Need a VIDA/DiCE Vendor Recommendation? Here Are Several.

Complimenting an older VIDA/DiCE – Which One To Buy megathread is this newer Volvo forum topic about where to get VIDA/DiCE. Sourcing VIDA/DiCE stoutlogic » Anyone have a vendor or Ebay seller with a good Vida/ Dice setup? My research shows these setups seem to be really hit or miss. Additionally the software installation seems like its […]

How to Diagnose White Smoke on a 5-Cylinder Volvo

How to diagnose head gasket? Valve guides? Bad turbo? when you’re seeing white smoke in exhaust. Today we look at how to diagnose white smoke when decelerating from a 2002 XC70. MVS Volvo Forums member 1bigb1: Need some advice ,do I look at my Turbo OR do I look at my Head ? I have […]

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 […]

VIDA 2015 – Beginning Of The End?

“VIDA 2015 is 100% internet based, which means you will always have the most current information at your fingertips.”

Should be

“VIDA 2015 is 100% the end of hacks, and might be the end of shadetree Volvo diagnosis, depending on how high we price it.”

VIDA DICE: What to buy?

AliExpress? 2012A? 2012D? XP? Windows 7?  These questions sound familiar? Maybe you need to read this Volvo Forum topic, wherein MVS members discuss how they got DiCE running on VIDA. The one I bought from AliExpress was junk. The seller gave me the run around until it was too late to make a claim. It was a […]

VIDA/DiCE Purchasing

Longtime MVS Forums member Neil needs VIDA and DiCE guidance: I have played with Volvos for 40 years, and I am tired of taking the car to the dealer for stuff I could diagnose myself and fix as a hobby. I like the challenge of learning (retired Engineer!). 2000 V70R – Vida/Dice Purchasing

VIDA Database Optimization Script

doublebug is making available a VIDA utility script: I’m posting a script that I used for some years with my 7 years old laptop. Successfully used my laptop for almost 3 years without VIDA reinstallation. Those of you who does Volvo diagnostics every day may notice that the more cars you have read the slower VIDA […]