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A little word of warning for our XLR owners

Army Al

Seasoned Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2014
Messages
271
Location
Powder Springs Ga
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR V InfraRed/Shale 18.5K mi 11/28/14
Well, it was time to crank up the XLR-V after 6 months and of course the battery was dead. I pulled out the old key to unlock the trunk. Once inside, I pulled the release tab more than a few times. It only partially unlocked the door and I could NOT gain access. What saved me from breaking the window was my hood was purposely unlocked for my battery tender and the driver's window was down where I had access to the manual release lever. I imagine if that release tab in the trunk only works partially or brakes off with a dead battery and the windows fully up, it's time for a new driver's side window if you can find one. Once charged, easy access. Don't trust the release tab, maybe a little WD-40. Welcome all to 2023 :)
 
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Txmxbarajas

Seasoned Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
48
Location
Alabama
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Light Platinum XLR-V
That's why you have to keep these cars on a battery tender. Too many risks involved with a drained battery on an XLR hahaa
 

Army Al

Seasoned Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2014
Messages
271
Location
Powder Springs Ga
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR V InfraRed/Shale 18.5K mi 11/28/14
Mine was on a battery tender. I guess it died after 7 years.
 

Bill S.

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
222
Location
Jensen Beach, FL
My XLR/V(s)
2006 V, Raven Black with Shale interior
Hey

Walmart battery here. Never had an issue. My 2006 V sits for weeks at a time. No tender. Never had an issue. Mine is straight from the factory. No mods. Do not understand all the battery issues I hear about. Maybe I just jinxed myself? I keep mine in the garage. About to hit 90 K in a couple days. : (

Bill
 

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