Autel MD806 Pro Review: Works Well on Different Cars and Save Money
OBD2 Code Scanner / December 31, 2021

Many customers say Autel MD806 Pro is great OBD2 scanner to own. It’s easy to read and clear fault codes and perform other functions such as retract the electronic parking brakes. It also can save hundreds of dollars.   Review 1: I highly recommended this tool for the next level DIY enthusiast. Autel MD806 Pro is a great tool to have. But first, make sure you follow the instruction that comes with the package. Download the Maxi suit, and use the card reader converter for the micro SD card, plug into the computer and FORMAT THE CARD! Otherwise, you won’t have enough capacity for the whole update and lastly, make sure you CHOOSE SELECT ALL when downloading the programs to the SD card. DO NOT choose only the brands that you need it, otherwise it will not work. After finished, put the SD card back into the tool and works like magic. It will give you all the information about your car diagnostics and what it means should there be a faulty code.   Review 2: Outstanding Auto Scan Function I received the Autel MaxiDiag MD806 Pro OBD2 Scanner/Car Diagnostic Scan Tool for Christmas. After a short review of the…

Autel IM508/IM608 Read Encrypted Audi BCM2 with G-Box2 Guide
Auto Locksmith Tool / December 29, 2021

To keep up with Xhorse Encrypted Audi BCM2 Adapter, Autel released their updates on IM508/IM608 for Audi this December.   Update info (2021-12-14): Adds Read IMMO Data (Encrypted) via Programmer function in Expert mode for IMMO 5 for Audi A4/A5/Q5 Adds Read IMMO Data (Encrypted) via Programmer function in Expert mode for IMMO 5 for Audi A6/A7/A8 … This function requires G-box and XP400/XP400Pro. Support list: 0510, 0521, 0551, 0560, 0572, 0582, 0633, 0641, 0650, 0711   Here we’ll show you how to read encrypted Audi BCM using Autel IM508 + XP400Pro + G-box2.   Connection Go to Diagnostics>>Audi>>Expert selection>>IMMO V>>A4/A5/Q5>>Read IMMO data via programmer (encrypted) Confirm the Warning: Check the Wiring Diagram: VPP2 and RESET need to be connected to the diode (here “1N4001”) separately Connect the G-Box2 to the ECU Connect XP400Pro to G-Box and IM508 Supply 12V power to G-Box Then select   “Step 1 – identify vehicle information” In this step, we’ll see the ECU version number. If the number is on the support list, then it’s a encrypted BCM; if not, that’s simple, go back and read D-FLASH and P-FLASH. Then select   “Step 2 – read IMMO data” Read and save data. Write data…

Autel Powerscan PS100 Power Probe Review: Much Easier than A Multimeter
Automotive Electrical Testers / December 29, 2021

Today I’m going to demonstrate Autel Powerscan PS100 electrical system diagnostic tool.   I found operating this probe very useful in tracking down pesky electrical problems but usually didn’t have it handy when I was traveling and visiting repair shops while at work. Before purchasing this auto diagnostic tool, I would fumble with a multimeter with short lead cords or have to try to create a power source from the battery for testing circuits and fuse panels. So, I bought this autel PS100 Vehicle Circuit Probe Kit to carry with me while the other stays at home. The PS100 probe comes with a user manual and a little storage case that has a plastic handle. In the storage case, these items are included: *1 Circuit Probe *1 Probe Tip *1 Extension Cable *1 Set Battery Clips *1 12-Volt Adapter I added two black small Velcro cable wraps too quickly to the coil and loop up these long cables when putting them back into the case.   The PS100 circuit probe doesn’t have the probe on top inserted. You have the connection for the cigarette lighter, the 12 volts around the port and you have the battery terminal, alligator clip connection,…

Mercedes- Benz DME Refresh with Yanhua MB 12-in-1 Interface Board Adapter No Wiring
Car Key Programmer / December 23, 2021

