That is also a tough location from a wire and light movement standpoint as the roof is moving. Any light location would be "crunched" into the next layer when the roof is folded into the trunk. The cables would also have to flex to accomodate - obviously that can be done but is another potential problem area.
Asking my dealer? You must be joking. I explain the car to my dealer. And he is explaining the car maybe to GM Switzerland. i.e. I am waiting now over a month for an answer about upgrading the navigation data. So far ............. (The manual says: ask your dealer!). OK, I will ask about these lights. Wondering how long it takes. I keep you informed.
I have to compare the photo against my XLR next time I go outside, but it almost looks like the inner-roof mold line is different in the center. I like the recessed lights though, although I wonder if that decreases head room?
Gearup, can you see the actual light bulbs and tell what type of bulb (LED maybe?)?
Gearup - In case you aren't familiar with Allen (Mr XLR), he is a premier XLR salesman from a dealer in Illinois.
Send him a private email with your VIN, if you don't want to broadcast it.
If there is an answer, he can find it.
Looking at the Cadillac Europe website, I was unable to see any pictures that revealed much different. In addition, they don't have the "build your cadillac" option, so could review the options to see if they are different at all.
Having lived in Europe, I know that the cars sold in Europe and the USA (indepedent of where they orginated - Europe, USA, Asia) can be quite a bit different. It will be curious to see what Allen comes up with.
The two little round lights that Gearup is talking about are not lights, they are actually part of a required intrusion system. Where bumber protection in our country surpasses most other countries because of regulations and insurance costs.
The XLR in question has a intrusion detection system that would sense a change in the interiors cabin motion. If someone broke a window to steal some thing left inside the XLR, the breaking of the glass into the cabin and subsequent reaching inside the car would set off the alarm.
Many other countries take the safety of an individuals private items very seriously. Many luxury vehicles pay huge insurance premiums, one of the factors that goes into that calculation is not only vehicle theft protection but also personal property safety.
By adding the sensors to the XLR, it makes stealing someones belongings less desirable. Many people in other countries can't believe we have cup holders in a car and thus eliminate the concentration on driving!
Hi Allen, Eyedoc and motorboat are absolutely right, you ALWAYS come up with the answer. Thank you. I have tried it out. Leaving the key a couple of feets away, the car really woke up, when I put my hand through the open window. Lights goes on, the horn comes up, etc. (It would not help of course, because nobody cares about the noise, and nobody even turn his head.) I would rather prefer to have the GPS detection system you have in the states. We don't.
But again, thank you very much for your reply. My search for the additional button has stopped now.
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