Vida 2014d / 2015a – P3 support up to 2018 – how to update Vida yourself

Zjev over on Sweedspeed had done a great job of adding Vin support to Vida 2014d for newer p3/p4 models (No SPA platform support and no V60CC yet)

But it was still somewhat of a difficult job to modify the SQL database for your average Joe…….so I thought how can it be made easier…… hey can’t we just copy the modified SQL database from one Vida to another?

Yes, yes you can, and it is really simple and works a treat.

Now, the extended vin support is not perfect, use it at your own risk of course. Some engines variants are not listed, some decoding doesn’t automatically populate the engine or lhd/rhd but choosing something close enough will get you your fault codes and most calibration routines.

So, to update your Vida2014D Follow these steps..

  • 1) Download the modified “BaseData” SQL files from here
  • 2) Unzip the files to a folder somewhere easy to access (Such as your desktop)
  • 3) Stop Vida With Vida monitor (By the clock, Right click it, then choose stop)
  • 4) Stop the VIDA SQL service (Windows key + R and type “services.msc” and click ok, now scroll down to SQL Server (Vida) and right click and choose stop)
  • 5) now navigate to C:\Vida\db and take a copy of BaseData_Data and BaseData_log and put them somewhere safe just in case.
  • 6) Now back to where we extracted the new BaseData files and copy them to C:\Vida\db , it should ask to over write the existing BaseData files. Say yes to overwrite them.
  • 7) Start the Vida SQL service (See item 4, but Right click and Start
  • 8) Start Vida with Vida Monitor (Right click Start)
  • 9) You may need to Repatch Vida, see here for patch and instructions
  • That’s it!
This is a 2017 V40 CC…yes i know it says 2015….the year drop down has not been modified.

Check Zjev Post on SS especially if you have a more obscure or very late model that you want to add manually such a B4154T4 and AWTF-71SC

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