NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 596 Status: Closed
State: VA Name: JOHN
Category of Request: OEM Special Tools Availability Manufacturer: VOLVO

Inquiry
Have you checked the OEM website?
Yes
Description of Repair unable to perform
unable to assertain the tools and software needed to get involved with the origination and programming of Volvo
Description of Information not available
NASTF has SPX listed as the Volvo tool retailer to contact. I did so and they told me that they do not sell the Dice or any other Volvo tool. They said NASTF needs to update their website and remove them from the site.
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
I contacted by phone the Volvo help line and was told they are only an answering service. They said I need to contact through email tech support.SPX dose not carry Volvo information or tools.
Other Comments or Concerns
I am at a loss as to the requirements, tools, and software I need to go foward. I am trying to get involved with the origination and programming of Volvo Automobiles. I can't seem to find the proper starting point. So far all information I have obtained is false.
Notes
Skip Potter - 7/29/2014
Volvo does not test or verify aftermarket scan tools and VIDA is needed to diagnose and repair Volvo vehicles including downloading software. A J2534 interface is needed to connect the vehicle to the PC. Volvo vehicles are J2534 compliant and today an off-the-shelf PC, a VIDA subscription and a J2534 interface is all that is needed to diagnose and repair Volvo vehicles. VIDA 2015, scheduled for release in early 2015 will eliminate the need to obtain a physical VIDA DVD as VIDA will then be 100% web based.
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