Hyundai IX35 Smart Key Programming by VVDI Key Tool Max & K518

In this instruction i will show you guide on how to use Lonsdor K518 and VVDI Key Tool Max to program smart key for Hyundai IX35.


What You Need?

VVDI Key Tool Max Programmer

Lonsdor K518 Key Programmer

Xhorse Universal Smart Proximity



Select “Vehicle Remote” and search “ix35”

Then select “Hyundai-[All remotes]”


Input Xhorse Universal Smart Proximity to coil hole and press “Generate remote”


Wait for proceeding complete

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Then connect Lonsdor K518 to vehicle and enter menu

Select “Immobilization”–>”Hyundai”–>”Select from vehicle”–>”General area”


Select “ix35(EL)”–>”Smart Key”

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Select “Program smart key”


Click your vehicle start button,then click OK to continue

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Switch ignition off

Then it will ask you to input 6bit PIN code to continue programming,after then click continue


Click [OK],and then use the smart key to be programmed to vertically press the start button,or within 5 second to use the top of the smart key to press and hold the start button for 5 second,the security light will flash


Program successful,do you want to program next one?


Click [OK] to do second key,just repeat procedures

Finally,test your new keys.


How to add new key for 2005 Ford Focus by Lonsdor K518S?

Have one 2005 Ford Focus to add new key, using Lonsdor K518S key programmer to do the job perfectly.

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It’s very easy to use Lonsdor K518S, these are function menu.



Insert the original key into the ignition and turn the ignition on, the flashing light will go solid and then go out that indicates the system is working.


Insert one new key that has been cut into the ignition, the flashing light goes just flash, that means it’s not programmed yet.

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Go to Lonsdor K518S menu, select “Immobilization” -> search Ford -> China (no USA and Europe option), but it does work -> Focus -> Classic Ford -> Type 2  -> Immobilizer -> Add key -> Downloading application…-> Connect device OBD test cable with vehicle OBD port, switch ignition ON. ->Communication connecting, please wait…-> Please insert the new key to be programmed. Note: It needs two right keys to start vehicle. ->Communication connecting, please wait… -> Identified number of programmed keys in cars:2  -> Programming, please wait… -> Programming complete, successfully programmed key count(2).

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Pull out the new key from the ignition and insert it again into the ignition, all right the light goes solid and goes out, so that’s programmed.  Go to check another one key, so its light goes solid and goes out, they both work.


Therefore when it says keys programmed too it must have meant the new key count will be too, so there must have just been this one key programmed.


Question 1: why China model only? so it can’t do most of the Ford???

Reply: I can do most of Ford as you can see from the list on the tool

You have to select China but this works on Europe or American cars too. It just doesn’t list the other parts of the world. But it works. This was done on a UK Spec Ford.

Question 2: to program the remote key in the same procedure?

The remote is programmed manually by turning the ignition on and off 8 times until you hear a chime then pressing any button on the key fob buttons. Once this is done you’ll hear another chime Then that’s the remote programmed

Lonsdor K518 All Key Lost Programming for Nissan X-trail 2017

In this instruction, will show you guide on how to use Lonsodr K518 to do all keys lost programming for Nissan X-trail 2017.

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Connect Lonsdor K518 programmer to Nissan X-trail obd port,then enter menu to select [Nissan]

After then enter key programming option and select [Select from vehicle]

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Select [Europe]

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Select [X-Trail]–>[T32]

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Select [Proximity smart]–>[Program smart key]

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It will prompt you with notice massage:

“Do not perform key programming on the BCM with Part NO.284B1-4CB1A…”

Press [OK] to continue

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Turn on emergency light/Turn ignition OFF,then click [OK] to continue

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All keys will be deleted,press [OK] to continue

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Wait for system connecting

Now please press and release car start button,put the logo end of the 1st smart key close to the button,until the dash lights on and the security flashes 5 time,then click [OK] to continue

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Press car start button once to turn ignition OFF,then click [OK] to continue

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Programming complete,Program next key?

Press [OK] to proceed.

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Repeat operation

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After complete,it will prompt you with massage

“Please press car start button,put the logo end of the 1st smart key on the button until the dashboard makes sound”

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Press car start button once to turn ignition OFF

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Please press once “start/stop” button to check if the engine can be started,then press [OK] to proceed.

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Programming complete

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Now you can test the new key on Nissan X-trail.


Lonsdor K518ISE Programmer details:

Why do you buy Lonsdor K518S instead of SKP900?

This is for your information. Why do you have to Lonsdor K518S instead of SK900 key programmer.

