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Old 04-24-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
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I need to buy a book... to work on my Bonnie but I hear from people different types of books,, Does anybody know wich truely is the Book to buy for a Bonneville 99 SSEi to find all answers on how to do anything on the car from A thru Z. If am working in the electrical, or mechanical, front wheel or rear, body, timming, replacing parts, parts, interior, etc. In another words everything I want to know about the car, everything please anyone.

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Nothing beats picking up the factory manual, sometimes you can find them on Ebay. Some members have had some success in picking that up. However, the Chiltons manal is a great substitute. It is very comprehensive and affordable.

Haynes is acceptable, but 3rd in my list. Its not as detailing as Chiltons.

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The factory manual, sometimes available on ebay, but always available directly from www.helm.com .

I would highly recommend it.
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Yes, but what is the name or merchandise # of the book, or CD i should go by when to order or at chiltons, ebay or helms. I don't want to get the wrong one instead i want to pay once for the best one, that will provide me all the info i need when it comes to work on my car. I don't want to also be stuck in a middle of a project.

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I like Haynes better than Chiltons because all the Chiltons books I've seen try to cover too many models or years at once. For example, I inherited a Chilton book when I bought an old 5 series BMW, and the stupid book covered the 3'*, 5'* and 7'*, and didn't do a good job of any of them. The only exception is that sometimes the Chilton book had a helpful pic that the Haynes didn't.
As cheap as these books are, ($14-$15) just go to a parts store and buy both the Chiltons and Haynes books. Then find the shop manual for your car too and you'll be all set.
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This is the factory manual that you need... Brand new

http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...UU2J01VHWE7XE7

Sometimes you can find these on Ebay.
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Originally Posted by fuddyduddy121
This is the factory manual that you need... Brand new
Yeah, what he said!

I ordered mine using the coupon in the back of my owner'* manual, back in '96 when the car was three years old, pretty much like yours is now, and Helm sent me not only the two-volume set of manuals for the '93 Bonneville but also a new owner'* manual, vinyl glovebox pouch for it, cassette tape introducing me to my new '93 Bonneville (kind of pointless since the car has a CD player, but it'* the thought that counts), and a new plastic wallet-card ignition key blank (also pointless, since the VATS system requires keys with resistor pellets). Definitely get the factory manuals; they'll pay for themselves real quick.
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