Autel IM608 Jaguar XF SV8 2011 Smart Remote Add by OBD
Car Key Programmer / October 21, 2021

Autel MaxiIM IM608 test report: add smart remote chip 46 433MHZ for aguar XF SV8 year 2011 via OBD.   Let’s go to add smart remote Jaguar XF SV8 via Autel IM608:   Turn ignition switch on. On Autel IM608 tablet, select “Jaguar” and then “Automatic selection”.   Reading VIN, after the VIN number is found, press [OK].   Confirm vehicle information: Jaguar XF 2008-2011 smart remote.   Select “Immo status scan”.   Press Start Button.   Immo status scan… and have key number:2 Next is to select “Immo matching -> Add smart key”. Press Start button again.   Position the learning smart key near the gear selector, and turn on the hazard warning lamp. Turn ignition off. Was the ignition automatically turn on? click on “Yes”.   Number of learned key: 2, click on “OK”. Would you like to learn new smart keys? click on “Yes”. Put new learning smart key on hand.   Press Unlock button of the smart key to be learned 1s with 5s, if the vehicle does not respond, a few more times. Establishing vehicle communication…   Learning successful, click on “Ok”.   Try to IMMO status scan again. Turn ignition on. Alright, Key number…

How to Solve Autel IM608 “Chip Communication Failed” Problem?
Car Key Programmer / July 26, 2021

Sometimes, when you use Autel IM608 with XP400 key programmer to read chip like key ID46, 47, 48, 49, AES and 5C, etc, it cannot read successfully, and shows “Chip communication failed. Please check whether the chip is placed correctly or in good contact” (see the figure as below). How to fix this problem quickly? Check the solution offered by engineer.   The solution: 1.Check if the USB interface and cable are normal, go to “Programmer” menu on Autel IM608 tablet and provide the programmer version information & device series number. Step 1: Make sure that you have not connected the programmer to the vehicle OBD connector. Step 2: Check if you use the right USB cable to connect the device to the programmer. Step 3: Go to “Programmer” menu to check the programmer function.   2.Please download the following PC version programmer V2.61 software directly or go to Autel official website to download and check if it can read successfully.   Please kindly notice: If programmer connection can’t detect any keys both with PC end and tablet. Please describe how the programmer stops working after what operation? And it needs to return to the factory to repair…

Autel IM608 “Failed to Read Software Name” for Toyota Pirus 2014 AKL Solution
Car Key Programmer / July 21, 2021

Here is the solution on Autel MaxiIM IM608 “Fail to read software name” Error.   Issue Description: Try to use Autel MaxiIM IM608 to do AKL programming for Toyota Pirus 2014 with Autel APB112 simulator. After he connected APB112 key simulator to Autel IM608 as the prompt, it showed “Failed to read software name”. Then he submitted the data log and contact us to send the data log title and the serial number (SN) to our technical support. (If you don’t know how to submit a data log, here is a video link below:   Possible reason: Autel MaxiIM IM608 doesn’t read the software name of Autel APB112 simulator, so there is probably something wrong with the hardware.   Solution: Try another Autel APB112 simulator.   Detailed operations: Use JVCI to connect Autel MaxiIM IM608 and the vehicle via OBD. On Homepage, press IMMO>>Toyota>>Manual selection>>Other>>PRIUS>>Smart Key (Note: “Automatic selection” sometimes fails, then we should choose the specific model manually) Press “Yes” to enter the main menu. Press Control unit>>Keyless System(CAN)>>Back up immobilizer data>>Back up immobilizer data(OBD) Press “OK” to continue. Save the file. Back to Keyless System interface. Press “Generate simulator key” and then load the EEPROM data file….

Autel MaxiIM IM608 Hyundai Santafe 2021 AKL Success
Car Key Programmer / July 14, 2021

One customer recently wondered about if Autel MaxiIM IM608 could add a new key for his Hyundai Santafe 2021 when all keys lost. He searched the vehicle coverage on the official website and found it supports models after 2019 but he cannot make sure if his car is included because of the model year.     Our technical support says the answer is yes. Autel MaxiIM IM608 supports AKL for Hyundai Santafe 2021 but it doesn’t support password reading. Therefore, he should get the pin code from his dealership first.   Days later, the customer gave his feedback and his successful. Solution: Success. Autel IM608 made it. Payed to get the pin code from the local dealership, 397*** new and 344*** old pin. It wouldn’t work by vehicle, so I had to do it through “Diagnostics” and there is an available option for AKL programming. So on Homepage, enter “Diagnostics” instead of “IMMO” or “Programming”. Find “Immo&Keys” interface, choose “Smart key code saving” and then input the pin code as the prompts to finish the procedures. Done!Nice work!    