Vehicle Make Lonsdor K518S (vehicle types and functions) SKP900
VOLVO Support [Immobilization] for S60,S80,XC60,S40,V40,


Not Support
VW/AUDI/SKODA Support IMMO4:NEC35XX,NEC24C64(2014-),MQB-35XX,etc
Support IMMO5
Not Support


Not Support
MASERATI Support [Program smart key] for Maserati(2016-) Not Support
PORSCHE Support [Immobilization] for Panamera,911(new),718(new),Cayman,Boxter,977,911,etc Not Support
JAGUAR Support [Program smart key] for Jaguar(2015-)

Program smart key

Not Support
LAND ROVER Support [Program smart key] for LandRover(2015-)

Program smart key

Not Support
PEUGEOT Support 4 ways to read PIN Not Support
CITROEN Support 4 ways to read PIN Not Support
FORD Support [Program smart key] & [Program key] for Taurus(new),Mustang,Everest,Mondeo,Raptor,etc Not Support
LINCOLN Support [Program smart key] & [Program key] for MKC,MKZ,NAVIGATOR,TOWN CAR,etc Not Support
MAZDA Support key programming procedure for Axela(2017),


Not Support
TOYOTA Support [All smart key lost] for 98,94/D4,A9,88/A8,39 Not Support
LEXUS Support [All smart key lost] for 98,94/D4,A9,88/A8,39 Not Support
MITSUBISHI Support [Program smart key] for Triton(2017),


Not Support
NISSAN Support PEPS for X-Trail(2017),Sunny,etc Not Support
HYUNDAI Support [Read PIN code] for 46 chip,47 chip,8A chip Not Support
KIA Support [Read PIN code] for 46 chip,47 chip,9A chip Not Support
LAMBORGHINI Support [Immobilization] for LP560,LP570,LP580,


Not Support
DODGE Support [Immobilization] for Ram,Neon,Dart,Charger,Durango,Dakota,Caravan,Journey,etc Journey,etc
Only support some vehicle types
CHRYSLER Support [Immobilization] for 300,300C,300M,200,PT Cruiser,Freemont,Sebring,Neon,etc 300C,etc
Only support some vehicle types
JEEP Support [Immobilization] for Commander,Wrangler,Cherokee,

Compass,Renegade,Grand Cherokee,etc

Grand Cherokee,etc
Only support some vehicle types
FERRARI Support [Program key] for 458,F12,F149,etc Not Support
SMART Support [Program smart key] for 452,453,454 Not Support
BUICK Support [Read PIN code] & [Immobilization] for Lacrosse(2010-2018),

Regal,Excelle GT

Not Support
CADILLAC Support [Read PIN code] & [Program smart key] for CT6,XT5,etc Not Support
CHEVROLET Support [Read PIN code] for Cruze(new),Malibu,Camaro Not Support


Only support a few vehicle types
FIAT Support [Immobilization] for 500,500L,BRAVO,DOBLO,DUCATO,FIORINO,PUNTO,STILO,


Not Support
OPEL Support [Immobilization] for CORSA-B,Corsa-C,Astra-G,Astra-J,Combo,Insignia,Agila,Movano,Vectra-B,Meriva,MOKKA,etc Not Support
ALFA ROMEO Support [Immobilization] for 147,159,Spider,Brera,


Not Support
LANCIA Support [Immobilization] for Thesis,Ypsilon,Phedra,


Not Support
MERCURY Support [Immobilization] for Cougar,Gr.Marqui,Marauder,


Not Sup



Good to know:



Any difference between Lonsdor K518ISE and newly launched K518S?? Price is $450 difference? Something else other than that?
The old Lonsdor K518ISE still upgradeable??




Lonsdor K518ISE is still upgradeable.

The same: IMMO capabilities + Vehicle coverage.

The difference:  The update subscriptions, Lonsdor K518S offers 3 optional subscriptions. K518ISE has only 1 update subscription.


With the new model k518s you don’t have the paid functions available, not even free trial (for 3 or 6 months),
But you can purchase the paid function FOREVER for 3000euros, whereas in k518ise you can’t purchase these paid functions forever, the only way to use them (with k518ise) is by paying 600 euros every year, plus in k518ise you get 3 months free trial for every paid function update, in k518s you don’t get free 3 months trial for updates that are paid function.

Lonsdor K518s function list:

Lonsdor k518s immo menu:!MWISCA4R!WKiL0F5rEum19L0–gXAeT15FW274UZwM9_vO-Ubbes


Lonsdor K518s package:

SK213-B:  Basic package with free menus

SK213-S1: Full package software (free update for first 6 months) + one-year subscription (850USD)

SK213-S2: lifetime update subscription (not incl. hardware and basic package)


Functions marked in Green: Free

Functions marked in Red: Need pay for subscription/authorization


VAG 4th / MQB IMMO key program with VAG OBD helper + Lonsdor K518ISE

Firstly use VAG OBD helper to read out 4th IMMO data / MQB data, secondly with the IMMO data to program key with Lonsdor K518ISE.


Part 1: How to use VAG OBD helper to read out 4th IMMO data / MQB data?

1.Hook VAG OBD helper up the vehicle.



2.Click on “Read car info” to get manufacture, VIN, immo type, power, key count, key ID etc.



3.Enable the network connection and upload data to calculate.

The system is reading ECU type.

Click on “Online calculate immo data”.

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4.Online calculate immo data successfully and saved automatically, click on “Yes”.


Part 2: How to use Lonsdor K518ISE to program key with the IMMO data?

