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What service manual or DVD or whatever would you recommend for a mechanic that wants to do most of his work himself.
Also where do you put the four arms on a two post lift? Does it need special adapters to use the two post lift?
Third what would cause a new battery to drain down in a week? It just sat there with the top down. The kids were playing the radio not sure they shut the car off correctly. How do you tell the car is completely turned off? Also how do you play radio in accessory mode like a keyed ignition car would?
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OMG a newbie,
I will leave the first two paragraphs for Cadillac Tech.
These are very small batteries, DON'T put the top up or down without turning the car on. Remember the commercial? Do you want your car to turn you on? Radio playing even in accessory mode is a no no too. If your going to let it set for any length of time put a battery tender on it. Accessory mode is the right button under the start button. Have a good one. If it's under warranty take it in and have the battery checked. Once they go down they usually don't hold a good charge and they will put a new one in for you if GM has any money left over from the bailout.
What service manual or DVD or whatever would you recommend for a mechanic that wants to do most of his work himself.
Also where do you put the four arms on a two post lift? Does it need special adapters to use the two post lift?
Third what would cause a new battery to drain down in a week? It just sat there with the top down. The kids were playing the radio not sure they shut the car off correctly. How do you tell the car is completely turned off? Also how do you play radio in accessory mode like a keyed ignition car would?
Thanks
 

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Third what would cause a new battery to drain down in a week? It just sat there with the top down. The kids were playing the radio not sure they shut the car off correctly. How do you tell the car is completely turned off? Also how do you play radio in accessory mode like a keyed ignition car would?
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This might help with the battery issue;

Document ID: 1927847

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#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=bcpi#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=bcpi#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=bcpi#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.
Tip
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 Informationhttp://gsi.xw.gm.com/si/showDoc.do?docSyskey=1927847&from=bcpi#ss4-1927847


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.


</TD><TD align=middle width=42> </TD><TD align=middle width=167>WE SUPPORT VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​
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Also where do you put the four arms on a two post lift? Does it need special adapters to use the two post lift?

See XLR lifting in the XLR Technical section

Bruce :wave:
 

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What service manual or DVD or whatever would you recommend for a mechanic that wants to do most of his work himself.

You can get the factory service manuals @ www.helminc.com

Bruce :cool:
 

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What service manual or DVD or whatever would you recommend for a mechanic that wants to do most of his work himself.

I got mine for less $ through the GM dealer... a little pricey, but is three two inch volumes that have everything imaginable about XLR service - step by step.
 

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