There’s two versions of VIDA? Which one do I use?

To be clear, there are two versions of VIDA.

VIDA 2014D, is the cracked version, all us DIY guys (and some shops) use… as you don’t need to pay anything to login, scan, look up info, adjust settings, run calibrations, etc (everything except software updates.) Works for 1999-2015.5 cars. This is usually what folks are after. Computer systems that run just VIDA stuff (plus a bunch of bonus stuff.) And what our laptops and SSD’s are built to run. This is a really finicky program. It’s difficult for a lot of folks to get setup correctly. Google “Vida install” and you’ll find page after page of issues. This is where we come in.

But…  You cannot program a key fob with this (for example.) That would need to be on a different Vida. Which is entirely different and a lot easier to install. But isn’t free to even login.

VIDA 2015 (online) is the current system used at the dealers. This is newer, backed by the dealer tech-support, and works for all 1999+. This is a free download on their website, but requires a $75 license (subscription) for 3-days of access. You can’t do anything with 2015 without paying. Once you pay, it lets you login, and do everything VIDA 2014D will. Except it will also allow you to purchase individual software packages (yes, additional purchases.) 

The same DICE unit works for both. You’d have both programs, but 99% of the time you’d use VIDA 2014D.

Note: “VIDA 2015A” …. is fake. If you ever hear about that, it’s just VIDA 2014D re-programmed to display 2015A instead of 2014D. You will not get any extra connectivity out of this.

Jan 2022 UPDATE: With the newest modification to VIDA 2014D, you can connect up to most 2018 model years. This mod has been performed before-hand on all of our systems. (See here for more info.)

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