Volvo Vida Dice 2014D FAQ for Customers

Several frequently asked questions on 2014D Volvo Vida Dice Diagnostic Tool are provided here, in which customers can get more basic information about instruction on operation and reviews.


Basic infro:

Newest version: 2014D

System: Win 7 Pro
CPU: above 2.0
Memory: 4GB

Multi-Language:Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Turkish, Thai, Chinese.

Function:control modules, SRS, generalsafety,brakes,airbag,engine as well as service and maintenance.

Vehicle:Volvo car from 1999-2014.


Q:When I install Volvo Vida software,it has anerror”Security OK but Vida notOK”. How to solve the problem?
A:You need install it on Win7 32bit computer.

Q: Compared with 2014A,what’s the feature of 2014D?

A: 2014D version adds more languages than 2014A.

Q:Does Vida Dice have the function of coding programming ?Is it possible to change the language in instrument cluster?
A:No, it is a full scanner for old and new Volvo car, but it cannot do program or change language.

Q:I’m using Vida 2014D with Dice, and I’m curious about in which module I can change the “Automatic locking by speed” feature?

A:You need to be able to read/write both DIM and ICM flash memories.You have two options. Either make the reload at local Volvo dealer or someone who has an autologic interface. You could also buy some interface that is able to read/write DIM but not ICM.

Q: When I use Avdi with Volvo Vida, I have problem to communicate with all modules in car.Some modules like ECU,TCUare not in networks, but I have connection with climate control, CEM and front doors etc.In network screen I have ECU and TCU red and a text no communication. Besides,I also have problems with Avdi software.

A:We know that Vida Dice is a J2534-2compatible, whereas Avdi is only a J2534-1 compatible, which causes no communication with all modules. I’m using a Vida Dice clone and my clone is full chip 1:1 as genuine one. I started with 2008 Vida versions and I was upgraded one by one to the 2014d version now.

Q: When I go Vida all-in-one after I input the password ADMIN, it does not accept anything.
A: Please install “Vida_patch”, after complete installation, restart the computer, then it will accept.



FAQ About 2016.03 MB SD Connect Compact 4 is newly released the diagnostic tool of 2016.03 SD Connect Compact 4 diagnostic tool.In order to help users have a clear understanding on this tool, all the FAQ is listed here.

Q:Compared with C3,C4,what’s the advantages of SD Connect Compact 4?

A:The advantages of SD C4 located in these aspects:

1)covers a wide range of vehicles including trucks and some cars that C3 and C4 do not support;
2)supports wireless diagnose;
3)not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS, but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;
4)now use Lan cable to connect, can fit all computers not only IBM T30;
5)adopts Military quick swap technology, and supports 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
6)new star diagnosis MB SD Connect C4 (SP100-B) comes with D-LINK WIFI card.

Q:Anyone used this tool called mercedes benz c4 sd connect? can it do benz trucks?

A:SD C4 don’t support US Specification DOIP system cars and trucks after 2014.This only xentry C5 works.

Q:Is SD C4 compatible with XP system?
A: 2016.03V can install in WIN 7 or WIN8,can not install on XP system any more.

Q:How to activate it SD C4?
A:You can check the user manual in HDD,you need give us 3 codes:

sd-c4-2 sd-c4-3 sd-c4-4

If you are still in confusion, get more details here
Q: How to change Mercedes Benz time/date in cluster with MB Star diagnostic tool? Which kind of tool is advised?

A:We need the equipment of SD Connect C4 Star diagnostic system SDS and Dell D630 laptop running Win XP home.

Follow the steps:
1. Install and activate the software. Software is pre-installed and activated if you get theMB SD Connect C4 multiplexer and Dell D630 laptopbundle package.
2. Connect MB SD C4 system with vehicle via OBD port
3. Run DAS software
4. Come to the main Control units group menu->F3
5. Select Information and communication option->F3
6. Select IC Instrument Cluster->F3
7. Select Diagnosis to plant specifications->F3
8.Select Control unit adaptations->F3
9.Select Control unit adaptations (Variant coding)->F3
10.Select Variantkodierung ->F3
11.Select Datumsanzeige Grundbildebene and turn date on “ein”
12.Select Menu 24 option and activate key dependency to “aktivieren” to active the status.
13.Reboot the cluster. The whole procedure is complete.

