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SAAB 9-3 9-5 SID LCD pixel failure repairs


**HQ SILVER cable + repair VIDEO manual **


All SAAB 9-3 and 9-5 models have the very common LCD display failure on the SID and the AC unit, which ends up in missing or fading pixels on the screen. This is how a faulty and a good unit looks like:


Saab SID pixel failure repair - 9-5 fading pixels
SAAB instrument cluster repair spare parts 9-3 missing pixels


If you have the following failures on your LCD, you are probably facing the same issue:

- single pixels or complete lines of pixels have disappeared
- climate contrul unit, SID1 or SID2 displays are difficult or impossible to read
- some cases the display returns to complete working order once cluster hits high or low temperatures

The pixel problem lies with the ribbon cable that connects the LCD display to the circuit board of the SID and the AC unit. Dead and fading LCD pixels can be restored DIY simply replacing the faulty ribbon cable. LCD pixel failure repair kits, ribbon cable light bulb, background light lamps are now available for DIY repairs. The pictures above show the SID LCD display before and after the ribbon cable replacement.



Spare parts for DIY pixel repairs are available now for SAAB 9-5, both SID1 and SID2 units:

It is very typical at older Saab 9-3, 9-5 SID and Saab 900 units, that the LCD display has missing, fading, or completely dead pixels on the LCD display. This LCD pixel failure is due to the ribbon cable, which can be done DIY. No soldering involved, no special tools needed, only some ordinary tools that can be found at home in every household.  


SID 1 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

SID 1 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

# 254-011

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 1 models.

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
15.00 € Add
SID 2 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

SID 2 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

# 254-014

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 2 models.

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
15.00 € Add
Complete display with SILVER cable & steel clip - for SID1 & SID2:

Complete display with SILVER cable & steel clip - for SID1 & SID2:

# 223-016 SILVER

***Display with SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
***fits both SID 1 and SID2 models***

Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 1 models.

32.00 € Add
SID removal pry tool for SID1 &  SID2

SID removal pry tool for SID1 & SID2

*** SID REMOVAL PRY TOOL for both SID1 and SID2 models***
*** torx screwdriver inlcuded ***
*** Fits to item #254-011, #254-014, #223-016, #254-010, #254-019***

3.00 € Add
Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

# 259-001

NOTE: there are 5 bulbs included in this price. Only the bulbs are supplied.

9.00 € Add
SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

*** repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID ***

59.00 € Add
Repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID unit

If you'd like to send your unit to us for a repair, please choose our repair service option above!

IMPORTANT! We accept SAAB SID for pixel repair as per the below terms:

EU: You can send your unit via post or courier service - both are fine.
Outside EU: We only accept SID units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!
USA: We only accept SID units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!

Please make a note on the package: faulty SID unit sent for repair, will be returned after repair.

Once placed / paid your order, please send the unit to the following address:
Pixelfix LTD.
19 Feheregyhazi ut
Budapest Hungary
1037
tel: +36705341440

We do the repairs within 3 business days. Please send us your phone number and shipping address with the package.


Professional solution - SILVER ribbon cables for SID display repair:

***real SILVER ribbon cable***

***SID REMOVAL PRY TOOL AND SCREWDRIVER INCLUDED***

***NO SOLDERING INVOLVED***
***full fitting instructions included***
***self adhesive silicone spacers included***


Not sure if you have a SID1 or SID 2 unit? Well, the answer is easy: there is a label on the top of the unit saying SID1 or SID2 with big black letters. It is easy to remove the SID unit from the dashboard, as no screws hold it at all - you may simply pull it out from the dashboard. You may also compare the ribbon cables with the one you have in your unit.


Spare parts for DIY pixel repairs are available now for SAAB 9-5, both SID1 and SID2 units:

It is very typical at older Saab 9-3 and 9-5 SID units, that the LCD display has missing, fading, or completely dead pixels on the LCD display. This LCD pixel failure is due to the ribbon cable, which can be replaced DIY. No soldering involved, no special tools needed, only some ordinary tools that can be found at home in every household.


