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Just need a quick answer. Have an '03, found an 05 bumper for sale. Will it work? I know the headlight squirters are different - are they interchangeable?

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Just need a quick answer. Have an '03, found an 05 bumper for sale. Will it work? I know the headlight squirters are different - are they interchangeable?

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Interchangable yes - not sure about the pop ups vs the warts. You could always change the pipes to put them on the warts instead.
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I'm at work at this moment but this evening I could check the part numbers. Yesterday I worked on a 9-3 ('03) bumper and the hole for the squirter seemed rather large for a bumper with warts. I think they are different. But I can check for you.
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That would be great, thank you.
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Uh.... I dont see why not, but why would you want to? Or need to?
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Part numbers are different

2003 ; 127 87 218
2003 ; 127 69 709 Two different numbers for 2003, both for bumper covers (with pop up headlight washers) that can be painted. I can't figure out what the difference between the two is, but in the latter there is the following reference to a news bulletin; PartNo : 12769708: See PI 08-1-2006, Hot News Second Line Bumper Covers 9-3, Issue 2005-12-29.

2004 - 2006 ; 128 64 116 One number for the covers with warts.
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Uh.... I dont see why not, but why would you want to? Or need to?
Are you serious?

I have an 03. Bumper is damaged. Found an 05 for sale. Wondering if it will work. It's pretty simple.
ANyway, thanks for checking fulmar. I guess I'll keep looking.
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I would seriuosly consider the 05 bumper and change the washer system. The 03 pop up things are pretty vulnerable I think.

I saw one on ebay. This is the 2004 up type (upper) and it's definitely different. The hole for the wart is smaller than in the 2003 type (below).


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Hmm, I see.
Where could I find the wart style washers though?
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Where you get your bumper? Otherwise this may help. I have no experience with this site http://www.car-part.com/
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Are you serious?

I have an 03. Bumper is damaged. Found an 05 for sale. Wondering if it will work. It's pretty simple.
ANyway, thanks for checking fulmar. I guess I'll keep looking.
Hahaha, it makes more sense now. You didnt say anything about it being damaged so i thought you were doing it just for the hell of it.
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instead of buying a replacement bumper, you should just buy the RealCar bumper from genuinesaab
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