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: '95 900 rear panel


Jimmy Mermaid
9th May 2002, 04:57 AM
I have a '95 900 with the rear panel which is the design where the lights are connected across the back of the boot by the red strip and my number plate is below this. I want to try and replace this with the 93 fascia where the number plate is higher between the rear lights.
Can anyone suggest how to go about this ? In terms of cost/where to purchase the replacement parts ?

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rriggs
19th January 2004, 03:34 PM
This is a good question. Can the red panel simply be replaced with a body colour one?

Rog

b dash rian
19th January 2004, 04:34 PM
if nothing else, try a junkyard for a 9-3 of the same color, with no rear end damage, and buy one there

but that is kind of a last ditch effort

Brian

rriggs
20th January 2004, 01:27 PM
Excuse my "currently no Haynes" ignorance but does the panel bolt on and off or have Saab done something more "clever" than that?

Rog

CleveSaab
20th January 2004, 02:14 PM
Yuck. If I had a 9-3 I would want the 900's rear end. :D

rriggs
20th January 2004, 02:25 PM
I don't want the 9-3's rear end - I just want to reduce the amount of red on the back. Looks too mush for me. I've seen a few 900s about with the body colour panel (which model has which?) and think it looks better (IMO).

Rog

AL900S
21st January 2004, 04:45 AM
They changed from body colour to that reflective panel sometime late 1996 for all models. My August 1996 900S has the body coloured panel..I must admit I prefer it to the reflective one especially in black. It should be bolt on bolt off but I have never studied it.

Cheers
Al

Tweek's Turbos
21st January 2004, 08:46 AM
Yuck. If I had a 9-3 I would want the 900's rear end.


AMEN!

http://www.thesaabsite.com/900new/NG900body.htm

Is a place to look at decor panels.

dasaabguy
21st January 2004, 07:16 PM
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Yuck. If I had a 9-3 I would want the 900's rear end.



AMEN!

http://www.thesaabsite.com/900new/NG900body.htm

Is a place to look at decor panels.



I second that!


Cant you just get it painted at a local bodyshop??

Munki
21st January 2004, 07:43 PM
They changed from body colour to that reflective panel sometime late 1996 for all models.
But my 1995 900 has the reflector and...I like it :o

AL900S
23rd January 2004, 04:40 AM
Munki
Someone probably upgraded yours to get the new look. I think the reflector panel was one of the changes Saab introduced late '96 along with larger front seats etc etc..(well according to Parkers anyway!).

cheers
Al