Professional solution - SILVER ribbon cables for SID display repair:

***real SILVER ribbon cable***

***SID REMOVAL PRY TOOL AND SCREWDRIVER INCLUDED***

***NO SOLDERING INVOLVED***
***full fitting instructions included***
***self adhesive silicone spacers included***


SID 1 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

SID 1 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

# 254-011

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 1 models.

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
15.00 € Add
SID 2 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

SID 2 SILVER Ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 and 9-5:

# 254-014

***SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 2 models.

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
15.00 € Add
Complete display with SILVER cable & steel clip - for SID1 & SID2:

Complete display with SILVER cable & steel clip - for SID1 & SID2:

# 223-016 SILVER

***Display with SILVER CABLE***
***REPAIR VIDEO INCLUDED***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***
***fits both SID 1 and SID2 models***

Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SID 1 models.

32.00 € Add
SID removal pry tool for SID1 &  SID2

SID removal pry tool for SID1 & SID2

*** SID REMOVAL PRY TOOL for both SID1 and SID2 models***
*** torx screwdriver inlcuded ***
*** Fits to item #254-011, #254-014, #223-016, #254-010, #254-019***

3.00 € Add
Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

# 259-001

NOTE: there are 5 bulbs included in this price. Only the bulbs are supplied.

9.00 € Add
SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID repair service

*** repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID ***

59.00 € Add
Repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 SID unit

If you'd like to send your unit to us for a repair, please choose our repair service option above!

IMPORTANT! We accept SAAB SID for pixel repair as per the below terms:

EU: You can send your unit via post or courier service - both are fine.
Outside EU: We only accept SID units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!
USA: We only accept SID units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!

Please make a note on the package: faulty SID unit sent for repair, will be returned after repair.

Once placed / paid your order, please send the unit to the following address:
Pixelfix LTD.
19 Feheregyhazi ut
Budapest Hungary
1037
tel: +36705341440

We do the repairs within 3 business days. Please send us your phone number and shipping address with the package.


Not sure if you have a SID1 or  SID 2 unit? Well, the answer is easy: There is a label on the top of the unit saying SID1 or SID2 with big black letters. It is easy to remove the SID unit from the dashboard, as no screws hold it at all - you may simply pull it out from the dashboard. You may also compare the ribbon cables with the one you have in your unit.



Spare parts for DIY pixel repairs are available now for the air conditioning unit (both 9-3 and 9-5 models) with the small flat LCD:

Missing characters, symbols, lines on the LCD display are well known at this unit. The LCD pixel failure is due to the ribbon cable, which can be replaced DIY. No soldering involved, no special tools needed, only some ordinary tools that can be found at home in every household.  

DIY repairs SAAB AC air conditioning
AC unit pixel repairs - small LCD

AC unit pixel repairs - small LCD

# 254-019

*** SILVER CABLE ***
*** MANUAL INCLUDED ***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***

This a ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 / 9-5 air conditioning unit dead pixel repairs

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
23.00 € Add
Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

# 259-001

NOTE: there are 5 bulbs included in this price. Only the bulbs are supplied.

9.00 € Add
SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

*** repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC ***

59.00 € Add
Repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC unit

If you'd like to send your unit to us for a repair, please choose our repair service option above!

IMPORTANT! We accept SAAB AC units for pixel repair as per the below terms:

EU: You can send your unit via post or courier service - both are fine.
Outside EU: We only accept AC units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!
USA: We only accept AC units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!

Please make a note on the package: faulty AC unit sent for repair, will be returned after repair.

Once placed / paid your order, please send the unit to the following address:
Pixelfix LTD.
19 Feheregyhazi ut
Budapest Hungary
1037
tel: +36705341440

We do the repairs within 3 business days. Please send us your phone number and shipping address with the package.



