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Hi, all.

I have a 2007 derv with the standard radio/heater display issues that seem to affect most Civics of this age: the letters appear to be all scrambled, with some not even being present at all - and, it's now got the to point where there is basically nothing left of the display at all.

I know that it's something to do with the solder on the pins behind the unit, but I've not got a soldering iron - so, I was thinking about ordering a 'new' unit. The only problem is - all of the ones I can find are for the sat-nav model, when I have an ES (without sat-nav). Will a sat-nav unit work in a car that never had sat-nav from the factory? Or, am I best buying a soldering iron?

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Not only do you need a soldering iron, you also need the skills to use it. If you don't have both, then get someone who has to do it for you.
 

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Once you've got the display out is a really easy soldering job. All of the contacts are easy to get at and not too close together. I managed this with a very basic soldering iron. I just heated each contact with a touch of fresh solder and its been fine for two years now.
 
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