How to Use Lonsdor K518ISE to Program Ford Focus 2015 Key Correctly?
Car Key Programmer / June 17, 2021

One customer said he failed to add an additional keyless smart key for Ford Focus MK3 2015 with Lonsdor K518ISE. He followed the prompt of “Smart Key” mode to put the new key in the slot in the armrest but the procedure ended failed. Besides, he read the original key and wondered if the “Locked” status caused the failure. First, our technical support believes that the “Locked” status would not influence the procedure. But because of the limited info of the new smart key, here we raise several solutions on it. Luckily, one of them works.   Solutions: First, we might as well test the failed-programmed key. Sometimes the Lonsdor K518 key programmer says process failed but actually the key is programmed.   Method 1. Put the original key out of the vehicle when Add Key Then at the option Add Key, the original smart key must be outside the vehicle. If we miss the prompt, the new key cannot be recognized by the tool.   Method 2. Try different angles for recognition The transponder of the new smart key selected is unknown, so we reckon that the reason is the weak signal. Low temperature, a fixed angle, different transponders…all…

OBDSTAR X300 PRO4 Program Chevrolet Onix 2020 4A Chip Smart Key AKL
Car Key Programmer / June 16, 2021

This is a test on how we use OBDSTAR X300 PRO4 to program 4A chip smart keys for Chevrolet Onix 2020 all keys lost with CANFD Adapter.   Tools: OBDSTAR X300 PRO4 or X300 DP PLUS OBDSTAR CANFD Adapter Main Cable OBDII-16 Chevrolet 4A Chip Smart Key*2     Use CANFD Adapter female connector connecting with OBDII-16 and male Connector connecting with DLC Diag Socket. Press IMMO>>GM>>GM V33.26, and wait. Press PROGRAM KEYS>>CHEVROLET>>BRAZIL>>ONIX>>PROXIMITY>>2020->>Without 24 digit authorization     code>>All Keys Lost>>Enter Follow the prompt: ensure the Internet connection is normal. Press “Enter” to continue. Here we can see the connection we have already done: Connect OBDII-16 and CANFD connectors at the same time. Press “Enter” into the next step: Input 4 digit Pincode. You may get it from a locksmith or your dealer. Press “Enter” and follow the next prompt: Press start button. Then current key numbers display. Press “Enter” and follow the prompt: Put the smart key to be programmed into the smart key card slot, and take the other smart keys out of the car. The card slot is generally located at the bottom of the water cup holder or in the armrest box. Press “Enter” to continue the prompt:…

Nissan Micra AKL Failed by OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus Solution
Car Key Programmer / June 13, 2021

One customer gave the feedback that he failed to add a key for Nissan Micra 2003 All Keys Lost by OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus. Our technical support believes the chip may be the cause but do not exclude other reasons. Because of limited information, here we try to provide a probable approach to the problem.   Solution: The main reason is that the new key’s chip could not be recognized, so we may need to work the transponder by other tools first. Here we take a Nissan ID 46 transponder original key by Xhorse Key Tool Max for an example.   Step 1. Read Transponder Insert the original key into the coil of Key Tool Max. Press Transponder Clone>>Read Transponder Wait to see what transponder is in it. Here we can see it’s got a transponder 46 chip. Then back to Homepage. Press Vehicle Remote>>Nissan>>Nissan ID46 13-17 Micro   Step 2. Generate Remote Insert the new key into the coil. Press “Generate remote” and wait…burn success. If All Keys Lost like this customer, go ask the dealer about what transponder is in the key. It seems an ID 4D607 transponder judged by the image. Then skip the Step 1, just…

Solved! VW Polo Dashboard Dead After Add key by Autel IM608 PRO
Car Key Programmer / June 9, 2021