1.Connect Lonsdor K518ISE and computer using one USB cable, open “My Computer”, click on the portable device “K518”.



2.Click on “Memory Device”.



3.Rick click to open the folder “Customfile”, copy the VAG 4th IMMO data or MQB IMMO data, paste it into this folder.



4.Enter K518 function menu, select “Immobilizer”, then ” 4th IMMO”.



5.Select “4th engineering mode”.



6.Select “Generate dealer key”.



7.Select “Yes” to ensure the immo data(bin file) is put into the customfile folder of k518.


How to use Lonsdor K518 program Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 2017 Smart Key?

Lonsdor K518 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 Smart Key programming definitely OK. Read eeprom, calculate pin code OK.

Lonsdor K518 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 Smart Key programming definitely OK. Read eeprom, calculate pin code OK.

This post will write down the step-by-step procedure on how to use Lonsdor K518 program Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 Smart Key.

Press the unlock button of the key for 3 times to test if they are working or not.


Plug the Lonsdor K518ISE into the OBD port of the car.

Press the “Start /Stop button”.

Select “Immobilization” of Lonsdor K518ISE.


Select “Jeep”.



Grand Cherokee


2014 –


Read PIN code


Read IMMO data (OBD)


Follow the on-screen instruction.


Click “OK”.


Reading data…


Please enter the name of the file to be saved.


Backup success.


Back to select “Load IMMO data & read PIN code”.

Please read the Body computer EEPROM data onto the host……


Please select the file.


Pin code read out.


Back to select “Type 2(Can)”.


Add smart key.


Switch ignition off and turn on warning light.


Confirm the pin code.


Within 30 sec to close the key to be programmed to start button and press unlock button once.


Programming complete.


Test key by pressing the button “Unlock”, “Lock” and “Unlock”, the key can work.


Add another one smart key:

Back to select “Add key”, follow the on-screen instruction “Switch ignition off and turn off warning light”.



Repeat the above steps to add another one key successfully.


I can say Lonsdor K518ISE is very nice.

Also 2017 Grand Cherokee smart add 1 key under 4 minutes with pin extraction. 1st had to read eeprom via obd to get pin, then normal add a key function

so this tool can read pin from k line with key.


Yesterday, I found some users use Lonsdor K518ISE test ok on the following models and I’d like to share here:

Suzuki Swift 2013 all key lost – OK

Ford kuga smart spare key….ok, max 5min job

i30 2009 all key lost pin i key(7936) ok

grand cherokee 2014 add smart ok


Berlingo 2014 all key lost pin read ok


Fiesta 2013 keyless ok


Mazda 3 2014 add Smart key OK. All keys lost also OK.

I20 2014, read pin without working key and program key OK.


2012 Ford Transit T350 2.2 RWD


AKL ok


Add Keys ok


read Citroen Berlingo pin Kline ok


peugeot partner 2010 all key lost pin ok


Berlingo 2003 K line one minute to get Pincode.


BTW, you can buy Lonsdor K518ISE on this site at a nice price.

Solution to Lonsdor K518ISE can’t be connected to any supported car model

If the Lonsdor K518ISE can’t be connected to any supported car model, the main reason should be the OBD cable or little chance due to the device.


Here provide the method to test the OBD cable:

  1. Unplug the K518ISE main unit and turn it off
  2. Connect the DB25 cable(OBD cable) to k518ISE main unit, using a

multimeter and switch to the diode stalls

Pay attention that there are 3 connectors on the OBD cable:

Connector 1: connect K518ISE OBD port;

Connector 2: connect KPROG adaptor

Connector 3: connect the vehicle OBD port


Pic 1: 3 connectors on OBD cable

  1. 3. Use the red pen to touch the metal part(as shown in pic 2 in red)


Pic 2: Metal part on K518ISE OBD port


  1. Use the black pen to test the resistance of each pin of the vehicle

connector (As shown in pic 3) , make sure that you hold the vehicle connector

in the way just as the pic shows:


Pic 3: 16 pins on the vehicle OBD connector

PIN 1 and 8 should have no resistance; PIN2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 should have resistance.

If all have no resistance, then it will be DB25 cable has problem; if the

measurement is all as it supposed to be, and the car models(those K518ISE

supported models) still can’t be connected, then you will need to send back the DB25 cable and the main unit for Lonsdor to check(if so, let us know, and we shall talk together about the solution and details)



Which is the Best Auto Key Programmer Clone for A Locksmith Shop?

This post is quoted from DK forum, the poster has a locksmith shop, he will try to tell what kind of key programmers (and other hardware) he have, and what they are good for.

Key programmers to use:
– CK100 (V99.99)
-SKP900 (V5.0) Updated
– SBB2 (V2017)
– Tango
– SuperVAG
Lonsdor K518ISE + SK-LT (Newest available) Updated
– Super VAG K-CAN 2
(and lots of cheap tools like Op-Com, 4in1 (Ford, Mazda, Renault, Nissan), VAGcom etc. They were too cheap to not to buy, but I don’t use them.)


