The Volvo Diagnostic Scan Tool Interface is called DiCE which is derived from Diagnostic Communications Equipment and replaced the VCT2000.
NOTE: XC90 (16-) reference SMB 00-337. All older vehicles can still use DiCE or J2534.
DiCE transfers data from a Vida workstation to the correct receiver in the vehicle.
VIDA supports DiCE and J2534 devices. Volvo Car Corporation recommends DiCE for vehicle communication with D2 and GGD protocol-based vehicles.
DiCE uses a Bluetooth connection to transfer information between VIDA and the vehicle. A USB cable can be used as an alternative to the Bluetooth connection.
Please note that no third party Bluetooth dongles can be used with DiCE, only Volvo Cars DiCE equipment can be used.Multiple DiCEs
It is possible to connect more than one DiCE to VIDA and download software to as many as three vehicles in parallel and have one vehicle in the diagnostic workflow at the same time. One VIDA workstation with four DiCEs can thus handle four vehicles simultaneously.J2534 devices
For all vehicles with model year 2004 and later, equipped with OBD and reprogramming capability, manufacturers shall comply with SAE J2534. There are two different versions of 12534:J2534-1 can be used to download software to vehicles from, and Including, model year 2004. J2534-1 manages software to control modules on CAN HS (Controller Area Network High Speed) that are emission related. J2534-1 cannot be used for diagnostics. J2534-2 manages software download to control modules on both CAN HS and CAN MS (Controller Area Network Middle Speed). The hardware used to validate VIDA's compliance with J2534 can be purchased separately from third-party suppliers.
Validation has been done using the following J2534 pass-thru devices:
J2534-1: Actia Passthru+ XS and carDAQ2534.
For more information regarding these devices, please contact the respective manufacturer.
DiCE cannot be ordered online. One will be required to contact as follows:
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
28635 Mound Road
Warren, Michigan 48092-3499
1-800-345-3399, Option 1