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Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, XLR Owners in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Id like to take a moment and call something to your attention. As you know these cars do not have ...
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    Stoneage_Caddy is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    XLR Owners

    Id like to take a moment and call something to your attention.

    As you know these cars do not have Door handles in the sense that most cars do. These are electronicly acutated latches.

    When i worked on the service drive I had 3 diffrent owners tell this terrible story on how after an electrical failure they could not get out of the car. 2 cars had handprints all over the glass where the owner pounded on the glass trying to get out.

    Today i had one of my bodymen angry as hell becuse he could not get into the car, the battery had died over the weekend and the hood was shut. We also didnt have the key for the car, the owner only gave us the fob. Each XLR should have come to you with a key to provide acess to the inside of the car in the event of an electrical failure (under a cover found on the rear bumper). Lucky for me the drivers window was open 2 inches , allowing me to get a rod into the car and open the car via a manual relese.

    While the vast majoirty of XLR owners will never experence this a few of you might.

    So i would like to call to your attention the manual relese handle, it is found just inboard of the door sill plate with a illustration on how to operate the manual relese done in red.

    Apprently this isnt well gone over with owners and techs , ive found myself consulting boath on the XLR and how to get in... in the event of an electrical failure. While i dont own one of this awesome machines i do want to make sure you all know about these faetures should you need them. And to also remeber when bringing your XLR in for service to have the key along with the fob , in case something happens and we need to gain entry into the car.

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    ewill3rd is offline Cadillac Technician
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    Re: XLR Owners

    Good point, not only that but if you have to reprogram the transmitters the key is required to enter programming mode.

    Please, always bring in the key when you have it serviced!

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