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Can VIDA be used to change readings/values between metric and english, F&C?? Specifically odometer, and outside temp.
 

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Yes it can, I haven't used it in a while so I don't know exactly how though off the top of my head.
 

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Depends on the model and year.
I can change the temps on mine but not the odometer (04 S60)
 

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The caR in question is an '07. I want to convert the odometer and temp from metric to english. VIDA can do this??
 

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The caR in question is an '07. I want to convert the odometer and temp from metric to english. VIDA can do this??
In Diagnotics>DIM>Advanced>programming the DIM module

with Vida you can:
change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit
change the trip computer from Kilometres to Miles
change the clock format from 24 to 12 hrs
test the needles and lamps
program the seatbelt reminder
reset the SRI and change the SRI interval
activate and deactivate the parking brake warning

in order to convert your odometer, you'd have to visit a dealer
 

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But can I do all that if I send my original Canadian DIM and have it reprogrammed to a US DIM.

In Diagnotics>DIM>Advanced>programming the DIM module

with Vida you can:
change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit
change the trip computer from Kilometres to Miles
change the clock format from 24 to 12 hrs
test the needles and lamps
program the seatbelt reminder
reset the SRI and change the SRI interval
activate and deactivate the parking brake warning

in order to convert your odometer, you'd have to visit a dealer
 

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But can I do all that if I send my original Canadian DIM and have it reprogrammed to a US DIM.
yup, those functions are always changeable in Vida regardless of the odometer unit programming.
 

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I've also got a VIDA/DICE question: Where is the best place to buy this? I've looked at ebay and found several, some at $95 and others at $150. Is there a going to be a quality difference between the two? The reason I ask is because I just replaced my side mirrors with power folding mirrors and I've got to install the software. I went to the dealership and he said that they will charge me about $100 for labor and also another $125 for the software. He was not flexible on any kind of discount. So I figure it would be best for me to simply pay for the VIDA software rather than pay the stealership.
 

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All the ebay versions are gray market/pirate/cracked copies. You can't do software installs with the pirate copies of VIDA, you can use the pirate DICE unit but you have to pay for an official VIDA subscription, I think the smallest is 3 days for $175.

ebay VIDA is still incredibly useful, but to do what you're wanting to do the pirate copy won't get you there.

Someone else correct me if I'm wrong but that's my understanding.
 

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All the ebay versions are gray market/pirate/cracked copies. You can't do software installs with the pirate copies of VIDA, you can use the pirate DICE unit but you have to pay for an official VIDA subscription, I think the smallest is 3 days for $175.

ebay VIDA is still incredibly useful, but to do what you're wanting to do the pirate copy won't get you there.

Someone else correct me if I'm wrong but that's my understanding.
3 day costs half that now. you have to use VIDA 2015 though.
 

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Trip odo, temp etc can be changed. Maun odo reading will require subscription. I'm not even sure of that because it may be a hardwre encoded to match km to the km reading on the Speedo. Don't know.
 

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Used Vida 2015 3 Day Subscription last week and was $72, ECM Software Upgrade was $24. Wanted to get a few upgrades while my shop had the license but we got a snowstorm.
 
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