Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 21:39:48 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 SID

On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 03:40:29 +0100, Pooh Bear <> wrote : > >Peter Wilkins wrote: > >> On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 01:13:14 +0100, Pooh Bear >> <> wrote : >> >> >Jim wrote: >> > >> >> Can anyone tell me where to buy in the UK (or have repaired) the = SID display >> >> on my 2002 9-5 Aero? >> >> >> >> So far it is missing one vertical but presumably will get worse. >> > >> >You can't repair an LCD unless it's simply the driver chip at fault ( >> >theoretically replaceable ). >> > >> >Sorry. >> >> Graham, it's not the LCD or the electronics that fail (usually), it's >> the physical connections of the cable between the LCD and the >> electronics that go bad. Repair is possible. > >I'm surprised that would affect just one 'vertical' but I confess I'm = not totally >sure what the OP meant by that now. The problem with the display is usually the mating of the flexible cable to the connectors. If one connection goes bad, you can lose a row either horizontal or vertical, if several go bad, you lose more, until the display becomes unreadable. I had an identical problem with my Garmin GPS. I pulled the GPS apart, undid the cable connectors, cleaned everything, put it back together and the LCD display was back again in full. It's a bit more difficult to do the Saab SID display yourself, but instructions on how to do it are on the Internet. >Modern Saabs seem to have so many problems that older ones didn't btw. > Yes, you are right! I just paid $A900 to have a leaking air conditioning hose on my 9-5 replaced: The Saab dealer said they had to dismantle virtually everything in the system to get the hose out, so most of the cost was in labour. After looking, I almost believe them. --=20 Regards, Peter Wilkins

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