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?
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.
- Read and write keys
- Generate dealer keys
- Read remote frequency
- Read and write MCU/EEPROM chips
- Read and write Mercedes infrared keys
Here are the newest infrared keys added in July 30th, 2020.
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
|Item||XTOOL KC501||XTOOL KC100|
|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|
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.
Visit the official website http://www.xtooltech.com/
Select [Supports]-> [Download Upgrade Tool]-> [KC501]
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
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
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
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
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]
Pay attention to the instruction of Add key on the screen
Then complete the following steps:
Connect KC501 to X100 Pad Elite
Insert the original car key into the EIS
Wait for 5 seconds, and then remove the key
Choose the communication method with EIS
Select [Read via OBD] -> [Automatic Identify]
Read out the EIS info
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
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
Step 3: Generate the key file
Select any one unused key to generate
Insert a new key into KC501 infrared key slot
Key file has been written into the new key
Finally, use two keys to start the car separately and test the remote
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