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I have a 2006 xlr.
yesterday i was at the dealership and i noticed another xlr 2004 05 ( xm on trunk lid) I noticed that when he put his top down, it went down faster than mine.
can i speed mine up?

any advice guys?


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It looks that way when your watching some one Else's, but they all go up or down in 29 seconds. I wouldn't mess with that. that top is to technical to be changing gears.
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hey nate : just a note. i've had my XLR for about five months now and have had no problems untill recently.
for the first few of months i was constantly putting it up and down showing off the ballet and never so much as a hic-up. it really is quite impressive.
when i first picked up the car the sales staff at the dealership stressed that it was important to make sure that you complete the TOP UP or TOP DOWN function with out interuption.:nono
however ; i found that it was much easier to clean the inside of the rear window with the roof part way open. it wasn't long after that that my roof got stuck .
i took it in for service where they reprogramed the roof sequence. the dealer told me that the roof "re-learns" it's position every time that it goes up and down. what a smart car !
fortunatly for me that when it got stuck i was able to bleed off the presure at the pump to close the trunk and secure the roof.
however , the owners manual states that there is a crank handle in the storage compartment in the trunk ,i didn't need it. but i could not find it . can anyone out there tell me where it is or am i just missing it.
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If its working, count your blessings!

standby said:
It looks that way when your watching some one Else's...
Bob
:glol :glol :glol :glol

Ain't that the truth! Especially when you pull up to a red light and want it to go down before the green...

It is actually a hydraulic circuit. A pump (located in the left well of the trunk) pumps oil at a specific and fixed rate (cc's per minute). Two hydraulic cylinders that operate the top have a given volume change between the open and closed positions. As standby points out, it takes 29 seconds to move the fluid in or out of the cylinders.

Don't monkey with it, unless you are a very serious mechanical engineer. Its kinda sensitive. :angel
 

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we gotta be to 60 mph is under 5 seconds, but will just sit there for 29 seconds for the top to open
....what is wrong with this picture:skep
 

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pontooncrazy1 said:
however , the owners manual states that there is a crank handle in the storage compartment in the trunk ,i didn't need it. but i could not find it . can anyone out there tell me where it is or am i just missing it.
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Look in the well on the right side of the trunk. It's not a crank. More like a right angle allen wrench. This is used to lock the top back in place, so you don't get the dreaded "Top not secure" message.

If you look just aft of your rearview mirror, you will find a little circular cover.

Pop that off, and the tool fits in there. It takes a pretty good "hoof" to get a satisfying "click" to lock the top in place. You can help yourself a little by multitasking - pulling down on the top with your free left hand.

Make sure after you bleed off the pressure from the pump, you give it a few minutes for everything to equalize. Tugging on that top against residual pressure in cylinders could spring a hinge. With that trunk jacked up you have a bunch of mechanical advantage.

Now if you can do all that while chewing gum, when its 104 and raining, my hat is off to you, amigo. That would mark you as a Pro. :D

If you don't find the tool, ask your dealer.
 

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Thanks : The wrench is not in there. When i asked about it at the dealer they weren't sure of the location either and the tech actually said if it gets stuck.... "don't even attemped and to throw a tarp over the whole thing" !!!! ?:confused
 
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