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Old Jan 14th, 2020, 08:40   #111
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If you pay a garage for a code read, that's 50-100 of dead money never to be seen again yet people still do it multiple times rather than having their own system which would give them unlimited code reads and priceless data for an affordable price.
Basically, if you DIY, it's a godsend.
Amen to that if nothing else. Just dropped 60 for a read yesterday and this was my prompt to get my own.
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 00:21   #112
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There's no definitive reason for Dice and Vida ownership to cover all cars as the functionality within Vida is car, model year, engine code and gearbox specific and it would take me too long to explain all of the 100s of diagnostics permutations for 16 years worth of Volvo models.
For some, just having the workshop manual, parts catalogue and technical information makes it worthwhile and for others the ability to communicate with up to 30 modules and countless combinations of live data is the selling point and for others it's all of the above.

For me specifically, I've done countless code reads, component activations and testing, climate control calibration, heated seat temperature setting, DRL settings which alone would have cost hundreds at a dealer. I've used the workshop manual to carry out 70+ jobs most of which are documented on my YouTube channel, used the parts catalogue to save a small fortune as it helps you find quality alternatives easily, the list is endless.

As a Dice and Vida owner, I also enjoy helping fellow Volvo owner's who can't afford the kit to at least get their codes read for free and I've done this 30+ times now over the years. In fact I found out about Dice and Vida 6 years ago when another member cleared an SRS fault light for me for free so I've always tried to give back.

Even owners of pre 1999 cars can use Vida for tech info, workshop manuals and the parts catalogue just not diagnostics.

The fact that you can also sell the kit on when you're done and recoup so much of your money back means that the net cost of having Dice and Vida is actually very low.
One of my first buyers to buy a laptop and Dice for 250 sold his Volvos last year and sold the Dice and laptop on eBay for 220 meaning his net cost for 3 years of Dice and Vida was 30.
Given that Dice and Vida are so readily available and reasonably priced, I can't see any reason why a Volvo owner wouldn't have the system.

If you pay a garage for a code read, that's 50-100 of dead money never to be seen again yet people still do it multiple times rather than having their own system which would give them unlimited code reads and priceless data for an affordable price.
Basically, if you DIY, it's a godsend.
Hi cheshired5,

Thank you very much for your reply. I have an S80 & my Dad has a V70, so I think it may be a good thing for us to have Vida/Dice. However, I won't be investing at this present moment in time just after Christmas, but its certainly something I'll consider in the future.

Thanks once again. Oh & before I log off, your YouTube videos are great by the way.
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Old Jan 15th, 2020, 02:12   #113
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No problem Kev and thank you.
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 19:38   #114
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Hi there,
How are you?
We have just purchased a XC60 on 59 plate.
What can this kit do for me?
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 20:21   #115
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Hi there,
How are you?
We have just purchased a XC60 on 59 plate.
What can this kit do for me?
Thanks

Hi. Sounds interesting.

Ditto what Yogi said above, but ref a 2005 XC70 D5 auto.

Also, what port does it connect to on a Laptop? Are there any hardware requirements for the Laptop as I will have to get a cheap laptop?
ie. RAM, H/D space, processor speed, etc.

Thanks in advance and kind regards.
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 20:25   #116
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Cool Dice and Vida laptop complete package 250 delivered to the

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New, tested and guaranteed working Dice and already set up Vida laptops running Windows 10 Pro available to send out.

Dice and Vida laptop complete package 250 delivered to the UK mainland.

This sounds promising. How easy is it to use? Instructions? Thanks in advance. Regards.
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Old Jan 16th, 2020, 23:05   #117
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How are you?
We have just purchased a XC60 on 59 plate.
What can this kit do for me?
Thanks
Hi if you see my quoted response above in post# 112, that should give you the basics but it's basically a main dealer level diagnostics system and workshop manual.

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Hi. Sounds interesting.

Ditto what Yogi said above, but ref a 2005 XC70 D5 auto.

Also, what port does it connect to on a Laptop? Are there any hardware requirements for the Laptop as I will have to get a cheap laptop?
ie. RAM, H/D space, processor speed, etc.

Thanks in advance and kind regards.
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This sounds promising. How easy is it to use? Instructions? Thanks in advance. Regards.
Yes it's easy to use with a little practice but I provide basic instructions to get you started and ongoing guidance depending on which features you're wanting to use.
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Ok thanks
That makes sense- so don't have to pay a dealer for diagnosing a fault or error.
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