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How to Program Chevrolet Matiz 2013 Key with CK-100

October 8, 2018 by obd365  

Just programmed a new key to a Chevrolet Matiz year 2013 using CK100 v45.06 (which is now update to v45.09) auto car key programmer within 2 minutes. VERY FAST!


Connect CK-100 with vehicle via main test cable

Select Immobilizer->Chevrolet-Daewoo->Matiz 06 up




Insert original key and turn on ignition


Select Program new keys


Insert new key and turn on ignition


Key programming success.  Repeat to program more keys or cancel.


Save customer data.


Test the new key


The new key can start car.



How to Add Chevrolet Equinox 2010 Key by OBD

September 30, 2018 by obd365  

How to add blade key to Chevrolet Equinox 2010 using Auro OtoSys IM100/IM600 tablet key programmer.

Easy steps goes below:
Select Immo function->Auto Detect->Manual selection-> Chevrolet->Equinox->2010-2013->Blade key->Immobilizer (CAN)->Add key
















Close all doors and turn on ignition
OtoSys IM100 will require enter 4-digit security pin code to access and confirm


Configuring the system, wait for 12 minutes



Turn ignition off and remove the key
Open and close the driver door and make sure all on-board appliances are off
Insert key to be learned and turn on ignition

Learning successful. Repeat steps above to learn more keys.
Turn ignition off and remove the key
Open and close the driver door and make sure all on-board appliances are off
Configuring the system, wait for 45s
Turn on ignition
Turn ignition off. Then turn it on 5s later.


Key Learning completed.
Current number of learned keys: 2

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BMW App Bimmercode vs. Carly which to choose?

September 28, 2018 by obd365  

What's the difference between Bimmercode, Bimmerlink and Carly?

Which one is best?

Which one is easier to use? 

The three apps I could find and ultimately am reviewing are Bimmercode, Bimmerlink and Carly BMW. Let's break down the price first:

Vgate iCar 2 Mini WiFi OBD - $22.99
BimmerCode App - $29.99
BimmerLink App - $29.99
Total for setup = $82.97 (plus local taxes)

Vgate icar 2 is the cheapest option, better use Vgate iCar 3.0 BT and Vgate iCar Pro 4.0 Bluetoothwhich has higher transmission rate. 




Carly BMW
Carly BMW Gen 2 WiFi OBD (iPhone) - $88.55 (not the best price)
Carly BMW Pro App - $44.99
iDrive Coding Add On - $14.99
Service Reset Add On - $4.99
Battery Registration Add On - $9.99
Total for setup = $163.51 (plus local taxes)




Note* Now you can use Carly for BMW Pro cracked without special connector. Use default Bluetoothor WiFi OBD II adapter. Get the most out of your BMW by keeping it healthy, personalized and connected.


I will compare what the apps do not share in common (features only available in one app). I will give my final thoughts on each app and final verdict.

A key note is that buying BimmerCode and BimmerLink will land you at the same price as Carly BMW Pro + iDrive Coding Add on. $60 and the apps try to be identical. Both will code/diag. The Lite or Free versions of both apps are for testing compatibility only. 

*If you are using an Android phone, your only choice is Carly BMW. The reviews today are based off the iPhone apps. Bimmercode is iPhone ONLY*

General: Bimmercode


Bimmercode is unique in the sense that it splits its features into two individual apps. Both apps use the same OBD connector so no need to worry about purchasing another device. The interface is clean and easy to use. Cost savings can be had if you ONLY want to code. The BimmerCode app, codes, and thats about it. Unlike Carly BMW it does offer an advanced setting which looks to closely match the ability of dealership scanner. The modules turn to German text and the list grows very very long. Unfortunately, I am no expert, and really can't comment on how well Expert mode works or its ability to compete with a full PC/Software based setup. More on Expert mode later.

General: BimmerLink


The BimmerLink app does the Sensor Values, Dashboard Values, ASD, and Exhaust Flap. Its the services app. BimmerLink has no official website and BimmerCode's website is pretty much just a landing page for the app. The website offers no insight as to the future direction that the apps will be taking. Additionally, it only covers Fxx Series BMWs and above.

General: Carly BMW


Carly BMW packs all of its features into a single app. Ability to do everything via the Carly branded OBD connector. The interface is also clean and easy to use. The punch to the face comes when you purchase the Pro version only to find out that you must dole out more cash for Add-On packs. While you do get lifetime updates to both the connectors firmware and any features/packs you already purchased, it's fair to assume that any NEW Add-Ons will cost you. Carly BMW offers several additional features that Bimmercode does not(Service reset, Battery Programming, Used Car Check, Etc).

Unlike BimmerCode's website, Carly BMW's is full featured. Providing manuals, feature lists, and a spot that shows current projects/status. Carly promises to continue to update the app and the project list supports this claim. It covers both Exx and Fxx Series BMW's and above.

