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Vida Dice Findings

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:01 pm

Can anyone maybe help shine light on some info on my findings with Dice tool. Here is an image for starters.The accelerator pedal is a fairly new OEM Volvo that was replaced before i bought the car. My ETM seems to past the test so i can now remove that from the equation of it being the culprit.
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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by misha » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:57 am

Read & erase the codes and see which ones comes back.
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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:19 am

The codes are current.

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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by misha » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:52 am

In that case i would check the wiring and connectors.
Is the car in question 2000 C70?
As far as i know if you replace etm on '99+ cars...it needs to be programmed in order to work,because they are "married" with the car.

I could be wrong,so i would wait abscate or someone with '99+ car to chime in.
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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:10 pm

According to the ETM test done with VIDA DICE it passed the ETM test, both potentiometers were in sync with one another, if there was a way to share the short video recording i made while running the graph test i would put it on here to share my results.

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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by Ozark Lee » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:59 pm

I would snag a accelerator pedal assembly from a junk yard if you can find one. That seems to be VIDAs biggest complaint.

I don't think the pedal sensor has to be married in software to the car but I could be wrong, I have swapped ETMs between cars and left the original pedal sensor there.

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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by abscate » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:08 pm

Neither Pedal sensor nor ETM are married to VIN but ETM must match software in ECM

If you pseudo- randomly swap an ETM from Magneti Marrelli, it’s roughly a 20% chance of working
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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm

Ozark Lee wrote:
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I would snag a accelerator pedal assembly from a junk yard if you can find one. That seems to be VIDAs biggest complaint.

I don't think the pedal sensor has to be married in software to the car but I could be wrong, I have swapped ETMs between cars and left the original pedal sensor there.

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It has a practically a w pedal assembly, an OEM Volvo one, the guy i bought the car from said he just spent around $200 for it and installed it right before i bought the car. But something is clearly not working properly

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Re: Vida Dice Findings

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:37 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Neither Pedal sensor nor ETM are married to VIN but ETM must match software in ECM

If you pseudo- randomly swap an ETM from Magneti Marrelli, it’s roughly a 20% chance of working
How can i find out what software the ECM has because i saw everything in the vida test about the ETM, software number and everything and it says software was up to date i believe.

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