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How to choose a best car key programmer for all makes?

May 31, 2019 by 3635OBD2  

For remote controls adaption and for transponder coding by obd you need to consider a tool like mvp pro , smart pro , zedfull , lonsdor xtool etc

if wanting to do a 2009 golf and most vag after 2008 you will need tools like abrites or vvdi2 for good coverage or the likes of supervag for cheaper coverage , you won’t be doing these cars with sbb clone.

you will have to invest in better kit than sbb clone , it has its uses but very limited now. tools like obdstar, lonsdor , xtool , im100 , im600 have their issues and limitations but offer better coverage than sbb clone. even fvdi gives you options but get insurance to cover bricked cars if new to this.

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What about Truecode?

Truecode do a package with 10 software modules. Question is which 10 to go for ?

For example I’ve heard it’s bulletproof on Nissan and Renault but not so good on Ford

Fiat I don’t know ?

 

Answer:

dont believe all you read , there was a time ford was full of bugs , it has some gaps compared to advanced diagnostics , but on its published coverage it works very well and unlike ad is token free . when doing say a 2015 fiesta it confuses some as will only add one key at a time , if deleting all keys of course you must add 2 keys back , to do this , delete all keys and add 1st key back , then reopen software and add 2nd key in and all is good , when adding keys you add them 1 at a time in seperate sessions, very quick very easy , i used it on a 65 plate fiesta over weekend AKL , 2 new flip keys , picked decoded , old keys deleted and new keys coded all inside 15 minutes . very quick on prox , the main gap in prox coverage is the older oblong focus prox , but very quick on rest , ford is actually very good now.

Nissan is excellent , renault is excellent but lacks abrites coverage of latest phase 4 vehicles . suzuki is ok , hyundai kia is ok too , psa is lacking on pin read but reliable on co , cant go wrong with nissan , renault and ford .

id say tdb has edge on later ford over truecode , but truecode has edge over nissan and renault .

but as has been said , depends where you lack reliable coverage on what they offer.

 

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What about VVDI2?

if you buy full vvdi 2 you get bmw with it.

M8 isnt going to give you much at all , its a very old copy of mvp alot of which will already be covered on your xtool etc .

true code fiat is good for dump reading , but you still need a dump tool that can precode the key , such as tmpro with module 59 , with most other dump tools you can’t prepare remote , miraclone will not sure on vvdi .

vvdi mb , you need to weigh up if it will pay its way , will you get enough mercedes at good enough rates to get payback , and on NI rates what risks are you prepared to take with cars up to 50k value.

everything comes down to payback , and risk vs profit at end of day , only got to kill one car to kill alot of profit to claw back, though in NI , kill someone’s merc you may book that body bag .

To be continued…

Thanks to @rapidlocksmiths (DK forum member) for his contribution.

www.obdexpress.co.uk is available with most of his above-mentioned car key programmers.