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Re: Vida CEM swapping

Post by Rvolvos » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:08 am

yagger wrote: ↑
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Alas, my English is not the best and I, unfortunately, could not quite correctly read the rules of the forum, if I did not follow them, I ask the moderators not to treat me strictly, but simply delete my message. Thank you for understanding.

I'm not sure that the "light rays came together" only on one company (I mean Canadian specialists). There are much cheaper and faster options for solving problems with Volvo electronics. For example, you can try to use Total Auto Tech from CA. There is very strong experience for repair volvo electronics, can program and clone modules, diagnosis and check any systems... There is a own bench test equipment and own soft for test and programming any modules. You can ask me about it if interesting. ))
Can you please share the address of Total auto tech? The link doesn’t work for me.

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Re: Vida CEM swapping

Post by abscate » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:56 am

OP - we have had several people come on with substantial experience in tuning and programming who insist they have cloned a VIN specific module on Volvo then disappear into oblivion after they fail. The equipment to do it will make it an un-economical path for someone not doing this as a service.

Maybe it is just fair to say the info isnt here, perhaps one of the other Fora has it.

Yagger and Doublebug are exceptions - if they can do it they will tell you.

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Re: Vida CEM swapping

Post by yagger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:11 pm

Rvolvos wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:08 am
Can you please share the address of Total auto tech? The link doesn’t work for me.
225 San Jose Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Be sure, they can do everything for Volvo.
Any electronics issues, any programming stuff...
Keys, Remotes, cloning any modules...
I guarantee.

We know how to repair electronics and programming Volvo. Yagger&Doublebug - our experience invaluable.

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Re: Vida CEM swapping

Post by precopster » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:25 am

This is my understanding of the current situation. Vida can reload a module ONLY if you have a licensed subscription to Vida and you buy the software for each reload individually. As far as I know the Volvo corporate site can now pick a real Dice from a clone so even if you buy a subscription you need a genuine Dice costing over $1,000.

The way the software works is if key data or configuration is already on the used CEM from a different vehicle other than the one the CEM is fitted to it won't reload it so you can't just bring a used CEM to a dealer and have it reprogrammed. The dealers will ONLY program new CEMs or perform a CEM reload if it is the original CEM belonging to the vehicle.

Which leaves you in the good hands of the guys mentioned above who CAN erase key data without Vida and then erase the ROM and reload data from another CEM.

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