It popped on every diagnostic tool website that there is a new 150eur Volvo VIDA 2015A with USB Dongle that support newer cars with the clone interface. It looks too good to be real.
Vida 2015A USB key.iso
Vida 2015a – Working without USB keySo I took a punt and bought the Vida2015a with USB key being sold online now. Literally took me 5 minutes to bypass the USB key. the two setup.exe files request the key, the patch requests the key and vida monitor requests the key. I just used the 2014d versions of all of those and it installed like a charm. Copy the DVD somewhere…. Install\DVD\Vida_dvdheader\Main\Setup.exe Replace with the 2014D versionInstall\DVD\Vida_dvdheader\Vida\Setup.exe Replace with the 2014D versionApplication\Copy\Vidamonitor.exe Replace with the 2014D version Install, use you favorite 2014d patch and away you go. I didn’t even uninstall my 2014D and it upgraded it. However, Reports of model support past 2017 seems like a stretch of the truth.So, it will extend the life of Offline Vida to 2016 models, but VDASH will be what most of us will have to live with.
Volvo Diagnostic & Software Host (V Dash)
Therefore, 150eur Volvo VIDA 2015A or V Dash 1783eur, it depends on how deep you want them to diagnose or program, how much budget you plan to pay.