Spare parts for DIY pixel repairs are available now for the Air conditioning unit (both 9-3 and 9-5 models) with the big LCD:


Missing characters, symbols, lines on the LCD display are well known at this AC / Air conditioning unit version, too. The LCD pixel failure is due to the ribbon cable, which can be replaced DIY. No soldering involved, no special tools needed, only some ordinary tools that can be found at home in every household.  

SAAB DIY LCD pixel failure repairs
AC unit pixel repairs - big LCD

AC unit pixel repairs - big LCD

# 254-022

*** SILVER CABLE ***
*** MANUAL INCLUDED ***
*** no soldering, no "T tip" needed ***

This a ribbon cable for SAAB 9-3 / 9-5 air conditioning unit dead pixel repairs

Quantity Discount available Quantity Discount available
19.00 € Add
Complete display with cable for the AC unit

Complete display with cable for the AC unit

# 223-018

*** Display with cable ***
*** video manual via e-mail ***
*** no soldering involved ***

Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all 9-3 AC units.

24.00 € Add
SID removal pry tool for SAAB AC

SID removal pry tool for SAAB AC

*** SID REMOVAL PRY TOOL for SAAB AC units ***
***3 SCREW DRIVERS INCLUDED***
*** Fits to item #254-022 and #223-018 ***

5.00 € Add
Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

Set of LCD background light bulbs (5pcs):

# 259-001

NOTE: there are 5 bulbs included in this price. Only the bulbs are supplied.

9.00 € Add
SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC repair service

*** repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC ***

59.00 € Add
Repair service for SAAB 9-3/9-5 AC unit

If you'd like to send your unit to us for a repair, please choose our repair service option above!

IMPORTANT! We accept SAAB AC units for pixel repair as per the below terms:

EU: You can send your unit via post or courier service - both are fine.
Outside EU: We only accept AC units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!
USA: We only accept AC units sent with courier service (FEDEX, DHL, TNT, DPD, etc.)! Please declare the value of the package to 20 Euro!

Please make a note on the package: faulty AC unit sent for repair, will be returned after repair.

Once placed / paid your order, please send the unit to the following address:
Pixelfix LTD.
19 Feheregyhazi ut
Budapest Hungary
1037
tel: +36705341440

We do the repairs within 3 business days. Please send us your phone number and shipping address with the package.

SAAB 900 SID dead pixel repair - silver ribbon cable is available:

Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SAAB 900 SID units.
SAAB 900 SID SILVER ribbon cable

SAAB 900 SID SILVER ribbon cable

# 254-010

***SILVER CABLE***
***no soldering, no "T tip" needed***
***comes with silicone spacer***

Essential for fading / dead pixel restoration. Fits all SAAB 900 SID units

19.00 € Add


Saab SID1 SID2 units with OBC LCD display pixel failure:

5260203


5038187


5263223


5263249


Key words / phrases of the site:

pixel failure
LCD display pixel repair
SAAB SID display
LCD display
ribbon cable
silver cable

Questions-answers:

Is it really a pixel failure or just a dead bulb behind the display?

It is easy to distinguish:

- If the bulbs are out behind the display, then all the rows and colunms do work on the SAAB SID display, but the background light of the SID display is uneven, or some cases the display is completely dark. This case no need to repair the pixels, you do not need a silver or carbon ribbon cable, nor a new SID display. This case you just need to buy the lightbulbs that provide light behind the SAAB SID display.
- If the SAAB SID display has really pixel problems, then typically lines or colunms of the display are missing. Several cases the characters are broken, numbers and letters shown on the SAAB SID LCD display are unreadable - the backlight is even. In case of a real pixel problem, when one or more pixels are missing from the SAAB LCD display, you need to buy a silver ribbon cable, a carbon ribbon cable, or some cases a complete SAAB LCD display. It really depends on that if it is a BMW, a Mercedes and Audi, VW, Saab or other make, and of course if it a MID display, a speedometer, a board computer or other LCD dipslay. Most cases, when you have a pixel failure, and you decide to repair it, it's really worth to buy a set of bulbs too, as bulbs tend to go out during repair - this is due to the massive mechanical shocks experienced during the pixel repair procedure.

