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Old 11-05-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hello i am new o the forum and and have three problems.
1 My 1991 bonneville SSE has a problem with the recline button on the 9-way power seats, when i press the button all i feel is a kick in the bottom of the seat, this only happens with the drivers side seat.
2 My power atenna is broke, the nylon sting has snapped. I am wondering how exepensive a replacement is.
3 My SSE has white rims, i have seen others with the gold diamond shaped ones, were these rims only for certain years or were they a special option.

Your help is appreciated
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Hi, Welcome to the Club!

1. someone will chirp in here...

2. One of the Big PPL will get you a part number. then you can go to gmpartsdirect.com for 40% off dealer retail!

3. The Gold Crosslace rims are a special option part of the Gold package on 90 and 91 Bonnevilles only. These rims are not to easy to locate!
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For the rims just find the silver one & paint them gold. That is one option.
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not to many 16" silver crosslace rims were produced on the SE models either.
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but the 15" silver crosslace rims are much easier to find. they came on LE/SE'* 88-91. bonnieboy21 did this very thing. he had a 91 LE and took the 15" silver crosslace rims and painted them gold and put them on his SSE.
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I wish I'd known, I got rid of mine recently- but they were pretty banged up though. But there is a newer rim- that is similalar- it came on 92-99 models- bolt patern is the same. But the benefit- you don't have to worry about the center cap flying off- or getting the center cap period- which is very hard tp find in good shape. Where are you located?
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Mike...since you two fellers have the same ride, show a pic of yours with the bling bling 92-99 stocker chromies on your beast
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i got my replacement antennea at radio shack for 35 bucks i believe, works great, no problems with it since.
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Thanks for the info on the wheels and the antenna,funds permenting i will buy one of those replacement antennas (i am only 16).

I took the seat motor off but i dont know if it was the motor or the cable that goes into the seat?
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Hello i am new o the forum and and have three problems.
1 My 1991 bonneville SSE has a problem with the recline button on the 9-way power seats, when i press the button all i feel is a kick in the bottom of the seat, this only happens with the drivers side seat.
2 My power atenna is broke, the nylon sting has snapped. I am wondering how exepensive a replacement is.
3 My SSE has white rims, i have seen others with the gold diamond shaped ones, were these rims only for certain years or were they a special option.

Your help is appreciated
1. Probably dirt/mechanical binding. If it moves at all, it'* trying. Clean things up in there, last resort, go to a wrecker and get a motor. Most GM'* of your vintage should use the same motor.

2. Power antenna....don't buy the replacment mast for $12 from GM. It won't have the nylon. Only the full assembly will. I suggest a wrecker for that also. That'* what I did about 3 months ago. Jr's3800 can tell you if the 87-91 is compatible with the 92-99, but I'm almost certain it is. That being the case, get one from a 99 if you can. Mine was $30.

3. Bug one of these guys about the wheels
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