First Time Using Autel MaxiSys MS906

Like a kid in a candy store, I had to test it out. Being that the Autel MS906 is able to do everything the dealer-specific scanners can, I decided to check out a customer’s engine light on their Ford Escape.

Like any professional grade scan tool, you have to connect the cable just like a computer cable with those little screws before you can use it. But once it was connected, I plugged the scan tool in.

Nothing happened!!

Unlike most OBD2 scan tools, you have to power up the MS906 on your own.

I pressed the button and the screen lit up. It was only a few seconds until the main screen displayed. And it really didn’t take long at all to figure out how to check the code.

I scrolled through to the Ford button, pressed it, and pressed the “EOBD” or engine light icon. It literally walks you through the process to read the codes. And I found out the Escape needed an upstream oxygen sensor.

Out of curiosity, while I was checking the scanner out, I looked at the MaxiFix tab and was astonished to see that there was diagnostic and repair information for virtually every make and model out there.

Just because I was curious, I looked up the upstream oxygen sensor procedure for my customer’s Ford Escape, and it looks to be correct.

Definitely, this information will come in handy.

More Tool Than I Expected

It’s both a good thing and a bad thing, but there is way more to the Autel MS906 thank I expected.

While there are intuitive functions, you can miss out on so much if you don’t spend a couple of hours reading over the manual. That in itself is a problem – the owner’s manual is 104 pages long!

I don’t know a single tech that’s going to take the time to learn the tool that well.

You can use it as a shop manager as well. But that’s something every shop owner already has, and one you won’t be switching just because you got a new scan tool.

Another thing is your unlikely to use most of the adapters that come with it in the case. It’s just needless. They should probably sell those separately

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The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful

Features

The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful.

It has Smart AutoVIN which will detect the VIN number from your car’s ECU most of the time. If it can’t recognize it, you can manually enter it easily.

Functionality

It can perform functions most shop owners farm out to the dealership like key programming and ECU programming. And it’s even capable of programming tire pressure monitor sensors if you buy the adapter with Autel OBD2 Scanner.

Like I said before, it’s intuitive for basic functions like checking codes and has a massive 8-inch color touchscreen.

You’ll need to connect it to Wifi. But once you do you have access to online resources, remote support, and updates. Updates come free for a year for the MS906 according to the website but I haven’t tried it yet.

I’ve used the Snap-On Ultra Modis scan tool, another one from MAC Tools, a few of the smaller handheld scan tools, and this one blows them away. Since my first use, my staff and I have put it to the test with dozens of vehicles and haven’t encountered a problem yet.

It can sometimes feel a little bulky in the vehicle but the built-in kickstand hangs nicely on the top of the steering wheel to keep it more accessible.

It supposedly works on as many as 80 different makes, most of which I’ll never see so it’s hard to say if there could be problems for other users.

It’s also great that it uses the Android platform, so a huge segment of users will feel right at home with it.

Autel Maxisys Elite Professional Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Review 2018

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Are you a Professional Diagnostic Tool, a trained car technician, or a car enthusiast? Well, here’s an amazing tool for you that can make your day-to-day job much easier and hassle-free.

For your reference, here’s a brief introduction of an innovative and advanced automotive scanner i.e. Autel Maxisys Elite.

Designed by an industry-leading brand, it features to be a fully functional OBD2 vehicle scanner. It offers an extensive range of features and functionalities so that you can easily and quickly fix all car-related problems. For example, it lets you perform advanced ECU coding.

Furthermore, it allows you to smoothly perform all of the workshop operations. Starting from keeping vehicle records and data files to storing customer information, the device will help you organize all the details.

In addition to this, it is one of the most reliable tools that are currently available on the market. Not only it confers a slew of advanced features, but also it will be a one-stop solution for all your needs

Important Features of Autel Maxisys Elite

1.Compatibility and Vehicle Coverage

This diagnostic scanner code reader offers an extensive vehicle coverage. It is compatible with more than eighty US, European, and Asian makes and models.

2.Fast and Smart

The device is equipped with the latest 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor. As a result, it offers you a lightning fast operation speed with a quick diagnosis.

The best part is — the bootup time of this device is less than 20 seconds. Thus, the product can truly give you a wonderful diagnostic experience.