Q:What’s the usage of VEDIAMO for SD C4?
A:Add this software,you can make more function:



sd connect c4

Before using that, you have to notice two points:

1) Vediamo must be used with SDconnect compact 4,please make sure you have SDConnect C4 before you order this;

2) Vediamo software can only worked together with DAS Xentry software, please make sure yourSDConnect C4 have DAS and Xentry software before you buy this.



SD Connect C4 change Mercedes time and date in cluster

Here is the instruction on how to change MB time/date with 2016.03 SD Connect C4 DAS/Xentry software.


I have bought Star Diagnostic multiplexer with DAS/Xentry software on

I think it’s cheaper than other places.

Follow the steps:
1. Install and activate the software. Software is pre-installed and activated if you get the MB SD Connect C4 multiplexer and Dell D630 laptopbundle package.
2. Connect MB SD C4 system with vehicle via OBD port
3. Run DAS software
4. Come to the main Control units group menu->F3
5. Select Information and communication option->F3
6. Select IC Instrument Cluster->F3
7. Select Diagnosis to plant specifications->F3


8.Select Control unit adaptations->F3


9.Select Control unit adaptations (Variant coding)->F3


10.Select Variantkodierung ->F3


11.Select Datumsanzeige Grundbildebene and turn date on “ein”


12.Select Menu 24 option and activate key dependency to “aktivieren” to active the status.


13.Reboot the cluster. The whole procedure is complete.

Just follow the steps above,you will have a wonderful experience with SD Connect Compact 4.




Original XTOOL EZ300 diagnose for 4 systems TPMS and Oil Light Reset

This post mainly introduce EZ300 all detailed information, including features, advantages, function, vehicle coverage, etc.

EZ300 package:


What adapters and cables in the package?

1pcs X OBD II-16
1pcs X Main Cable
1pcs X EZ300 Tablet
1pcs X VCI Box
1pcs X Charger for Tablet
1pcs X US Power Adapter
1pcs X EU  Power Adapter
1pcs X MicroUSB Cable
1pcs X Certificate of Quality
1pcs X Packing List
1pcs X User Manual
1pcs X Carton box

What EZ300 is?

EZ300 is a high-end and new style handheld auto diagnostic device developed by XTOOL based on Android system.

What operation system EZ300 is based on?

Android based, its open source Android operating system provides fast boot-up and multitasking.

What electronic control systems EZ300 work with?

EZ300 performs diagnostic function for engine, ABS, SRS, transmission, TPMS and Oil Light Reset.

What function EZ300 performs?

Basic Function: read fault codes, clear fault codes, live data

TPMS and oil light reset function.

How EZ300 communicate?

Bluetooth: There is Bluetooth module built in VCI box, so users can make wireless diagnosis without connecting main cable to EZ300 tablet. there is a Bluetooth indicator, it turns red when Bluetooth is not connected; it turns blue when Bluetooth is connected successfully.

How to pair Bluetooth

  1. Connect VCI box with the main test cable, then connect main test cable with OBD2 16 Pin connector or other connectors, then plug into DCL port .
  2. Do not connect the EZ300 Tablet with VCI box via the USB cable. The Bluetooth will be paired automatically between EZ300 tablet and VCI box.
  3. Switch on the ignition and turn on EZ300 tablet, then tap on EZ300 application to test vehicles…

Wifi: WIFI 2.4Ghz, easy registration with EZ300 connected to WIFI and one-click software update via WIFI.

Wireless Connection a. Connect cables and VCI to the vehicle as below:

EZ300 wifi

What vehicle EZ300 cover?

