Problems & Fixes: Reference & Volvo Documentation

All about Volvo maintenance documentation including owner’s manuals, service schedules, diagnostics and reference.

October 19, 2016

What is DiCE?

DiCE is the Middleman DiCE is electronic hardware that connects your Volvo to a computer running Volvo diagnostic software called VIDA. It allows two-way communication between VIDA and a Volvo car, primarily to enable a mechanic to either get diagnostic information from the Volvo to fix a problem, or to update the Volvo with the […]

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October 18, 2016

How to Set up DiCE on a Mac

MVS Volvo Forums Contributor kallekula put together a wonderful DIY on setting up DiCE on a MacBook Pro. Because DiCE runs on Windows, you must use Windows inside a virtual machine to make DiCE work on a Mac.

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September 15, 2016

P80 Wagon hatch dimensions

MVS Contributor j-dawg: I need to load a ton of junk into my car soon, and I couldn’t find any info on the intertubes, so I measured its cargo area dimensions and put them in this picture. My car has basically no rear cargo options, eg: grocery nets, cargo bay cover, dog cage, third row […]

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August 31, 2016

Replace the connectors on the CVVT

Here’s a great write-up by (now) MVS Contributor v-45magna on how to replace the connectors on the CVVT when there doesn’t seem to be any other option! If you are replacing your CVVT solenoid and the plug is different than your previous one and you are looking for a way to make it work, here […]

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August 11, 2016

CVVT Hub Change on P2 Volvos

MVS (now) Contributor F250 made a very good PDF that guides us through CVVT Hub Change Guide on P2 Volvos. Download the PDF here. See F250’s Forum topic here for discussion and methodology. Important information VIDA instructions may not have the correct information with regards to clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW) movements when setting the […]

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