XTOOL KC501 Key & Chip Programmer for X100 PAD3 User Manual

August 25, 2020

This post comes with the user manual of XTOOL KC501 key & chip programmer.

Part 1: What’s XTOOL KC501?
Part 2: What can XTOOL KC501 do?
Part 3: Which Benz infrared keys are supported by XTOOL KC501?
Part 4: What’s the difference between XTOOL KC501 and KC100?
Part 5: How to update XTOOL KC501?
Part 6: How to use XTOOL KC501?

Part 1: What’s XTOOL KC501?

XTOOL KC501 Key programmer comes with powerful functions and fashionable appearance. It’s a professional key & chip programmer which supports PC connection and works well with XTOOL X100 PAD3.

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Part 2: What can XTOOL KC501 do?

  • Read and write keys
  • Generate dealer keys
  • Read remote frequency
  • Read and write MCU/EEPROM chips
  • Read and write Mercedes infrared keys

Part 3: Which Benz infrared keys are supported by XTOOL KC501?

Here are the newest infrared keys added in July 30th, 2020.

Model         Years
A Series   2005-2013
B Series  2005-2014
C/CLK Series   2006-2014
CLA Series    2013-2016
CL Series 2006-2013
CLS Series  2006-2013
E Series 2005-2015
G Series  2015
GL/CLG Series  2006-2014
GLC/GLK Series  2008-2015
M/ML Series  2006-2013
R Series  2006-2017
S Series  2006-2017
SLK/SLC Series  2006-2016

Part 4: What’s the difference between XTOOL KC501 and KC100?

 Item XTOOL KC501 XTOOL KC100
Image Xtool Kc501 User Manual 2 Xtool Kc501 User Manual 3
Release time 2020 2017
Applicable key programmer Xtool X100 PAD3 (X100 PAD Elite), H6, H6 Pro, i80, Auto pro pad X100 PAD3, X100 PAD2,  EZ500, PS80, PS90, A80 etc
Generate dealer keys Yes, when working with Xtool X100 PAD3 No
Read and write Mercedes Infrared keys Yes No
Detect key ID Yes No
Detect key frequency Yes No
Connect to PC (stand-alone) Yes. Download PC software on the official site. No
Volkswagen/Audi/Skoda 4th key programming Yes Yes
Volkswagen/Audi/Skoda 5th key programming Yes Yes
MQB key programming Yes Yes
Volkswagen/Audi/Skoda 4th generation 96-bit online Yes Yes
Volkswagen/Audi/Skoda 5th IMMO generation online Yes Yes
MQB online key  programming Yes Yes
BMW CAS1-CAS3++ key  programming Yes Yes
BMW EWS2 EWS3 EWS4 key programming Yes Yes
Land Rover after 2015 year smart key write start key Yes Yes
Fiat Viaggio, 500, Palio and other models IMMO key programming Yes Yes
Toyota/Lexus all smart keys lost key programming without dismantling, including 94, 98, 88, A8, A9, 39 simulation key generation Yes, require KS-01 emulator as well Yes, require KS-01 emulator as well

In sum:

1). KC501= KC100+BENZ IR+ Detect key ID + detect key frequency

2). KC501 can be used stand-alone based on PC software. KC100 cannot.

3). KC501 performs similar function as Autel XP400 to IM608.

Part 5: How to update XTOOL KC501?

Visit the official website http://www.xtooltech.com/

Select [Supports]-> [Download Upgrade Tool]-> [KC501]

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Then it will download automatically.

It’s easy to install, but please remember to disable the anti-virus software before installation, otherwise it cannot install successfully.

When installation is complete, connect KC501 with computer, and then run KC501 application

Click on [Update] to operate.

You also can set language (English or Chinese) in the [Settings] option

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Part 6: How to use XTOOL KC501?

1.Read Remote Frequency & Transponder ID & Key Chip Type

Device need: XTOOL X100 PAD Elite + KC501+ original car key

Connect XTOOL KC501 with power supply via 5V DC power or 12DC power

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Method 1: connect X100 PAD Elite with xtool KC501 via USB cable

The left button “FR” on the KC501 is for reading key remote frequency

The right button “TR” on the KC501 is for reading transponder ID and chip type

 

1).Read Remote Frequency:

Place the key close to the transponder area

Press the “FR” button

Read out the frequency of the key successfully

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2).Read transponder ID and chip type

Place the key to the KC501 key slot

Press the “TR” button

Read out the key chip type and transponder ID successfully

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Note: The operation steps are same as using 12DC power supply.

2.Add a new key for Mercedes-Benz via OBD

Device need: XTOOL X100 PAD Elite + KC501+ One original key+ one blank key

Step 1: Read EIS info

Connect X100 Pad3 with WiFi firstly

Select [Immobilization] -> [BENZ] -> [Infrared key system] -> [Add Key]

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Pay attention to the instruction of Add key on the screen

Then complete the following steps:

Connect KC501 to X100 Pad Elite

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Insert the original car key into the EIS

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Wait for 5 seconds, and then remove the key

Choose the communication method with EIS

Select [Read via OBD] -> [Automatic Identify]

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Read out the EIS info

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Step 2: Get password from the programmed car key

Insert the same original car key into the lock again

Wait for 5 seconds, and then remove the key

Insert the same original car key into the infrared key jack of KC501

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Collecting data…

Wait for about 5-15 minutes until the data collection is succeed

Insert the programmed key into EIS (without turning on the ignition switch)

Wait for 30 seconds, put it out and reinsert it

The programmed key may need to be plugged and unplugged many times to start the car normally.

Obtain the password

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Step 3: Generate the key file

Select any one unused key to generate

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Insert a new key into KC501 infrared key slot

Key file has been written into the new key

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Finally, use two keys to start the car separately and test the remote

 

XTOOL KC501 Key & Chip Programmer:

https://www.obdiitool.co.uk/wholesale/xtool-kc501-key-and-chip-programmer.html

 

XTOOL X100 PAD3 (X100 PAD Elite) Professional Tablet Key Programmer With KC100&EEPROM Adapter Support Toyota Smart Key Lost:

https://www.obdiitool.co.uk/wholesale/xtool-x100-pad3-obd2-key-programmer.html

 



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