Recently, a customer had a “Error” problem on the dashboard after adding a spare key for VW Polo 2007 by Autel MaxiIM IM608 PRO and XP400 PRO. Every step by IM608 PRO was normal and the both keys worked well, but the dashboard seemed dead.   Solution: Disconnect the vehicle’s battery for a few mins and restore it again.   Tools: Car with a battery (here VW with a Polo Cross battery) Socket wrench Socket wrench extender   Step 1. Find the positive and negative terminal on the of the battery The negative terminal is usually covered with a black shell. If not, there should be a small minus sign near it. While the positive terminal usually has a red shell and a plus sign near it.   Step 2. Choose the correct socket size Figure out the correct socket size you need to loosen the nut on the negative connector and the positive connector.   Step 3. Assemble the correct-sized socket on the socket wrench Apart from the socket, you may need a socket wrench extender to be able to reach the nut on the connector.   Step 4. Loosen the nut on the negative terminal Place the socket…

How to Solve Yanhua ACDP No Obtain BMW-E-6hp Refresh Authorization?
Car Key Programmer / June 9, 2021

One customer asked for help: When I used mini acdp and 6hp/8hp adapter to clear my bmw egs isn, I got a prompt “The device does not obtain authorization of A50F module. The module name is BMW- E- 6HP refresh.” (See the figure as below). How can I deal with it? engineer replied: The BMW-E-6HP refresh module is Yanhua ACDP module 17. Src: It can not only clear the BMW E series 6HP EGS ISN on Bench (this is the world’s first support) but also read BMW E series 6HP EGS ISN on bench or via OBD. It can be used with BMW E60/E61/E63/E64/E70/E71/E72/E81/E82/E83/E84/E87/E88/E89/E90/E91 /E92 /E93.   Here is the related guide to use Mini ACDP module 17. Connection: Step 1: Prepare ACDP Key programmer, ACDP BMW EGS 6HP Adapter, interface board, and gearbox Step 2: Connect the interface board correctly to the gearbox Step 3: Connect ACDP, EGS adapter, interface board, and gearbox Note: Make sure the ACDP power supply is normal during the working process. Operation: Run Mini ACDP APP Select BMW-> EGS refresh-> 6HP (GS19D) ISN Clear (support E chassis)-> BENCH mode Step 1: Identify EGS info Step 2: Clear EGS ISN Step 3: Identify…

OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus/X300 Pro4 Upgrade Notice in June 2021: SAS Recovery+ IMMO
Car Key Programmer / June 7, 2021

OBDSTAR Tech has upgraded steering angle sensor (SAS) recovery and IMMO function for OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus/X300 Pro4 in June 2021. The related cable and adapter are required. Check the details as blow.   Upgrade 1: Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) Recovery Upgrade [V30.05] 1.Compatible device: X300 DP Plus with OBDSTAR P001 programmer 2.Car models supported: VW, CITROEN/PEUGEOT, LEXUS/TOYOTA, MITSUBISHI and SUBARU Check the specific chip model as below. Brand Chip type Part No. VW 95080 4H0953568A, 4H0953568B 4H0953568E, 4H0953568G 4H0953568H, 7PP953568BK 8K0953568D, 8K0953568F 8K0953568G, 8K0953568H 8K0953568J, 8K0953568L 8K0953568M, 8K0953568Q CITROEN/ PEUGEOT 24C02 8651A006, 8651A084 8651A085 95040 8651A086, 8651A134 LEXUS/ TOYOTA 24C02 89245-02040, 89245-02080 89245-05020, 89245-05030 89245-06040, 89245-06050 89245-30070, 89245-30080 89245-30090, 89245-30120 89245-30130, 89245-30140 89245-33040, 89245-33050 89245-33060, 89245-33070 89245-48050, 89245-74020 93C66 89245-52030, 89245-0T010 MITSUBISHI 24C02 8651A006, 8651A085 93C66 8651A115 95040 8651A086 SUBARU 93C46 27582AE001 93C66 27546AG010,27546FG000 27546XA00A Besides, it also adds the related operation instruction.   Upgrade 2: FORD/LINCOLN/MUSTANG IMMO Upgrade [V34.45] 1.Function: ALK in alarm active (no need to repeatedly disconnect/ connect battery cables) 2.Compatible device: OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus/X300 Pro4 3.Works with P002 adapter and FORD ALK cable 4.Car models supported: ESCAPE 2020 ESCORT 2018- EXPEDITION 2020 EVEREST 2017- EXPLORER 2017- F-150 2017- F-250 2017- FOCUS 2018- MUSTANG 2017-…

OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus Program 2017 Toyota LEVIN 8A H Blade Key AKL
Car Key Programmer / June 6, 2021

OBDSTAR Tech has upgraded TOYOTA IMMO function in June 2021. It applies to OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus and X300 Pro4. Works with P002 adapter, OBDSTAR Key SIM, TOYOTA-1 cable, Toyota-2 cable, and multi- functional cable to do 8A H non– smart transponder no need to disassemble or replace the IMMO box all keys lost programming for RAV4, HILUX, CROWN, KLUGER, COROLLA, CAMRY, LEVIN, PRADO and REIZ. Check the related operation guide as below.   Guide to do 8A H Blade key AKL programming: Car model: e.g. 2017 TOYOTA LEVIN Device: OBDSTAR X300 DP Plus full version key programmer OBDSTAR P002 Adapter OBDSTAR Key SIM OBDSTAR TOYOTA-2 cable Note: No need to replace the IMMO box   Connection: Follow the following wiring connection to connect TOYOTA-2 cable Connect P002 Adapter with TOYOTA-2 cable Then connect to X300 DP Plus with the main cable   Procedure: Tap “DP” to enter the main menu Select IMMO-> Asia-> TOYOTA/LEXUS-> TOYOTA/LEXUS V32.45-> Manual Select System-> BLADE-> TYPE 3 (WITH H 8A/8E)-> EUROPE Step 1: Read IMMO Data Ensure the Internet connection is normal. Confirm whether the P002 adapter, TOYOTA-2 Cable or TOYOTA-1 (BENCH mode) cable connected correctly Note: For the usage method, you also can…

Nissan Original Key Not Working After Add Key with Autel IM608
Car Key Programmer / June 2, 2021

One customer gave the feedback that when he used Autel MaxiIM IM608 to add key for Nissan March 2013 the new key worked but the old one didn’t work. According to him, later he tried few times but the vehicle beeped five times and the old key beeped twice, and then the old key was working again.   Actually, the problem is answered already as one choose Key Learning function of IM608. As the prompt, Add Key function for Nissan will delete all the smart keys. Therefore, when the IM608 tablet told you to cycle in new keys, just cycle in all the keys you have including the original one (Maximum: 4). That’s why the customer’s original key didn’t work but later got right again.   Then let’s take Nissan Rogue 2020 for an example, although different model but same Add Key procedure, to show you how to add smart keys for Nissan by Autel MaxiIM IM608.   Tools: Autel MaxiIM IM608 New Key*1 & Original Key*1   Preparation: Use OBD II cable to connect VCI with vehicle’s OBD II port. Use USB cable to connect the diagnostic tool (IM608) with VCI. (Note: Bluetooth sometimes cannot confirm the alarm is…

Autel IM608 & MaxiFlash JVCI Read Data Stream for Mazda via OBD
Car Key Programmer / May 31, 2021

This is a demo on how Autel MaxiIM IM608 & Autel MaxiFlash JVCI J2534 ECU Programmer to Auto Scan VIN and read Mazda Atenza PCM data and retrieve CMDTCs (Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Codes).   Tool: Autel MaxiIM IM608 Autel MaxiFlash JVCI Mazda Atenza DLC DB-26 MVCI–OBDII cable   Part 1. Auto Scan VIN by MaxiFlash JVCI & Autel MaxiIM IM608 Use DB-26 MVCI–OBDII cable to connect MaxiFlash JVCI and Mazda Atenza’s DLC which is located In the lower left of the console (location D).   The power LED (the right one) illuminates amber automatically every time when the device is power up, which is a normal self-test procedure, and it will turn green automatically later when the device starts working normally.   Then the connection LED (the central one) illuminates solid blue when connected with the Autel IM608 tablet via Bluetooth connection. Meanwhile, connection success ticks the VCI icon on IM608 screen.   Press Diagnostics>>Mazda>>Accept>>Automatic Selection>>Read, now Reading VIN…Success! Press “OK” to the next step of VIN information decoding (The Vehicle LED flashes green when communicating with the vehicle’s system)…Success! Press “Yes” to the step of System data loading…Success!   Part 2. Live Data Reading by Autel IM608 Remain…

