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      Volvo VIDA discs on ebay, are they worth it?

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VOLVO...motiveQ5fTools

      I have an 04.5 2.4i and since there is no repair manual for this vehicle I was thinking about purchasing this. My dad is a mechanic but doesn't know anything about my car. Would this be a good purchase for him to learn about my car so he can work on it when things arise?

      It says there is no expiration date, but I find that hard to believe. Other discs for sale said you have to set back the date on your PC?

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      ummm... there is a repair manual... pretty good one actually, I own it myself:
      haynes volvo S40/V50... covering everything (petrol, diesel) but the T5 engine.

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      Try this forum and maybe send some of those guys PMs, the device they bought (Dice) along with VIDA will allow full communication with the car for maintenance and fault tracing.

      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...-for-under-500
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      Quote Originally Posted by crossie View Post
      ummm... there is a repair manual... pretty good one actually, I own it myself:
      haynes volvo S40/V50... covering everything (petrol, diesel) but the T5 engine.

      I know there was that haynes manual, but it's not available here in the US.

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      If you're interested I can see how much shipping from germany is... + costs from german ebay for the manual
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      Quote Originally Posted by crossie View Post
      If you're interested I can see how much shipping from germany is... + costs from german ebay for the manual
      Thanks, but I just found it on amazon, apparently I could get it for about 26 bucks! :P

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      The Haynes manual is good if you are not a mechanic. (Never changed a spark plug) For a mechanic get the VIDA disks. I just have the old version VADIS with no expire data and it has every detail including details of what to do what to do if you get one of the 5000 error codes.

      If you can still find VADIS disks they may be better for an 04

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      I use VIDA for my 2006 T5 and it covers everything - even my RHD model.
      I did use VADIS but it only went to 2005 which covered most stuff execpt the small changes in the 2006 model, so I got the new VIDA - brilliant.

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      HHead, did you get it on Ebay? (Which version are you running and what platform XP/Vista/7 x32 or x64)?

      I have Win7 Ultimate x64 not sure if it will work on it?
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      Quote Originally Posted by slrising View Post
      HHead, did you get it on Ebay? (Which version are you running and what platform XP/Vista/7 x32 or x64)?

      I have Win7 Ultimate x64 not sure if it will work on it?
      yes....so long as it's legitmate....

      ...lol nah it'll work. it's x86 so it'ls backwards compatible.
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      Umm...without explicitly asking...how different is this from VADIS (up to 05), are there new instructions, diagrams or images that aren't included in VADIS? Also, to my main question: Just a simple yes or no....torrent?
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      slrising,

      Vida will not work on Win7 Ultimate x64. Program reports not built for that operating system. Even tried it in compatibility mode and no go. But it will run in the "new" XP Mode which has to be installed in Win7 and it works just fine. Here is a web site that talks about it and about DICE. http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk/forums...-2010a-103639/
      Drop me a PM.

      hope this helps

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      That price for VIDA seems pretty high. I got VADIS a couple years ago for $2 on ebay.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ss60 View Post
      That price for VIDA seems pretty high. I got VADIS a couple years ago for $2 on ebay.
      There are some ebay sellers out there trying to retire on the proceeds of selling bootleg VIDA. Some are significantly cheaper than others. Look around. Basically, all the eBay copies are bootleg.

      Umm...without explicitly asking...how different is this from VADIS (up to 05), are there new instructions, diagrams or images that aren't included in VADIS?
      Now that VIDA is out, there is a fire-sale going on for the older VADIS products and if you have an older model (up to 2005) you can save yourself a fortune as they are just about exactly the same - the VIDA just has the newer models.

      Also, to my main question: Just a simple yes or no....torrent?
      No idea dude, I don't do Torrent.........

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      i managed to track down a copy of VADIS and it's amazing. i would say it's almost as good as aircraft manuals but they are easier to understand than volvo manuals/wiring diagrams are...
      anyway it does take some getting used to and learning to navigate it but once you get the hang of it it's a huge help.

