Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, Factory XLR-V Grille on 04-05 XLR in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Does anyone know if the factory mesh XLR-V grill assembly directly fits the 04-05 (non-mesh) models.
What I'd like to ...
Automobile(s): Cadillac 09 CTS and 97 Seveille STS recently sold a XLR
Near Harrisburg PA
Re: Factory XLR-V Grille on 04-05 XLR
I recently swaped out a V grill from automotive concepts took about an hour. When I was at Bowling Green I examined the V grills on V cars it looks like the end of the hood is different where as the AC one is stainless and glues on. I actually like the AC one a little better because of the Stainless vz chrome since the Stainless is poslished you canlt tell the difference. The real difference is the AC one has a black metal backing behind the Cadillc emblem where as the factory one is all mesh. Its more of a personal decision I guess. Good luck either way. Oh ya I did not install the bottom center full stainless grill as I like the blacked out look across the entire bottom. jim
I am almost sure I remember reading some posts where a fellow figured out that it wasn't possible due to the differences in the hood and the front piece.
Do some searching.
I don't have a V here to look at right now to double check.
The V grill will not fit the XLR. The front of the hood is different. You will have to buy an aftermarket instead of a GM V grill. The aftermarket grills are more, around 5 hundred. Over priced if you ask me.