Yanhua Mini ACDP Refresh Mercedes-Benz DME/ISM No Soldering
Car Key Programmer / May 27, 2021

The newest Yanhua Mini ACDP module 18 has been fully launched. It is specially designed by Yanhua Tech for refreshing Mercedes-Benz DME /ISM no need soldering, no risk!   This is Mini ACDP module 18 (PECU line).   Which Benz car models can work with? Support Mercedes-Benz CR3.XX/CR4.XX/CR5/CR6/CR60.XX/CRD.11/CRD2.XX/ME 2.8/ME17.7/ME9.7/MED17.7.X/SIM266/SIM271DE2.0/SIM271KE2.0/SIM4LE/SIM4LKE/ etc.DME refresh Support Mercedes-Benz ISM refresh   How to use? 1.Connection diagram For Mercedes-Benz DME: Connect ACDP, PECU line and DME as shown in the figure Mercedes-Benz 271 DME connection diagram: Mercedes-Benz 272 (ME9.7) DME connection diagram:   For Mercedes-Benz ISM: Connect ACDP, PECU line and ISM as shown in the figure   2.Operate on Mini ACDP APP Make sure the connection diagram is proper, and then go to run Mini ACDP APP. Tap “Benz”-> “DME refresh” or “ISM refresh”-> select the corresponding DME model you desire Click “Identify” to see if the DME is communicating Then click “Refresh” to refresh the IMMO info Note: Don’t cut the power or pull out the device during the operation. If you want to modify VIN, select “modify VIN” option to operate directly. Get original Yanhua Mini ACDP module 18 for refreshing Mercedes-Benz DME/ISM at the best price (£59.00 free shipping):  

Yanhua Mini ACDP Failed to Setup Hotspot on iPhone 12 Solution
Car Key Programmer / May 25, 2021

Here offer the solution to fix the problem that Yanhua Mini ACDP cannot setup hotspot on iPhone 12 successfully.   Customer problem: I can connect my mini acdp to a home or Business network with no problem, but only hotspot doesn’t bind at the end of the settings. I’ve tried 4 different hotspots on my iphone 12 so far and none worked. The reset button is about to break.   The solution: For this problem, Yanhua technician has made a video to show how to setup a hotspot on iPhone 12, it works well.   Check the step-by-step guide as below. 1.Supply power to Yanhua Mini ACDP 2.Open “Setting” on iPhone 12 Tap “Bluetooth” and turn it on 3.Tap “Privacy” -> “Location Services” Turn on “Location Services” 4.Return to settings menu Tap “Personal Hotspot” and turn on “Allow others to join” Turn on “Maximize Compatibility” 5.Open “WLAN Password” to reset and click on “Done” Hotspot set up is done. 6.Run Mini ACDP APP Go to “Setting” and tap “Initial use settings” 7.Press and hold the “Set” button on the ACDP device for 7 seconds until the device’s buzzer sounds, then release the “Set” button.   8.Select the corresponding ACDP name…

How to Solve Autel IM608 “Key Generation Failed”
Car Key Programmer / May 25, 2021

One customer used Autel MaxiIM IM608 to add new key on Benz and VW cars, but it failed to do. Check the specific feedback he gave and the suggestion offered from engineer.   Customer problem: When I do key add and im608 programmer is involved. It’s always a failure and can’t do Mercedes or Volkswagen. Is there faulty on XP400 programmer or IM608 tablet? When I make the dealer key with the CS code in the programmer menu, it shows “Key generation failed” as below and the programmer doesn’t work. engineer replied: First of all, confirm if your key is a blank key. Next, confirm if it happens to all keys or only this key chip type. If it happens to all keys generation, then the upgrade chip of the programmer is broken, has to return to repair. If other keys can do the key generation and this one cannot, please change another blank key to retry. Use XP400 key programmer to write the original key data from Autel IM608 tablet into the blank key.   Hope it helps!   For further problem, please feel free to contact us! Whatsapp/ Hot line:  +8618150117535 Email/ Skype:

