Volvo VIDA Programming Error: Software purchase failed. 103 - Operation is invalid for this status

Nelson Manager Huntington Beach, California Posted   Latest  
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2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L (98 B6324S) 6-spd (TF-80SC AWD)

Hello, 

This particular vehicle had the ignition key slot replaced (SCU) and it needed to be programmed. I was using a Cardaq 3 along with a Opus DrivePro to run VIDA and program this vehicle. 

After purchasing the SCU reload programming file, I inputted the order number and off VIDA went... until I got this message. "Purchase Failed Software purchase failed. 103 - Operation is invalid for this status".

Long story short after I closed VIDA a few times and restarted the DrivePro. I performed a 1 hour capacitive discharge (don't judge, I'm a BMW Technician, i've taken plenty of lashes through out my career to not try a battery reset). Retried the same steps as before and it sped right through.

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Lefkosia, Cyprus
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Hi Nelson, Nice one. Though is actually kind of funny, how many times a "BMW procedure/mindset", will save you from many hours been wasted and many headaches, when applied to another car maker. Keeping in mind that pretty much, almost all of them will consider these to be actually overall "harmfull" to the procedure. Nowadays, we have to keep being more like Swiss army knifes to our…

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Alvaro Service Manager
Oranjestad, Aruba
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Thank You Sr. I am not anything near to be a BMW Tech, but please can you explain what procedure is a "1 hour capacitive discharge" ? Perhaps it will be useful in other instances. Thank You.

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Lefkosia, Cyprus
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Hi Alvaro. Basically you disconnect the battery terminals from the vehicle's battery and touch them together. So your vehicle's power and ground cables instead of being just disconnected from the battery, they are connected together in order to discharge every bit of power stored in control units. As vehicles become more advanced, the time period for this becomes even larger. In the past i…

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Randy Diagnostician
Glendora, California
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you the man lol

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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good morning, I know you are a grera teacher and technician as well, I have been waiting for this opportunity to ask this question to some with knowledge. Let me tell you I have been using this method since probabaly 2005 , on germany vehicles works great as domestic and import vehicles too. immobilized vehicles after battery voltage went low or under 9.6v the computers get corrupted the buses…

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
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Hi Joel: I have a few comments, if you don't mind. 1: You can't break it if it is already broken. 2: It is extremely doubtful that module damage will occur doing this. This is usually done when a module is "Stuck". It is not "on" and it is not "off". In effect, you can't do anything with it. Discharging the caps is an attempt at bitch-slapping it to get its attention. 3: A few manufacturers…

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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thanks for your input , I did reset in the same wwek 3 vehicles that were immobilized , from low battery voltage , 1-08 foed scape 2 - 12 bmw 530. 3 chevy sonic , i have videos I did live when I did only this with dtc of nnonstart from immobilized.

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
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Hi Joel. The reason why this guy said not to it (on BMWs at least), is because sometimes you might end up with a non communicating FRM. Now, the FRM we must note here that is long gone. It was just waiting for that "reboot" chance to say its final goodbye. BUT, here you must also keep in mind that the FRM module could end up in a non communicating state by probably anything. Like battery…

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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very informative I apreciate this type of technicla información.

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Nelson Manager
Huntington Beach, California
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Thank you, Joel. I have never burnt any modules performing a capacitive discharge on a BMW or has anyone when i have advised them to do so. (FRMs usually brick when you disconnect the battery or even do a quick delete. The FRM is usually toast before you even do the capacitive discharge.) Matter of fact, one acquaintance of mine gave me a call 2 days ago on a 2018 F15 and was a bit confused…

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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Thank you nelson very well explain

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James Technician
Newport, Kentucky
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Curious which system had the problem, the car or the Opus????

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