Hi, I'm new and I just joined the forum specifically to figure out what I can do to solve my current Volvo key situation. It's a 2004 XC90.That is irrelevant, VIDA lets you add and/or delete keys with the “add key” software. So you can delete the keys your car has been programmed for. Either the ones you possess and/or the ones you DON’T possess. It is not that you have up to 6 times to add keys in the vehicle lifetime. Is that your car can have up to 6 different working keys programmed.
Now, be aware if you delete a key, and then you want to add it back to the car you will need the codes that come with that key.
This is the plastic container with the codes:
My deal is that I tried to "fix" the switchblade by transferring over the old immobilizer transponder into a new key shell, and broke the bloody thing in the process. Yeah, I'm a dummy... anyways.
I've been studying this thread trying to figure out if buying this DiCE unit will allow me to program a new key without having any other functioning keys. Also, in the picture above, is this "Seed" code on the packaging required to program the immobilizer key, or is that for the remote portion of the key fob? I'm a little hazy on that.
From what I can tell, these keys use an off-the-shelf "Megamos ID48 T6" Crypto Transponder. An off-the-shelf part which, incidentally, is the exact same chip that about 10 years ago I managed to program to a 2001 Volkswagen with only a $60 Ebay cable.
So I guess my big question is, assuming I pull the trigger on a "Dice" unit and software subscription / purchase costs, will I also need a code to program the immobilizer? I have a fully functioning remote half of the key and don't need that.