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Saab 9-3 trip computer SID with only partial display, fixable?

It is a 2002 saab and the information display does not display across the full panel. Is it something that can be fixed?

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  • adam_str Mar 23, 2009

    the information display does not display across the full panel.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I have seen a few places on line that will let you swap out your SID with a refurbished one for a price. According to what I've read after googling this issue like crazy, the refurbs are better because it fixes the problem while a new (and very expensive) replacement will eventually just do the same thing.

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That shows Step by Step info how to do it, and it looks promising, Im going to try that on my 9-5 Trip computer and Im sure the 9-3 has the same since Saab models from 1998 - 2003 have the same common problem, save yourself the money on a refurbished one, I got quoted $300 for a new one, why bother if I can fix it myself, and if I scew it up, then buy a refurb one,

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Hi,This is quite a common fault on all SAABs ,there is a procedure for trying a fix this is available on the the Saabscene owners forum it involves removing the SID unit dis-assembling it and re-seating the ribbon.

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LCD SID défectueux.
J'avais le même problème de pixels manquants.

J'ai passé le fer à repasser sur la nappe de conducteurs au droit des contacts comme ils le disaient dans un forum. Mais je l'ai fait que sur une partie des contacts.
En plus au remontage j'ai ajouté une petite bande de mousse pour appliquer mieux les contacts.
Résultat, c'était mieux. Mais des pixels repartaient, revenaient puis disparaissaient définitivement.

J'ai démonté une nouvelle fois, j'ai passé le fer sur tous les contacts, j'ai replacé la petite bande de mousse additionnelle...
Alors J'ai vu que la carte électronique fléchissait devant l'élastique de pression des contacts.
Avec l'ajout de mousse ça fléchissait bien plus.
Alors j'ai pensé qu'il fallait réduire cette flexion pour que les contacts se touchent bien.
Pendant le remontage j'ai introduit un morceau de caoutchouc entre la carte et le boîtier plastique extérieur ce qui arrive à corriger la flexion.
Une fois monté sur la voiture tous les pixels fonctionnent.

Maintenant tout marche mais je ne sais pas au juste ce qui a été déterminant : Le fer à repasser ? la petite bande de mousse souple ? La correction de la flexion de la carte électronique avec un plot en caoutchouc entre la carte et le boîtier ?
Je parie que c'est la correction de la flexion de la carte.

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