Yanhua Tech releases a new interface board to work with Yanhua Mini ACDP for Mercedes- Benz DME refresh without soldering/wiring. That is Yanhua MB 12-in-1 Interface Board Adapter. It’s mainly designed for CR4.XX, CRD2.XX, CR5, ME9.7, SMI271KE2.0, CRD.11, SIM271DE2.0, CR3.XX, SIM4LKE, MED17.7X, CR6 and SIM266 DME.   This is Yanhua MB 12-in-1 Interface Board Adapter. Compared with the traditional connection ways, it’s simple and more convenient to use the MB 12-in-1 Interface Board. No wiring required, quick plug and unplug Automatically identifies and connects 12 models of Mercedes-Benz DME Automatically detect PIN, safe and reliable, to avoid wiring errors damaged the circuit   Good to know: Yanhua MB 12-in-1 Interface Board Adapter can not work alone. It must work with ACDP Mercedes Benz DME/ISM Refresh Module 18 together.   For the users who want to refresh MB DME by interface board mode, you should purchase Yanhua module 18 and MB 12-in-1 Interface Board together. If you have purchased module 18 before, just buy the new MB 12-in-1 Interface Board separately. (The purpose of purchasing ACDP module 18 is to get a license.)   For the users who want to refresh MB DME by wiring mode or refresh Benz ISM, just use Mini…

How to Add Key& AKL by Lonsdor Super ADP 8A/4A Adapter with K518?
Car Key Programmer / December 22, 2021

Lonsdor Super ADP 8A/4A Adapter is newly designed for the new TOYOTA/Lexus (2017-2021) smart key programming without PIN. 93C66 model, new TOYOTA/LEXUS 0410/0440 (2018-2021), and Toyata 4A chip such as Corolla, Levin also can add key& do all keys lost by using it and Lonsdor K518.   1.Lonsdor Super ADP 8A/4A Adapter function Support 90% Toyota Lexus (up to 2021) proximity smart key programming without PIN. The ADP adapter works without Toyota AKL license.   8A: DST-AES 88 A8 A9 AA 4A: HITAG-AES   The specific functions: Backup IMMO data Add key via OBD All keys lost Delete key Cannot be used alone. Works with Lonsdor K518ISE/K518S Free password to program dealer key & Lonsdor FT dedicated key   2.How to use ADP 8A/4A Adapter with K518? Locate the smart box and connect the 8A/4A adapter cable   Lexus ES260 smart box location: Under the passenger-seat compartment   Lexus LS500 smart box location: Under the left-hand side of the driver’s seat   Here takes LEXUS es260 and Lonsdor K518 Pro (CN) as an example.   Step 1: Backup IMMO data Click Backup IMMO data Connect Lonsdor ADP 8A/4A Adapter to K518 programmer main cable interface Connect smart box and ADP…

Nissan/Infiniti ECM Programming & Software Update with NERS
Car Diagnostic Tool / December 21, 2021

Here we have a Nissan Altima 2012, and it has a familiar DTC P0101, which means we need to reprogram the engine computer and update the software to the latest calibration.   We have 2 programming ways: 1)CONSULT-III plus 2)NERS Here we use NERS for programming.   Part 1. Download NERS Search “nissan tech info” or go to “” (Title: Nissan Publications) Select your region. Scroll down, register first and login in. (The newer NERS cannot be shared like the old and is tied to your account) Registration is free but ECU files needs to pay. Then select the NERS option. If you don’t have NERS software, scroll down and pay for it. Back to homepage, there is an option called “My Available Downloads”. We go in it, download this “NERS Software”. When it’s done, go back to download the ECU file we need.   Part 2. How to find the ECU file for our vehicle? Find out the calibration loaded in the vehicle by a scanner. (Here we use the Autel IM608 scanner) Enter Diagnostics menu, select Diagnosis>>Control unit>>Engine>>ECU information On the top is our calibration number.   Part 3. Download the latest ECU file Time to our laptop…

Is Autel APB112 Smart Key Emulator Needed for Toyota Programming?
Car Key Programmer / December 17, 2021

Question: Just received my Autel IM608, but my package does not include Autel APB112 Smart Key Emulator. If all key lost, can’t Autel IM608 calculate PIN code to virginize IMMO and then personalize it with new keys? (like TechStream does)?   Answer: Useful and necessary but not for everyone that works on Toyota, and it still depends on what makes you do. APB112 simulator is mainly for emergency start and learning keys via generating the emulator.   APB112 Functions: 46, 4D data collection 46 smart key password calculation 46 chip simulation Toyota 4D (94/D4, 98) smart key simulation Toyota H (88/A8, A9, 39) smart key simulation Collects data from the ignition coil Identify ignition coil troubles Decode vehicle key chip data Simulate vehicle key chip (ex – 4D chip) Toyota/Lexus smart key all key lost Chip decoding (Hyundai 46)   APB112 Tips: Have to be used with IM608, IM508, and MX808IM Cannot be used with the XP200; XP400 is required Do Not disconnect the USB Cable when using it   Generally, How to Use APB112 Key Emulator? Enter Keyless System menu>>Back Up Immobilizer Data>>Generate Simulator Key>>Load Immo data Now we can start the car by the APB112 simulator, and don’t…

