The LCD display on my range hood started to go bad with dead pixels. The manufacturer sent me a replacement part (see photo). I thought swapping out the part would be trivial. The problem is that the connector is way out of reach; I'd have to remove the entire blower assembly to be able to disconnect the old cable and attach the cable of the new part.
So I thought it would be easier to take the cable of the new part and attach the new part to the cable of the old part. Then I ran into my second obstacle: it doesn't look like the connector is meant to come off. The contacts to the wires appear soldered onto the board (see second photo). That's probably why I was not able to detach the plastic part off.
So I'm stuck. As a last ditch effort, I'm thinking that I could cut the cable, strip the wires, and put on a new connector to attach part of the old cable to the new cable. I.e., make 2 cuts and splice old cable to new.
Is this a good idea? If so, what kind of male/female connector do I need? (I'm a software guy so this is all new to me.) With some tips to point me in the right direction, I can do more research online. Thanks!