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Vida Dice How To, Where To Buy, What To Get. Its In Here

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So you want Dice to scan your 99 and newer volvo? You want to disable the DRL's? You want to reset the SRS light because you remove the climate control unit in you 01+ S60/V70? You want VIDA so you can know how to repair your vehicle like the pro's do but in your garage at 2:00am? You just a tool whore? You have nothing else better to do and just want to have it just in case you may need it some day?

If any of those apply to you, read on but first....

YOU WILL NOT GET NOR WILL YOU PUBLICLY POST SHARING OF COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE FROM THIS SITE!!!

You will need to get the following

First up ordered the Dice. It came in a few days.

Installation Recipe for a sucessfull install

  1. Load up a virgin Win7 Pro 32bit, dowsnt have to be a clean install, just something that never had SQL and XMl stuff installed before
  2. ***NEW**** TURN OFF FIRE WALL AND USER Account Control Settings to OFF
  3. Install MSXML 6.0, what it does i dont have a clue
  4. Install SQL Server 2005 Express another, i have no idea WTF it does. When it installed, the setup check for required files and once it past registration the next window was feature selection. Click on the "X" for client components go down to "Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive". Click next and next and next till it installs leaving everything default. After install
  5. Open Microsoft SQL Sever 2005, Configuration Tools, then open SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration
  6. There will be two choices on the bottom Click on Services and connections
  7. Another window opens up and on the left it says SQL server Browser. click on it and on the right you will see start up type highlighted on disabled. change it to automatic
  8. Install the Vida software. I used 2011A, so i have no clue what other versions do or how they install.
  9. there will be three choices when you get past the computing system requirements part. If you system meets requirements then it will get you to the three choices
  10. choose the top choice that installs everything. if it does not error out it will take a good 15-20 minutes to install depending on your system. Go get a beer, you are almost done
  11. If it ask you to reboot Vida and Vida checks out. reboot
  12. Once it reboots, here where you need to turn off the internet connection and things get sticky. You need to read the file that came with your Vida disk, usually a read me file
  13. Before you do what ever the readme files tells you to do, wait for the little vida icon in the task bar to go green. You might also get a eupdate icon too, dont worry about that one.
  14. Once it goes green then follow the read me file.
  15. You back from the read me file? Click on Vida-All-IN-One
  16. Internet explorer will open up with Vida login. Your login info usually is in the readme file on the Vida disk you got.

Got my DRL's turned off on the 05 V70R last night as well as SUM recalibration...Those are going to be for another topic.

Got sent a laptop to try and do this. Fussing with it for 2 days and finally figured out that since it was NOT my laptop i did not change notification settings. i left it default. changed firewall to off and user account settings to off. now it loaded fine. ARRG.

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Good info. One tip. I got mine a couple years ago and when I upgraded laptops (old one broke) I went from XP Pro to Win7 Home Premium which isn't compatible. So I installed Virtual Box and run XP Pro on a virtual session so that I can use VIDA.

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I picked up a reconditioned Dell D 630 for cheap so I can use it dedicated, has Wifi for updates etc.

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Ghost, at the dealer they charge you for drl´s turn off cause they "need to download" a software....it will be interesting to see how to do things without paying.

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DRL's is a simple few clicks away, i did that yesterday when i was playing with it. i changed my seat heaters to the highest setting, played with my defrost settings, changed it from 70% top/30% bottom to 50/50 split. tested all systems, played with the SUM recalibration...car drives better now, no more ass waggy ness...its a wagon thing, lol..

I bought this because i did not want to be at the mercy of the stealership. pllus when i did my remote starter/alarm system i took apart key #1 and the car is programmed to move the seat/mirrors ect..so annoying so it was turned off.

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i hate to have my headlights on all the time, do you know if is possible to have off- on on my light switch?. Im getting the DICE and about 1 week .

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i hate to have my headlights on all the time, do you know if is possible to have off- on on my light switch?. Im getting the DICE and about 1 week .

It is done directly through Vida, no download is necessary. Here is a recent thread....

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I got access to latest version of vida 2012 jist came out a month ago wonder if i can sneak it home and install or copy hmm.....

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i hate to have my headlights on all the time, do you know if is possible to have off- on on my light switch?. Im getting the DICE and about 1 week .

depends on the MY of your car. mine is a 05 and it is available from the vida software, no download. 01-04 might require a download

It is done directly through Vida, no download is necessary. Here is a recent thread....

that thread is for a s80 and still might require a download. also the area that was pointed to tab "parameters" is not where it is to change stuff. it is under the advanced tab. still after i put my car into flexstd, i get no DRL, no HID but constant parking lights no matter what i do. remember, i have this working so dont tell me i am doing it wrong LOL, i spent 1 hour fussing with it yesterday again and i got all kinds of combinations and nothing that made it all turn off :(

I got access to latest version of vida 2012 jist came out a month ago wonder if i can sneak it home and install or copy hmm.....

might be able to but they probably will throw out the old one, thats good enough. Also another thing to think about.... will the "patch" work on that version?

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that thread is for a s80 and still might require a download. also the area that was pointed to tab "parameters" is not where it is to change stuff. it is under the advanced tab. still after i put my car into flexstd, i get no DRL, no HID but constant parking lights no matter what i do. remember, i have this working so dont tell me i am doing it wrong LOL, i spent 1 hour fussing with it yesterday again and i got all kinds of combinations and nothing that made it all turn off :(

Actually, it's not the parameters tab or the advanced tab. The change is made in the "programmed values" tab to turn on/off the DRL. The other thread was specific to the S80 and I happened to have an S80 in the shop that day, and was able to successfully turn off the DRL on that car. I'll try some other years/models and see if it's possible.

remember, i have this working so dont tell me i am doing it wrong LOL

I would never say that. Hell, we were one of the first shops to get VIDA when it became available to indies ('06?) and I still don't know as much as I need to about it :D

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Actually, it's not the parameters tab or the advanced tab. The change is made in the "programmed values" tab to turn on/off the DRL. The other thread was specific to the S80 and I happened to have an S80 in the shop that day, and was able to successfully turn off the DRL on that car. I'll try some other years/models and see if it's possible.

I would never say that. Hell, we were one of the first shops with to get VIDA when it became available to indies ('06?) and I still don't know as much as I need to about it :D

i only said that because lots of guys dont have it and try and tell me how to do it :P

in my 2011a i can only change it in the advance tab, what version you running?

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in my 2011a i can only change it in the advance tab, what version you running?

2012a, but that reminds me I have the 2012b DVD that I need to install. I wonder if they've made changes between the 2011 and 2012 version? When you are communicating with the CEM do you have a tab that says "programmed values"? That is where I was able to turn DRL on and off. I just tried a 2001 XC70 and it worked fine.

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No, it requires a subscription and download.

That said, I seem to recall someone saying they could use their cloned DICE tool and get a 3 day subscription. Anyone know for sure?

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