How to Check ID48 96bit Token Purchased on VVDI Mini Key Tool?
Car Key Programmer / December 16, 2021

Recently, many customers gave feedback that they didn’t know where to check the ID48 96bit tokens they purchased on VVDI Mini Key tool. Therefore, engineer makes the relevant operation video. The guide with words and images: Run Xhorse APP Go to MINI KEYTOOL interface Select ‘Transponder Clone’ Click ‘Clone’ Select ‘ID48 (96 bit) online calculation’ Click ‘Free token’ on the top right corner Now you can see the free token, paid token and available bonus points.  

Autel IM508/608 Program A New PCM on Honda Acura Guide
Car Key Programmer / December 15, 2021

This article is about to show you how to program a new PCM for most Hondas and Acuras using Autel MaxiIM IM508/IM608.   The support list:   Here we have a Acura MDX 2005 to handle by the Autel IM508 Key Programmer. This is the 3rd generation immobilizer, which is used on many Hondas like Accord or Acuras like TLX.   The car won’t start because of the new ECU in. We will reprogram it, so the key will work again. Go to IMMO>>Acura>>Automatic selection Turn on the ignition so it will pull out the VIN. Then go to The 3rd mechanical key system>>Replace ECM/PCM After about 5 minutes, we’ve registered the PCM. Meanwhile, the immobilizer light disappears. Turn off the ignition as required. Follow instructions to check keys. The car starts without any issues. Done! Nice and simple! That’s the guide of programming a new PCM module using Autel IM508/Autel IM608.   This guide is from MODS FOREVER Team. Any questions, contact us.  

Yanhua ACDP Correct Mileage on VW AUDI Gearbox No Soldering
Car Key Programmer / December 14, 2021

Yanhua ACDP module 21 is newly designed for Volkswagen Audi DQ200 (0AM/0CW), DQ250 (02E/0D9), DL382 (0CK), VL381 (0AW) gearbox mileage correction. Working with Mini ACDP, it can quickly identify the gearbox model via OBD. Plug the special interface board in to the car to modify the mileage, no need to disassemble the TCM.   Something important to know: The hardware configuration of ACDP module 21 is the same as module 13, the difference is module 13 adds a DL501 (0B5) interface board, and they support different functions.   If you have Module 13 for the VW Audi gearbox clone, just pay for a software license to add the gearbox mileage correction function. Don’t need to buy interface boards again. If you do not purchase module 13, and only want to change the mileage of the VAG gearbox and do not want to clone the gearbox for VAG, just purchase Module 21.   1.ACDP Module 21 Configuration List: Item NO. Adapters/Parts Pictures Quantity Adapters/Parts Functions 1 DL382 interface board 1PC Applicable to connect VM/Audi DL382 gearbox 2 DQ200 interface board 1PC Applicable to connect VM/Audi DQ200 gearbox 3 DQ250 interface board 1PC Applicable to connect VM/Audi DQ250 gearbox 4 VL381 interface board 1PC…

KTM BENCH 3 IN 1 Read & Program VW Passat/Jetta ECM
Car ECU Programmer / December 10, 2021

Ktmflash Ktmbench Ktmobd 3 in 1 ECU programmer can read and write ECU and gearbox for thousands of car brands incl. VW, AUDI, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, some Ford, etc. It has been tested that it successfully reads and programs VW Passat/Jetta ECM.   Preparation: VW Passat ECM VW Jetta ECM Laptop V1.20 Ktmflash Ktmbench Ktmobd 3 in 1 ECU Programmer KTM BENCH 3 IN 1 software   The test: 1.KTM BENCH 3 IN 1 Read& Program VW Passat ECM It’s Passat ECM. Connect KTM BENCH 3 IN 1 to ECM, and connect to computer via USB cable Insert the KTM 1.20 dongle into computer Then run PCMflash software Select ECU- [71] MEDC17 (TC1724/1728/1767/1782/1784/1797) FLASH Click ‘Identification’ to identify the ECU info Confirm to use automatic power control (L-line) The ECU identified is TC1767 Click ‘Read’ to read ECU (it takes about 2 minutes) Confirm to use automatic power control (L-line) Save the data info after reading Completed successfully Select ECU- [71] MEDC17 (TC1724/1728/1767/1782/1784/1797) EEPROM Click ‘Read’ to read ECU (it takes about 6 sec) Confirm to use automatic power control (L-line) Perform successfully Save the file   2.KTM BENCH 3 IN 1 Read& Program VW Jetta ECM It’s Jetta…

