If you have a Volvo car and want to diagnose it with the Volvo VIDA software, you will need a special device called MVCI (Multi Vehicle Communication Interface). This device allows you to connect your car to your computer and communicate with the VIDA software. However, before you can use the MVCI device, you will need to install the MVCI driver on your computer.
In this article, we will show you how to install the MVCI driver for Volvo VIDA step by step. We will also provide some tips and troubleshooting advice in case you encounter any problems.
What You Need
Before you start the installation process, make sure you have the following items:
A Volvo car that is compatible with VIDA. You can check the compatibility list here.
A computer that meets the minimum system requirements for VIDA. You can check the system requirements here.
A MVCI device that is compatible with Volvo VIDA. You can buy one from XHorse Electronics or other online sellers.
A USB cable that connects the MVCI device to your computer.
A 16-pin OBD-II cable that connects the MVCI device to your car.
The MVCI driver software that matches your MVCI device and VIDA version. You can download it from Software Informer or other websites.
How to Install MVCI Driver for Volvo VIDA
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps to install the MVCI driver for Volvo VIDA:
Turn off your antivirus software and firewall on your computer. This is to prevent any interference or false alarms during the installation.
Unzip the MVCI driver software file that you downloaded and run the FirmwareUpdateTool.exe file. This will launch the MVCI firmware update tool.
Connect the USB cable to your computer and the MVCI device. Make sure the MVCI device is powered on.
Select your MVCI device from the drop-down menu in the firmware update tool. If you don't see your device, click Refresh.
Click Update Firmware and wait for the process to complete. Do not disconnect or turn off anything during this process.
When the firmware update is done, close the firmware update tool and restart your computer.
Run the Setup.exe file from the MVCI driver software folder. This will launch the MVCI driver installation wizard.
Follow the instructions on the screen and accept the license agreement. Choose a destination folder for the driver files and click Next.
Select Volvo VIDA from the list of supported software and click Next.
Wait for the installation to finish and click Finish.
Restart your computer again and check if the MVCI driver is installed correctly. You can do this by going to Device Manager and looking for XHorse Electronics under Universal Serial Bus controllers. If you see a yellow exclamation mark or a red cross next to it, there is a problem with the driver. You may need to uninstall and reinstall it or try a different USB port or cable.
How to Use MVCI Device with Volvo VIDA
After you have installed the MVCI driver for Volvo VIDA, you can use it to diagnose your Volvo car with VIDA. Here are some basic steps to do that:
Connect the OBD-II cable to your car's diagnostic port. It is usually located under the dashboard on the driver's side.
Connect the other end of the OBD-II cable to your MVCI device.
Connect the USB cable to your computer and your MVCI device.
Turn on your car's ignition but do not start the engine. 061ffe29dd