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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question paint issue in one spot

I had a small spot on the roof that when I bought the car that looked like a small rock chip on the paint. I have had the roof painted twice in the last few weeks and they even ground the area filled it in and then repainted it. The small hole in the paint keeps coming back in the same spot. It is very tiny, about the size of a pea, but it drives me crazy. Any ideas? The cadillac body shop in town, mentioned taking the headliner out, drilling out that area, filling it with a plug and repainting it. They think some acid or maybe even brake fluid from the car above when it was initially shipped could be the culprit.... HELP !!!
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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similar problem

Hi, Where is the reoccuring chip located on the top. Mine was about 3 inches in about 2 feet back from the front. After two repaints the dealer found that one of the screws from the trunk assembly was hitting the top while the top was retracted.

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Hi, Where is the reoccuring chip located on the top. Mine was about 3 inches in about 2 feet back from the front. After two repaints the dealer found that one of the screws from the trunk assembly was hitting the top while the top was retracted.

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That was going to be my assumption. Something happening when the top is down. Mine had a small spot also, but I have fixed it and it hasn't returned.

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You guys are dead on!!!!

I mentioned this to the XLR plant manager last year during our tour and walked over to the line and showed him the screw stud that was doing it. (He's retired now--I think)

It seems that the top does not fully go down in the trunk and lock in place. It goes far enough for the top down software to think it's "OK" to go to the next phase of putting the top down though. I think later software updates may correct this issue. (I could let the top go to the phase and then lift the top up enough that if the top was not secured and the trunk lid was down and you went over a bump it would "hit" the screw.

RECOMMENDED: IF you keep having this problem see if you have the latest top software to control ups and down and the solenoid switches.

IF you are going to Bowling Green they can do it there.

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You guys are the best !!!!

This is exactly what the problem is with mine. I just called the shop and they are thrilled you guys new the issues.

Now, since I am certified, will the software update be covered under warranty? Is it possible for my local dealer to install these updates? I will be going to BG, but I hate to wait until then.
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They certainly should be able to; and for FREE!!

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i had the same problem, as i didnt know before why this happend....it means this problem is due to manufacture so that it requires to be fixed under warranty...
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can anyone provide picuture so that we can raise issue to GM at once...
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can anyone provide picture so that we can raise issue to GM at once...
I will take a picture tonight.
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I have the pictures, but cannot figure out how to put them on this forum....
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IF YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM take your car to your dealer so they can fix it.

Just explain the issue to them and get them to load out the software. They may also need to replace some switches too that aren't working as well as they should.

After it is fixed and the top is working to your satisfaction then get the top paint work done. That way it will only have to be done once.

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IF YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM take your car to your dealer so they can fix it.

Just explain the issue to them and get them to load out the software. They may also need to replace some switches too that aren't working as well as they should.
That is what I did. The local dealer fixed the spot and repainted the top twice, before I posted the problem on this forum. As soon as I posted the problem on this forum, other forumites were able to identify the problem that the dealer had not. Which makes sense, if you read above, other people had multiple repaints before the culprit was identified.

My problem is this: The lady at the service department of the local dealership opened a book, when it did not show this problem as a recall issue she looked at me with a blank stare. I explained the whole issue and what needed to be done to fix it and still got the same stare. They are supposed to look into it and call me back, but I have not heard from them.

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Did you stare back and then say "WHAAAAAAAAT". Then say "fix it or talk to my attorney".
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That is what I did. The local dealer fixed the spot and repainted the top twice, before I posted the problem on this forum. As soon as I posted the problem on this forum, other forumites were able to identify the problem that the dealer had not. Which makes sense, if you read above, other people had multiple repaints before the culprit was identified.

My problem is this: The lady at the service department of the local dealership opened a book, when it did not show this problem as a recall issue she looked at me with a blank stare. I explained the whole issue and what needed to be done to fix it and still got the same stare. They are supposed to look into it and call me back, but I have not heard from them.
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Eek Who needs a Tech Bulletin?

Many of us got the same blank stare when we took our XLR in for headlight replacement due to melted lenses. I believe that over a dozen of us went to the dealerships after RII and they all ultimately changed them out, but there was no Tech Bulletin or Recall on the headlights melting either.

Who ever has photos as to the location and detail, please post. I want to identify the possible problem if was to occur. I've had so many software updates, I was probably covered, but I'm still curious as to the location.
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Who ever has photos as to the location and detail, please post. I want to identify the possible problem if was to occur. I've had so many software updates, I was probably covered, but I'm still curious as to the location.
i sent the photos to SilverX to post for me. I could not figure out how to upload them.

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