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Got a copy of VADIS for my laptop, but no cable... any hints on what to use are appreciated! <p>Anything in particular that I need to know so I don't wreck my car when playing around with this? I am hoping to find a simple-to-use, self-explanatory software that will allow me to read out DTCs, change settings, and so on. I am a software engineer, so I like to think that I know what I am doing, but you never know ;-) <p>Thanks!<p>
 

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Re: Got VADIS, and now...? (marc007)

You need a VCT2000 (Volvo Communication Tool). They run about $2k.<p>Without one you can basically look up part numbers and service procedures and not much more.
 

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Re: Got VADIS, and now...? (StaggRLee)

That may be true, BUT I might try just getting a cord online through a company that does OBD II kits. You'll probably have to buy the OBD II software too, but at least you'll have the cord. You could probably find it for less than $100.
 

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Re: Got VADIS, and now...? (erikj7)

Go for it. Try Alex Peper's OBD-II. Cable and software ~$100. Read-only and still won't allow VADIS to talk to the car but at least you can read the major OBD-standardized codes through his software and get basic engine/emissions data.<p>It won't know anything about the CAN network either though.
 

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Re: Got VADIS, and now...? (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Go for it. Try Alex Peper's OBD-II. Cable and software ~$100. Read-only and still won't allow VADIS to talk to the car but at least you can read the major OBD-standardized codes through his software and get basic engine/emissions data.<p>It won't know anything about the CAN network either though.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Alex Peper makes one that supports CAN-H (high speed CAN). For talking to ECU, etc. you need CAN-L (low speed CAN for OBD2). He said he will work on CAN-L for Volvo eventually but no date promised <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>LTA<br>
 

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I think you can use any "pass-through" device, although the interface will be a big hassle and you'll have to hack a bit. For more info about that kind of stuff, see <A HREF="http://www.drewtech.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.drewtech.com</A>
 

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Marc007's original question is about how to use VADIS on his laptop to communicate with car. <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>marc007</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Got a copy of VADIS for my laptop, but no cable... any hints on what to use are appreciated! <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andy Wehmeyer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think you can use any "pass-through" device, although the interface will be a big hassle and you'll have to hack a bit. For more info about that kind of stuff, see <A HREF="http://www.drewtech.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.drewtech.com</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>As StagLee said VADIS uses Volvo's proprietary interface called VCT2000 (you could say it's an RS232-to-CAN/IS09141 interface). I don't think anyone has been able to use any other cable or interface with VADIS.<p>There are ways to do some of the things VADIS does with much cheaper tools. The simplest of them is reading generic OBD-2 information and some smart guys hear are snooping Volvo's CAN and have started to reverse engineer some of it. Learn more and join in an help here: <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61070" TARGET="_blank">SweedSpeed CAN/OBD2 thread</A><p>I have a group buy going for a good OBD-2 tool <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59569" TARGET="_blank">HERE</A><p>ps. SS search function is your friend!<p>LTA<br>
 
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