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    Default New Member 2005 XLR

    Hi Fellow XLR Enthusiasts!
    We picked up an immaculate 2005 Crimson Pearl XLR with 22k miles from a local Chevy Dealership.
    We're recent empty nesters and it was time for my wife to have a fun car instead of a mom-mobile.

    We were casually shopping for a convertible and didn't even know the XLR existed. Our salesman went to get the keys to another car, saw this recently traded XLR in the service area, and drove it around to where we were looking. "Hey look at this!". We fell in love right away! It's a unique head-turner out on the road.

    Everything works OK in its own quirky way. You have to meet this car on its terms I suppose.

    I picked up the requisite Tech2 scanner with Candi interface and factory service manuals so I can work on her.

    I'm pretty sure the Top position sensor needs replacing. The dealer recalibrated the top before delivery, but it's still a little flaky.

    Where is the best place to find instructions on connecting the Tech2? I was surprised not to find a YouTube video.

    I also have a new key fob that needs programming since we only received the #2 fob. I'm a little scared to follow the procedure in the owners manual to delete/re-add the fobs. At least I'll park her in a tow truck accessible place before attempting that.

    Finally, I plan to build a new vertical center console interior compartment shell without a shelf (hopefully slightly bigger) so my wife can stow her purse in it. It shouldn't be too hard to attach the door to a custom fiberglass shell.

    If anyone can point out any gotchas on the key fob programming and tech 2 connection I'd appreciate it!

    Thanks for the wealth of information on our new car!

    Scott in Chagrin Falls Ohio

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    Congrats and welcome to the XLR Net Scott!

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    2006 infrared xlr


    Congratulations and Welcome about the xlr highway

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    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

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