Unfortunately , due to the chip shortage some manufacturers have started putting a completely different device inside a DiCE looking shell. There are now 3 flavors of fake DiCE going around. 2 based on Vxdiag chipset and now a variant based on the Mongoose Pro (which isnt too bad Mongoose work great with VIDA, Vxdiag… Continue reading Fake DiCE – The saga continues!
It’s time to move Vida to running in Edge – Permanently There is still a work around to make Vida launch in Internet explorer (see here), but really there is little point in it. That glitch will probably get “fixed” so, might as well make the EDGE experience as simple as possible. Until recently, IE TAB… Continue reading Where Has My Dice Gone Now?
As always, another big thanks to our partner Matt from SVDNS.info for writing this up for us! A few months ago a chap popped up in the Vida groups selling a USB thumb drive version of Boot&Go! Having been in I.T. all my life I thought, thats a bad idea…..but I also thought hey, you… Continue reading Boot&Go! Vs Thumb Drive
Please check out my Sales page. This is of course the most common question for a new Volvo owner, and I’m going to limit this answer to 1999-2019 models supported by Vida 2014D ( Vida2014d can talk to all P1, P2 and P3 platforms, though some of the very late model engines and gearboxes are… Continue reading What do I actually need to read and clear my fault codes?
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 in the forums you see people ask “what’s on the DELIVERY tab?” When you connect a car to VIDA and read the vehicle, if… Continue reading In Vida what is “Initial State” , “Unselected CSC” , “Delivery” ?
If you have received the windows 10 update 21H1 that makes Internet Explorer unavailable and forces Edge browser on you or you have upgraded to W11 , there are 3 ways forward . Follow this guide to enable IE mode for Vida on Edge browser
So you were happily using V1DA with internet explorer, then the next day …Boom – No DiCE, both literally and figuratively. Basically, you’re now in Edge browser. At some point windows asked if you want Edge Browser to take over as default and you answered yes. Providing you have not received the windows updates that… Continue reading GetCommToolSettingObject error in Vida (Windows 10)
VxDiag can be surprisingly difficult. Here is a quick guide to installation and use of it for Vida. Thanks to Matthew L, our colleague in UK/Europe, for writing this up for us.
Occasionally people ask how to clear the list of previous VINs in VIDA 2014D. its pretty easy but you do have to re-patch VIDA afterwards. Here is How… Thanks to Matthew L, our colleague in UK/Europe, for writing this up for us.
Thanks to Matthew L, our colleague in UK/Europe, for writing this up for us. There are 2 different types of this error (see here). One is a simply registry fix. It works great and I’d recommend trying that one first…. But if it’s still not fixed after that… The EASY (but not quick ) fix… Continue reading Missing DICE drop-down box