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Old 9th February 2006
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Default Are SID 1 & 2 interchangeable?

Hello everyone. Need some info from the experts here. My 2001 95 SID unit has gone dead with most of the pixels missing. I took it to a local mechanic who tried to check the cable but no go.

I saw at partsforsaabs.com that they have a new replacement unit but it is a SID2 unit which, according to the picture they have, is a 5-button unit. Mine is a four button unit so I think it is a SID1 unit. The difference as far as I can tell is that the SID2 has an extra button "Set" next to the "Clear" button whereas mine has only the "Clear" buttons, "<" & ">" buttons and a "Night Panel" button.

Can anyone tell me if my car can accept the SID2 unit? Thank you.
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Your car will accept the SID 2 but will need to 'married' to the new unit. Either a dealership or someone with a tech 2 should be able to do this for you. Replaced mine about a year ago and was charged 60 for the dealer to reprograme.

Mike
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If you swap a SID2 for another SID2 do you have to bring it to someone with Tech 2 or will they just change over?
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Your car will accept the SID 2 but will need to 'married' to the new unit. Either a dealership or someone with a tech 2 should be able to do this for you. Replaced mine about a year ago and was charged 60 for the dealer to reprograme.

Mike
OK thanks, I can swing by the local distributor ship for this I guess. Will proceed with the mailorder then.
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If you swap a SID2 for another SID2 do you have to bring it to someone with Tech 2 or will they just change over?
It still needs to be "married" to the car or certain functions won't work.
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