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I have no idea of where to get the windscreen and noticed the same problem with the lexan one that I made.

I found that attaching it with velcro made it very easy to pop on and off. A 2" piece at the top of each roll bar and about 6" at each end of the bottom, near the roll bar, holds beyond 120.

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It states that you must contact your dealer to order the windscreen. I will ask when I stop by my dealer. I would think about $300.
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I have the plexiglass windscreen - which works great... but I find the reflective material to be annoying at night since headlights reflect in it.

I saw this today:

http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/model/accessory.jsp?model=xlr&year=2007

Which looks like a true OE windscreen - anyone know where I can order one or the part number?
 

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Look back at my past post on modds to my xlr. I made the same looking screen myself. I can sell the same type screen for $100.00.plus shipping. (approx $5 or $6by ups. Thats a lot less than what the dealer will be getting. Any one interested let me know. I made mine 4 inches tall and it works great. With that heigth, you avoid getting the reflection back in the rear view mirror. Anyway, just an idea if anyone is interested. Bill (ocool)
 
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Bill,
I agree that the area between the roll bars is the only area that needs blocking. I would think yours looks more professional, but the one from GM is black mesh, if I have seen this correctly. I copied the pic and blew it up but that didn't help much. I have a new back seat cover coming in shortly because I have a spot that started to wear after 4,000 miles from my wallet when I slide into my seat. I now position myself over the middle of the seat, which isn't easy and drop in rather tan drag my body in, so I shall have no more wear on the new seat back.
This was Tustin Cadillac that agreed it needed to be warranted.........cool?
So when I go in I will check out this windscreen.
Bob


Look back at my past post on modds to my xlr. I made the same looking screen myself. I can sell the same type screen for $100.00.plus shipping. (approx $5 or $6by ups. Thats a lot less than what the dealer will be getting. Any one interested let me know. I made mine 4 inches tall and it works great. With that heigth, you avoid getting the reflection back in the rear view mirror. Anyway, just an idea if anyone is interested. Bill (ocool)
 

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Thats interesting, check it out and let me know if it's a mesh or what? I would think it fastens between the roll bars like mine also. It's probably professionally made, I'll be interested in how much they want for it. Keep us posted on what you find out. Bill
 

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The price will be $625 (the cars are overpriced, why not the windscreen too?) but won't be available for another four to six weeks. The dealer didn't have any information about how they are attached or exactly what they are made of.
 

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The price will be $625 (the cars are overpriced, why not the windscreen too?) but won't be available for another four to six weeks. The dealer didn't have any information about how they are attached or exactly what they are made of.
$625?! Good God!
 

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This from the same company that told us a windscreen of any type was not needed (and would not help) on the XLR.
 

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Factory Accessory Windscreen

The reason the windscreen is coming out is from XLR owners like everyone on the forum that let their feelings known that they wanted one. So GM contracted with an engineering company to design one to be installed with a carry case when not in use.

It will be a mesh screen similar to the material that is on the deflector in front of the SRX sunroof when opened, thus allowing some air to pass through the unit. It will simply slide over the roll bars and secured with a buckel and snap design. It is a good looking piece and doesn't take away from the looks of the vehicle.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

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The reason the windscreen is coming out is from XLR owners like everyone on the forum that let their feelings known that they wanted one. So GM contracted with an engineering company to design one to be installed with a carry case when not in use.

It will be a mesh screen similar to the material that is on the deflector in front of the SRX sunroof when opened, thus allowing some air to pass through the unit. It will simply slide over the roll bars and secured with a buckel and snap design. It is a good looking piece and doesn't take away from the looks of the vehicle.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

Thank you
Allen
So its really going to cost $625?! I thought you just said that GM was *listening*! :D
 
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Do you remember the name of the company and could we maybe look them up on the E and get them cheaper. And while I'm at it, why do all the cheap cars have these and cold/warm cup holders and I-pod connections and we pay outrageous prices for this damn car that just wouldn't start today and they have no clue as to why not and still cannot get it started. Mechanics my ass.
This from the same company that told us a windscreen of any type was not needed (and would not help) on the XLR.
 
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Funny thing...........my cash goes in my side pocket. It's all those gift cards, credit cards, health cards, carwash cupons, "Very little", black book and stuff like that.
Bob:

I sure wish MY WALLET was fat enough to cause a wear spot on my interior!!!!

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I also have a plexi glass screen that is maddening wit the reflexion and shadows., I ordered one of these windscreens from the dealer they want $850.00 where did you see $625.00. Also when I spoke to the parts guy he never heard of the windscreen I knew more about it then him anyway it has been a month since I ordered it, still no windscreen???? I did read a post down lower that it was'nt coming out until 6 to 8 more weeks so looks like May ??
 

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I also have a plexi glass screen that is maddening wit the reflexion and shadows., I ordered one of these windscreens from the dealer they want $850.00 where did you see $625.00. Also when I spoke to the parts guy he never heard of the windscreen I knew more about it then him anyway it has been a month since I ordered it, still no windscreen???? I did read a post down lower that it was'nt coming out until 6 to 8 more weeks so looks like May ??
do you have a wear spot on your seat too?:rolleyes
 

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The GM windscreen is mesh, not plexiglass. The dealer looked up the price and, as I said previously, it should be available in four to six weeks.
 

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The reason the windscreen is coming out is from XLR owners like everyone on the forum that let their feelings known that they wanted one. So GM contracted with an engineering company to design one to be installed with a carry case when not in use.

It will be a mesh screen similar to the material that is on the deflector in front of the SRX sunroof when opened, thus allowing some air to pass through the unit. It will simply slide over the roll bars and secured with a buckel and snap design. It is a good looking piece and doesn't take away from the looks of the vehicle.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

Thank you
Allen
Allen, will it be the same nylon mesh that they use for the Saabs? The price doesn't surprise me, the Saab screen was $550
 
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