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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:50 pm 
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Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
So this summer I plan on doing the upgrades required to convert the interior over from the SE to the SSE. I am also looking at maintaining the interior color combination and the current cloth style interior.
This summer will include:
Replacing/powerwashing the factory carpet. (Completed)
Replacing the factory windshield.(current one has a split in it) with the SSE style one for the HUD. (Completed)
Installing factory HUD (Completed)
Installing fully functional factory U50 Cluster (Completed)
Installing GM U85 8 speaker sound system (Completed)
Reworking speaker deck to work with U85 Speakers (Completed)
Replacing current seats with AL7s(reupholstered). (Completed)
Adding an auto-diming rear view mirror. (Completed)
Add Aux input to factory radio. (Completed)

Also looking at replacing the exhaust system. But this will depend on time.. (On Hold)



Stay tuned.....

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INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:22 am 
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Updates.

I was able to find two '96 SSE(one red, one black) in the salvage yard and was able to source the following:

U85 rear deck speakers and door speakers from the black one. $25
U85 speaker grilles from the red car. $15

Chassis Wiring harness from red car. $55
U50 Cluster and Dash assembly from red car. $75

The dash and HUD panel that I was able to get ahold of was black. So I repainted it to match my interior combination.
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While waiting for the paint to dry, I also was able to get the interior striped and the carpet power washed. I was amazed how clean the carpet came with the power washer.
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One thing that I noted before moving forward on the this project was that the A/C did not work. I have a code stored in the HVAC module for a failed mix door actuator. I had my suspicions on what the failure was and sure enough, a gear was split in the actuator.ImageImage

Stay tuned, more will be coming shortly.....

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INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Well, I was able to get the chassis harness installed this weekend. However, I ran into a minor problem. The harness that I was able to get out of the yard was missing all of the connectors for the front lights,fans,coolant level sensor etc. Somebody previously cut them off. However, I was able to find out that Vintage Parts still had a GM new one in stock. So made the purchase and I now have a GM-New chassis harness installed in the Bonneville. With the new chassis harness installed, I was able to install the dash and perform the initial power-up of the dash.
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Which to my surprise, everything on the dash work 100% And the really awesome parts is that the HUD is 100% functional!!!
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With the HUD functional, I have now removed the windshield (The original had a split in it due to rust under the glass) and added in the wiring to run the auto darkening mirror. While waiting for the glass to show up, I created a stand alone harness for the U85 rear speaker assemblies.
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I also worked on reworking my rear deck panel so that the speaker housings would accept the larger speaker grilles.
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New Speaker grilles.
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Speaker Grilles now Painted to Match
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Original Rear Deck
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Reworked Speaker Deck
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Old Vs New.

Stay Tuned

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INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:16 pm 
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A NEW chassis harness? :eek2:

That's awesome. Not even kidding.

Nice progress.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:04 am 
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Nice! Great work on the harness. - BC

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Updates, Updates.
So for any of you who would like to take on a project like this, I have some additional information about the chassis harness. For a '96, you will be looking for GM P/N 12175719. However, last time I checked, vintage parts only has one more new GM one. But there may be more out there that are not in the system.
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So in other news, I have just received my newly skinned AL7 Seats.
The Originals
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And the new covers.
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I was able to get the almost stand alone harness out of the black '96 that was in the yard. Total cost to get new seat covers made was around $450 a seat incase anyone else has similar ambitions.
During the weekend I was also able to swap the radio out for the 7-band version AND added an Aux port to the radio. The neat part I think is the fact that I can now get XM radio to play over the speakers in the car.
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The last piece of these updates was the glass, the original one had a split in it and needed to be replaced. So, I had the the "HUD Shaded" version installed. The main difference that I noticed was that with the plain glass, the HUD appeared in "double vision" whereas with the new glass meant for the HUD, it is perfectly clear.
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INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:05 pm 
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Not knocking the seats as they look great!, but you might have found really nice used seats for much less. Just an observation as I wouldn't mind having the seats in my '92 redone (if it was running to my satisfaction) as I have considered it. I am enjoying the thread. - BC

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Nice progress.

Who did you go through to get the seats reskinned?

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:41 am 
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Erickson auto trim for the seats.Out of menasha,wi.

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INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:20 pm 
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great job so far!! My sister had them do the seats for her car after she wrecked it a few winters ago and the did one *dang* good job! Man you guys are way out classing me with these great works compared to my simple little stuff lol! keep it up!!

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Hey great job with the car, even though I probably can't ever use this information, I find it awesome that you are doing such a transformation. Keep it up.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Very nice! I love the way the seats turned out. Thanks for sharing. - BC

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