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Roof wont work

benny

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Location
roanoke va.
My XLR/V(s)
2005 xlr
will roof not work at all if fluid is on the min. line? Just got car and valet switch is in right spot and support pad in trunk is correct. Just ordered fluid . When I press the switch for roof nothing happens. I can lift it but is very hard or heavy. List of check points or order would be great. Thanks
 

pure zen

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Joined
Mar 12, 2014
Messages
841
Location
AZ
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
"will roof not work at all if fluid is on the min. line?"

Good place to start, and see what happens after you ad fluid...
Good luck, p z
 

IAN

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Feb 19, 2015
Messages
496
Location
Province of Québec
My XLR/V(s)
2004 silver XLR
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Workshop manual fashback-tech eBay $35. on CD all XLR pretty complete

IAN
 

long Tall Sally

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Sep 11, 2018
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Location
Aiken SC
My XLR/V(s)
2008 xlr dove gray
ccclark would be most interested in your repairs. he is into all that sort of thing.
 

IAN

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496
Location
Province of Québec
My XLR/V(s)
2004 silver XLR
HI LTS.

That is OK with me, that what he is saying on previous memo and hope that it is not now with thunderbird.
Thanks for the message, at least i know that he must had the chance to read my comments and seens to be partly favorable with the conversion that i have done.
You have also probably read my comment to PZ and got in contact with CCClark.

IAN
 

benny

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Feb 5, 2019
Messages
32
Location
roanoke va.
My XLR/V(s)
2005 xlr
thanks everyone. I will order manual if I can find it. Just looking for the problems that seem to go wrong first.
 

rexster314

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Oct 2, 2015
Messages
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Location
West Columbia, Texas
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Base Infrared
You never answered my question. Are you getting any message in the DIC? That would help with diagnosing your problem
 

ccclarke

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Location
Uncanny Valley, New England
My XLR/V(s)
2013 Graphite Metallic XTS Platinum
If no operation and no DIC msg, verify all top-related fuses. If the same symptoms persist, verify the Folding Top Contol Switch is working.

CC
 

IAN

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Feb 19, 2015
Messages
496
Location
Province of Québec
My XLR/V(s)
2004 silver XLR
HI Benny.

I admire your determintion as in trying to solve the roof problem is not an easy repair, when i purchase my XLR in 2011 at a GM dealer the trained thecnictian had a lot of problem to come up with fine repair.

The XLR is a computorise car conception to be mostly repair by yhe cadillac dealers, this captive cars his data has to be update frequently, similar of your PC window10.

If your car is not up date, even if you get succesful to fix it, you will end anyway to the dealers to update the top software.

The photos that i send you previously is showing the rear module that is the brain of the top, is the connectors covered with blue depots… yes, then what ever you try the top will not work, is your pump gets power, if no then again your chances are very low.

I know that going to the dealers many of us dont like it, with my experience it cost more, but finally the different is not always so big…. as you get the most update of your cars, the very expensive components still mostly available from the dealer.

Good luck man.

IAN
 

jjhulbert

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Joined
Jan 2, 2019
Messages
4
Location
milwaukee,wisconsin
My XLR/V(s)
2005
My roof stop working and trunk lid doesn't open. When parked something is draining battery. Cadillac dealer says water got on or into module, will cost several thousand to repair. Trying to decide if I should get rid of it or pay to get it fix.
 

IAN

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Feb 19, 2015
Messages
496
Location
Province of Québec
My XLR/V(s)
2004 silver XLR
Hi JJhulbert.

That depend how much you like the car, if you decide to sell, it would be fair to have it evaluated by your Cadillac preferred dealer for the repairs to be made, may be finally it would be not that much accordingly to your available budget, and spring time is just around the corner,

When selling a car it is fair that the buyer would be informed of the repairs cost and supplyi him with a copy of the estimate.

The repairs should fairly reflect on the selling price, that is not always the case, the dealers usely apply this fair action.

Is your car a hi mileage XLR, was it involve in some accidents or flood, if so, its your decision to take.

Good luck.

IAN
 

David_B

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Aug 31, 2014
Messages
446
Location
SE Michigan
My XLR/V(s)
N/Z
Read the owners manual and try a window re-index. The top won't go down if the computer doesn't know where the windows are (up or down). A good indication it's that is your window(s) don't go down a little when you open the door.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
DFW
Thank you !! Tried no response from the re-indexing no message from Dic nothing. Open trunk no message on dic
 

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