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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lower Grill Replacement

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I got my new lower grill in and I want to replace it. I thought this was going to be a snap fit type of situation, but it appears that the OEN version needs to be unscrewed from behind.

I have an 05 XLR base.

I have searched the threads for instructions, but none to be found. Does anyone know how to replace this?

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The service manual says you must remove the whole front fascia to access the screws, but, if you're only replacing the OEM one with an identical one, you may be able to remove the 2 panels (one on front of the adaptive cruise and the twin next to it - they pop off with a screwdriver) and access it from behind them.
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Like Rich said you can remove the two lenses and reach through the openings and remove the 7mm screws. The 2 at the top are the toughest to get to and remove. If you can get a helper, have them pull out on the front fascia while you remove the screws with a 7mm racheting wrench.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone provide me with the service manual pages in electronic form so I can see.

I guess I would buy a service manual on-line.


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Service Information
2006 Cadillac XLR | XLR (VIN Y) Service Manual | Body | Body Front End | Repair Instructions | Document ID: 1264706
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Fascia Grille Replacement
Removal Procedure
Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement .



Remove the screws attaching the grille to the front fascia.
Remove the fasteners attaching the grille to the fascia.
Remove the grille from the fascia.
Installation Procedure




Position the grille to the fascia.
Install the fasteners that attach the grille to the fascia.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Install the screws that attach the grille to the fascia.
Tighten
Tighten the screws to 2 Nm (18 lb in).

Install the fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement .
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I don't know if this will help,

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