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How to solve Volvo VIDA2014D DICE login issues 2019

I just bought a Volvo VIDA Dice unit to read/check/solve issues on my 2002 Volvo S80 2.4T. I was able to source the software in a full All-In-One solution (OVA file), but login issues kept me from working on my car.

Symptoms: the login screen keeps refreshing when trying to login using your credentials.

I tried several things (like putting the machine date in the past), but none worked.

Solution: Patch the software with the latest patch, which should work until the year 2050.

How to solve the VIDA login issues

Step 1) Download the 2050 fix here: https://mega.nz/#!xpdF0K7D!ox5Td5sQdhwBSr2jF3C6syPeW77ETyT-t3zbUM_5ofM

Step 2) Extract and copy/move the contents of the patch in the VIDA main folder (if you are using the AIO solution, then it’s C:\VIDA\ )

Step 3) Run the executable “Patch” as an administrator. You will see a command prompt killing some tasks (this is necessary) and the patch will complete

ad Step 3) Run as administrator

Step 4) Wait a small amount of time (depends on the speed of your computer as the SQL Server is restarted). Shouldn’t take over a minute or so.

Step 5) Startup “Vida All-In-One” and login using either “1” or “ADMIN” (without the quotes!)

Step 6) Profit!

Please note: I do not own these files, neither do I host them!




Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

When I had the OEM exhaust, I wanted to have the center silencer removed, as the OEM exhaust is very good in keeping the car silent. But this car needs to make a little noise, so I decided to modify the stock middle pipe.

Gives a little bit more sound, without being to loud.

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Also weighed it, and it weighs a mere 6.7KG .

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer



Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Lower Gearbox Mount

My original gearbox mount was shot and I decided to replace the mount with a brand new reinforced polyurethane mount, which tightens up the shifting and allows for less engine movement, which is better for the exhaust.

One disadvantage, the cabin has added drone due to extra vibration. But the advantages outweigh the one disadvantage, so for me it’s a keeper!

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Intercooler hoses

Closeup view

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount

Old vs New. The mount should not be able to move like that 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount
Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount

And this is how it looks under the engine. Easy job, 2x 14mm & 2x 18mm nuts.

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount