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Options to Vida/Dice?

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Options to Vida/Dice?

Post by Yurgengurgen » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:38 pm

So I'm a complete noob with Volvo diagnostics, is there a standalone diag computer that gives me the same or approximate functionality of Vida?

Just want to have a nice talk with all my systems in my 04 S80. Clear codes, reset maintenance counters, hunt gremlins, etc.

Thanks all.

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Re: Options to Vida/Dice?

Post by ndphotonl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:28 am

For checking codes, I also use Torque Pro on my Android phone. But you need Vida/Dice for most in depth work. I highly recommend getting it. I bought a Ali version, which works great.

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Re: Options to Vida/Dice?

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:22 am

Yurgengurgen wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:38 pm
So I'm a complete noob with Volvo diagnostics, is there a standalone diag computer that gives me the same or approximate functionality of Vida?
By stand alone i assume you mean a self contained system. There are alternatives to Vida-Dice but they cost as much or more then Vida-Dice and not as useful.

You are not going to beat Vida-DiCE clones in terms of bang for the money. If portability is you main concern, you might consider Vida on a Windows 10 tablet and a DiCE unit. I have installed Vida on a 32bit Netbook with a Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of ram. It was slow but it did run. Nowaday you can get tablets with a lot more powerful processors then Intel Atom without breaking the bank.
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