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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question New member with question

I'm a new member and had the devil of a time figuring out how to post new messages. Hope this works. I have a 2004 XLR and want to replace the grille with a mesh (V) grille including the lower grille. I understand that cruise control is lost sometimes because the distance sensor is behind the lower grille and covering it with a metal mesh grille disables it. Key word here is sometimes. Has anybody used a mesh grille covering the entire lower grille area and retained cruise control?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 08:25 AM
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Please let me know what you find out and where you found the grille. I've only found the combination upper and small on the bottom. thanks Dan
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 10:57 AM
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You guys should read throough the posts in this section. If I recall correctly there was a few older members who put the full lower grill on and had no problems.

Of course Cadilllac and E&G are two of the vendors whohave these products if you can't turn them up on EBay.



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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Replacement Front Grille

This is a response to XLRPAT re a front grille replacement with a mesh V style grille. This is my second try. This is a very hard forum to use.

The objective is to replace the front grille with a V style grille while retaining full function of the active cruise control. The following is what I did.
-I bought an E&G grille from ebay and installed per the included instructions.
-I also bought a Universal Aluminum Car Mesh Grille 6" X 36" (current ebay listing # 180651529178) for about $5.00. I cut this mesh to the shape and size of the lower opening. I got Chrome Door Edge Guard from Advance Auto and glued it to the edge of the mesh with gasket seal to simulate a frame. I drilled small holes in the lower grille opening side panels and fastened the mesh using small clear zip ties (no, it doesn't rattle). Then I took it out and tested the cruise control. Works fine, fully functional.

I tried to attach a picture and it didn't work and I lost the original message. If you want a picture send me an email at [email protected].
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 03:24 PM
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Front Grill

I have a 2008 XLR with a 2008-V lower mesh grill. I have no problems with my active cruse control. It was a little tricky installing it but with a little tweaking it fit just fine.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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Front Mesh Grill

Oh, I forgot to mention the lower portion of the grill assembly is a GM off a 2008 Cadillac XLR.
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