What the Apps do the same:
Diagnostics: Both apps appear to do the same. However BimmerLink fails to sort or translate into English. Carly BMW takes quite awhile longer to scan for errors, but offers the benefits of being able to scan all or select a specific module/s for scanning. 

Coding: I can't do a full side by side comparison of every single possible feature. Both company websites have the full coding lists separated out by BMW Model. They match what many of the "Remote Services" offer. They backup the current reading and then allow you to code what you like. This is done on a module by module basis. Each module controlling certain features. BimmerCode was a major let down, while claiming to offer full coding on my model, I was only able to access 4 modules. Carly BMW had no issues accessing and coding them. Here are some screenshots: (Using one Module on each app as a display)

Exhaust Flap: For models that have an exhaust flap that opens or closes based on how heavy your foot is, both apps provide the ability to manually open or close it. Device needs to remain plugged in and connected to your iPhone. BimmerLink reported this was not available for my car and Carly BMW did give me the option. No screenshots as it's really a ON/OFF toggle.

Parameters / Sensors & Dashboard: 
Both apps allow you to add and then track certain sensor values. However, (again) BimmerLink fails to translate in English. Carly BMW while limiting you to 6 parameters, does translate for you. Here are some screenshots:

What the Apps don't do the same:
This section is going to lean heavily in Carly BMW's favor. For a price, Carly BMW can do alot more. Let's start with Bimmercodes app's unique features:

ASD or Active Sound Design is essentially using the speakers to create noise that sounds like your engine. I could not find this option in Carly BMW. However, the option was not available for my car using BimmerLink. I would assume it's just an on off toggle. No screenshots.

Offers Expert mode which could be golden for the more technical coders. Unfortunately I don't know enough to give an in-depth analysis of this feature. But it looks to be a way to adjust the core values on each setting. However, this list is limited to the modules you can access, which was only a few on my car. Here is a screenshot: (Using coding module from above)

Carly BMW
Used Car Check: Essentially scans your car for parts that track miles. It will then analyze the miles vs your odometer. While no tampering was found on my car, it is a curious and potentially useful feature when it comes time to buy another car. Here is a screenshot:

Service Reset:
 Does exactly what it says. Offers a quick way to reset the iDrive service settings. Here is a screenshot:

Battery Reset / Programming: Does exactly what it says. Allows you to program in a new battery. At $10 this is extremely useful, even if you only replace the battery once while owning your car. That savings alone pays for the entire app.

DPF ($9.99): I did not purchase this option as I don't have a Diesel car.

OBD Functions: I did not run this function during testing, but I do hope it comes in handy when I replace those o2 sensors.

Final Thoughts:

For my 2011 F10 535i, Carly BMW is the clear winner. Its easier to use and offers alot more functions than Bimmercode does at this time(For a price). While I assumed that Bimmercode will continue to get better, Carly BMW has a full company backing it. I don't see Bimmercode surpassing Carly BMW at anytime in the future. Overall I was disappointed with Bimmercodes apps. While the interface is cleaner and a cheaper setup, the non English translation and lack of available codings really hurts. Granted newer Fxx series may offer greater compatibility with BimmerCode, I cannot personally recommend it at this time. I still wanted to write the review since Bimmercode is cheaper and may do enough for some people at a much lower costs, it's just not as polished.


It really depends on what your budget is.The biggest issue I have with BimmerCode is that it lacked support for two of the 6 modules in my car. Carly BMW can code all 8. If you have the money, I would go with Carly BMW at this time. If you are looking for the cheapest possible route than BimmerCode is the way to go.
Vgate iCar Pro Bluetooth 4.0 OBDII scanner for Android & iOS

How to Install and Activate Caterpillar CAT ET 2018A Software?

September 20, 2018 by obd365  

2018A Caterpillar Electronic Technician is the latest CAT ET software to work with CAT/CAT3 truck adapter.


What’s new in 2018A?
Trainer Update-998K XE Wheel Loader.

Multi-language: English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Operating system: Windows 7 32 bit, Wnidows 7 64 bit, Windows 8/8.1 32 bit, Windows 8/8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 32 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

Activation: One Time Free Activation online


Note: If you need to enable CAT3 scanner WiFi connection, you should use older version CAT ET 2015 software. The 2017A, 2018A CAT ET software will not connect to WiFi.


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How to install CAT ET 2018A software?