Can I do the pixel repair of my SAAB SID display at home? How about tools?

Well, most of the SAAB SID LCD display pixel repair kits we sell are designed to be simple and easy to use. The word easy should now be the subject of further discussion. An average SAAB SID pixel repair is far more difficult then replacing a lightbulb. You definitely have to have good mechnical skills, and some household tools, too, such as nippers, screewdrivers, household tape, and other goodies to fix things around the house.

If you have to ask one of these questions, then you definitly should NOT do a SAAB SID LCD display pixel repair at home (we were asked these questions before, this is not a joke):

- Which way should I turn the screwdriver to undo the screw?
- What is a display?
- How do I find the LCD thing in my SAAB?
- How do I glue the LCD into the dashboard?
- Is it as easy as replacing a lightbulb?

Is it coming from China, or is it a high quality product coming from a proper factory?

Well, Pixelfix is an internationally registered trademark. Pixelfix only sells the highest quality SAAB SID cables, that are capable of lifetime operation. We sell most of our repairs with lifetime warranty, and you will find the exact same SAAB SID displays, cables, and other spare parts that we use for professional repairs. Them SAAB SID cables we use for LCD display pixel repair are real silver, which is a very expensive base material, that is why the price is much higher compared to carbon SID cables. We also sell carbon SID cables, but the motivation to produce carbon cables for SAAB SID LCD dispaly repair was only to be able to compete pricewise with the cheap chinese cables, which you may also buy for LCD dispay pixel repair on Ebay, but with a significantly worse or completely useless final result.

I ordered a SAAB SID LCD display pixel repair kit today, when will I receive it?

You may keep an eye on your package, if you ordered the SAAB SID cables with postal delivery on you may check the status on your local post office's website, or if you ordered next day deliver then you need to see TNT / FedEx or DHL tracking site for status.

Invoice:

All SAAB SID displays, SAAB SID cables, speedometer spare parts bought in the webshop will come with an invoice. All invoices are issued electronically, so you will receive an e-mail with the printable invoice in it. This invoce can be printed and filed to the accounts.

I started the repair, but I do not seem to deal with it:

No worries, we do provide technical support, and help repairing your SAAB SID display. However there is an advice you ought to consider before starting the work. If you have not done this before, this is mandatory. PLEASE read the manual, and if available watch the video BEFORE starting the work on your SAAB SID display. This will definitely save a lot of time and will help to do a hassle free work.

I replaced the silver ribbon cable of the SID unit, but still there is nothing on the Saab LCD's screen:

No worries, this symptom can be due to a bagatel problem which is easy to fix. If there are no pixels on the SAAB SID display at all, that MUST be due to one of the followings:

- the contacts of the SAAB SID display or the SID panel are not perfectly clean - this case there is no contact between the SAAB SID display and the panel
- either the SAAB SID display or the silver ribbon cable was mounted in the wrong direction, so the contacts are on the wrong side
- the alignment of the silver ribbon cable is no good, so the pads of the silver ribbon cable do not match the pads of the SAAB SID LCD display or the SID panel.

I started the repair, but it seems to be beyond my technical skills:

Let's talk about the worst case scenario, you started the repair, but you do not seem to deal with the repair of the SAAB SID display. This case we have a backup solution. We always stand behind our customers, so you may send the SAAB SID LCD display unit to us for repair, and no matter what the condition of the unit is, we can help. More precisely, up to this point we always succeeded, meaning none of our customers managed to do such a damage in the unit that we could not fix. The repair does not cost a fortune, in a lucky case it is 20-30 Euro plus return delivery cost only.

 
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