How to Read Chrysler Town & Country 2004-2007 Pin Code by Autel IM608 PRO?
Car Key Programmer / July 7, 2021

One customer recently posted feedback that he used Autel MaxiIM IM608PRO to do key programming for Chryslers but the process of pin code reading failed, and it prompted “Not supported”. Besides, he mentioned one is Chrysler Town&Country 2005, the other one is 2007. Here, our engineer gave the solution and has already solved his issue.   Possible reason: These models (-2007) are too old to read their pin code via OBD.   Solution: Remove the immo module (SKREEM) to read the EEPROM chip.   1.Remove the SKREEM inside the steering column 1)Remove the screws from the bottom shroud of the steering wheel and take it down. 2)Take down the torque screw beside the module. 3)Remove the ring from around a cylinder. 4)Unplug the plug and remove the SKREEM.   2.Figure out the pin1 of the chip There are several types of the module like 363AF, 295AF,363AG etc. Remove the shell and take out the EEPROM. Figure out the chip, it is marked with the chip type like 95040. There’s no dimple or notch at the end, so watch what’s called slanted side. The chip has pins around, but one edge has a slight slant of the pins while another doesn’t…

Jeep Liberty 2007 All Keys Lost Programming with Autel IM608 Pro
Car Key Programmer / June 22, 2021

This is the demo on how we read pin code from BCM module and program a key AKL for Jeep Liberty 2007 by Autel IM608PRO and Autel XP400PRO.   Tools: Autel MaxiIM IM608PRO Autel XP400PRO Siemens module EEPROM ST95080 USB cable APA103(EEPROM Clamp)   Part 1. Get EEPROM in BCM module The Siemens module with our needed key data is located in the steering column. So take out the outer shell held by 1 or 2 T20 screws and we’ll see it. Disconnect the connectors and take it out to the bench. Open the module carefully to get the circuit board. This immo module may be tough to open. Figure out pin 1 on the left of the label. Use the EEPROM clamp to connect pin 1 and Autel XP400PRO. Use the USB cable to connect Autel XP400PRO and Autel MaxiIM IM608PRO.   Part 2. Read Pin Code Then press IMMO>>Jeep>>Manual Selection>>North America>>LIBERTY>>2005-2007 Blade Key Then confirm the information chose. Press Control unit>>Read Immobilizer Password ([VPW]dismantle to read) We’ve done the prompts before, so press “OK” to continue. Select “95080”. Press “Show Picture” to check the diagram and what the chip looks like. After correct connections, press “OK”. It will…

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…

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…

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:

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…

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:

Autel IM608 BMW & Benz IMMO Function List + Test Report
Car Key Programmer / December 21, 2020

Equipped with Autel XP400 and MaxiFlash J2534 ECU programmer, Autel IM608 can do Mercedes Infrared key read/write, remote frequency detection, Benz 3rd generation IMMO add key, all keys lost via OBD, 2015-2019 Jaguar Land Rover write key via dump and Volvo smart key/Fobik smart key learning while Autel IM508 needs XP400 Pro. Works with XP400 Pro and IMKPA accessory kit, IM608 can perform Benz ESL_W2009/W906 data read/write/erase, Benz OE NEC key learning, BMW EWS3 key learning and VW/Audi/BMW/Benz key unlock same as Autel IM608 Pro.   Autel IM608 key programmer is very popular with BMW and Mercedes-Benz users. Here attach the related car list for reference. Table 1: Autel IM608 BMW Top Series IMMO List Car models add key all key lost  reset immobilizer Replace IMMO components(engine/immobilizer/for blade key), (smart IMMO box/for smart key) IMMO backup(smart key) Delete key live data/DTC 3-series add key all key lost vehicle profile/frequency information replace IMMO component (CAS replacement) disable/enable key,ECU reset) back up Dflash/Fflash IMMO DTC (-2018)√ (-2018)√ (-2018)√ Unsupported (-04),(04-06) some are supported (06-2018) supported (-2018)√ (-2018)√ x 5-series (-2018)√ (-2018)√ (-2018)√ Unsupported (-04),(04-2018) supported (-2018)√ (-2018)√ x X1 (09-2018)√ (09-2018)√ (09-2018)√ (09-2018)√        (09-2018) (09-2018)√ x 1-series (04-2018)√ (04-2018)√ (04-2018)√ (04-2018)√…

Autel IM608 with XP400 Cannot Read Any Transponder Solution
Car Key Programmer / December 7, 2020

How to solve Autel XP400 can connect with Autel MaxiIM IM608, but fails to work with transponder? Check the specific case and related solution.   Customer problem: I receive a new IM608 package. I want to use it for the first time today to read/write a transponder. It was connected properly to the XP400 key programmer. But there is a problem with the XP400. It wouldn’t scan the transponder. I tried several transponders and it would not read any of them. The version of Autel XP400 is shown as below: Software: V2.01 Firmware: V2.02 Hardware: V08   The solution offered by engineer: Step 1: make sure that you have not connected the XP400 programmer to the vehicle OBD connector. Step 2: Check if you connect the Autel MaxiIM IM608 to the XP400 key programmer via the right USB cable (programmer USB cable) Please kindly notice: There are two kinds of USB cables in the IM608 package. One is VCI USB cable, another one is programmer USB cable. You can identify them via the color. Step 3: Go to “Programmer” menu to check the programmer function Step 4: Click “Version information” can see the related hardware and software info. Step…

Autel MaxiIM IM608 review on FEM/BDC BMW all keys lost
Car Key Programmer / July 16, 2019

FEM/BDC BMW all keys lost programming Used Autel MaxiIM IM608 Results: Writing key success   Experience: the ISN code is just an example because as I don’t have connected the DME, I cannot read the right one but it should be the first step before access the key programming. You can do it accessing the function “ISN Code Management” and then access to “Key Learning“.   Autel MaxiIM IM608 write key successfully for FEM/BDC: Done.   Autel MaxiIM IM608 authorized dealer: