Volvo VIDA/DICE Program (2004 S60R)
Updated: Mar 1
So if you have done any sort of work with Volvos or any research I am sure you have heard of VIDA/DICE. VIDA is the volvo factory software that is used to access the cars computers and DICE is the OBDII to USB interface. It is a great program that allows you to access all of the factory functions and programming in your volvo. I have used to it to diagnose the 4C suspension system and re-calibrate it.
VIDA can be installed on older computer systems, or as many people do it can be used on a virtual computer on a newer laptop or desktop. There is a lot of the information out there and the program is downloadable. The hardest part is setting up a virtual computer to install and run it on. Once you do that the only hardware you need is the DICE USB/OBDII Interface which you can get on Amazon or Ebay. I believe I got mine from ebay and had no issues with it.
Once installed I did not have any issues running it on my Dell XPS15 with a virtual machine. It does take a while to download as they are very large files.