– VPC100
– Mini CN900
– Xhorse Remote Key Programmer
– VAGcom
– OPcom
– 4 in 1 (Renault, Nissan, Mazda & Ford programmer)
– MVP Pro
– Tango Clone
CAS 2-3 & 4 tester
– MDP Programmer: XEP100
– SKP1000
– TMPro2



– XProg-M 5.0 (chinese version)
– Orange5
VVDI Prog 4.6.7 Updated
– Rosfar 3000 v7.8s
– TL866A
– AK90+ 3.19 Updated

Key cloners:
– ZedBull (Chinese version)
Handy Baby + JMD key Updated
– RW4 Plus + M-box

Remote programmer:
– KD900


Let’s go for the details:

A must have. Ideal to use it with SKP900. Cheap enough to have one, and sometimes it does wonders. Nice and easy to use, has 1032 tokens when you get it. Cheap token refill, and charges in 50% no tokens. I’ve a pdf on my phone with the compatibility list, so I can allways check if it can do the car, or not. Sometimes it does the newest cars too, for example a 2016 Ford Flex with smart keys. I had to buy an old Daewoo converter to it, but that’s all. Has some limited pin-code tools, but don’t wait for wonders. There are no update functions, but who cares for this money
You can get it from $70 with free shipping

Good tool. Ideal to use it with CK100. The 1st one, what come with special adaptors for Hyundai, Kia and Honda. Does remote programming too, what can come handy often. With compatibility list on my phone, I can always know when it is good for the vehicle. It is rumored, that there won’t come out more updates after 5.0, but we will see. If you have to deal with expensive cars (Jags for example) it can do wonders when updated properly. It has a free token system, but you need from time-2-time to refill it via internet – thats the most irritating point of the tool. You can update it via PC program – it is very slow, but it is worth to wait. Better pin tool than the CK, but nothing extraordinary. You can get it from $320 with free shipping.


SKP900 won’t be produced any more and no more tokens, I think I don’t have to change my mind after this sad news, because we lost only the updates and the token system, this toy stays usable for 2-5 years – depends on the cars age what you have to deal. Its price will be lowered in a half year, or you can get it without tokens on ebay almost for free.


A must have. I got it for last x-mas from me It is not so easy to use for the first look, but it has oddometer-correction tool, and can use .bin files or read directly from an eprommer. Has the same connector-collection as the SKP, is meant to be the next generation. It is said that it has all the function of the CK100, but I’ve found lots of diferences. Another advance is that it can read and delete trouble codes (DTCS), and clear oil change periods. This didn’t work on a 2010 Kangoo II. It can be updated via internet, never tried, but it is said to be working. Better pin tool than the CK, but nothing extraordinary. Cheap enough for its knowledge, you can get it for $140 with free shiping.

Cheap solution for the poors. It is the chinese clone of Abrites, with limited abilities. If you want to buy it, then try to get an older one, because the new ones are the clones of a clone. I don’t want to waste time on detailed description, it can help a lot or freezee without any marks or destroy the connected car‘s parts – but it is cheaper than cheap, you can get it from $100 with free shiping.

Professional tool for professionals (only). The best thing what you can have for programming and so on – for a lots of money. If you are a professional, you can’t do your work without it: does a lots of cars via OBDII, what other tools can’t (Benzs, Jag XK, various models of VAG group, aso). A class of its own. The prices are high enough to wait out the promotions (x-mas, aso). For the beginning buy only that module, what you mostly need, and buy the other modules when you can’t avoid it. At the moment the Benz module is the best on the market what you can buy. Full package costs more, than $30.000, yearly subscription €200.

Another must have. It is modular like AVDI or TMProII, with limited free functionality for each manufacturers. The whole BMW package is free, so you have to get it if you have to deal with Beemers. To be honest it has lots of weak points, but the documentation what is included makes it worth to pay for: pictures of the devices what you have to look for, sometimes with location and unmount pics; list of the transponders what you can use to the chosen task; the name of the chip what you have to deal with. Packages are from 50€, you get the activation code in e-mail very fast, but can depend on your dealer. So much from the good side, let’s see the weak points: It comes often, that you can’t open the .bin files for their name, just have to find out where the program accepts it. For example: Yaris as Corolla, Insignia as Camaro, Cordoba as Polo, Picanto as C’eed, aso. It gives some well-known problems: can’t do anything with the RB8 controllers, aso. It is a bit uncommon, that it wants to be updated allways, but who cares, it goes fast enough via smart phone too.
However: you have to buy this to be able to do your work, so take a deep breath, and pay: 1200€ for the basic sw+hw.

Czeh curse upon us. 1000€ without oddometer correction, only for the Volkswagen group. This sounds fine, but they promise 1 year free update – even in September – what lasts only till January. In many cases the program says, that the key programing is blocked, try again later – but no words about how long to wait. The pin tool works rhapsodic: some times great, some times clean time wasting. Another weak point is the RB4/8.
The manufacturer said that the instrument cluster module is a good solution without soldering. My question is only “what is it good for – absolutly nothing”… The module says what to do, and when you follow the instructions, then it ends with an error message. You can try it many times, it won’t deliver the needed result, as long you follow the popups. When (after several tries) you try to change, and press “no” instead “yes”, then the things begin to change, and you could get the needed result. You could. Tried this module 3 diferent cars, then did the same work with soldering: the result shows that it is much more faster when you do it on the oldschool way.
Another joke is the yearly €160 for updates. Better spend this money on Abrites, it is much more worth of it.

