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Old 04-14-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Front turn signal lens?

Just bought a 05 XLR both front interior turn signal lens on interior part of assebly look light brownish -yellow in color and looks like they got hot enough to melt and crack the platic lens on both sides any ideas what might have caused this and can the lights be taken apart and exchange just that lens?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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Welcome!

Please go to the Technical Section and look in the Headlight/Running Light Replacement Section (where I tranferred this and your post) for more information on your light issue.

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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Just bought a 05 XLR both front interior turn signal lens on interior part of assebly look light brownish -yellow in color and looks like they got hot enough to melt and crack the platic lens on both sides any ideas what might have caused this and can the lights be taken apart and exchange just that lens?
Let me know if I can get you in touch with Cadillac Customer Assistance. They may also be a valuable resource for this question.


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Old 04-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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Unless you have a unique situation with your DRL bezels, the problem isn't melting, it's called crazing, which is very different. It's purely cosmetic. If they were melting and creating a fire hazard, GM would have put out a recall like they did with the early headlamp sockets. There have been no reports of headlamps turning into crispy critters due to crazed DRL bezels. The early headlamps had orange bezels that reacted to the heat of the bulbs. The replacement lights use a more heat-tolerant, clear bezel material and have orange bulbs.

Funky-looking DRL bezels are a must-inspect item for anyone contemplating the purchase of an 04-06 XLR. Some dealers will replace them -even out of warranty. Your milage may vary. Replacement headlights are nearly a grand each, and require an adapter harness for each side since the new lamps have a different connector. None of this is news. It's been posted on the major XLR forums for years.

Caveat emptor.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:44 AM   #5
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Get with Brent above and get a case # established with Cadillac Customer Care. Mine is an early production '05 (Oct '04) and they are going to split parts and labor with me. They are $1200 retail now - each.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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Granddaddy's Caddy 05 turn signal lens Update

Update about burnt looking lens on my 05 XLR!
Well guess what XLR friends I never expected this, took my car last Sat. to my local Caddy Dealer and they said they would check into it for me, well they never called back, so this morning I call them and and told me John was off today and ask what was the situation. I told him about the lens situation and then he ask for my information, i was thinking he would just have John call me back on Monday, than all of a sudden out of nowhere he says Mr Gouker from complementary of our local dearlership & Cadillac I will have John order them Monday morning and get with you to setup appointment when they come in. I was like WOW THAT AWESOME! Now I must admit I'm surprised But now I must wait see if they do as they say. In case your wondering about the nickname Granddaddy's Caddy just got it from my grand kids. What do you all think Stick and Stay or Kick it Away? : cheers

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Old 04-17-2011, 09:13 AM   #7
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I know! you would think that the lens unit could be split apart and just change that little round lens!
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:20 PM   #10
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Dealer's lastest offer 4-21-11

Dealer called Friday and said they checked into replacement cost and it would be $2900 including installations to me But his supervisor agreed to do the whole replacement for flat fee of $500.00. to keep me as Cadillac customer I thought it was a fair deal so there went ahead and order them. And will call me when there, in about 7-10 days, to setup and install appointment! I guess you must keep working with the dealers and Cadillac customer service and you may find a dealer that will work with you!
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Dealer called Friday and said they checked into replacement cost and it would be $2900 including installations to me But his supervisor agreed to do the whole replacement for flat fee of $500.00. to keep me as Cadillac customer I thought it was a fair deal so there went ahead and order them. And will call me when there, in about 7-10 days, to setup and install appointment! I guess you must keep working with the dealers and Cadillac customer service and you may find a dealer that will work with you!
My dealer just did mine Friday - but they forgot to order the pigtails...those will be in Monday. You might "politely" ask them if they know about the need for the pigtail harness adapters (one each side) and ensure they order them as well...
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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My dealer just did mine Friday - but they forgot to order the pigtails...those will be in Monday. You might "politely" ask them if they know about the need for the pigtail harness adapters (one each side) and ensure they order them as well...
Hey thanks for trying Carter, But I just read your message today and guess what they where doing them today and they called and said they need a different harness for the repair. So it will not be done until tomorrow! Also Friday night install my Windrestictor it has Cadillac XLR lasered on it and bought the light kit also turn's blue and gets brighter when brake are applied really pleased drove to dealers Sunday with the top down helps alot, excellent quailty and looks awesome too and and love night illumination***

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An obvious design flaw/ issue that GM won't acknowledge. I had to pay 800 for mine and they ate the rest...am I happy? Not at all because it was a design flaw....so I always spread the word about the experience.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #14
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Granddaddy's Caddy 05 turn signal lens Update

Went and picked up my xlr with new lens install they look excellent, total bill with tax was $530.00 I'm pleased it that!
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #15
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Went and picked up my xlr with new lens install they look excellent, total bill with tax was $530.00 I'm pleased it that!

I'm real pleased that your light issue has been resolved.

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