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    furniture pads 1 inch at home depot $5.45 for 48 of them. can get them anywhere
    self adhesive
    Roof dents-pads-jpg

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    Great idea furniture pads.
    Thanks a lot, I will start the next days. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by lextoy View Post
    ONE MORE PICTURE
    lower bolt locations are actually farther outboard than in the original pic i had posted.
    i only cut off the upper bolts, i never had any roof damage from the lower bolts.
    someone can confirm that they had roof marking from these lower bolts, #2 in the picture,
    and that i have identified the correct locations.
    my guess would be some additional felt pads near the lower bolts#2 in the pic would add additional protection.
    once the bolts are cut off...
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    Default top won't lock down

    Anybody else have this problem and found the fix? As the top folds into the trunk, it's supposed to lock into the crossbar at the rear. Mine doesn't seem to go down all the way without a push...then the latches will catch the holes. Pretty complicated set-up!

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    May have to have a relearn done on your top if it is not storing properly. Dealer should be able to do it or if you have a tech II, you can do it.



    Quote Originally Posted by heinz13 View Post
    Anybody else have this problem and found the fix? As the top folds into the trunk, it's supposed to lock into the crossbar at the rear. Mine doesn't seem to go down all the way without a push...then the latches will catch the holes. Pretty complicated set-up!


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    Is it easy doing it with Tech II?
    Thought about buying this used on Ebay.
    Are they all the same or do I have to look for special options?
    What is a good price for these?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby558 View Post
    May have to have a relearn done on your top if it is not storing properly. Dealer should be able to do it or if you have a tech II, you can do it.

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    when mine wasnt latched into the trunk properly, i cycled it a few times... with engine running so it doesnt discharge the battery.
    each time i had a friend push the top down as it was stowing.
    to "exercise" the full range of the mechanism. after the first cycle it was already latching on its own.
    we just continued to give it a little extra pressure as it was stowing, so the hooks would latch.

    my guess is that there is a spring, or hydraulic piston, or gas piston, that isnt getting full range of motion very often,
    so it gets tight. manually pushing it to full extension or retraction, helps loosen it up.
    i never made any adjustments to the mechanisms at all.

    but since i found my top loose in the trunk the first time, and made a few cycles with "exercise"
    it has never failed to latch since.

    all my arts and crafts modifications with dremel and felt pads may never actually get tested

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    Quote Originally Posted by lextoy View Post
    when mine wasnt latched into the trunk properly, i cycled it a few times... with engine running so it doesnt discharge the battery.
    each time i had a friend push the top down as it was stowing.
    to "exercise" the full range of the mechanism. after the first cycle it was already latching on its own.
    we just continued to give it a little extra pressure as it was stowing, so the hooks would latch.

    my guess is that there is a spring, or hydraulic piston, or gas piston, that isnt getting full range of motion very often,
    so it gets tight. manually pushing it to full extension or retraction, helps loosen it up.
    i never made any adjustments to the mechanisms at all.

    but since i found my top loose in the trunk the first time, and made a few cycles with "exercise"
    it has never failed to latch since.

    all my arts and crafts modifications with dremel and felt pads may never actually get tested
    Iíve got the same problem with my top. I cut the screws off to prevent further damage but that is just a band aid, not really solving the root problem. I hooked my techII but it didnít show any problems. I didnít do a relearn but I donít think it would have helped anyway. Iím going to take it to my Cadillac dealership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmarksanford View Post
    Iíve got the same problem with my top. I cut the screws off to prevent further damage but that is just a band aid, not really solving the root problem. I hooked my techII but it didnít show any problems. I didnít do a relearn but I donít think it would have helped anyway. Iím going to take it to my Cadillac dealership.
    Hopefully they have a XLR specialist who can figure it out. Let us know what they come up with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinz13 View Post
    Hopefully they have a XLR specialist who can figure it out. Let us know what they come up with...
    I will but Iím not sure if I will take it in right away. I have to get some other work done first.

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    Did the dealer ever figure this out?

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