I can’t really say if it is worth of its price, or not. I think I got a broken OBD-cable with the tablet, thats why it sometimes works, some times stops with connection error. Have to deal it with the seller, but thats another story. The tool is easy to use, has a lots of functions, in many places with screenshots how it should work. Not a cheap toy ($1400 with the Toyota pack), but I think it could be a good tool for the daily use (when you already bought it). Needs internet connection (at least once a week to check for updates) for some actions.
To be honest I’ve spent a lot of times to test it for DK, and I think it promises a lot, but now it is too weak in knowledge for this money. But if you already have it, you can hope that they will work on updates harder as a rock.
Update: It seems to be working now (at least with smart key cars). The making of a smart key for a ’14 Dodge Charger was fast & easy: the only trick was that I had to chose Journey from the wehicle list. Pin reading and programing was done in 2 mins.
’13 Jaguar XJ: smart key programing in 2 mins
’14 Jaguar XK: chanceless (only Abritas knows this car today)
’13 Megane III Ph2: no pin reading, asks for pin to be able to do programming.
’11 Clio III Ph2 Grand Tour: Nothing. No communication.
2 pcs Astra H: No pin; 4 pcs Astra G: No pin; and a Corsa C: no pin.
’17 Mustang Shelby GT350: It was harder to get out the rubber pad from the cup holder, than the programing itself. Smart key added in 1 min.
’04 Clio II Ph2 30 sec without pin
’10 Megane III Ph1 RS under one minute with hands free cards
’08 Dodge RAM 1500: it toke 5 mins to catch that it has to be programed as it were younger than 2012. With that setting under a minute with pin extraction.
’07 E60 Beemer: The customer had a chinese folding key with 315 MHz and he paid for just the trying – we told him that it won’t work – the only thing was that we had to re-activate the original keys. I think it can be done when you use the factory diamond 868 MHz keys.
’13 Dodge Charger smart key OK
’15 Ford Edge remote key OK, under 2 mins.
’04 & ’06 Megane II: under a minute, normal cards
’15 Dodge Challenger: under 2 mins OK
Won’t work with the Transit Connect variants (small furgons), neither Custom, Passenger, Tourneo. Tried only 5 of ’em from 2006 to a 2016 Eco Flex – no communication, or connection lost after reading the VIN. You can try it as Focus and Fiesta too – the result will be the same. I’ve made the programming mostly with the SKP900.
’15 Chrysler Town & Country under 30 secs with pin extraction
’11 Ford Transit (Normal big one) under 2 mins with AKL solution
Strange, but true: If you chose AKL @ Transit, then you can program only one key too, the difference is that the remote controller will be disabled, and the immo LED won’t switch off, but you can start the car. Tested @ my mates transit, worked fine with only one key fine for 3 days, then was the second key added, because he hated to open the backdoor with two turns to open direction on the driver’s door. When I added the second key, the remote began to work again (was added before teaching key).

I think it is a good tool if you have to deal with smart keys – if pin is needed and the Lonsdor can’t deliver it I don’t try again when i get the codes.

Super VAG K-CAN 2:
Just to solve the RB4 / RB8 problem by Audis. Cheap enough to save you in such situatinos. I got it 2 weeks ago, but had no possibility to try it. With free shiping only 70 bucks.

I don’t know how others think about that situation when you can’t read out the content of a chip, but I swear to myself that it won’t happen again. That’s why I have so much eprommers, just to avoid such situations.

Good tool, but not necessary to have (or get a chinese one). It was the first one what I had, but you can find where it leaks sooner as you could think. It was and is a very good eprommer. Very good if you have to deal with Motorolas, but not so universal than the O5, or the VVDI Prog. If you buy the original one, it can be expansive: €2000 for the full set with all the sw authorization and connectors, but you can get the chinese clone of v5.5 from $50.
Warning: The cheap version can cause troubles, because it is built from cheapest parts. Sometimes 0.01 V difference can cause expensive troubles

A must have
. You can’t avoid to get it if you want to do the car work seriously. Good for EEPROMs, MCUs, has a good Immo-content. This immo-part can be very helpful: in many cases you have only to solder some vires to the PCB, and you can read/write the needed content. Contains tons of pictures of immo-boxes, ECUs, and other PCBs; chip pinouts, and lots of useful informations. The basic kit costs only €350, I suggest to pay a bit more, and buy all the needed connectors with the basic kit: SOIC8 DIP8, SOIC8 14 soldering, SSOP8, Lead whith clips POMONA SOIC8 & DIP8, PQFP52 PQFP80, TMS374, 912 908 and 705E6 in-circuit leads, HC11ES and 05B6 WDT VW chip connectors (be getle with ’em, otherwise you have to buy a new one after 5-10 uses), ST62xx, 908AS60/AZ60 QFP64, all Motorola connectors. You will see how often do you use this connectors, and you can re-order the frequently needed ones.

