Does anyone know of a repair facility / spares organisation that will
help me repair my Sat Nav display LCD in my Vauxhall Omega cheaper
than the £800 I'm being quoted by the offical dealer!
(The fault is that the screen is losing sync, but I belive its a bad
connection on the LCD as you can press the protective dash perspex
covering the whole dash assembly and sometimes the picture will return
when pressing the perspex)
vauxhall Omega Elite 2.5 Estate June 2000 final edition.
Siemans Sat Nav and radio
GM part number 09148316
Siemans Display unit part number 5WK70121
sub unit LCD = Sharp LQ5AW126
Try a laptop/notebook repair facility. Same technology. they'd
probably be able to hook you up.
Failing that check a few breakers in your area or even out of London
I'm sure that there's more than one Omega that's been written off and
the parts are light enough to go through Royal mail without too hefty
If you try to fit a display from another Omega it needs the anti-theft
protection de-activating before it can be removed from the donor car.
If this is not done first it cannot be re-activated in your Omega.
BTW How difficult was to to remove the old display?
Real email address is N.Argue at btconnect dot com
That's a blow! - probably means getting one from a scrap yard isn't an
It was comparatively easily to get the display off.
1.undo two screws holding top half of steering wheel cowl on and
remove the cowl .
2. remove the single screw holding dashboard assembly directly above
the steering wheel.
3. remove the two ventilator grill 'inserts' to the left of the
dashboard, by pointing them in the down position (grill vent pointing
to the floor), then using a thin screwdriver, gently prize the sides
whilst pulling forward the grill with snipe nose pliers (sounds harder
than it is!)
4. remove two screws holding the ventilator grill housing and remove
5. remove single screw at lower left of dashboard.
You are now in a position to remove dashboard assembly
6. put the steering wheel in its lowest position to give maximum
7. ease the whole dashboard assembly forward. (it helps to tease the
right hand end out with a small screwdriver from behind the right hand
grill - you also have to slightly push up the top cockpit upholstered
cover, and ease the dashboard over the lower screw cover.
Again - sounds worse than it is
The pull on the dashboard needs to be straight towards you as the
connection between the dashboard and the car is via a large fixed
plug/socket (socket is part of dash assembly - plug is part of car
8 Ease the dash board as far as you can to gain access to the two
plugs on the left (rear) of the dash that connect to the display of
the sat nav. Each plug has a retaining clip that is secured by a small
'proud' plastic pawl. The pawl has to be push in to allow the clip to
be raised. This is the worst part of the whole job and is best done
with a small mirror and torch and a thin screwdriver to prise the
retaining clip over the pawl. once this is done with both clips - you
can remove the dashboard assembly to the dining room table!
Sounds complicated but I can now do it in about 8 minutes!
Once the dash is on a bench, there are four screws and four plastic
clips holding the metal satnav display unit into the dash.
9 once removed, four more screws (special heads) hold the top metal
case cover on. remove them and you have access to the inner assembly
comprising of 2 circuit boards connected together with two multi pin
female / male sockets, and the third internal component, a tft screen
manufactured by sharp. (this is the faulty bit in my case)
10 To remove the circuit board assembly, four more screws to remove,
and a small two pin socket to take off. un solder a three pronged
connector that is used to make a circuit to the three external buttons
above the dash for clock adjustment (sounds dangerous bit isn't) and
remove this connector assembly. finally remove a thin strip line
connector from the rear of the circuit board by pulling forward the
retaining clip by a few millimeters. The circuit board assembly can
now be removed.
11 un clip the inner plastic retaining assembly to reveal free access
to the tft screen assembly which can simply be removed.
total time from starting to remove dash to having a completely
disassembled sat nav unit is about 30 minutes
But I still couldn't fix it!!!!!!!!!!!
On 4 Nov 2004 14:50:40 -0800, email@example.com (NickA) wrote:
Thanks for the removal instructions, I've just dismantled and
re-fitted mine. I wanted to see if I had the loom for the Sat Nav
fitted but I don't so I'm going to give up on retro-fitting Sat Nat
and get an add on device.
There's a new LCD screen for sale on Ebay's German site with the same
part no as yours with 1 day left, might be worth a bid!
You'll need the theft protection activating once you've fitted it by a
Vauxhall dealer but that shouldn't cost much.
Real email address is N.Argue at btconnect dot com
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