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Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by IslandV70 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:17 am

The local shop wants $80 to set the headlights to turn on and off with the switch instead of being always on.
A FleaBay VIDA/DICE is about $80. So.........how hard is it to do this myself? Is it a simple menu choice or what?
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by - Pete - » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:32 am

Yes, it's very easy to do. The hard part is getting ViDA setup & communicating with your car! :lol:

I'm very poor with computers, so if you're unlike me you will have a great advantage!

There aren't very many things you can "change" in the way of activations (modifying the vehicles former settings), but the ones you can alter I think are nice. Like DRL's, the temperature settings of your heated seats (if equipped), how long lights stay on after shutting the car off etc...

Turning off the DRL's was the first thing I did when I got ViDA running.

Wish you could change the fog light setting so they are always on regardless of high/low beam selection but that's a paid subscription activation, or dealer. I've read Yagger is able to do a good deal of alterations.
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by IslandV70 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:42 am

I am going to wire my fogs to come ON with the parking lights and then OFF with the headlights. My old Volvo 740 and two different Mercedes were not so anal about fog lights, they went on and off with a switch not connected to anything else.

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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by abscate » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:52 am

I had my DRL turned off by JRL IRL.
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by BlackBart » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:56 am

My ‘04 fogs will go on independently of the lights. I can use them with just parking lights, which would be very useful in a nasty fog or heavy snow situation.

I don’t mind DRLs. They work, they’re safe.
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by IslandV70 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:47 am

They're safe except in the fog. Fog lights are useless with the headlights on. My plan is to wire up some LED DRLs anyway that I can turn off if I want to.

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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by vtl » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:31 pm

You can set/switch/alternate a bunch of parameters using counterfeit VIDA and Chinese DiCE clone, but only if your car's software was updated to do so. My current XC70 can't do it, need a sw downloaded using VIDA Online (about $200 venture for 3-days access and cost of sw itself), the one I crashed - had it.
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by - Pete - » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:40 pm

The way I see it, I bet you can live with the DRL’s long enough to figure out how to get ViDA up and running on a laptop. Or find someone nearby who has ViDA. It literally takes 5 minutes.

It’s the same money you’d pay some other guy & all you got out of it is your DRL’s shut off. $80 for ViDA/DiCE & you have a vast library at your fingertips that you can and will use over and over, and you can set your DRL’s however you choose.
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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by crazycat » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:43 am

I bought my dice on eBay for about $80
I bought my vida on eBay from user 1moretech
He packaged the Vida and the virtual machine all set up in one program. Download and install took five minutes and I was up and running. I think he charged $30

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Re: Turn off DRL headlights pay $$$ or buy VIDA/DICE

Post by BlackBart » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:54 pm

When you mention virtual machine, did you put it on a Mac?
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