I think he was referring to the center reflecting section. This section has no lights, and was actually came painted body color on the 1994s. I plan to paint mine as soon as I get a can of paint mixed.
ahh, the "decor panel". I think I may have even saw those on saabcatalog.com, but there they will want much more for them than on ebay or a junkyard. I would buy the panel and paint it rather than try to paint over the
The center reflector on my 97SE is cracked and pitted and looks like a rectangular slice of crap, so I'm looking for a replacement too. There was a red decor panel on Ebay a couple of months ago that sold for $25 or something like that....Of course, I didn't bid on it and said, "Ahh...those things will always come around." Those are the times I'm most in need of a dope slap...
No, you also need to change the side panels right below the rear lights because the angles on the hatch are a tiny bit different. I plan on changing my back hatch to match the 9-3 as soon as i find my friend's wrecked 9-3.
How come no one has taken off the middle piece between the lights completely and bolted the license plate up there? It would look no different from a 9-3, and that would work without a ton of work unless its not flat metal underneath that middle piece.