Step 1: Install CAT ET 2018A setup

Copy all files in software CD to desktop

Read ReadMe txt instruction before installing

Open Cat ET 2018 v1.0.exe setup
Select setup language
Install Cat Electronic Technician 2018A v1.0 installSheild Wizard
Press Next
Accept license agreement
Installation completed will generate CAT ET 2018A software on desktop

If system prompt to install WinPcap, press Yes

Install WinPcap 4.1.3 setup wizard
Press Next
Accept license agreement

Tick Auto start the WinPcap driver at boot time and press Install;
Install WinPcap setup finished

Cat Electronic Technician 2018A v1.0 InstallSheild Wizard installation completed

Windows will launch Browser, accept security warning


Step 2: Activate CAT ET 2018A

When the installation completed successfully,
Open 2018a_Files folder->Comet->copy and replace Comet.exe and CometDll.dll in the installed directory
(32bit operating system) C:/program Files/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Comet
(64bit operating system) C:/program Files (x86)/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Comet



Copy and replace CometDll.dll and FlashServer.dll in the installed directory
(32bit operating system) C:/program Files/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Flash
(64bit operating system) C:/program Files (x86)/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Flash



Copy FlexLM folder in 2018a_Files folder to Disk C:

Go to My Computer properties->Advanced system settings->Environment variables,
check that following

Value: C:/FlexLM/License.dat


If the above environment is not available, click new and create


Open getid
Send the HWID to us, we’ll send back activation key

Create a notepad and paste your activation key on desktop
Put the activation key to the directory:
(32bit operating system) C:/program Files/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Comet
(64bit operating system) C:/program Files (x86)/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Comet


Put the activation key to the directory:
(32bit operating system) C:/program Files/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Flash
(64bit operating system) C:/program Files (x86)/Commom Files/Offboard Information Products/2018A/Flash


Delete all files on desktop (except CAT ET 2018A software)
Run CAT ET 2018A software





How to add Remote to Chevrolet Impala 2010 with IM600

September 13, 2018 by obd365  

How to: add remote control to a 2010 Chevy impala using Auro OtoSys IM600/IM100 tablet. 

Connect device with vehicle
Turn on ignition 
Select GM->Manual Selection->Chevrolet->Impala->2006-2013->Blade key->Remote System (CAN)->Remote Learn





Simultaneously press and hold the Lock and UNLOCK buttons  on each remote control within 1 min until the vehicle make sounds. 
Learning remote completed.
Test the remote. 
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How to Program Nissan Qashqai 2017 Smart Key via OBD

September 10, 2018 by obd365  

The task is to program smart keys for Nissan Qashqai 2017 with ID47 Hitag 3 (AES) chip. The key programming procedure are performed by the Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer.
2-button smart key
Connect K518 host with vehicle via OBD socket
Turn ignition on
Select Immobilizer->Nissan->Select from vehicle->New X-tail->2017-> With Smart->Program Smart Key




Close all car doors and press Start button
Turn off ignition and turn on emergency flasher
Open and close driver door once
Next step will delete all smart keys. You can program up to 4 smart keys with Lonsdor K518
Press the Start button, put smart key to be programmed  close to the Start button within 5 sec.
The instrument turns on and the security indicator will flash 5 times
Then turn off ignition, wait for 5 sec
Program success. Press OK to program next key, press Cancel to exit
Press the Start button, put the smart key programmed above close to the Start button,
if you hear the buzzer rings continuously which indicates that programming is comppleted
Lonsdor will program the remote control automatically
Test the new smart key

How to do VW Passat 2014 Kessy Key Learning

September 6, 2018 by obd365  

How to: VW Passat 2014 Kessy (Keyless Access System) Key Learning with Auro OtoSys IM100/IM600.
Select IMMO->Auto Detect VIN
Reading vehicle information
Analyzing vehicle IMMO type
1. Megamos 48 key; #31 Key Blank
2. Key learning procedure performs the same whether or not vehicle has Kessy Learning Remote Controls is needed while there is no kessy.
3. “Key Learning” function will first clear all working keys, then learn keys available. “Remote control learning” function will first clear all working remotes, then learn remotes available.
4. “Key Add” function will add one key to existing key count. “Remote control add” function will add one remote to existing remote count.
5. It is normal that the instrument will be automatically restored later remains dark possibly while the function is active.
6.In case the instrument remains dark and cannot be restored due to unexpected factors, please go to Expert Mode->Instrument CAN->VDO NEC+24c64 2013->Reset instrument for restoration.
7.Way to Expert Mode: manually select Brand, and then select Expert Mode.
Check key status
Select Key Learning function
Read IMMO Data
The instrument will turn black, which is normal.
It will automatically restore instrument later.
Maker Dealer Key
Perform Key adaption to vehicle
Confirm have Kessy
Auro OtoSys ask to enter number of keys to be learned: 2
Insert 1st key into vehicle induction coil, wait for 2 sec and then press OK.
If other keys are too close to the coil. it may cause key learning failure.
Insert last key into vehicle induction coil, wait for 2 sec and then press OK.
Key learning completed.
The car has Kessy, do it does not need to learn remote control.
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How to Program Key on Ford Fiesta 2017 4D63

