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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:23 pm 
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Location: denton, manchester and haydock, st helens
Car Model: 9-5 2.3 aero
My 9-5 has missing digits on the heater controls.

I have seen these on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Repair-Klimatr ... tch&sr=1-2

Has anybody tried one and do they work :D

MODS: please feel free to move if this is in the wrong section, although I am more likely to get a response here


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:47 pm 
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If you feel the clarity of the instructions is likely to match the clarity of English in the description then go ahead :wink:
There are DIY instructions around the Internet, I believe, telling you what to buy and how to fit it. Probably cheaper than £16.33 and you'll know before you lay any money out whether it is likely to work.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:59 pm 
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BillJ wrote:
If you feel the clarity of the instructions is likely to match the clarity of English in the description then go ahead :wink:
There are DIY instructions around the Internet, I believe, telling you what to buy and how to fit it. Probably cheaper than £16.33 and you'll know before you lay any money out whether it is likely to work.


That description is pure jive :)

any pointers on where to look for these DIY instructions.

Im trying not to let the missing segments bother me but it really is.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm 
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Not done the ACC panel but I have used one of the cheap Chinese ribbons off ebay for the SID and it worked well. I did get one of the 'T' bars for the soldering iron to seal the adhesive and it was not the easiest thing to line up the ribbon with the circuit conductors with my old eyesight but it all worked at the end of the day.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:49 pm 
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Paddy,

I’m no electronics whizz but I’ve restored about half a dozen 9-5 ACC displays using the hot iron method. The only soldering iron action is melting two big blobs to release the PCB, then re-soldering later. You’d have to do this with the new ribbon anyway. The iron method involves running the tip of a clothes iron, or an inch-long blade attachment for a soldering iron, along the junction/overlap of the two pieces of ribbon which link the PCB and the display.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 am 
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cardboardcutout wrote:
Paddy,

I’m no electronics whizz but I’ve restored about half a dozen 9-5 ACC displays using the hot iron method. The only soldering iron action is melting two big blobs to release the PCB, then re-soldering later. You’d have to do this with the new ribbon anyway. The iron method involves running the tip of a clothes iron, or an inch-long blade attachment for a soldering iron, along the junction/overlap of the two pieces of ribbon which link the PCB and the display.


Thanks for the info :P

PS anybody else looking for links...Ive just found this. Very helpful

https://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic ... 32&t=35602


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