Xentry Change Climate Control Mode On Mercedes Guide
Auto Diagnostic Tools / December 10, 2021

This article is about to show you how to change climate control mode on Mercedes W212, W204, W207, X204, W218.   Mercedes W212, W204 and other models have 5 modes and can be changed into 7 modes.   Hook up a MB diagnostic tool (SD C4, C5, C6 or VXDIAG Benz, MB Pro 6…) to your Mercedes. On PC, we run “Xentry Diagnosis” and select “Mercedes-Benz” and “E (212)”. Enter “Xentry Diagnosis” and select Air conditioner>>Coding>>Configuration>>Manual Settings>>Customer’s request Here we have many settings, but we want “002 Possible air distribution devices”. Unfold the option and select “7”. Don’t forget to click on “Change”. Besides, here we can enable “000 Press the auto key again to leave the automatic mode”. Change it to “Yes” and apply.   Alright, that’s a simple Mercedes retrofit to change climate control mode from 5 options to 7.

Yanhua Mini ACDP BMW Full Package Function List
Car Key Programmer / December 9, 2021

In this article what Yanhua Mini ACDP BMW Full Package can do on BMW. The BMW package includes items below (all items can be purchased separately): Yanhua Mini ACDP basic module CAS module 1 FEM/BDC module 2 ISN module 3 35160 module 4 Refresh key module 7 FRM module 8 Gearbox EGS ISN clearance module 11   Function list: Item Image Functions Mini ACDP basic module Support 93/24/25/35/95 Series EEPROM programming Parts of Freescale /NEC MCU programming. Basic unit for other modules. CAS module 1 CAS1–CAS4+ key programming Odometer correction Read/Write EEPROM and FLASH data. FEM/BDC module 2 FEM/BDC key programming Odormeter correction Recover/Backup data. ISN module 3 Read/write N20/N55/N13 ISN via OBD. Read/write MSV80/MSD85 ISN without opening DME shell. Read/write other DME ISN by opening DME shell. 35160 module 4 Erase/correct odometer of 080DOWQ/T,160DOWQ/T EEPROM. Reresh key module 7 Refresh BMW E chassis/F chassis (CAS) key FRM module 8 Read/Write BMW FRM 0L15Y chip EEPROM/FLASH data. Read/Write 3M25J chip EEPROM/D-/P-FLASH data without coding. Gearbox EGS ISN clearance module 11 Clear ISN of BMW 8HP (F/G Chassis)/6HP (F Chassis) Gearbox   Details of optional modules CAS module 1 1)CAS1 – CAS3+: Key Programming via OBD Read CAS EEPROM Add Keys/All…

New Xhorse Dolphin XP005L Installation, Activation and Calibration
Auto Locksmith Tool / December 8, 2021

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to do before cutting a key using the new Xhorse Dolphin XP005L Key Cutting Machine.   Part 1. Package List First, let’s see what we have in the package: Package includes: 1pc x Machine 1pc x Clamp M5 and link stopper 1pc x Clamp M3 ( optional ) 1pc x Clamp M4 ( optional ) 1pc x 1.5mm cutter 1pc x 2.5mm cutter 1pc x Probe 1pc x 2mm+4mm 3mm hexagon bar wrench 1pc x 3mm hexagon bar wrench 1pc x 6mm hexagon bar wrench 1pc x Protective bracket 1pc x Power adapter 1pc x 1.5m Power cord of Mainland China standard 1pc x 1.5 Power cord of UK standard (optional) 1pc x 1.5 Power cord of US standard (optional) 1pc x 1.5 Power cord of EU standard (optional) 1pc x Built-in battery (optional) 1pc x Brush 1pc x Product quality certificate 1pc x User manual   Part 2. Installation 1)Unscrew 3 screws to remove the protective bracket. 2)Install Clamp M5. Loosen the clamp locking screw, install a clamp M5, and tighten it. 3)Install the cutter and the probe Put the cutter into the mounting hole, and tighten it when it…

Xhorse Key Reader Tutorials: What Car Keys Can Work With? How to Use?
Auto Locksmith Tool / December 7, 2021