September 3, 2018 by obd365  

The task is to program a new chip for auto start on a Ford Fiesta car year 2017. We program 4D ID63 chip (80 bit), ID83 with Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer.
Step 1: Identify chip type 
Select Special function->Chip auto ID->Chip auto ID->Chip recognition
Insert key/chip into K518 key slot
Lonsdor k518 identified key chip type: 4D chip 63 (80 bit)
Step 2: Add key 
Connect Lonsdor K518 host with vehicle via OBD socket
Select Ford->Fiesta->IMMO->2013 up->Immobilizer->Turn on ignition->Add key
If all keys lost, need to register 2 keys to start vehicle

Insert new key and turn on ignition

Identify key number: 4

Reading pin automatically

key programmed successfully

Program complete
Start car with the new key.

Is IM100 better then Autel for key programming?

August 22, 2018 by obd365  

Autel MaxiSys Elite? MS906? MS906BT? Auro OtoSys IM100 IM600?, which is better for key programming?

I like the im100. It does a good job on keys. The diagnostics portion is lacking. You get all systems on all makes for read and erase codes. Some special functions but not like the autel. The choice between the two i guess Depends on what you do . For me I don't just do keys. Even when I do I grab the autel first when I know it will do a certain key. For chrysler or vw I grab the im100 . If you do keys only the im100 is a good start. If your looking for the most bang for your buck the autel 100 percent is better.

The Autel maxisys elite is a waste of money because with the exception of bmw and Mercedes online coding the 906bt or ts does the exact same diagnostic/ key programming and coding . The im 100 is a good tool but will still fall short on some vehicles. I program about 70 percent of my keys with the autel ms906bt. The im 100 does the same programming key wise except it will pull pin codes. The maxisys will not.

What is better the im600 or maxisys elite ?
it totally depends on what you're using it for. If you do more keys the Im if you're doing more coding and diagnostics the maxisys . I just got one a month ago and am trying it out . So far im600 seems a pretty good tool for a mechanic with experience (I've been wrenching the last 50 years myself.) So far I'm pretty happy with the unit, but of course, only time will tell.

If I am going to buy a Autel 906bt would I need this to do keys as well. Is this better at keys than the 906?

It depends. The autel is great for keys. The auro just adds a little more options especially for certain european cars but the autel will do a lot when it comes to adding keys and remotes. I personally wouldn't jump into buying both. Id start with the autel . See how often you use it for keys and what you can and can't do then decide if it's worth the extra price. 90 percent of the keys i do or get called for are the every day gm ,Chrysler, nissan , toyota and especially honda laser cuts (.they are notorious for breaking in half) . The autel does them all very well. Depending on my work load the harder stuff like mercedes and bmw cas keys i usually way overprice them or turn down the job just because i know i'm going to be there for a couple hours and in that time i can make triple on easy jobs. Sorry for the long response. My point. Stick to the easy everyday cars that you can cut , program and be gone in 30 minutes and the autel will be perfect.

Is it better then Autel for key programming?

Quite a bit better. Well not better it just does a lot more on immobilisers . Pull pin codes, guided or automatic programming. Key reading/ writing . Auro IM100 is a pretty good tool I can tell you that. I'm still trying to figure out everything it does but I'm totally impressed so far. Won't do Mercedes but it's awesome for vw, Audi and Chrysler. IM600 does the Mercedes capabilities, you can check youtube video guides.

Credit to to professional locksmith Jack Meyers and some others who has both Autel and Auro tools.

How to Generate Toyota Auris 2009 4D70 key with Lonsdor

August 21, 2018 by obd365  

Here’s the guide to make a chip key on the Toyota Auris 2009 with 4D70 chip using Lonsdor K518ISE key programmer.
Original key
Select Special Function->Chip auto-ID->Chip auto-ID->Chip recognition
Insert original key into K518 host key slot
Identifying chip
Lonsdor K518 detects the chip type: 4D70 Toyota/Lexus
Select Generate key chip function->4D chip->Europe Toyota chip 70
Put the normal 70 chip to the Lonsdor host slot.
Generating chip…
But K518 failed me !!!
So this time I try to program key from IMMO menu.
Select Immobilizer function->Toyota->Select from Type->IMMO->Type 2(4D 67/68)->Add key
(Because there is no Auris vehicle option, so I enter from type)
A master key is required before deleting or adding other keys.
How to identify a key is a master or a valet key?
Insert key into ignition switch, if security light does not flash, that is a master key. If security light goes on for 1 sec and then off, that is a valet key.
This is a master key.  Insert the original key and turn on ignition
Communication processing
Switch ignition off and remove key within 20 sec
Insert new key within 10 sec and keep engine off
Programming in progress
Program complete
Test the new key