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Battery Dies


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Oct 23, 2008
Apex NC
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR - Platinum with Ebony Interior
We put a new battery in my 2005 XLR about a month ago (partly to replace the hideous Interstate Battery green battery) and it was dead this morning. I'm positive there was nothing turned on and there were no warnings showing when I pulled into the garage last night. The only thing I've noticed is that occasionally I'll go out into the garage and it's sitting there with one of the windows going up-down-up-down repeatedly about the space it goes down when the door is opened. Any advice on what may be going on?
This may help with the battery drain;

Service Information

<FORM name=CellHandlerForm onsubmit="javascript: return true;" action=/si/cellHandler.do method=post>2005 Cadillac XLR | XLR (VIN Y) Service Manual | Document ID: 1927847 <HR>
#07-06-03-001B: Dead Battery, No Crank/No Start (Reprogram Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR) - (Mar 21, 2007)

<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100>Subject:</TD><TD vAlign=top>Dead Battery, No Crank/No Start (Reprogram Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR))</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100>Models:</TD><TD vAlign=top>2005-2007 Cadillac XLR (Including XLV-V)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100></TD><TD vAlign=top>2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette (Including Z06)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100></TD><TD vAlign=top>Built Prior to the Following VIN Breakpoints:</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​

<HR>This bulletin is being revised to update the correction information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 07-06-03-001A (Section 06 -- Engine/Propulsion System).

<HR><TABLE width="95%" border=1><TBODY><TR><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Model
</TH><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>VIN Breakpoint
</TH></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center align=middle>XLR
</TD><TD vAlign=center align=middle>75600571
</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center align=middle>Corvette
</TD><TD vAlign=center align=middle>75112132
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><A href="http://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=1927847&from=sm#ss1-1927847">Condition

Some customers may comment on a dead battery after the vehicle has been parked for a extended period of time. Typically, the battery will last approximately two weeks, depending on the initial state of battery charge.
<A href="http://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=1927847&from=sm#ss2-1927847">Cause

A software anomaly within the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) causes an additional 30 mA draw on the battery when passive locking is enabled and the vehicle is parked.
<A href="http://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=1927847&from=sm#ss3-1927847">Correction

<TABLE width="95%" border=1><TBODY><TR><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Do This
</TH><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Don't Do This
</TH></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center align=middle>Reprogram the RCDLR.
</TD><TD vAlign=center align=middle>DO NOT replace the RCDLR.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Important: Use the Pass-Thru method when programming and select "Replace and Reprogram ECU."
A new calibration has been released to correct this condition. Reprogram the RCDLR using SPS. This new service calibration is available on TIS2WEB.
Important: On Corvette models, prior to reprogramming, remove the Radio/S-Band/VICS 15-amp fuse and the HVAC/PWR SND 10-amp fuse from the I/P electrical center (passenger floor). Also, the ignition must be in the "Key On Engine Off" mode.
If the programming does not finish successfully and the RCDLR appears to be in a "locked-up" state, DO NOT turn off the ignition, it can be reset by removing the RCDLR fuse (#11 in the UBEC) for at least 30 seconds and reinstalling it. If the ignition was turned to OFF after the "locked up" condition occurred, its possible to continue programming by adding the VIN manually in TIS.
Transmitter programming and tire pressure learn procedures are NOT necessary after this reprogram.
Please refer to SI for additional information on other potential causes of battery drain.
Warranty Information

For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
<TABLE width="95%" border=1><TBODY><TR><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Labor Operation
</TH><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Description
</TH><TH vAlign=bottom align=middle>Labor Time
</TH></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center align=middle>R9723*
</TD><TD vAlign=center align=middle>Remote Control Door Lock Receiver -- Reprogramming with SPS
</TD><TD vAlign=center align=middle>0.4 hr
</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=center colSpan=3>* This is a unique labor operation number for bulletin use only. This number will not be published in the Labor Time Guide.
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE width="95%"><TBODY><TR><TD align=left width="80%">GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

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2005 Cadillac XLR | XLR (VIN Y) Service Manual | Document ID: 1880161
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#06-08-64-008A: Information on Reinitializing Power Windows If Side Window Glass Does Not Index Up or Down and/or If Power Top Inoperative - (Dec 20, 2006)

<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100>Subject:</TD><TD vAlign=top>Information on Reinitializing Power Windows If Side Window Glass Does Not Index Up or Down and/or If Power Top Inoperative</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100>Models:</TD><TD vAlign=top>2004-2007 Cadillac XLR, XLR-V</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100></TD><TD vAlign=top>2005-2007 Chevrolet Corvette, Corvette ZO6</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100></TD><TD vAlign=top>2004-2006 Chevrolet SSR</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width=100></TD><TD vAlign=top>2006-2007 Pontiac G6 (Coupe and Convertible)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​

<HR>This bulletin is being updated to add the 2007 model year and to clarify the symptoms by models. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-08-64-008 (Section 08 - Body & Accessories).

<HR>This bulletin provides information on reinitializing power windows if the side window glass does not index up or down during entry/exit (on any model listed above) and/or if the power top is inoperative (on Cadillac XLR and Chevrolet Corvette models only). On some models, the window express up/down feature also may be inoperative until the windows have been reinitialized.
The side window glass may not index and/or the power top may be inoperative because the side door window glass may not have been properly initialized or reinitialized after a loss of power. Whenever battery power has been lost or disconnected, the windows must be reinitialized. The windows must also be reinitialized after a door module has been disconnected or replaced.
Do NOT replace any parts for this condition.
Reinitialize the windows after any interruption or disconnection of battery power, following the Power Window Reinitialization procedure in SI.

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</TD><TD align=middle width=167> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​

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