I’m sure we all know the problems with the SAAB Information Display (SID)
Heres one free solution that can help, it’s worth a go for a few minutes of your time!
Remove SID Unit, I found by removing the 2 switch blanks next to SID I could push
panel out from behind
Press in plug retention clip as shown, and lift plug at a right angle
Pull cable plug to 90 degrees and remove
There are 4 Torx8 screws to be removed to gain access to the SID internals
Once you have removed the 4 screws, carefully pull up the connector housing cover
There are now 4 press tabs to be released around the units fascia, carefully push
these down using a small flat blade screwdriver, at the same time applying
pressure to remove the units back housing
The housing should pull cleanly off easily, if its tough, check all press tabs are released!
There are now another 3 screws to remove, once removed the actual LCD panel and
board can be separated from fascia
Now you will need to very carefully separate the LCD panel from the main PCB, there
is a plug on one corner, remove carefully so not to suddenly pull apart
and damage ribbon cable!
Now carefully lay the 2 parts apart on some anti static foam/mat, this will reveal the
ribbon cable, the most common cause of SID failures
Using something reasonably blunt (I found biro worked well) apply pressure along
each contact of the ribbon cable, this will hopefully realign any lost contact
Now once you’ve gone across all contacts, carefully reassemble the unit,
on re-assembly I also fitted a piece of card between the LCD panel/ribbon contacts and
Also ensure the PCB slides into the guides of the back cover.
the end result will look something like this!