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Important! Inside Door Switch Not Working / Fix.

jts442

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Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Messages
15
Location
Riverview, Florida
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Cadillac XLR - Base
Hello to all the XLR owners out there in our limited world, this may be helpful if someone experiences the same issue that I just had.
This morning I pulled Fred (paint color infra red) out of the garage and the drivers inside door switch would not work. I tried the passenger side from the inside and it worked fine.
Hmmmm, WTF?
After some digging around online I only came up with people replacing the door switch and or door latch for the c6 corvette, there's almost no info on the XLR.
The corvette door switch looks easy enough to replace compared to our XLR's. Eventually I came across a blog where someone indicated that both inside door switches were not working intermittently and it was recommended to change the key fob battery as it sends the signal to the computer with much technical jargon explaining just what happens.
I thought what the heck, changed the key fob battery (2032) and it worked. Wait ... WHAAAAAAT?
Needless to say I was VERY Very relieved, I thought I was going to have to pull the trim panel off just to replace the door switch, or replace the latch which I was not looking forward too.
So if you are having the same issue and made it this far, just replace the key fob battery, I would have never guessed that would be causing this issue. Keep a spare in the side pocket, you never know what else it controls.
On a side note, about a month ago, I took both outside door switches off, took them apart and cleaned them as moisture and humidity starts to degrade the contacts and could be sluggish trying to open, it can be done vs replacing them, also cleaned them up on the outside when done, reinstalled and now they look and work like new.
I hope this helps someone.
Be careful out there and keep smiling.
 

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Brialdo

Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2020
Messages
15
Location
NW Arkansas
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR Base
Hello to all the XLR owners out there in our limited world, this may be helpful if someone experiences the same issue that I just had.
This morning I pulled Fred (paint color infra red) out of the garage and the drivers inside door switch would not work. I tried the passenger side from the inside and it worked fine.
Hmmmm, WTF?
After some digging around online I only came up with people replacing the door switch and or door latch for the c6 corvette, there's almost no info on the XLR.
The corvette door switch looks easy enough to replace compared to our XLR's. Eventually I came across a blog where someone indicated that both inside door switches were not working intermittently and it was recommended to change the key fob battery as it sends the signal to the computer with much technical jargon explaining just what happens.
I thought what the heck, changed the key fob battery (2032) and it worked. Wait ... WHAAAAAAT?
Needless to say I was VERY Very relieved, I thought I was going to have to pull the trim panel off just to replace the door switch, or replace the latch which I was not looking forward too.
So if you are having the same issue and made it this far, just replace the key fob battery, I would have never guessed that would be causing this issue. Keep a spare in the side pocket, you never know what else it controls.
On a side note, about a month ago, I took both outside door switches off, took them apart and cleaned them as moisture and humidity starts to degrade the contacts and could be sluggish trying to open, it can be done vs replacing them, also cleaned them up on the outside when done, reinstalled and now they look and work like new.
I hope this helps someone.
Be careful out there and keep smiling.
I have had this issue with the intermittent release with the driver's door only for about 2 months now. My problem is that the window drops like it is supposed to, but the latch does not release. Was this the behavior you experienced?
 

Brialdo

Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2020
Messages
15
Location
NW Arkansas
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR Base
I had noticed that outside door release was acting wonky as well. I had taken it apart once before, so I took it apart once again. The contacts had shifted and the little rubber tabs that hold it in place were broken off. Replaced the switch and both switches are working without issues.
 

ChicagoDave

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2009
Messages
1,292
Location
Lindenhurst, IL (Far North Chicago Sub)
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Black XLR V, 2005 Black XLR, 2018 XT5 AWD , 2010 Black CTX, 2007 SRX
I was very hopeful, when I saw this post - unfortunately, brand new CR3032 in my key fob and the driver's side door still does not open (very intermittent, sometime up to 10-15 attempts, before it finally opens). And yes, my window does index (drop down a little), but the door latch does not release the door. Because the window does go down a bit, I am questioning if it is, in fact, the inside door switch - could it be the latch itself? Does anyone have any idea? I am experiencing this on my 2005 Base XLR (no issues at all with my 2007 XLR-V). But the outside switch is working perfecting fine (replaced them a few years ago)... so that is why I am questioning if it the latch. I don't even know if the inside door switch is available anymore.
 

mickeytee

Seasoned Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2017
Messages
663
Location
North Atlanta
this interior switch only fits the XLR . If your outside door switch works and your interior one works properly but your fob does not I dotn think it would be your door latch. There is a problem between the fob and the receiver. Try another battery. I have seen new ones be bad or at least check that it is fully new voltage wise. does the fob work the trunk ok?
 

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