Cadillac XLR Service Battery Charging System: How to Fix

The Service Battery Charging System warning message is a common issue encountered in the Cadillac XLR, and many other modern GM vehicles. When this message appears, it indicates that there is a problem with your XLR’s charging system that needs immediate attention. In many cases, you might also notice an amber, yellow, or red battery … Read more

Cadillac XLR Radio Stopped Working: Causes + How to Fix

Has the radio in your Cadillac XLR stopped working?  If so, there are three common causes for this issue.  They are a blown fuse, loose or corroded wiring, and a problem with the radio itself. If your radio comes on but isn’t working, this article will cover that too: Please jump to the section that’s … Read more

Cadillac XLR Rattling Coming From Behind: Causes + Diagnosis

If you hear your Cadillac XLR rattling when going over bumps, this sound could be caused by various issues, from minor to more serious.  Here, we’ll explore the potential causes of the rattling sound in your car and offer possible solutions. The most common reason for a rattling noise when hitting bumps is a loose … Read more

Cadillac XLR Parking Brake Stuck: Causes + How to Fix

There’s nothing worse than finding out your Cadillac XLR’s parking brake is stuck, especially when you’re ready for the day. The good news is this problem can be easily fixed with some simple steps. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of a stuck parking brake in the Cadillac XLR and how to get your … Read more

Cadillac XLR Heater Only Works While Driving: 5 Common Causes

If your Cadillac XLR’s heat only works when driving, there are five leading causes you should check.  They are low coolant, air pockets, a bad heater core, an airlocked cooling system, and a malfunctioning thermostat. We’ll start with the easy-to-check common problems and work our way to the harder-to-deal-with rarer issues that could be affecting … Read more

Cadillac XLR Check Engine Light On: Why and What to Do

The check engine is the most common warning light that appears in the Cadillac XLR’s instrument cluster.  Well over half of this site’s content is related to solving the various reasons why the check engine light comes on. The good news is that the check engine light indicates that there are Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) … Read more

Cadillac XLR Soft Brake Pedal Causes

If your Cadillac XLR has a soft brake pedal, it is a sign of a serious brake system issue. It’s usually caused by air entering the system in some way through a leak.  This article covers the six most common causes of a soft brake pedal as well as a solid diagnostic order if you … Read more

Cadillac XLR Service Theft Deterrent System: Causes + Reset Procedure

Most GM vehicles built in the last 20+ years have a theft deterrent system, that includes the Cadillac XLR.  Depending on the model year, your car’s theft deterrent system disables the fuel pump, ignitions system, or starter if unauthorized access is detected.   When your vehicle XLR theft deterrent system message, the system will not let … Read more

Cadillac XLR Alarm Keeps Going Off: Causes + How to Fix

Your Cadillac XLR’s alarm system is designed to detect potential intruders, keep its contents safe, and keep them from driving your car away. However, it is not uncommon for a car alarm to go off, or keep going off, for no apparent reason– also known as false or “nuisance alarms”.  This article will discuss some … Read more

Cadillac XLR Key Fob Not Working: 5 Common Causes

If your Cadillac XLR’s key fob is not working, the most common reason is a dead battery. Followed by water damage or fob failure.  Below, we’ve listed everything you need to do to get your car’s fob working again. A dead battery is the most common reason a Cadillac XLR’s key fob fails. Table of … Read more