VVDI Key Tool Plus Pad Program Smart Key to 2017- Jeep Compass
Car Key Programmer / May 24, 2021

Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Plus Pad has the advantage of reading PIN code and programming key for 2018- Jeep car models via OBD. Check the newest test report on Jeep Compass ID4A (Keyless Go) smart key programming using this all-in-one key programmer with FCA 12+8 universal adapter.   Why need FCA 12+8 universal adapter? All 2018 FCA (FIAT/CHRYSLER/ALAFA ROMEO) vehicles are equipped with SGW safety gateway modules to prevent access to the vehicle from the OBD2 port via a non-original diagnostic scanner. The purpose of the FCA 12+ 8 Universal Adapter cable is to prevent attacks on the vehicle network via CAN bus.   There are two FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter for selecting. Option 1:  OBDSTAR FCA 12+8 UNIVERSAL ADAPTER (Item No. SF251-B) Price: £13.00 UK ship No Tax   Option 2: FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter Cable (Item No. SF251-B) Price: £20.99 free shipping   How to use FCA 12+8 Universal Adapter? 1.Locate and unplug the 12pin and 8PIN connectors of the SGW module. 2.Then connect the FCA 12+8 directly to the 12pin and 8pin (two connectors connected to the SGW) connector on the car. Note: the gateway connector is generally behind the CD player (Commander, Cherokee), under…

How Autel IM508 Perform Precode and Cypher Mode for PCF7946 Renault?
Car Key Programmer / May 21, 2021

One customer asked: On used Renault remote key-one button I replaced IC PCF7946. I would need advice on how to implement precode and cypher mode for PCF7946 Renault now using Autel MaxiIM IM508 with XP400 Pro.   Here is the suggestion offered by Please go to “Remote” menu Download the software of Video 1.00 Then go to “Academy” menu to watch the video “How to Renew with XP400 Pro” and follow it to operate   Any further questions, please feel free to contact us! Whatsapp/ Hot line: +8618150117535 Email/ Skype:

How to Change Autel IM608 Touch Screen by Yourself?
Car Key Programmer / May 20, 2021

If your Autel MaxiIM IM608 appears screen hopping during operation, it starts to click randomly on the screen by itself without anyone touching the device [e.g. it automatically jumps back to the main menu from other interface (view the figure as below)], it means there is something wrong with the touch screen. You need to purchase a new touch screen to change. It’s not difficult to replace it by yourself, just follow the guide offered to do.   Guide to change touch screen and LCD screen: Note: the device used is MaxiSys Ultra, but the guide also applies to MaxiIM IM608. 1).Prepare a new top shell and a new LCD screen. Make sure that they are goodones; 2).Refer to following image to install the LCD screen on the holder; 3).Tighten four screws (Torque of electric screwdriver: 1.5± 4).Stick 4pcs screw gasket to the places circled in red 5).Stick acetic acid tape to the places circled in red Notice: a.Do not stick acetic acid tape to the LCD screen; b.Stick 1pcs acetic acid tape to every place 6).Remove the protectors from LCD screen and touch screen. Use air gun to clean top shell and LCD screen and use a dust-free cloth…

Yanhua Mini ACDP Registration Guide on Android/IOS Smartphone
Car Key Programmer / May 13, 2021

Here offer the registration guide on smart phone for the users who use Yanhua Mini ACDP at the first time.   You need to download Mini ACDP APP on your smartphone before operation.   Cell phone system configuration requirements: For IOS System: 1.System Version: 9.0 or more 2.Cell phone Models: iphone6 or more 3.Running Memory RAM:> 2G 4.Storage Space ROM:> 1.5G For  Android System: 1.System Version: 5.0 or more 2.Running Memory RAM:> 2G 3.Storage Space ROM:> 1.5G   Bluetooth and WIFI requirements and precautions 1.Bluetooth Version Requirements: 4.0 or more 2.WIFI: 2.4G (5G is not supported temporarily)   Mini ACDP Download:   Guide to register Mini ACDP: Turn on Mini ACDP APP on your Android or IOS smart phone Click “Me” at the bottom right of the screen Tap “Login” Click “Register” at the upper right corner Fill in the area, mobile phone number, password, name and email as required Note: the password must include letters, numbers and symbols. Scan the QR code on the Yanhua ACDP device or manually enter the ID and SN code After all info are already input, click “Sign up now” Then tap “Login” again Note: Please remember the registration info.   There are two languages are supported…

