Support Key Programming for BMW CAS1/CAS2/CAS3, and Support Key Matching and All key lost for CAS4 /CAS 4+.
Support BMW Key Programming with OBD Functions.
CGDI MSV80 BMW Car Key Programmer car list:
1.BMW CAS1/CAS2/CAS3/CAS3+/key increasing matching, KEY all lost matching, CAS computer replace,CAS3+/P4X above version can directly downgrade by OBD in 5 minus 100% safety.
2.BMW CAS4/CAS4+/Support key matching, support key all lost matching.
3.Support BMW key inspection, can check key what status in.
4.Support BMW engine computer DME replacement.
5.Support BMW MSV80/MSD80/MSD85/series OBD read ISN code (no need to split computer when matching key)
Exclusively support in Domestic
6.Support BMW Key unlock.
CGDI BMW is extremely fast for cas1, 2 & 3 for cas3+ if need downgrade 10 minutes and seems safe, ISN read from DME 10 minutes does no t support all DME is down side.
make sure you have proper power on the car.
cas4 F10 – ok (new key)
cas4+ F10 – ok (new key) isn from org key or dump DME
fem/bdc F31 – ok – reset mileage, change isn, change vin, make keys with oryginal key and with dump from DDE
cas3+ E60- ok , downgrade and make key with isn from org key
CGDI PROG bmw f20 2014 mileage reset OK
Read ISN DME MSD80 OK 5WK93628
– Cas4 can only be done by reading DFlash from Freescale cpu then load into programmer software and generade key. It can no ne done by obd. You need xprog or vvdi prog to read the dflash.
Topic: VVDI2 or Tango?Which is better for auto key programming?
Program keys: VVDI2 via OBD, Tango from dump
If you are going to make keys from dump and reading with a programmer buy Tango.
If you are looking to make keys over OBD buy VVDI2 is a good tool for BMW CAS/MB EZS. (read and write MB IR key)
Tango more features, VVDI2 good for OBD
Better buy VVDI2 with VVDI Prog
I personally prefer Tango good support and more features, xhorse it is also a very good for obd.
If you buy VVDI2 i also recommend complement with VVDI programmer.
Tango has guides with pics, free with standard tool
I don’t know VVDI2… but I have tango and it’s excellent so long as you have good programmers too like xprog etc. Most makes/models have guides with pics. Also many makers are free with standard tool and you can just add when you need
VVDI2 + Tango better than Zed full
If you mean original Tango and VVDI2 full…than this group will be better than zed full, thats my opinion…but there is a lot of car that you will need to remove BCM’s, immo’s…etc because vvdi2 and tango are more eeprom based tools, except vvdi2 making bmw and vag over obd2, skp900 and obdstar are obd2 tools but cant help you with fiat, opel, renault and with some few brands
VVDI2 + VVDI Prog good for VAG + BMW
If you looking only for VAG + BMW , then VVDI2 and VVDI prog is way to go. No need any other tool. In VVDI2 you have also programmer similar to Tango that you can make keys buy dump, but 90% of VAG and BMW can be done by OBD in VVDI2.
VVDI programmer don’t have OBD it’s only for bench programming.
Good for CAS4, FRM, EZS, EWS4 and many more.
VVDI2 = VVDI + Tango + …
VVDI 2 includes all the VVDI functions, the function of Tango…. has improved remote control generation and chip identification, and also enhanced the coil’s stability
Moreover, you don’t have to connect VVD2 with a computer or other devices to identify chip or detect remote frequently.
VVDI2 wins! Wins in OBD making keys! Wins in VAG + BMW key programming.
Read & write Immo4/Immo5 system
Program BCM remote
K-Line instrument immobilizer box
Program control unit
Unlock Immo1/Immo2 firmware protection
Support data manipulation tools
So I’m the type of person who will NOT take my car to the dealer. All DIY maintenance and if I don’t have the equipment for it I will buy or borrow it and watch youtube videos and do it myself.
So I’m the type of person who will NOT take my car to the dealer. All DIY maintenance and if I don’t have the equipment for it I will buy or borrow it and watch youtube videos and do it myself. I have come to the conclusion it’s better to go to the dealership to get keys rather than ebay and a locksmith or DIY. I will roughly explain the process of how the key making/programming is.
I just bought a 2012 528i and it came with one key. I wanted another one but I HATE going to dealers for anything. It’s always at least 50% more expensive and I leave feeling like a chump being taken advantage of. I searched high and low for people in the LA area that can program a virgin key fob from ebay and cut the slide out key. Cutting it is not a big deal but programming it is.
So BMW has a pretty interesting system for authorizing keys. There’s a module under the instrument cluster called the CAS4 module. I don’t know what it stands for but the two functions that I know about it are keeping the mileage of the car and authorizing key fobs to work. It comes from the factory with 10 pre-authorized key fobs setup on it. The car is also has two fobs with it when it leaves the factory. Those take up slot 1 and slot 2. The other 8 fobs are not made yet but the car knows when it sees those keys that it’s authorized to start and unlock with them. It requires the key to be synced but other than that they keys are ready to go as soon as you sync them using the process of holding it against the steering column like in the many other threads on this website. BMW is the only place that knows what keys are authorized. When you go to the dealer and buy another key they send an order to some BMW place in NJ that can look up that highly secretive information and make a key. They go down the list until you get to 10 keys then you need a new CAS4 module (about $900). You then have to get it programmed including transferring the mileage over from your old module. You probably have to get the driver door and center console lock cylinder rekeyed too. I’m not sure if the old keys get deactivated when new keys are activated. Maybe someone else knows.
The 2nd method bypasses all the pre-authorized system that BMW has in place. You can get a virgin key fob off of ebay or at a locksmith and they can reprogram the CAS4 module. It is quite the ordeal because you have to override the memory on it with programming tools. If you have a hiccup in the transfer or transfer the wrong file you can brick it. I’m not sure if the dealer can fix it after. Maybe but maybe you have to get a new one. They have several different hardware/software setups that can do this. They each cost several thousand dollars and have a very steep learning curve. I’ve seen BMW Explorer, VVDI2 commander BMW, FVDI2, or a R270 programmer. They can also be used to change the mileage.
VVDI2 being used with Xhorse. It involves soldering hires directly to the CAS4 module. Not for the faint of heart. Apparently there’s a way to do it through the OBDII port but I don’t have any more info on that.
That’s the only way I know of for getting new keys to work with your BMW. I could not get anyone in the Los Angeles area to offer to program the key for less than $500. Why not get it from a dealer and do it the right way for that kind of money?
I called several dealers and they all wanted from $300-$500 to order a fob and cut the metal key even though it all comes from the same place in NJ and they don’t have to do anything except put in the order. I actually had a dealer give me a number for BMW USA to call or order the key from and it will be delivered to the dealership so they can verify the registration and my ID when I pick it up. BMW USA wanted $150 for it and they said I could probably sync it myself but I should not be charged anything by the dealer unless I have them do the syncing. The number is 1-888-575-5397 and is only for California residents for some reason.
I hope this can help someone. I spend half a day doing this research and calling many locksmiths and dealers. I understand that I don’t know exactly how this system works but I wrote this post up to the best of my knowledge. In your situation it still might be better to go to a locksmith and have them program your key. It might be cheaper elsewhere in the country to do that since there is not much demand for method 2 in California because of the BMW USA key hotline. If I was in NYC or so I would probably send my CAS4 module to the same guy who sells the keys on ebay since he offers the service for $250. It does not make economical sense for me to have a key made outside of the proper channels here in CA. If you find any mistakes please let me know and I will be happy to fix the post.
If you do decide to try and DIY, here’s a website that will probably help.
It’s a good info and good write up. Thanks to dear spudsmac at bimmerfest.com forum.
Yanhua BMW FEM Key Programmer coverage (Up to 2017 year):
1 Series F20/F21 2011-2017
2 Series F22/F23/F45/F46 2014-2017
3 Series/GT F34/F35 2012-2017
4 Series F30/F31/F32/F33/F36 2014-2017
X5 F15 2014-2017
X6 F16 2015-2017
How to use Yanhua FEM key programmer?