Extensive vehicle coverage for most US, Asian and European vehicle makes

Europe: Volvo, Skoda, Land rover, Jaguar, Ford, Sprinter, Seat, Renault, Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall, Fiat, Citroen, BMW, BENZ, AUDI, VW, Porsche, Lancia, MayBach, Rolls-Royce, Mini, Smart, Transporter, Lamborghini, Gugatti, Abarth, VW_CV
Asia: Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Isuzu, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Kia, Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda, Daihatsu, Daewoo, Scion, Holden, AUFord and more…
Chinese Vehicle: Geely, Chery, Greatwall, Jiao, Lifan, BYD, Brilliance and more…

How to update EZ300 cover?

Browse to update. Free update lifetime.

EZ300 doesn’t need insert a card for updating, users only need to tap on EZ300 application and click UPDATE after EZ300 is connected to internet, then you can

download the latest diagnostic software directly to EZ300, shown as follows.

EZ300 update

How many years EZ300 guarantee?

2 years guarantee.

EZ300 configuration:

Operating System:              Android 4.4.4
Memory:                                1GB RAM,16GB Flash
CPU                                       Quad Core, 1.3 GHz
Display                                  7 Inch IPS 5-Point Multi-touch Screen with 1024×600P Resolution
Sensors:                               Gravity Sensor, Light Sensor
Input/Output:                         Microphone, Dual Speakers, 3.5 mm headset jack, MiniHDMIPort, 2.0USBPort, TF Card Port
Battery:                                   2400mAh, 3.7V
WIFI                                         WIFI 2.4Ghz
Bluetooth                               100 Meters
Power Voltage:                      3.7V
Power Consumption:           4W
Operating Temperature:     -20 to 50℃(-4 to 126℉)
Humidity:                               <90%
Dimension:                           (L*W*H): 208*140*15.5mm


2016 INPA K+CAN Cable Switch & FT232RQ Chip

This is the basic instruction on BMW INPA K+CAN FT232RQ Chip that works on BMW with 8 pin and K-line protocol. This newest device is popular with users in a short time.

The introduction about INPA K+CAN includes the following parts:


-Vehicle List


-Support Protocols

2016 New K+CAN interface vs.OldK+CAN interface

-Outlook (a BMW INPA K+CAN Cable and a CD Drive)




-Vehicle list

BMW INPA K+CAN allows full diagnose of BMW from 1998 to 2008.

1. Read and delete errors
2. Adaptations
3. Driver programming
4. Applu coding
– And others…

-Support Protocols
1) Fast magisterial D-CAN and PT-CAN (500 kbit/s)

In which D-CAN supports the following vehicle
* E60, E61 od 03/2007
* E83 od 09/2006
* E81, E87 od 03/2007
* E90, E91, E92, E93 od 03/2007
* E70 (new model X5)
* R56 (new model MINI)

Moreover, PT-CAN is fully switchable speed of magisterial CAN which means you can diagnose driver without any car.

2)Slow magisterial K-CAN (100 kbit/s)

K-CAN has the same feature as PT-CAN above.

3)Standard BMW protocol (BMW OBD interface).

This protocol supports older cars from 1995 to 1998 (don’t need K-line) and from 1998 to 03/2008 (all models)

– 2016 New K+CAN interface vs. OldK+CAN interface

  • Different chips. New K+CAN interface equipped with FT232RQ chip.

Old K+CAN equipped with FT232RL chip.

  • A new switch:The switch on this cable to left is for 7 pin, to right for 8 pin.
    The new K+CAN interface with 8 pin can diagnose K-line BMW, while the old K+CAN cables cannot do it.

Review on 2016 Original Digimaster 3 Odometer Correction

Recently, I purchased a 2016 original Digimaster 3 odometer correction master, which gave me great help.

This is my story. In fact, several days ago, I have been in the trouble that I don’t know how to change the mileage for my lover,Fiat Punto 2003. What even worse is that I’m a quite lazy person and have little knowledge of programming. Therefore, I asked for help in the forum and hoped that someone can give me suggestions.

