes saying both banks are lean and something about airflow. I replaced the filters when i got the car a few weeks ago and changed the MAFS this week. Any ideas? This is not a V.
  • 2007 V shock absorber question October 1, 2020
    Hi.. I noticed that shock absorber kits for XLR and XLR-V are quite complicated in terms of different years and different trims.. When I was trying to collect good deals on them I bought the rear passenger side shock (580-345) which is ([FONT=&quot]88967434) which was replaced by (19302794). this is the item's link on Amazon's […]
  • Ceramic coatings September 29, 2020
    Lately I've been seeing a lot of advertising for ceramic coating. All claiming to be the best. Has anyone tried them and if so which brand - pros & cons. Rayzor
  • Any XLR tech/specialist near Chicago? September 25, 2020
    Are there any XLR specialists Near Chicago? Or does anyone use a trustworthy mechanic for their XLR, near Chicago? It’s not easy trusting the average tech with this car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

RSS Cadillac XLR and XLR-V Mods

  • The end-all DRL modification October 16, 2020
    Checked one of my winter projects off the list. I understand the need to get those high-wattage bulbs out of my DRls before the lenses are damaged, but I couldn't just stop there. I wanted switchback bulbs, but wanted them to operate totally transparently and as designed, not requiring the parking lights or anything to […]
  • Additional Method to Charge a Dead Battery October 15, 2020
    I devised an additional method to charge a dead battery in case of an absolute worst case scenario that would prevent you from opening the hood to access the battery. I purchased a Cobra JumPack XL H2O power pack on sale from ShopHQ along with a 6 foot female lighter socket battery boost cable from […]
  • LED running lights installed in my headlights. September 30, 2020
    Since I have restored my headlights and want to keep as much heat out of them as possible I installed some Phillips Zevo ultra bright 6000K 194 bulbs in my headlights. Nice bright white light and no heat to damage the lens. Sort of a paint to get them out and back in but worth […]
  • XLR suspension August 24, 2020
    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.
  • Best Exhaust? 2008 model July 22, 2020
    What's the best exhaust system that fits the 2008 XLR? Would love to hear some sound videos I see Corsa makes one, didn't know if any others people tried. Thanks
  • Tire and Wheel sizes July 17, 2020
    I know this can be a complicated topic, but perhaps someone here can post some easy to understand guidelines for wheel/tire fit for our cars. I have a base 2005 I have noticed some say you should go with a C5 wheel vs C6? Not sure how different they could be based upon the size? […]

RSS Cadillac XLRs For Sale / Wanted

  • 07 XLR-V 29K o.b.o. October 23, 2020
    2007 XLR-V Red/Cashmere 51k miles $29k o.b.o. - Just got my2020 C8 HTC yesterday. VIN# 1G6YX36D275600867 Text 954-303-0975
  • 2007 XLR-V October 15, 2020
    2007 XLR-V Red/Cashmere 51k miles $29k o.b.o. - Just got my2020 C8 HTC yesterday. VIN# 1G6YX36D275600867
  • XLR-V Xenon Blue October 8, 2020
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  • 04 xenon blue xlr for sale October 7, 2020
    Hi all I've decided it's time to let my baby go. It's a 04 xenon blue with roughly 14,000 on her with tan interior. She's in storage so I don't have exact mileage. Upgrades are V wheel wheels that are black chromed, exhaust has been ceramic coated from the headers back with hooker mufflers and […]
  • Hit a deer [emoji1662]. October 6, 2020
    Unfortunately the car I was planning to keep the rest of my life was destroyed by striking a deer at 70 mph. My 05 XLR has been taken from me by fate. Because I'm a full time RVer I can't part it out. There's no place to do it. I'd like to offer it here […]
  • 2004 Black Raven For Sale October 6, 2020
    I have for sale a 2004 Cadillac XLR, Black Raven in color, with 76K miles on it. I believe I am the third owner, I bought it from a friend who inherited it from his father. It has been well cared for, always serviced regularly and the oil has always been Mobil1 synthetic. Everything on […]
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