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Old 13th June 2019
wmsimpson wmsimpson is offline
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Default SID2 Pixel Fix

I'm finally getting around to repairing the SID in my 03 SE Convertible. I see a ton of different ribbon cables available on eBay. Can anyone recommend a reliable source for these? I would want a kit with the heating iron, but also a vendor where I could buy just the cable as I need to repair more than one unit, and also would like to have at least one extra cable in case I screw up.

Anyone? Thanks in advance.
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Old 13th June 2019
EdT EdT is offline
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The previous owner of my 9-5 got a repair kit for that SID (which I think is similar) that uses a long metal clip to secure the ribbon cable. It also came with a replacement screen. I have no idea where he got these, but the fix worked--and continues to work--nicely.

It may be the kit down this page, that says "no soldering required" with metal clip included:

The nice thing is that the screen is done, and if you misalign the ribbon to the PCB board, you can realign it (but you'd rather not).
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Old 16th June 2019
ET160 ET160 is offline
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There's a guy on ebay who repairs SIDs.
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Old 16th June 2019
jvanabra jvanabra is offline
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He's on this forum as well - saabpavs
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