Top 2:VVDI2 5.0.0(Update next time)
Xhorse vvdi2 5.0.0 in Chinese can generate BMW FEM / BDC keys and reset odometer. For the English version of vvdi2 5.0.0, the function is not available yet, please keep an eye on www.uobdii.com banner or column “News & Notice”.
Upload one picture of VVDI2 5.0.0 in Chinese authorized with “Generate BMW FEM / BDC keys”
To enable “Generate BMW FEM / BDC keys”, you need to pay or use 8000 points. Someone may think why the update need to charge, why not free, because the additional charge is to pay Xhorse engineers’ efforts and after-sale service.
How to use VVDI 2 5.0.0 to program key on FEM/BDC?
User manual and video will be uploaded here.
Have many BMW cars with FEM? Better own one VVDI2 firstly like this one:
BMW-Explorer since version 14.05.08 allows users to program ignition key for FEM / BDC
Key programming into FEM / BDC is divided into several stages
1 Preparation of FEM / BDC thru OBD
2 Preparation of FEM / BDC using programmer (Reading BACKUP)
3 Programming FEM / BDC with BMW-Explorer via OBD
4 Write back BACKUP with the programmer
5 Key programming thru OBD
It is necessary to perform a quick test , go to the FEM / BDC and click the “Key learning” button,
The program will check for a supported version of the unit, prepare the unit for the next procedure, and will display the message “Read Eeprom and upload in calc”.
Remove the FEM / BDC unit as described HERE. Disassemble the FEM / BDC unit as described in THIS SECTION.
Read 95128/95256 Eeprom (pictured in the upper right corner) using programmer
(Orange Xprog or others that supports Eeprom 95128/95256).
Download Eeprom into BMW-Explorer, and save EEprom and write it back into the FEM / BDC.
Install the unit on the car in the reverse order of removal, and connect BMW-Explorer via OBD.
The car probably will not respond to the key, do not get scared!
Connect to FEM, press “Write keys”, Explorer will propose to program the FEM / BDC, agree and wait for the programming to finish.
After successful programming, the program will write to you “Return the saved original Eeprom”, then remove FEM again and using programmer, return the previously read contents of EEprom 95128/95256. Then you can install the unit back to the car.
Sometimes it is possible that after the last manipulation the FEM / BDC will stop responding to the diagnostics, then you need to flash this EEprom into the unit and program the unit with Esys or ISTA-P and start the unit preparation from step 1.
P.S: Follow the instructions and save your time.
Connect to the FEM / BDC control unit using the BMW-explorer, press “Extra options” then “Key learning”. Key programming window will open and will read the key data we need for programming.
If you have a working key, then you need to bring it to the emergency coil as pictured below and press the “Read crypto key” button.
About successful reading of the “Crypto” BMW-Explorer show “Crypto Ok” message.
If you do not have a working key, then you need to read the ISN from the DME and enter it into the “ISN from DME” window.
You can also enter 8 bytes of the “crypto” manually.
Now you can start to learn keys. To do this we must select a free track for the key and press “Learn key”, bring a new key to the emergency coil on the steering column.
i did yesterday CAS1 bmw read eeprom by obd and got key info and cutting code
vvdi2 bmw can make key in bmw ews direct by obd or need read ews dump by programmer then make key
i have a vvdi2 with vag and bmw authroization
have to programmed new keys in bmw (bmw e90 2008 USA year), without keyless go
in original key inside transponder pcf7953 315mhz
My hint for you: Chinese keys work only transponder but remote need to remove cas and do it on bench on tango or xhorse vvdi, but obd method need always original for better chance chip is 7945 or 7953 which is 46 family good luck
Xhorse vvdi2 v1.2.1 adds support for MED17/EDC17 dump tool, support clone ECU(Menu->Special Function->MED17/EDC17 dump tool)
But sadly only work for Condor key cutting machine users
my vvdi 2 is full not basic.but function for edc17 only for condor cutter user.no for all vvdi2 full user vvdi mb bga have the token system, if you have condor cutter 1 token in 1 day for free if you don’t have you need pay
it is different