What a lucky man I was! A guy who was enthusiastic and patient recommended a odometer correction tool named Digimaster 3. Followed his advice, I purchased the master on with €1,200 and 4 days free delivery. It’s a package weighed 6.5kg including Digimaster 3 host, 12V switch power supply and varieties of adapters and cables,etc. You know what! This tool doesn’t need activate and the installation has been completed by the nice customer service.The after-sales service also provided all life long Free update every 2 month and solutions for any problem during the usage.


The using process is not going quite well.I entered with digiprog 189.000 as new mileage. but car shown only 18.900km.It was very strange. I opened my mileage calculator and I saw that there were 2 kinds of dashboards for this car. I tried both eeprom-codes to write manually. The first one calculated 189.000km, but still the car said 18.900 Then I tried the second one calculated 189.000km, and the car also said 189.000.

Luckily, all the problems are solved. My experience with Digimaster 3 is totally satisfied. I become more confident with my learning ability. I was told that D3 also have the function of audio decoding, immo test, ECU program, etc. I think I will try in the future.

How to choose BMW round 20 pin or 16 pin obd2?


This post starts with this question reading:

I have a 2001 740iL and i have both BMW 20pin and 16 pin in the engine bay and interior of the car. i have a scanner with the 16 pin obd2 only. Can you help me with the difference in these 2 connections? Should I use the 20 pin instead of 16?

Followed the professional answer on how to choose BMW round 20 pin or 16 pin obd2

Depends what your scanner is capable of.

The OBD port can communicate to Engine Control Module and automatic Transmission Control Module only.

The  BMW 20-pin port can communicate with engine, transmission, AND all other modules (airbag, traction/ABS, etc).


Keep in mind that most generic scanners only read emissions related codes that only require OBD. A BMW specific scanner will read more modules through your 20-pin.

BMW scanner I own:

I have a k+d can cable that I will plus in my laptop with ISTA d or ISTA p. I was advised that If my car has a 20-pin port present, I need to use that (K+DCAN cable with 20-pin adapter is fine) to access all modules; especially with ISTA, since ISTA scans all modules.

I also need to check if pin 15 in the round plug is populated. If it is I will need an ADS interface for certain modules. The most common one I have found to still be on ADS in the late cars is the ASC/DSC.


Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Wifi Scanner Reviews

I’m Dennis, I have been focused on the Autel MaxiDAS DS708 for a long time.I find thatthe Autel MaxiDAS DS708 has many advantages,including support for more than one “brand”of vehicle, all in one design, automatic Wi-Fi updates available, advanced USB communication, etc. I spoke to Autel and they told me that this does everything EXCEPT “it can not flash/program modules…” Besides, I asked on the forum if anyone who has tested this scanner.


Fortunately, I did get some thoughts and comments from friends.

Customer A: This is the only scanner I have. The DS 708 was able to not only read the module but had good bidirectional support as well. The ford diesel coverage is very good. The gm diesel support is hit or miss. Haven’t tried dodge. The European coverage is excellent. Bmw support is great. Mine even works on pre obd2 models using the proprietary bmw connector.

Customer B: I’m Chriscox. I own a ds708, have used it for 4 years since they came out, love it, great scanner, its basically 99% has the function of techII.

Customer C: There is no internal battery in the Autel. But you get used to it. . If you visit Savannah before you make your scanner purchase you can try mine out. But really… For the money it is by far the best I’ve seen or us

Customer D: I bought one to have a generic scanner who works pretty good, no scope though. I haven’t really gotten to play around with it much. We use it on occasion for the odd non German car that comes through the shop so I don’t know all the capabilities.

Customer E:I’ve owned one for about a year, got it between €700~800 at guys are great there.It does do software updates over wifi and they are updated pretty frequently. Live data has some of the best coverage I have seen for an aftermarket scan tool. For the money is can’t be beat. If you want a general shop tool this pretty damn good.Like others have said, no bells and whistles, no scope or trouble shooter, just good basic info. I use this mainly for Chrysler as the factory tool is insanely expensive and I am pretty pleased with it.

Great thanks to these friends. Now I have bought the Autel DS708,and had a great experience. Hope this blog can give help people in need.