VVDI Prog:
The best 2nd eprommer what you can get (for moderate price). Mostly used for Beemer and Benz in our shop. Not too expensive, but easy 2 use. I bought it when we had difficulties with a Beemer and the problem was solved in no time. Has good pictures for in-circuit-use, and needs less connectors as the O5 for the daily use. A bit uncommon look, but you can find everything if you look with open eyes Free updates and compatibility with all other X-Horse product. With free shiping costs $400, thanks to its origin no clones are available.
Update: It f**kked away a ’08 W169 A class’s flash. Toke a lot of time to repair it. My dealer said that it can happen often @ Benzs. Maybe the only way to avoid data loss is to push the “Read ID” button first. If the identification is ok, then you have your chance (tested on a ’11 W245 B class). Other mistake was made by a CAS4 reading of this eprommer. Can’t tell ya more about this just readed about it.

To be honest never used this tool. I’m pretty sure, that it has its potential, but better don’t spend money on this except you get it used around 50-100 bucks. Has no support, the original company went bankrupt, and the new owner does nothing, just sells the existing stuff for €1000. It was a good tool 10 years ago – but now it is overaged. I can’t really tell why I bought it (because it was cheap and supports Beemer), but God only knows when it can come handy. Works with EWS1-4, CAS1-2.

Cheap chinese toy, has 24 connectors. Bought it when I couldn’t find a TTL connector to the exsisting ones, and my dealer was on holiday. I got it within a week, seems to be correct enough. Since its arrival I used to it only once to test it. The binaries were the same readed by TL & O5, so I put it back to its box, and not used anymore. As far I see it is a perfect hobby tool, costs only $40 with free shiping. When compared with X-Prog I would prefer the other eprommer, or buy both of ’em (only the cheap version!).

Too cheap to not to have it if you have to deal with old BMWs. Excellent EWS tool, makes everyone happy: the customer can get a cheap remote key, and you can make fast profit. Has plug-on-chip connectors, what are doing its work perfectly if you remove the protecting resin from the chip pins. Does all EWS protocols, but be cautious it can delete the 2D47J content.
You can get it from $25 with free shiping.
Update: Since a half year or so it gives the next generation of the tool called ‘AK91(+)’ around $400. Just don’t spend your money on this, a lots of devices know the EWS 4.4 programing for a better price
Another extension is the X-Prog, R270 and AK90 adapter for EWS 4.3 & 4.4. Needs no soldering, no on-chip-reading, you have only to fasten the PCB in it, and you can read and write the datas. The price is approx $35 with free shiping – I think it is worth to get it for hobbist and pros too

Key cloning is one of the most important part of our job. My policy is “better cloned as programed”, because a cloned chip works for sure; while you can have lots of unexpected errors when you try to add a new key.

Good tool, but overaged. I have the cheap Chinese version, and have downloaded the EFfI sw to be able to use all functions of it. Cheapest way to clone, but has its own limits, whats are easy to reach with ID46 and 48 chips. Nothing to risk with its $20 price (mostly with free shiping), but don’t take it too serious .


Handy Baby
A must have! At the moment it is the best handheld cloner, what you can get. With the JMD key expansion it can save you with ease when you have to deal with VWs – even in AKL situations. It is not a wonder weapon, in practice it needs time for calculations (some times 45 mins), but in the meantime you can cut the key, aso. Never tried with G-chips, so I can just tell ya that it is said to be working. Has built-in batteries, and you can always charge it from your car – ideal tool to take with you. The special transponders are cheap enough to save you a lot of money compared to the RW4, and the main unit costs only $350, the JMD Key box around $250, and the G-chip authorization (if not included) $80, always with free shipping.
Update: They stopd selling the JMDD, JMD6, JMD8 chips, instead of ’em you can buy Blue or Red King Chips. The blue one is for everything except ID48 for the usual price, the red is for ID48 much expensive.


RW4 Plus
For professionals
(only). It is made by Silca, that means it is expensive. I bought it together with the M-Box (in a special promotion with 10 ID48 and 40 GTI chips), when my Handy Baby couldn’t clone the key of a TT. It works with special devices called “snoop”s, one for ID46 and another (M-Snoop) for ID48. It needs internet connection for calculating a 48 transponder, can take 20 mins or more for the whole procedure. Works only with the expensive Silca transponder chips, so I try to avoid its usage if possible to save profit. Good point, that you can power it from your car or from AC, but its size is too big to take it always with you. Its price was (in special promotion) €2100, ask your locale dealer about promotions – otherwise it can be €3000 or more with ease.

