Big thanks to VVDE.info for putting this together for us! Zjev over on Sweedspeed had done a great job of adding Vin support to Vida 2014d for newer p3/p4 models (No SPA platform support and no V60CC yet.) But it was still somewhat of a difficult job to modify the SQL database for your average… Continue reading Vida 2014d – P3 support up to 2018 – how to update Vida yourself
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… Continue reading There’s two versions of VIDA? Which one do I use?
Complete laptops = LIFETIME WARRANTY! We stand by our laptop builds. They are used laptops, minor scratch and dent, built with solid new parts, and have been completely torn down and rebuilt. They will last you for years. 1-year warranty on the main battery…. these things naturally die over time. BOOT&GO SSD = 1 year… Continue reading What kind of warranty do I get?
We provide unlimited tech support to our customers. Usually same day, and right on the spot (as much as possible.) We stand by our products, our service, and our customers! If a remote-connection into the laptop, to tinker with files, is what it takes, we are open to doing that. We want support to be… Continue reading What about tech support?
Yes, and no. VIDA 2014D…. no you cannot. You can do everything EXCEPT update software on the car. Don’t confuse this though, you can do a lot. Any calibration, setting adjustment, reset of this or that, or maybe run a fuel pump test, sweep the gauges, test the voltage at just about every electronic connection… Continue reading Can I do programming on my car?
Here’s all the programs you’ll get with my system (VIDA2GO or a complete laptop): Windows10 (with license key) and all updates. VIDA 2014D (covers 1999-2015.5 Volvo’s… does everything but update software on the car) DICE drivers EWD 2014D (the 2nd disc to VIDA, and harder to find. It’s the wiring diagrams.) Vol-FCR 1.3 and 1.7… Continue reading What programs do I all get? And what are they used for?
VIDA 2014D is the last stand-alone VIDA that was made. It will not be updated. (NOTE: Some re-sellers out there are claiming they have VIDA 2015A…. this is fake…. there is no 2015A. What they have done is hacked the program and made it display “2015A” instead of “2014D”. But there is not extra usability… Continue reading Are there updates to programs?
Short answer: Not likely. This is factory software, built by Volvo, to interface with 1999+ Volvo’s. Something would have to go SERIOUSLY WRONG. Over the last several years, we have equipped over 1500 users with this system and have not heard of a single case where this has damaged a car.
Instructions for use are provided to every customer. These are summarized and meant to get you off the ground. Every system does include the very detailed user’s manuals (made by Volvo) for both VIDA 2014D and DICE, if you choose to go through them. VIDA is actually pretty easy to use once you get the… Continue reading How do I learn how to use VIDA?
I was asked , “What is The difference between Initial State, Unselected CSC and Delivery when fault finding in Vida?” Well… Initial State is a list of codes from the modules and they are stored in VIDA, if VIDA is not used correctly Initial State can be totally misleading. This is why most people ask… Continue reading In Vida what is “Initial State” , “Unselected CSC” , “Delivery” and why should I care ?