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Just purchased a 2014 ELR certified pre-owned from my local dealer. Dark gray metallic over black. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I learn by using (I hate reading manuals), but these are some I couldn't find answers to. This is my first Caddy with the CUE system, so it's a big leap in technology:

1) On my old DTS, the trunk opened all the way up so I could load without having to lift up the trunk lid. Is this not possible on the ELR (when I press the trunk release, it only cracks a little, so I have to lift it up which is a hassle)? The dealer was unsure since they know less about the car than I do since they sold so few of them :p

2) Does any know how to remove the ugly front bumper plate mount? I understand that there are aftermarket plugs available somewhere to plug the holes left.

3) When charging, how do I enable the side mirror lights to glow as only the bubble on the dash lights up green? The dealer and I looked in the settings under energy and couldn't find the option.

4) I heard that the storage compartment door is notorious for not working consistently. I demonstrated this to the dealer and he was baffled and didn't know what to do. I've noticed to get the door to work, I have to reboot the car. Is this just something I need to live with?

5) What is the lifespan of the battery and cost?

6) Just curious, has anyone upgraded their wheels to 22s from the OEM 20s?
 

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Congrats! Mine is red and gorgeous.

1. It is working as designed.
2. I think there is a thread here somewhere.
3. Rtfm. I’ll look up the page number if I get a chance today.
4. I’m guessing you mean the one behind the climate controls. Yes, it is very sensitive. I rarely use it as there is another USB in the center console.
5. 80k or 100k miles warranty. No reports of a battery ever failing.
6. 22s might be overkill. I really like the OEMs.
 

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3. Page 5-55 of the PDF owner's manual. Charge Status Feedback.

Why did you buy an ELR? Dual tailpipes and 22s are usually done on '68 Chevys not modern EVs.
 

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3. Page 5-55 of the PDF owner's manual. Charge Status Feedback.

Why did you buy an ELR? Dual tailpipes and 22s are usually done on '68 Chevys not modern EVs.
1) Wanted a hybrid.
2) The CT6 hybrid was nice but it was time to change to a smaller car to get around in (am selling my DTS sedan which was a great car but it's like driving a boat).
3) IMO, there is nothing in the <$40K price point for hybrids that look as cool as the ELR
 
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