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 Workshop - SID Units Guide

A guide to the SID units available for the Saab 900 (NG)


  

Introduction

The Saab 900 (NG), 9-3, and 9-5 all have Saab's SID (Saab Information Display) units. These are the On-Board Computers which display various information, from your Fuel Economy and Miles of Petrol left in your fuel tank, to the Radio Station you're listening to.

Note: If you transfer an SID unit from a hard top into a convertible, the SID will need to be TECH3 reprogrammed so that convertible-related messages are displayed (e.g. CHECK LATCHES, and the beep when putting the hood up/down is complete)

 

NG 900 SID 1

This is a very basic unit, with the following functions:

  • Analogue Clock
  • Outside Temperature
  • Light Sensor

If you are looking to replace your current SID 1 unit, you can only replace it with another SID 1 - you cannot upgrade to an SID 2 or 3 units as they require sensors which will not be fitted to your car.

 

NG 900 SID 2

This is a significant upgrade from the SID 1 unit, with the following functions:

  • Analogue Clock
  • Light Sensor
  • Radio/Tape/CD Information Display
  • Outside Temperature
  • Fuel Economy
  • Miles To Empty (how far you can drive with the remaining petrol at your current consumption)
  • Diagnostic Messages
  • Black Panel button

You can identify the SID 2 unit as it has 3 large buttons on the front; Info, Clear and Black Panel.

Should you wish to upgrade your SID 2 unit to the SID 3 unit, this is a straight swap, as all of the required sensors are already in place.

 

NG 900 SID 3

This is a further upgrade from the SID 2 unit, with the following functions:

  • Analogue Clock
  • Light Sensor
  • Radio/Tape/CD Information Display
  • Outside Temperature
  • Fuel Economy
  • Miles To Empty (how far you can drive with the remaining petrol at your current consumption)
  • Diagnostic Messages
  • Advanced Trip Computer
  • Black Panel button

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