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New door 9-3 1999

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Hello there.
So I have a pretty large bump in my rear right door on my saab 9-3 99 (poor thing) that I got a few years ago but never really fixed. Now the window mechanism has broken too, so I have to tape the window for it to stay up. I figured I might as well replace the entire door. The thing is, I don't really know which doors will fit. I got an offer on a local 9-5 02 door for really cheap, but I have no idea about the fit. Also are there differences in the doors throughout the models (1998-2002)? or will only the 1999 door fit? Is there any list over exactly which doors will fit?

Thank you!
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Now the window mechanism has broken too, so I have to tape the window for it to stay up. I figured I might as well replace the entire door.
The thing about the rear window regulator/mechanism is that they are notorious for failing when they get old (there's a plastic part involved that gets brittle with age) so you may be inheriting a bad or soon-to-fail mechanism in your new door. Just be on the lookout for this and should it fail, it be can be fixed rather easily...;)
 

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BTW - if you get an earlier door so long as you take the wiring harness out of your old door you can put it in the new. Either way - 1994-2002 rear door will fit. I think the wiring itself is the same too - so you should be good. Worst case is you have to change the internal wiring (which btw is a plug that you have to pull out from inside the bottom of the B pillar on the car to unplug).
 
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