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Adventures with VDASH

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Old Oct 16th, 2019, 09:17   #1
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I had been wanting to upgrade my DIM from analogue to a digital dash from the moment I knew such a thing was available. So I acquired an XC60 2015 digital DIM from eBay for 180. It had a few scratches on the poly facia, but I buffed them out with headlamp restoration kit which made it look new again. Downloaded VDASH and opened an account. The software initially finds the CEM pin code (needing done just one) which took 23 hours btw and then the car is open to all sorts of upgrades. I had to have a 10 amp AGM charger keeping the cars power on in ignition 2 mode. I also had to keep an eye on the voltage readout on VDASH in case I cooked the battery by giving it too much power. The dash is on and working now and my next purchase will be to have the lethal start/stop function disabled on start-up. S/s is a pain and if you forget to disable it, it dies as you do a rolling stop at a junction, leaving you over the junction with no power. There are several options, two of which I remember are totally disable s/s or disable on start-up, which is the one I am going for as s/s is still useful in some situations.
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If you are thinking about doing this yourself, don't use aV40 DIM, they physically won't fit. Use an XC/V/S/60/70 DIM which has come from the same transmission type. It doesn't matter whether it comes from a petrol or diesel. Some cheap ones on eBay just now like this.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INSTRUMEN...YAAOSw9oVdlKaN
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That looks so cool, I imagine my 2008 is too old to do that to. The first XC70 I looked at had that instrument cluster, but it was too expensive for me.
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S/s is a pain and if you forget to disable it, it dies as you do a rolling stop at a junction, leaving you over the junction with no power. There are several options, two of which I remember are totally disable s/s or disable on start-up, which is the one I am going for as s/s is still useful in some situations.
Agree S/S is a bit of a pain, but my engine does not die until the speedo reads "0". Even if its "1" the engine will not cut out, then if I do stop at "0" and the engine dies, as soon as the speedo reads "1" the engine fires up with out any action needed from me. Therefore your situation at junctions could not happen to me. Can't think why that should be.
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I switched off the start/stop function using VDASH so that when I start the car S/S is OFF, but I have the option to switch it on. Works well!
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I switched off the start/stop function using VDASH so that when I start the car S/S is OFF, but I have the option to switch it on. Works well!
How much did vdash charge for this?
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How much did vdash charge for this?
It was 110 Euros.
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It was 110 Euros.

Was that a pack. As in, could you have added other things?
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There is a list of upgrades available. Download the app and use in tral mode to see what it can do. Some ar software only but others need hardware to enable like the rear camera etc.

Copy past from site.


Diagnostics - read / clear diagnostic trouble codes - DTC's
Resetting service reminder - SRI
Change dashboard computer / radio / phone language
Optimize the engine power
Change car configuration (disable STOP/START, activation Video-In-Motion, add independetn heater function, add cruise controll, add trip computer, change the region USA to EU, activate navigation,...)
Decode PIN for CEM and ECM
Add / remove ignition keys and remote controllers
Pair new SCL and SCU units
Copy / clone almost all electronic modules
Injectors coding
Dataloging
Read READINESS codes
Electronic servicebook
Reminding technical inspection date
Print car status protocols
Driving book in combination with VDD
Update and setting bluetooth P2V2 modules

SPA / CMA - SPA / CMA platform configuration

Change of region USA> EU etc. - only SW adjustment + exchange of DIM dial
Cruise control - buttons on steering wheel + steering wheel wiring
On-board computer - SW modification only
Heated seats - buttons for panel climate + heating blankets or whole seats
Parking sensors - control unit + wiring + sensors
Service interval change - SW adjustment only
Video while driving - SW adjustment only
Activate navigation
Timer for parking heater - if the car already has preheating, then only SW adjustment

P3 - platform configuration 3

TFT retrofit
Cruise control - buttons on steering wheel + steering wheel wiring
On-board computer - SW modification only
Heated seats - climate panel + heating blankets or whole seats
Ventilated seats - climate panel + ventilated seats
Premium sound - speakers + amplifier + subwoofer (When having basic sound the wiring and MOST need to be changed because of adding an amplifier under the seat.)
Timer for parking heater - if the car already has preheating, then only SW adjustment
Parking heater - parking heater Eberspacher
Remote activation of parking heater - SW adjustment only (MY2012 + only)
BLIS - mirrors + cabling + button on climate panel + door modules
ABL Xenons - HCM unit + headlamps + LSM module + Wiring + Levelling sensors
Xenon deactivation - H7 headlamps + manual LSM module
Deactivation of the Four-C chassis - standard shock absorbers + rewire of levelling sensors on the axle
Deactivation of STOP-START / Drive-E - SW adjustment only
Video while driving - SW adjustment only (Sensus / Sensus Connect models only)
Activation of navigation for SENSUS - IHU + cabling + antenna
Activation of navigation at SENSUS Connect - only SW modification (if the vehicle has preparation)
Change of region USA> EU etc. - only SW adjustment + exchange of DIM dial
Rain sensor - sensor + window + handle
Parking sensors - control unit + wiring + sensors
Service interval change - SW adjustment only
Tire size / wheel circumference change - SW adjustment only
Self-dimming mirror - mirror
Deactivating dead-lock - only SW adjustment
Parking camera - camera + cabling + unit
Maximum speed increase / limiter - SW adjustment only
Deactivation of neutral control - SW adjustment only

P2 - Platform 2 configuration

Cruise control - buttons on steering wheel + steering wheel wiring
On-board computer - SW modification only
Heated seats - panel buttons + heating blankets or whole seats + SHM modules
Premium sound - speakers + radio + amplifier
Timer for parking heater - if the car already has preheating, then only SW adjustment
Parking heater - Webasto parking heater
Ventilation timer - SW adjustment only
BLIS - mirrors + cabling + button on climate panel (only from MY05+)
ABL Xenon Units - HCM + Wiring + Headlamps (MY05+ only) + LSM Module
Xenon deactivation - H7 headlamps + manual LSM module
Deactivation of the Four-C chassis - standard shock absorbers + rewiring of levelling sensors on the axle
Change of region USA> EU etc. - only SW adjustment + exchange of DIM dial
Rain sensor - sensor + window + handle
Parking sensors - control unit + wiring + sensors
Service interval change - SW adjustment only
Tire size / wheel circumference change - SW adjustment only
Self-dimming mirror - mirror
Deactivating dead-lock - only SW adjustment
Activation / deactivation of automatic locking - SW adjustment only
Alarm deactivation - SW adjustment only
Parking camera - camera + cabling + unit
Maximum speed increase / limiter - SW adjustment only
Deactivation of neutral control - SW adjustment only

P1 - platform 1 configuration

Cruise control - buttons on steering wheel + steering wheel wiring
On-board computer - SW modification only
Heated seats - climate panel + heating blankets or whole seats
Premium sound - speakers + audio module + optical cables + subwoofer
Timer for parking heater - if the car already has preheating, then only SW adjustment
Deactivation of STOP-START / Drive-E - SW adjustment only
Change of region USA> EU etc. - only SW adjustment + exchange of DIM dial
Rain sensor - sensor + window
Parking sensors - control unit + wiring + sensors
Service interval change - SW adjustment only
Tire size / wheel circumference change - SW adjustment only
Self-dimming mirror - mirror + wiring
Deactivating dead-lock - only SW adjustment
Maximum speed increase / limiter - SW adjustment only
Deactivation of neutral control - SW adjustment only
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Out of passing interest, how many of these upgrades would be deliverable using a VIDA/DiCE?
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