Originally Posted by fuddyduddy121
I would doubt it... The SSE and SSEi have the variable assist power steering. There is a code for it that appears in your trunk, but I don't know it off hand.
I think back then it was a 2-stage assist: When you go above 20 mph, the assist is decreased (kind of abruptly, actually, if you're taking a curve at the time
I'd say if the parts catalog lists it as optional, the SE probably doesn't have it; the SSE/SSEi does. The 2-stage assist would probably have some obvious electrical connections at the rack or pump; the regular system would not.