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Cadillac XLR Forum Discussion, Side Windows in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; just got a 2004 about a month ago and notice a distortion on the side windows, especially when wet. Service ...
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    faster than gum is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Side Windows

    just got a 2004 about a month ago and notice a distortion on the side windows, especially when wet. Service department said it is from factory tint and all XLRs have the same thing. This does not seem right, anyone else have this issue? This is my first post and I hope I am not beating a dead horse. I really enjoy this car more than I have had in the past.

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    Re: Side Windows

    Can you explain what you see. Is it like a bunch of little rainbow squares that form a checker pattern across the whole window.

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    Re: Side Windows

    When I have my polarized glasses on I can see a bit of the distortion from the tint but not as much as I see on Toyota's and Chryslers, similar to what Boombotz is describing. Without the glasses I'm not seeing any distortion, even when wet.

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    Re: Side Windows

    the pattern looks like when you are driving and turn on the windshield washer and it flows unto your side windows (a flame like shape). It looks normal from a distance but shows up when you are near or it get wet.

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    Re: Side Windows

    That does not sound normal. Did they do an aftermarket tint on your side windows?

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    Re: Side Windows

    Jetboy, no after market tint, it almost looks like it is two pieces of glass with these layer in between. I have it at the service department now for something else. When they call me to pick it up, i'm going to get the service manager (new) and have him do a show and tell. MY corvette had a similair problem with the windshield and Chevy replaced it

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    Re: Side Windows

    Sounds like they may have some delamination. Probably won't get any beter on their own. Good luck and let us know if they come through for you.

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