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    sid problems

    hi I'm a newbie to the group and saab,
    I got me a saab last year 93 se turbo soft top [year 2000] I'm losing pixels on my sid display
    I got a replacement from the breakers yard ,,looks new but says sid2 on the label also extra buttons ..its the same size
    as the sid1 my question is , is it compatible?? and if so is it a straight swop or do I need a tech 2 to set it up???
    many thanx,
    pete

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    2009 9-3 2.0T SC Aero XWD\eLSD. eSID2
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    As you write, "marriage" with Tech2 is required. Options would be: saabdisplayrepairs.co.uk and sidmaster.co.uk.

    Good luck - any way.

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    As far as I know, the earlier SID up to 2001 and later SID 2002 and up are not compatible.

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    hi,
    just to let you know sid 2 swopped over and works 100% no tech2 or marriage/divorce etc got all the extra functions an no lost pixels
    happy chappy an did it myself so saved a few £££££

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    hi,
    just to let you know swopped over the sid2[original was a sid1] an it works fine all the extra functions an didn't need a tech2 for marriage/divorce

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    2009 9-3 2.0T SC Aero XWD\eLSD. eSID2
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    I'm happy to see you made it, to my surprise without the Tech2 and even with the extra functions, the latter was my concern as I didn't think the two SIDs were compatible

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    straight plug in.. came out easy enough with a blunt knife thanks to saabdisplay repairs for the tutorial

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    the repairs online are for crap.

    have it reman or get the ribbon.

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    SAAB SID AC unit LCD pixel failure unit repairs DIY - new ribbon cable.

    try either. doing it yourself is a headache and never comes out right.

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    Here’s my apparent issue with the SID ribbon replacement. The housing is labeled “SID 2” but the original ribbon sure looks like a SID 1, according to all the pictures I’ve looked at. Is that unusual?
    ‘99 9-5 wagon

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    Never mind- found my answer. Some ‘99s have a SID 2 label but use a SID 1 ribbon.

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