Cadillac XLR Net - The ultimate online hub for Cadillac XLR owners and enthusiasts!
Supporting Membership - Supporting Vendors / Dealers - Advertise With Us

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    MOKENA IL.
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 XLR-V Infrared

    Default folding top problem 06 V.

    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 hood and nothing, under the dash, seats, glove box =0
    Went to open the trunk with the fob and nothing. put the key in the slot and and pulled the trunk lid open and whamo.
    At this point I should mention that I drove about 2 miles after putting the top down. good weather, not hot.
    I resumed driving and did not smell any more odor, went home and found that the top was inoperable.
    After doing research and calling a few Caddy dealers, which none came across as being very knowledgeable with this problem I decided to open up the compartment
    and have a look. (Rear drivers side in a lower compartment, after all how complicated could this be, it's just a XLR)
    Reading this forum I saw an advertisement from TOP Hydraulics and I gave them a call, I spoke with Klaus, he had me watch a you-tube video that he does a pump removal from a XLR. I followed his step by step procedure, and this was not very difficult at all.
    I boxed up the pump, prepaid $770.00 sent it to them to rebuild. I think they sent back a different one, but it was a clean and looked very good.
    They got it Tuesday and I had it back by Saturday.
    Sunday afternoon 13:15 all's quite in the kingdom, I decide to reinstall this rebuilt pump, And I must say it went back together without a lot of aggravation, to
    my surprise, although much patience is required. Side note, when the pump is removed there is a hydraulic hose block that attaches to the pump. I Put it in a menards
    bag, glad I did a couple of ounces 1-1/2? dripped out not leaking into the pump compartment.
    So far so good! I went to reconnect the battery and the pump started to run. This can't be good, went back to the compartment to check connections, thinking that something was connected wrong, that's pretty much not possible. (****) for all of you that are offended by that it is was much worse.
    Sat down on a plastic milk crate staring at the trunk space, having a couple of delicious Miller-Lites and contemplated my next move. I had nothing.
    Monday afternoon I called Klaus and told him my situation, he said that I had stuck relay in the control mod that is attached to the pump. (P/N 15813086)
    I had that suspicion although I had no idea where to even look for it. Klaus sent me a relay that he said if I was electrically handy I could it change out.
    He sent it out to me, I got it a couple of days latter and it did not resemble anything on this board. I called Klaus back and he informed me that I was to
    remove the failed contactor, solder wires to the pin holes and then to the relay. This was not happening!
    So back to the inter-web looking for a new top control module. I do believe that this part is extinct, I looked all over.
    This relay is a TB2-160 12V DC I was able to find them at an electronics co. in Florida. (new)
    I dissembled this module from the case and was able to desolder all the connections on this relay (8), I replaced two of the four of them, clean out the pin holes and place the new relays in place, solder in the new relays on to the printed circuit board. This was very time consuming and required some special tools that my shop has.
    Put everything back together, replaced the battery connection no motor noise, pulled the car out to the drive way pushed the top button and nothing. Now what!!
    Pushed the top button again and the replace the cargo barrier warning indicator came on.
    jump out, plugged in the barrier tried the top switch and the pump started. There was a momentary delay, thinking it had to clear any air in the lines, the top started
    hesitated a bit and closed perfectly. I let it sit for a moment and put down, "perfecto" I have opened and closed the top about 8 times sense completing this task without any problems.
    I would to thank Klaus for encouraging me to do this,
    Hope this was not too long winded.
    Jim A

  2. Likes rexster314, Fireduck69, rnrt99 liked this post
  3. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Chino hills, CA
    Posts
    24
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 XLR infrared w shale interior. Magnum Performance exhaust, Windblox.

    Default

    I have a hydraulic fluid leak. I can see drip marks near the passenger side small angular window.. there is an interior vinyl cover that I unsnapped and could see the leak. Do not know if it is a line or a hydraulic cylinder leaking. I tried to manually take the top down. Got through whole process but got stuck when folding roof would not go into trunk deep enough to close the top tonneau. The closing mechanism is hitting the round closing latch that is covered in grease. Anyone have this problem? I opened the latch fully but it still hits the metal and will not drop in.
    Last edited by Sophia; 07-04-2019 at 03:24 AM.

  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    MOKENA IL.
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 XLR-V Infrared

    Default

    Try going to Top Hydraulics web site, they have a you-tube video about closing the top manually, and also how to inspect the lines and
    cylinders.

  5. Likes XLRATING liked this post
  6. #4
    Pit Crew XLRATING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,763
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 Infrared XLR (Beauty); 2008 GT500 (Beast); 2007 Black XLR-V (Victor)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim A View Post
    Try going to Top Hydraulics web site, they have a you-tube video about closing the top manually, and also how to inspect the lines and
    cylinders.
    Thanks for that info - although I couldn’t find the video on inspecting lines & cylinders on YouTube, I did find Top Hydraulics has a dozen other videos on there that are super informative. For example, for folks on here who keep asking where the different sensors are, they have a video on Troubleshooting Sensors & Microswitches where they go through sensor locations with hang tags on them identifying them. Also a video with an overview on how the top works, and one with a top off the car operating on a bench. A real gold mine of info.

    Figuring out how to check the lines before a leak disaster strikes would be very helpful...

    yep, I drive a hybrid - a V8 bred for high speed!

    2006 Infrared XLR
    Corsa exhaust
    XLR-V sway bar
    Powder coated calipers
    Drilled & slotted rotors
    Custom engine cover
    Custom hood & trunk liner
    Zaino polish

  7. #5
    Pit Crew hawkeye372's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    st augustine fl
    Posts
    2,283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 infrared xlr

    Default

    A friend of mine on Facebook has a 04 blue. He just started having too problems his closest big city is Chicago ill his name is mario . The cadillac dealership he took his to. The expert just retired. The other guys just looked at it and said what is this. He’s now looking for trustworthy mechanic either cadillac or other that knows a lot about our cars.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    06 infrared base
    date purchased oct 4th 2012 at the time she had 20758 miles on her.

    Every time I see my "BABY" I smile and say to myself, "I still don't believe i am a owner of this Great car".

    Topless is the only way to drive

    Florida is a convertible state

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Cadillac, XLR and XLR-V are registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation & Cadillac Motor Division.  Neither Cadillac Motor Division nor any subsidiaries of GM© shall bear any responsibility for XLR-Net.com content, comments, or advertising. XLR-Net.com is independent from GM© and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM©.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied.  All Rights Reserved