Xhorse Key Reader is a professional and portable key identification device designed by Xhorse. It is able to identify car keys incl. plastic keys and aluminum keys quickly (identify key bitting within seconds) and accurately on the market. Users can obtain the precise key bitting results and cut keys directly via Xhorse APP on smartphone or Xhorse key cutting machine (such as Dolphin XP005, Condor XC Mini Plus…) via WiFi or Bluetooth.   First, let’s see the unboxing of Key Reader. The full package includes the Key Reader, user manual, and power adapter. The device is a square box. The user manual is written in both English and Chinese. The power adapter is used to connect Key Reader to power.   Next, let’s see how to use Xhorse Key Reader. To use Xhorse XDKR00GL Key Reader, you’ll need to download Xhorse APP by which you can control it to finish all the steps of key bitting reading. Also, you can use Xhorse key cutting machines with screens to finish the work the key cutting. Android Download / IOS Download Step 1: Connect Xhorse XDKR00GL Key Reader to Xhorse APP via WiFi or Bluetooth. Step 2: Insert the key into Xhorse XDKR00GL Key Reader. Step 3: Click ‘Identification’…

Budget BMW ABS Warning Reset Tool: Foxwell, Autel or Launch?
Auto Diagnostic Tools / December 5, 2021

In this article, we’ll compare three budget but effective BMW ABS warning reset tools. We’ll cover: Foxwell NT680 PRO Autel MK808 Launch CRP129E   Model: BMW 3 series F31 1.Foxwell NT680 PRO Go to Diagnostic>>Europe>>BMW>>Manual Selection>>3 Series>>F30/F31/F35 Turn off the ignition, wait 10 sec and turn on again. Go to Diagnosis>>Control Modules>>Chassis>>ABS-DSC Dynamic Stability Control Read Codes. Here we know the rear right ABS sensor or wheel sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced. When it’s done, back and click on “Clear Codes”.   2.Autel MK808 Go to Diagnostics>>BMW>>Manual selection>>3 Series>>F30/F31/F35>>Diagnosis>>Control unit>>Chassis>>ABS-DSC (ABS-Dynamic Stability Control) Read Codes. Erase Codes.   3.Launch CRP129E Go to Diagnose>>AutoDetect>>ABS(Anti-lock Braking System – DSC) Codes will display right after scanning. Once you replace the ABS sensor, click on “Clear Codes”. More budget effective tools at:  

XTOOL X100 Pro3 Comparison+ Update+ Review
Car Key Programmer / December 2, 2021

Xtool X100 Pro3 is the upgrade version of X100 Pro2. What features have been added? How to update the software? What is the user feedback after using it? Go ahead to learn related info.   Firstly, let’s watch the Xtool X100 Pro3 unboxing video. Then, see the specific product info, software update, and customer reviews. 1. What are the new features? The hardware configuration, language and software update of x100 pro3 are the same as Xtool X100 Pro2. The difference is that it covers all functions except odometer adjustment, and it adds 5 special functions including ABS, TPS (Throttle Relearn), EPB, Oil light reset, and SAS (Steering Angle Sensor Adjustment). Check the comparison table as below: Product name Xtool X100 Pro2 Xtool X100 Pro3 Image Price £173 £221 Software update Free Update Lifetime at Free Update Lifetime at Language English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Russian English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Russian OBDII Diagnosis Yes Yes Read Codes Yes Yes Erase Codes Yes Yes Read Live Data Yes Yes View Freeze Frame Data Yes Yes Read Vehicle Information Yes Yes Component test Yes Yes On- board Monitor Test Yes Yes O2 Sensor Monitor Test Yes…

How to Repair Lonsdor KH100/KH100+ White Screen?
Car Key Programmer / December 1, 2021

Issue: Lonsdor KH100+, most of the screen is blank and white. The buttons respond but nothing happens.   Here raises the Solution: Repair the handset by updating package on PC. (this approach applies to KH100/KH100+)   Step 1 Contact us, and we’ll send you a repair package. Unzip the package into your PC. Step 2 Connect your KH100 to a PC by USB cable. Step 3 Hold the down button for a few seconds and turn it on. Now your device will be on “USB disk mode”. Step 4 On PC, run “KH100UpdateTool” and click on “Update” Step 5 When the update is completed, click on “OK” on KH100/KH100+. Then the device will update automatically. Check if it works well when the update ends.   That’s how we fix the blank/white screen issue of Lonsdor KH100/KH100+. Any questions, contact us.