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      i have a 2006 S40 2.4i and am trying to find/download a copy of VIDA 2010B. i don't know whether the ones on rapidshare will actually work or not (in so far as being able to log-in and create an account, etc.). may i ask where did you get your copy of VADIS? also, how should i know if my 2006 S40 2.4i is covered by VADIS or not? basically, should i get VIDA or VADIS? thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by jetdoc View Post
      i managed to track down a copy of VADIS and it's amazing. i would say it's almost as good as aircraft manuals but they are easier to understand than volvo manuals/wiring diagrams are...
      anyway it does take some getting used to and learning to navigate it but once you get the hang of it it's a huge help.
      Okay I'm just going to come out and say it. VADIS is available as a torrent. I downloaded it and used it to service my 02 s40 and it has information on my 05 V50 although since 05 is the last year the diagrams are not as detailed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by m4gician View Post
      Okay I'm just going to come out and say it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by m4gician View Post
      Okay I'm just going to come out and say it. VADIS is available as a torrent. I downloaded it and used it to service my 02 s40 and it has information on my 05 V50 although since 05 is the last year the diagrams are not as detailed.
      yes, VADIS is available through torrent. VIDA, however, i could not find except on rapidshare. so it seems my 2006 S40 is not supported by VADIS, and i have to keep hoping that my VIDA 2010B will work after i finish downloading it...

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      Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
      yes, VADIS is available through torrent. VIDA, however, i could not find except on rapidshare. so it seems my 2006 S40 is not supported by VADIS, and i have to keep hoping that my VIDA 2010B will work after i finish downloading it...
      I downloaded it, it doesn't.
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      can anyone message me a torrent link? i tried but couldnt find

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      Quote Originally Posted by m4gician View Post
      I downloaded it, it doesn't.
      oh well! what kind of problem does it have? was it a download error, installation error, login error, etc.? do you suggest that i download VIDA 2010A?

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      Quote Originally Posted by shadowlord View Post
      can anyone message me a torrent link? i tried but couldnt find
      this is for VADIS: (sorry, had to take the link to the torrent off; PM me if you want it)
      i haven't been able to find VIDA on torrent websites.
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      Quote Originally Posted by HHead View Post
      There are some ebay sellers out there trying to retire on the proceeds of selling bootleg VIDA. Some are significantly cheaper than others. Look around. Basically, all the eBay copies are bootleg.



      Now that VIDA is out, there is a fire-sale going on for the older VADIS products and if you have an older model (up to 2005) you can save yourself a fortune as they are just about exactly the same - the VIDA just has the newer models.



      No idea dude, I don't do Torrent.........
      What ?_? then just Up load it to Photobucket .
      That should work .
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      Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
      oh well! what kind of problem does it have? was it a download error, installation error, login error, etc.? do you suggest that i download VIDA 2010A?

      installation error. Its 30 different large .rar files that fails install halfway through. I tried on Win 7 64bit and xp mode as well. No dice.
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      I have 2010B that works PM if interested with email address, you'll need to find your own crack to it though to actually make it work without a paid subscription. The crack can be found via google search.
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      Quote Originally Posted by m4gician View Post
      installation error. Its 30 different large .rar files that fails install halfway through. I tried on Win 7 64bit and xp mode as well. No dice.
      yeah, i also downloaded 30 .rar files but still haven't got to the installation parts. i know that 2010B does not work on Windows 7 (have no idea about its XP Mode, though) as only 2010C is Windows 7-compatible. i'll try installing it in the next few days...i'll see how it goes.

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      I was dumb and didnt disconnect the battery when doing a stereo install.... Well now I have that fun airbag light.... Will VIDA/VADIS remove this? I have an '05 S60R. thanks !

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      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300810925684

      this one seemed to be the best offer, Latest version software with the connecting unit. so I purchased one....

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      Buy the dice unit and pirate VIDA
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      Re: Volvo VIDA discs on ebay, are they worth it?

      Quote Originally Posted by vigilante.zen View Post
      I was dumb and didnt disconnect the battery when doing a stereo install.... Well now I have that fun airbag light.... Will VIDA/VADIS remove this? I have an '05 S60R. thanks !
      Yes vida will, and for future reference you don't need to disconnect the battery, just don't turn the key in the ignition when you have the ccm disconnected. And yes I have a manual and an auto R so I am aware of having to move the shifter to pull the ccm on an auto. Only thing I have ever disconnected my battery for was pulling the starter and that is because electricity is a cruel mistress.

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      Can you do software updates? Or is this stealership only? I live here in Charlotte NC and they are really bad here..... They want your left testy and your first unborn child for anything. I payed almost 200 for power steering fluid and some coolant..... <== wife went and picked it up! My '05 seems to be kinda laggy or something. May be time to do some upgrades and change some stuff out. Sorry for all the questions and appreciate the help guys!

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      No software updates unless you get a legit subscription and legit VIDA. Otherwise, off to the dealership for you!

      Edit; I'll also make note that 2012D works on Win 7 (32 or 64 bit)...but it has to be Pro or Ultimate.
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