The trim piece pops out with plastic trim removal tools. It's pretty easy to remove the decomposing foam gasket. Clean the old adhesive off and add new adhesive-backed foam available at any good hardware store. Reinstall and you don't have to worry (about that) for another five-ten years.
Over five years later . . .
The XTS still runs like a champ. 28 MPG on regular gas and very quiet on the highway.
Other than a broken weld joint on the front exhaust manifold, two magnetic shocks, and a set of new tires last year, it still runs and drives like new.
Looking ahead to my next...
This is the kind of advice you get from someone who sells parts and knows next-to-nothing about the vehicle architecture.
The cover in the front of the bumper is for the Adaptive Cruise Control, which if a failure is detected would give the "SERVICE RADAR CRUISE".
The "SERVICE RIDE CONTROL"...
The Top Position Sensor is behind the vinyl cover on the driver's side, just behind the head rest. The Front Tonneau sensor is between the linkages in the center of the front wall of the trunk.
Someone here recommended Rhino ramps to me many years ago, and they work great for the XLR!
They're included in this comparo video. Available all over, so shop around for the best prices if you're interested. They come in multiple styles.
AFL system positioning for the XLR is determined by vehicle speed and the Steering Wheel Position sensor. Unfortunately, there are no sensors to measure road curves in this vehicle. (Cadillac's Supercruise is one example of a system that does, using a combination of real-time GPS and...
Rear Tonneau sensor is a likely culprit, since it's the last component to operate before the Rear Decklid closes during a Folding Top Close operation.
Recommend performing another Re-learn and recording all sensor/switch values during a Folding Top Open/Close operation. The next time there's...
Internal module hardware addresses were not included in the XLR factory service manuals. Including them in the Corvette manuals attests to the popularity, (and larger sales footprint) of the platform and the many aftermarket vendors supporting it.
GM dealerships have connector repair kits for most late model vehicles. Parts are available online too. Here's one source for the entire connector: 12110114 Connectors | Mouser
Do be aware that specific crimp tools are required for a proper job of securing the pins to wiring. Pin removal...
"I will be spending my time and resources helping them' SO "so long xlr "
This is the most welcome quote I've had the pleasure to view in eleven years on this forum. MT trolled this forum from the beginning and pretty much drove me away with his incessant BS; --and that was with him at the top...