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  1. Jayharrington

    2009 XLR (Base) - Roof Top Motor FIX - Thermistor Issue

    Hi TXMX - hope you’re well! All I did was connect it to a battery source; which sounds like what you did. I also used a multimeter to check current flow in the thermistor wire to see if there was a short there. I found no current flow; which suggested the wire was bad. So the first thing I...
  2. Jayharrington

    New Member - 2009 Cadillac XLR

    Hi Gray - thanks for welcoming me! Slowly, but surely, figuring out this machine. Regarding the cruise control, I cleaned it up - and, I think, I found the culprit when I did: a monarch butterfly. Gulp! It very well could have been the cousin to your bug! Looking forward to helping around...
  3. Jayharrington

    Subject Matter Expert(s) Needed

    Rodre - I'm sorry to hear about this. First, I think the community feedback on this is solid - I do hope you get justice. Second, keep us posted - as an attorney myself, I'm very interested in how this plays out. Good luck brother! Jay
  4. Jayharrington

    Help! 2009 XLR Base - Backup/Rear Camera

    Hi Rex and Fire - Prior to starting this thread, I did, what I thought, was a pretty thorough search of the threads. I’m NOT looking for advice on head units (as I think I’m purchasing the newest Kenwood); what I am looking for is what backup/rear camera I should consider. Note, my...
  5. Jayharrington

    Trunk doesn't open.

    Ha - stupid me! Thanks Rexster - appreciate the point out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Jayharrington

    Trunk doesn't open.

    Hi Redsox - did you solve this problem? Let me know - I have a possible solution or two, but want to check your status first. Hope all is well! Jay
  7. Jayharrington

    Help! 2009 XLR Base - Backup/Rear Camera

    Ladies and gents - Happy Memorial Day to all. If you served, then I thank you deeply for your service - and for ensuring America's freedoms. Thank you! Down to business. I am purchasing (in the next couple of days) a new in-dash navigational system/stereo head unit that supports, at the very...
  8. Jayharrington

    Battery Issue

    Hi Laura - hope you're well. Did you figure out this problem yet? Let us know - thanks! Jay
  9. Jayharrington

    Help! Tech 2 Recommendations

    Z1 - my brother - I think I found your review of the following product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/VXDIAG-Tech2Win-Diagnostic-Programming-System/dp/B074365Q6H/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8. Below is the comment I read. Is this you? If so, I take it you recommend this product. Let...
  10. Jayharrington

    2009 XLR (Base) - Roof Top Motor FIX - Thermistor Issue

    All - So I was getting a message for about a week that said: Roof Top Over Temp. Long story short, as 05 Grand Daddy pointed out, I might have a thermistor issue. Turns out, that was the case - and I know what the source of the prombel was: I washed my car on an incline where my trunk end...
  11. Jayharrington

    Help! Tech 2 Recommendations

    Hi Z1 - thanks for opening my eyes up to an MDI 2 and Tech2Win software. I will look into that. I just bought my 2009 XLR less than two week ago; and, before I paid the cash to the seller, I personally took the vehicle to a GM service center that was about 1/2 mile from the dealership I...
  12. Jayharrington

    Help! Tech 2 Recommendations

    Gents and Ladies - I'm in the market for a Tech 2 scanner. But, is it worth it to splurge for the genuine GM tech 2 scanner or will a knockoff suffice? With that being said: 1) Besides price, what are the major differences between a genuine one and a knockoff? 2) If you have experience...
  13. Jayharrington

    New Member - 2009 Cadillac XLR

    Hawk - right now, I'm open ended about when I'm heading back up north. As you said, this virus has paused the world; though, in FL, it's starting to open back up - I had a beer at a bar over the weekend!!!!! I'd love to link up with you man; but understand with the virus. Hopefully, we get...
  14. Jayharrington

    New Member - 2009 Cadillac XLR

    John, my friend, I ended up buying the battery shims (something like this Advance Auto Parts - Down for Maintenance) and putting one onto my positive post. I then tightened it. It seemed to the trick as I'm getting like-new contact and my low voltage codes and CEL disappeared. I'm pleased...
  15. Jayharrington

    New Member - 2009 Cadillac XLR

    LTS - good idea re the towel. My plan is to (a) replace all of the back end seals and then (b) construct a semi-waterproof housing unit for the pump motor. Let's see how it goes.... Jay
  16. Jayharrington

    New Member - 2009 Cadillac XLR

    CNC - thanks - happy to be on the ship! I'm actually running out today to grab a tender. I have one on my Harley, but will scoop another one up at a local store today. I fear the brains for the roof were exposed to water and the thermistator went in it (as 05 grand daddy pointed out)...
  17. Jayharrington

    Newer member first post.

    Stevie Cadzz - welcome brother, always good to see a fellow New Yorker! I, like you, am new to the XLR ownership (about 10 days). I'm learning as I go along. I also have a 2009 XLR Platinum, but in triple black. I have the Chilton Online Manual for our 2009s - and am in the process of...
  18. Jayharrington

    2009 XLR (Base) - Odyssey 34R-PC1500T

    PZ - heard on the battery tender. This moment in time, I’m driving this thing almost daily (never sitting for more than 36 hours without a startup and drive). But, once she goes inside for a longer period of time, absolutely I’ll throw a tender on her. I assume, when you say sled, you’re...
  19. Jayharrington

    2009 XLR (Base) - FOB Key Housing Replacement

    All - I bought the following FOB key housing unit from Amazon: Robot Check. I then followed this video: YouTube A couple notes from my experience which differs from the guy in the video. Note, the below may not make sense unless you watch the video. First, when it came time to take out the...
  20. Jayharrington

    2009 XLR (Base) - Odyssey 34R-PC1500T

    No worries my brother; no worries. I appreciate your help thus far. I’ll do a little more diggin - hopefully, someone else will chime in too. Thanks again!
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