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    Post Help with a few things please

    Hi, Ive had my BLS for a couple of months now and need to know a few things as nowhere else on the internet (that I have found) has even close t oan asnwer.

    1. is it possible to put for example a CTS grille on the bls? (or any metal Cadillac mesh for that matter)
    2: Is it possible to get xneon headlights?
    3: my (manual) gear knob has come off but no other aftermarket replacement fits
    4: The BLs I purchased has some crappy aftermarket alloys on that I want to change, but cannot find anywhere the original ones

    I think that's all I can think of for now but any response is much appreciated. I live in south east England if that helps atall.

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    Re: Help with a few things please

    ????

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    Re: Help with a few things please

    Quote Originally Posted by SRumble View Post
    Hi, Ive had my BLS for a couple of months now and need to know a few things as nowhere else on the internet (that I have found) has even close t oan asnwer.

    1. is it possible to put for example a CTS grille on the bls? (or any metal Cadillac mesh for that matter)
    2: Is it possible to get xneon headlights?
    3: my (manual) gear knob has come off but no other aftermarket replacement fits
    4: The BLs I purchased has some crappy aftermarket alloys on that I want to change, but cannot find anywhere the original ones

    I think that's all I can think of for now but any response is much appreciated. I live in south east England if that helps atall.
    Ok, trying my best here!

    1. Grille, no, the CTS grille will not fit. The CTS is a bigger car. If you really need a new grille, I cannot recommend the following company enough. I used them to manufacture an air scoop grille to protect the condenser:

    http://www.zunsport.com/

    2. Forget Xenon headlights, just buy some OSRAM nighbreakers.

    3. Gear knob - standard Saab 9-3 fit:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-SA...item232e91e0ef

    4. If you are really desperate for absolute original as supplied alloys, try here, I believe he has all four for sale:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cadillac-B...item3ce4f08c3e

    or you could just buy this set of four Saab 9-3 wheels which will fit - but you are responsible for checking lol! All depends if you want 16 inch or 17 inch, but either way, you'll need an offset of ET41. Vauxhall Vectra alloys will fit too.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-Gen...item2c88aa8f62

    Just remember, your car is effectively a Saab 9-3 and many parts are interchangeable.

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    Re: Help with a few things please

    Thanks pal.

    The nightbreakers will fit the car?

    Also I have contacted the grille company asking if the ycan do this (thanks)

    The wheels you showed me have a saab logo haha that wouldnt make too much sense

    The gear knob you sent me was a 6 speed up to reverse very expensive one haha, atlwast now i know i can just use a saab one.

    And yeah I know/knew it was a saab but its better to be safe than sorry haha

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    Re: Help with a few things please

    The car uses standard fit headlamp bulbs, just check in your own handbook.

    Personally, having SAAB logo centre caps wouldn't bother me, I can guarantee, no one is going to be bothered looking at your centre caps lol!

    I even have genuine Saab logo rubber floor mats in my car!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-3-S...item35bf0b3edf

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-3-S...item4169806655

    As for the gear knob, I suspect if you look in a breakers yard, you'll find one. Have you contacted that breaker who is dismantling the BLS on his ebay page? If you look, you'll find complete gear knob assemblies for about £60.

    If you weren't already aware, brakes on these cars are easy too, standard GM fare, discs and pads can be bought from Vauxhall etc.

    To be honest, these cars are relatively cheap and easy to maintain, if you know where to look and if you cross reference the parts correctly.

    Please let me know how you get on with the grille if you have one made. I'm still contemplating replacing my factory fit one with a nice black custom made one.

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