How to Add Remote Control by Toyota G & H OBD Remote Key Programmer?
Car Key Programmer / May 12, 2021

Recently, one customer used Toyota G & H OBD remote key programmer to do a key remote on his car, but it failed to use. He wants to see if this device could indeed support the function or he did it in the incorrect method.   In fact, just like its name, Toyota G key programmer only can program both Toyota G and Toyota H chip vehicles via OBD2 port. It applies to 4D67, 68, and 72(G), tests on the 2015 Camry and works well. (Only supports adding new keys, not all keys lost).   Please kindly notice: If your car is matched manually, then the key you added by this key programmer, only can start the car. For remote, you need to match and set up based on the original factory. If your car is matched automatically, for the new key you added, it not only can start the key but also has a remote function.   Guide to add remote control on Toyota G& H chip vehicle: Step 1: Get in the car and close the door. Insert the original key and turn the key on, insert the TOYOTA G and H chip OBD remote key programming device into…

VVDI Mini Obd Tool “The resource file is missing” After Firmware Update
Car Key Programmer / May 11, 2021

I have updated VVDI Mini OBD Tool firmware on Xhorse Key Tool Max. But when I want to use it, there is an error message appears on the screen “The resource file is missing, please go to the Update Center to download database again.” (see the figs shown as below)   For this problem, offers the related solution: Open Xhorse Upgrade Kit to clear all errors three times After that, please update again.   Xhorse VVDI mini OBD tool update is done via key tool max upgrade. You need Xhorse Upgrade Kit which is installed on your PC with the internet connection online. >>Connect white USB cable provided on Mini OBD Dongle to PC USB. Just follow on pop-up screen instructions. This stage does not switch ON your VVDI Key Tool Max. The upgrade kit will Auto Detect your device and update to the next version.   IMPORTANT: Update firmware version in sequence do not jump to the latest Version number. Do it step by step until you get the latest version. Finished>>>Switch on your Key Tool Max and pair (Bluetooth) with Mini OBD Tool, and you get screen pop-up menu on Key Tool Max.     Remark: You can connect KEY TOOL MAX to MINI OBD…

How to Solve Autel IM608 Touch Screen Cannot Work Normally?
Car Key Programmer / May 8, 2021

Customer Problem: I have an autel im608 and used it for a while. Sometimes the touch screen cannot work successfully. How to solve this problem? engineer replied: Please do it as below. First, troubleshoot the software. Go to settings-> system settings-> restore factory state Besides, the possible cause is the hardware is not connected well. Please refer to this video to check the hardware connection.   Tech support:

How to Adapt Mercedes Benz W203 Used Cluster?
Car Key Programmer / May 5, 2021

Problem: I have a problem adapt used cluster that is virgin to car Mercedes w203. I cant adapt the EZS to it it makes error , when i look in ezs it says the right km 419200 km. but in IC reading the interior canbus it says 1677721.4 km. Is there other places than ezs it takes km from?       Solution:  if your cluster is same age (not facelift) only need is tool can connect kline ..make 0 km then adapt with MB star sd connect c4 or ..(step4)  , you don’t need block anything. all work is in cluster set 0 km .. then adapt cluster ..  don’t touch EIS ! But if your second cluster is facelift, you can only after some modification  (update with zgw, see picture) I did this. my car w203 2004, when I change cluster with one facelift. so if your second cluster is facelift,  do following procedure: Step 1.  You must put ZGW gateway w211 w203 -2006 on the car ( if you don’t have it.  is to old car) Step 2. can L and can H (body can bus = brown wires)  from EIS and from new cluster (if is…