VOLVO diagnostic Software
Software version: 2013A
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Volvo is a world leader when it comes to information systems to help the technicians in the workshops do their job efficiently.
The main information application is called VIDA (Vehicle Information and Diagnostics for Aftersales).
VIDA supports workshops in repairing and servicing Volvo vehicles, by providing Service information, Parts information, Diagnostic fault tracing, Software download capability - all integrated into one single application. The information is found quickly with the help of instructive navigation and a powerful search engine.
VIDA users are Sales Companies, Authorized Dealers, Independent Operators and VCC internal users.
VOLVO VIDA Introduction
This document contains all information necessary to buy a VIDA subscription. It is important that you read and understand the information in this document before buying a VIDA subscription. The points below shortly describe the main sections of the document.
VIDA - Service, Diagnostics and Spare Parts Information. VIDA supports workshops in repairing and servicing Volvo vehicles, by providing Service information, Parts information, Diagnostic fault tracing, and Software download - all integrated into one single application.
Subscription Options- VIDA comes in two different versions; VIDA All-in-One and VIDA on Web. The VIDA All-in-One can be used by workshops with poor bandwidth and for workshops with vehicle communication needs. The VIDA on Web subscription type assumes that the workshop has a good bandwidth since it requires constant connection.
System Requirements -To run VIDA, a PC and Internet connection is required. This document contains general information about VIDA system requirements. To be able to perform diagnostic communication between the VIDA application and the vehicle, an approved communication device is needed.
Support and Training -As a VIDA subscriber you have access to the volvotechinfo.com website with Instructions, News and a web-based training. VIDA web-based training consists of 6 separate modules.
Buy a VIDA subscription -A VIDA subscription is ordered from the volvotechinfo.com website.
VIDA - Service, Diagnostics and Spare Parts Information
VIDA supports workshops in repairing and servicing Volvo vehicles, by providing Parts information, Service information, Diagnostic fault tracing, and Software download capability - all integrated into one single application. The information is found quickly with the help of instructive navigation and a powerful search engine.
The information manager in VIDA consists of four information groups; Parts, Repair, Diagnostics, Product Specifications. VIDA lists all document titles and includes the various configuration groups in conjunction to the titles. This useful feature enables you to get an overview of vehicle information that is available for different cars. The information is shown based on the current vehicle profile.
2.1 Parts Information
In VIDA it is easy to mark several items on a parts catalogue page and add them to a personal parts list. You can have several active parts lists. The visible information is condensed to information only relevant for the selected vehicle profile. Other features are:
Clear presentation of notes connected to individual part numbers
Personal comments to a specific part number
Hot-spots between the graphic and parts table
Possibility to zoom the graphics
2.2 Service Information
Repair Information consists of repair procedures and are available for all models and model years listed: XC60, S60 (11-)XC90, V90, XC70(08-), V70 XC (01-) / XC70(-07), V70 XC (-00), V70 (08-), V70 (00-08), V70 (-00), V50, V40(-04), S90, S80 (07-), S80 (-06), S70, S60, S40 (04-), S40 (-04), C30, C70 Coupe (-02), C70 Conv (-05), C70 (06-), 960, 940, 850.
Service information for the 200 and the 700 series vehicles is available via the volvotechinfo.com website as a separate purchase.
VIDA holds complete Parts information about following models and all available year models: XC60, S60 (11-), XC90, V90, XC70(08-), V70 XC (01-) / XC70(-07), V70 XC (-00), V70 (08-), V70 (00-08), V70 (-00), V50, V40, S90, S80(07-), S80(-06), S70, S60, S40 (04-), S40 (-04), C30, C70(06-), C70 Coupe(-02), C70 Conv(-05), 960, 940, 850, 780, 760, 740, 260, 240.
2.3 Diagnostic Fault Tracing
As the user enters the diagnostic workflow, the system will perform an initial communication with the vehicle (a health check). The result of this communication will form the basis for the content under each submenu i.e. vehicle information, network status, diagnostic trouble codes, symptom fault trace, vehicle communication and delivery check. As part of the diagnostic workflow, there is a link available to add customer complaints (i.e. symptoms).
VIDA Diagnostic Workflow is applicable for all models from model year 1999 and onward. Diagnostic workflow includes fault tracing based on Diagnostic Trouble Codes and on symptoms given by the customer.
Fault tracing using VIDA information manager for V70(-00), S70, 900-series, 800-series only holds support for fault tracing based on symptoms given by customer. Fault tracing connected to diagnostic trouble codes are displayed in the information manager. No integrated support for communication tools.
2.4 Software Download
VIDA Software Download is applicable for all models from model year 1999 and onward including S40 (-04) V40 (-04) from model year 2000. It is possible to download software using software manager.
Starting in May 2010, it is now possible to download software to multiple vehicles at the same time and starting with the S60 (11- ) it is possible to download certain software packages via a Volvo USB memory stick. Reference supporting instructional documents on volvotechinfo.com, under the VIDA tab.
To run VIDA you need a PC and an Internet connection. The VIDA All-in-One application demands a higher hardware specified computer than the VIDA on Web application. VIDA All-in-One also requires some plug-ins and extra hardware for diagnostics and software download. Read more about system requirements on volvotechinfo.com. Please read the VIDA System Requirements before you order VIDA.
1 VIDA System Requirements
System Requirements can be found on the volvotechinfo.com website.
2 Vehicle Communication Tools
To be able to perform Diagnostic Read-out, Diagnostic fault tracing and Software Download the vehicle needs to be connected via a communication device to the VIDA PC. The device will transfer messages from the PC to the correct receiver in the vehicle. Please note that the vehicle communication tools are not included in the VIDA subscription. Lastly, Volvo does not test or certify aftermarket scan tools. However, Volvo vehicles support the standardized J2534 access through the OBD2 connector. Therefore any generic scan tool which supports J2534 should be able to read Volvos.
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