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Old 03-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #11
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Does your car have " LE " on the B pillars?
Emblem is missing

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Also does you vin start as 1G2HX or 1G2HZ ?
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Where do you guys get the RPO info?
Ok you have an LE Bonneville...

The RPO info has been a long process of research... Some of the RPO'* come from various GM Guides... Other sites... And in some cases the older Service manuals had a lot of the RPO'* listed..

In other cases we get info from the members... And at times we fins a build sheet or 2 and that helps to a large degree... For a while now I have felt that its about time for me to do more research on the RPO'*.. Its all good and interesting information..

And if you mean where do you find the codes.... They are on the Spare tire cover

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One word of advice. Whenever aiming ot rely on the RPO codes check the sticker VIN# to your VIN# on the windshield as a double check. Many find this a good exercise with an older vehicle where the spare tire cover may have been replaced for any number or reasons.

Usually you have the right one...it'* good to double check though.
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One word of advice. Whenever aiming ot rely on the RPO codes check the sticker VIN# to your VIN# on the windshield as a double check. Many find this a good exercise with an older vehicle where the spare tire cover may have been replaced for any number or reasons.

Usually you have the right one...it'* good to double check though.
Very good piece of advice Bill... I agree

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I tried on my 97 to use the door sticker. Someone had peeled it and my belief is the door was replaced.

The dash plate is the only thing I would rely on for the vin.
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I know where it is on my car, I was looking for information on how to decode it myself, without having to post my whole list. Also it would be good information to have when I go to the salvage yard looking for parts.
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Top of this page.... " Tech Info " Look at Specs and general info... The RPO list is there...

There are a few places on the net that list RPO'*, But over the years I have had a hard enough time trying to keep it together..

Good Luck

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Also remember some times the RPO codes can mean something else in different models and different years.

Over the years I've found a couple of good ones...

http://www.73-87.com/chevy_ids/rpomenu2.htm

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http://www.nastyz28.com/rpomenu.html

And of course theres the one here...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=13

Thanx for the help on the ones I didn't know.

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Cactus Doug, what month was your car built?
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Can't read the door tag...

Can that info be gotten from the VIN# or the RPO Tag?

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Can't read the door tag...

Can that info be gotten from the VIN# or the RPO Tag?

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Doug, do me another Favor.... Peel up the carpet and insulation near the jack box in the trunk and see if there is a build sheet hidden in there... I found the build sheet on both of my 91'* there... one built 9/90 and the other 10/90... Wonder if you have a build sheet too

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