In our profession you can’t overcome the remote key fobs, so there comes the best solution what I could find for this…

Another must have
. It can save your a$$ in the most important moments, so don’t hesitate – innovate! With PC sw for that cars what are more difficult as the others it works fine, can save you a lots of money ‘coz its remotes are cheaper than the originals, and are easy to code ’em for almost every car. Usually I don’t have anything else for the VAG group, in rare cases I replace the KEYDI head with original Audi (for the logo) and the customer has a cheap Audi remote, we have our profit. This tool is good for everybody: the cheapest for own use, the 900 for pros.
You can buy the KD stuffz from $25 (Phone version), the 900 costs $230 with free shiping. Remotes are available from $6.5/pcs


– VPC100
A real joke. They say that this is a pin code calculator – I say it is a dust collector. It works with tokens, for the beginning you get 100 (I got 300, another 200 net-tokens too, to be able to count pins on the vpc website). I don’t know why, but usually it counts more than one token for the worst results too. For example: Nissan Almera 2004. Date code is 11924A; encrypted pin is E0D4 and the NATS came from Mexico. Pin is 8568. The VPC website delivers the same result for 4 web-tokens (8 if you don’t register a machine), but you need a bit experience what to enter and where and how… BUT: the device itself delivers the same result for 4 tokens – staying at this example. We met such Almeras, where the net and the device version gave out wrong results. It does not know the Infinmity keycode (can be counted from VIN), charges you for 4 token @ Hyundai/Kia pin code (CK100 gives it for free) and so on. If you are looking around you can find @ the download section the programs for free what can avoid the usage of this tool.
Nowadays it costs ~$25 with 100 tokens.

– Mini CN900
Meant to beat out the Handy Baby from the market, but as far I see without success. This one is the handheld version of the CN900, as the developers said with all of its abilities. Ok, this info comes from my dealer: the mini knows only 80% of the HB’s work tested on real cars. If you have handy baby you don’t need the cn. Price is around $150 with free shiping.

– Xhorse Remote Key Programmer
Never owned, gives better ones. This is the alternative when you don’t want to have lots of devices: a mini CN900 built in one box with a KD900 clone. Some of the owners talks about this tool as it were the Holy Grail, others try to sell it fast after its arrival. The fact is that the Handy Baby is more better than the mini CN, and the KD is good and stabile. I can imagine only one situation where it can be useful: if you have a lots of original factory remotes without cars, because this toy has a renewing pad kit for original remotes. The cloner works only with its own transponders, around $3.5 a piece, what equals the Handy Baby chip prices (except the blue/king chips); the remotes are also in the same price (around $10). It costs $220 with free shiping, another $320 for the remote renew kit, or together for $499.

– VAGcom
Uncomfortable. I bought it coz it was to cheap enough to buy it, but is too difficult to use. A simple Seat remote re-teaching can be done in three different places – I better prefer the SKP900 for this. Some are swearing, that this is a good tool, but to be honest it is too uncomfortable for me. Yo can get it for $6 with free shiping, so you don’t risk anything when you get it.

– OPcom for Opel/Vauxhal
Another too cheap tool – but I didn’t succeed to install it. It is said to be able to read pins trough OBD from Astra G or younger, but I couldn’t do anything with it. You can get it from China from $12 with free shiping

– 4 in 1
Cheap toy for everyone. Bought it because it can be used for Renault, Nissan, Mazda and Ford. I couldn’t use it because I don’t like to run around with a laptop, when other tools can solve my problem too. The Nissan part couldn’t read out pin from a NATS2 device, then the Renault part wasn’t able to do programing on a Thalia – so I drop it out from my car. I think it is a more-than-nothing tool for hobbists, costs only $30 with free shiping.

– MVP Pro
The big question. Another Silca tool, that means it is damn expensive. My pal bought it, so he can lend it to me when I need it ;D The most important thing is that it works with tokens. Very expensive tokens if you ask me, because usually I pay 10€ for a token. I know it is cheaper when we buy 100 or more, but I think it is near to robery.
The tool itself is modular, you can buy only the needed parts, but I think if you give money for this, then get the fully featured version. I use it as ‘the last possibility’ when nothing else works. It worked only once when I couldn’t teach an Alfa 147 factory remote key in AKL situation. All other tries were just a shoot in the dark, but in that cases the cars were damaged.
The price of the full version is around $3700 or 2000 quids + VAT depends on your contry and dealer.
You can get a chinese clone of this device, costs around $150 with free shiping – can’t tell ya anything about it, wasn’t drunk enough to order it ;D

– Tango Chinese clone
God! Have mercy! A real crap. Mostly you can’t trust it, but has all sw packets what the original can offer. The only positive thing what I can tell ya is the built-in full documentation what the original had. Ok, it is not so tragic as it seems for the first look, but it makes often mistakes. I think €200 is too much for the documentation only when the hw itself is worthless, and sooner or later you have to buy the original one.

– CAS testers
Good toys when needed. I bought ’em together with my X6 on IKS ’17 from a Polish company. The price was €100 for each (CAS2-3, CAS4). They are a bit expensive, but can help you out if you get only the CAS module to make keys from it. With the use of ’em you can be absolutly sure that your key works fine – avoids a lots of troubles when the car is defected.

