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Total time was 2-1/2 hours. Pretty straight forward. You will need a 12V test light as the wiring harness colors on my car did not exactly match the WIS, The Right Turn Signal is Brown w/ Green on my car whereas the WIS identifies this as being Green w/ White. All others matched; Ground is Black, Left Tail light is White, Left Turn is Blue w/ White, and Right Tail Light is Pink but it was not needed.
I recommend D-I-Y installers print off pages 3 & 5 of the SaabDocs file #32025628 which will guide you through removal of the 4-Door trunk interior panels. The Wagon instructions may be pages 2 & 4, or pages 3 & 6, somewhere close in the same instruction set.
The powered trailer wiring kit from Curt included a foam pad with adhesive on both sides which I used to secure the controller to the the inside of the left rear fender. The white ground wire is not as taut as it appears in this photo (notice the slight slack at the controller end). All splices were made in the left rear corner of the trunk. I used crimp on barrel connectors covered with shrink tubing for the splices in the +12V lead to the controller. I picked up the +12V by using a cigarette lighter power take-off connector as recommended to me on this Board. This power adapter is stored under the rear seat cushion when not needed and will only be plugged-in to the rear power/accessory outlet during the periods when I am towing a trailer.
I purchased 3/8 inch diameter split plastic flexible corrugated wiring loom raceway/shield and used this to encase the trailer wiring leads across the spare tire well for their protection, and all the way to the 4-pole connector body which will be exposed to the elements when towing. Then I wrapped the entire length with Scotch Super 33+ electrical tape which is weather proof.
I used a 3/4-inch diameter hole saw to drill an opening in the trunk floor for the trailer lead to exit the spare tire well. The photo may be confusing to most as it shows the edge of my trunk organizer in addition to the trunk scuff plate.
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