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Been thinking about the shop manuals. I do a lot of work on my own cars, and I always buy a Bentley manual, but of course there isn't one for the ELR (nor for the Volt!).

I see lots of GM-published physical 4-volume shop manuals for sale on eBay for $475-ish. Pricey, possibly worth it if you go in on it with a few people.

Today I see this: 2014 Cadillac ELR Service Manual Set (Price: $375.00 -- In Stock - Reproduction of Original Publication)

I've seen others swear by Helm, Inc., and they state on their website that they're "factory authorized", and the manuals are supposed to be reproductions of the factory manuals. Anyone else looked into this? Opinions on Helm, Inc?

--Chris

PS-- 10 months of ownership now. Closing in on 25,000 miles, zero problems. 105 mpg overall average.
 

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Helm is the publisher for GM FSMs. I have them for many of my cars. That's a hefty price, though, the last few I got were on sale for under $100. Lately, I just use ProDemand...
 

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I have been buying manuals with them since 1975 when they were Lansing Lithographers. I own all the GM service manuals of my present Equinox and of my past three GM cars. Now you can probably get a CDROM or DVD-ROM version (probably in PDF) as I now have for my Equinox. I trust Helm as the best, so the cost will be justifed and recovered when you start using the manuals.

Edit: some of the DVD-ROM manual sets require keeping the disk in the drive for accessing, which is slow. I have one manual set and there is a way to download all of the DVD-ROM to your hard drive for quicker access (in my computer I have a SSD that boots WIndows 10 in seven seconds!). The trick is to create a new disk partition (you can create this under Windows) that can hold the entire DVD-ROM (probably as big as 8 GB), format it (get a new drive letter), then copy all the files from the DVD-ROM to that new drive. Follow the given instructions to install the special service program but do it from the new drive, not from the DVD-ROM. Now you can keeep the original DVD-ROM safe.
 
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