– XEP100 Prog
Another tool for pros only. In full version it costs €4800 what is a lot of money for a single eprommer. Ok, that’s the full version with tablet and everything, but… You have support with it. I mean real one. Not like Simon Touch’s unreachable one, but a real one. “On demand program flashes database allow you to fix ECUs damaged by other programming interfaces.” Another good point is “No need to heat the microprocessor within any temperature range”. My dealer ordered one, I will see when I can test it, and how far are the producers promises true. Until then I can only tell ya that I haven’t met bad reputation about this tool.

– SKP1000
Only when you want to waste your money! It is a good tool, the next generation of SKP900 with epromer and everything what you can can call trendy today. The only problem is, that SuperOBD stopped supporting, so it is chanceless, like the Troyan woodhorse on the Derby of Epsom. Originaly was designed @ superobd, but produced by Lonsdor. It has oddometer, oil change and other options, but costs $500, what is too expensive for a dead tool. Looks & works like the 518ISE. The token system was removed, so I think we lost a good tool with it. RIP.

– TMPro2
Expensive alternative of Tango.

That’s it for now, please check back later – will be updated if I know anything important .


One time again: Big thanks to @PocketHero who contribute his time, energy to share what he can do.


FYI, I’d like to recommend which are available with many locksmith tools listed above including:

– CK100 (V99.99)
-SKP900 (Not available now)
– SBB2 (V2017)
– Tango
– SuperVAG
– Lonsdor K518ISE + SK-LT (Newest available) Updated
– Super VAG K-CAN 2
– XProg-M 5.8.4 (Updated, Chinese version)
VVDI Prog 4.6.7 Updated
AK90+ 3.19 Updated

Key cloners:
– ZedBull (Chinese version)
Handy Baby + JMD key Updated

Remote programmer:
– KD900

Volvo Key Programmer,Which is Highly Recommend?

There are top 3 Volvo key programmers which covers all Volvos that Tango & tmpro2 don’t cover, they are: OBDSTAR X300 DP, OBDSTAR X300 Pro3 and Lonsdor K518ISE etc.

There are top 3 Volvo key programmers which covers all Volvos that Tango & tmpro2 don’t cover, they are: OBDSTAR X300 DP, OBDSTAR X300 Pro3 and Lonsdor K518ISE etc.


OBDSTAR X300 DP & OBDSTAR X300 Pro3 on Volvo IMMO

OBDSTAR X300 DP or X300 Pro3 support Volvo Semi smart key programming all keys lost and add keys, and no need to disassemble CEM / KVM.

OBDSTAR Volvo IMMO list:

S60 (2011 – 2017)

S80 (2009 -2016)

V40 (2012 – 2017)

V60 (2011 -2016)

V70 (2009 -2016)

X C60 (2009-2017)


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obdstar volvo immo update


Reliable source of OBDSTAR X300 DP / X300 Pro3 with Volvo IMMO functions:

OBDSTAR X300 DP full package: free to upgrade Volvo IMMO function

OBDSTAR X300 DP standard package: pay 60USD to upgrade Volvo IMMO function

OBDSTA X300 Pro3 full package: pay 60USD to upgrade Volvo IMMO function

OBDSTA X300 Pro3 standard package: pay 60USD to upgrade Volvo IMMO function


OBDSTAR X300 DP IMMO & remote vehicle coverage & OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 IMMO & remote vehicle coverage:

visit then “Carlist” -> “Function List”-> “Immobilizer”, then click the specific car model to have details.


Lonsdor K518ISE Programmer

Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming best choice is Lonsdor K518ISE.



Lonsdor K518ISE Volvo Coverage:

Series     Origin     Year     Fuel Type     Function

S60        Other      Other    Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

S60        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

S80        Other      09-      Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

XC60       Other      09-      Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

S80        Other      09-      Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

XC60       Other      09-      Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

S40        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key

S40        Other      Other    Other         Key Programming

S80        Other      -09      Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

V40        Other      Other    Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

C30        Other      Other    Other         Key Programming

C30        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key

V40        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

S80        Other      -09      Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

V60        Other      Other    Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

V60        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

XC60       Other      -09      Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

XC60       Other      -09      Other         Smart Key[one-button start]

XC90       Other      Other    Other         Flip Key

C70        Other      Other    Other         Key Programming

C70        Other      Other    Other         Smart Key

V70        Other      09-      Other         Proximity Key[insert key to start]

V70        Other      09-      Other         Smart Key[one-button start]


Lonsdor K518ISE real test results:

Lonsdor K518ISE-Volvo S60 Smart Key-half-keyless

Lonsdor K518ISE program Volvo XC60 smart key via OBD

Lonsdor K518ISE program Volvo S40 key and remote key


Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer car list

Lonsdor K518ISE mileage correction car list

For newest car list, better visit the official site:



Update firmware & software on official site:


To sum up:

Both Lonsdor K518ISE and OBDSTAR can work on Volvo IMMO & remote.

Lonsdor K518ISE work out Volvo key programming for half an year, and OBDSTAR is newly updated.


Lonsdor K518ISE is more expensive than OBDSTAR, while they have a different vehicle coverage (see the car list details), for which one to go for, it depends on what more car brands you want to work with.