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This smart car diagnostic tool also comes with a bunch of excellent functions. The list of this advanced functions includes One-Click Upgrade, automatically read VIN, and access to Autel Cloud Technology.

3.Mobility and Ease of Use

This diagnostic scanner has an exceptional OE-Level functionality. It works perfectly on most OBD1 and OBD2 protocols. Other than that, it comes with an enhanced wireless connectivity feature.

This feature lets you connect the device to Android tablets for greater mobility and ultimate ease at work.

4.Advanced Functionalities

This diagnostic scanner will help complete ECU programming on various BMW and Benz vehicle models. Additionally, it offers you “Coding function” so that you can perform coding and programming on the complex control modules of a vehicle.

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Other notable functionalities of this gadget include anti-theft matching, SAS reset, tire pressure reset, injector programming, DPF reset, and throttle matching etc.

5.Online Programming

With this powerful tool, you have the provision of performing online ECU programming. This feature is undoubtedly considered to be one of the most valuable and worthy functions.

Online Programming feature certainly helps professional DIYers and mechanics to troubleshoot and deal with complex vehicle problems. All you’ll need to carefully follow step-by-step instructions to solve the issues.

6. Hardware Configuration

The model is powered by the world’s fastest and most efficient mobile processor i.e. NVIDIA’s Tegra” 4. Also, it comes with a visually stunning, sharp, and bright Retina display of 9.7-inches. This diagnostic scanner is bound to work as fast and effective as possible.

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7.MaxiFix Platform

By purchasing this device, you will have access to the MaxiFix Platform. The platform allows you to collaborate with other professional technicians. Additionally, it gives you access to a comprehensive database diagnostic tips, troubleshooting tricks, repairing procedures, and more.

8.Automatic Software Update

This automotive OBD2 scanner will receive automatic software updates, along with real-time push message notifications. This process will periodically upgrade your device and make it up-to-date and compliant.

Plus, you can also receive technical support assistance whenever you need. For this purpose, you need to make a direct contact with the technical assistance team of Autel.

9.Ergonomic Design

The model features an ergonomic design. It comes with a rubberized outer protection for maximum longevity. Also, it has a superior rugged internal housing.

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Major Pros

Ergonomic design
Offers advanced functionalities
Features 9.7-inches bright retina display
Easy to use
Easy to handle
Fast, quick, and efficient
A superior vehicle coverage

Cons

It does not offer ECM reprogramming (supports only ECU coding) for GM

Autel MaxiSYS PRO MS908P Diagnostic System with Wireless VCI J-2534

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You’re a professional mechanic, an enthusiast or and mechanic shop owner? Then you are here on the right page with the in-depth review about Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P OBD2 Scanner, which is only for mechanics. The Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Professional OBD2 Scanner provides best solutions for ECU programming and Specialized Automotive Diagnosing.

Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P is easy to use with a large pool of features that ensure optimum diagnosis performance. It is capable of covering all diagnostics that are OE-related. It’s the best solution for diagnosing peerless smart vehicle repairs.

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MaxiSYS Pro MS908P Diagnostic System with J2534 Reflashing Hardware
The MaxiSYS Pro was designed for the professional technician who frequently performs J-2534 reprogramming and advanced coding functions. It utilizes an ultra-powerful 1.40GHz A9 quad-core processor that offers a 50% increase in speed versus competing products. The 9.7” LED capacitive touch screen offers a high resolution of 1,024 x 768 allowing the technician to easily zoom in and out of wiring diagrams and technical information. The revolutionary multitasking Android Operating System incorporates a 32 GB Solid State hard drive to store all of the Autel’s comprehensive OE-level vehicle software with plenty of room to spare.

The Autel Scanner MaxiSYS Pro includes the MaxiFlash J-2534 reprogramming tool which doubles as the wireless Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI).The MaxiSYS Pro includes all necessary adaptors and cables needed for 1996 & newer vehicles, as well as one year of FREE technical support and updates.

The Maxisys Pro MS908P has a wide vehicle coverage, from 1996 onward. It can work efficiently with over 80 vehicle makes in the US, Europe, and Asia. MaxiSys pro Software, as well as a reprogramming box, is incorporated into the tool to make it possible to solve complicated problems. The Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P OBD2 scanner enables enhanced vehicle identification, quick and accurate, as with its Auto-Vin technology.

MaxiSys Elite General Introduction

The Autel Maxisys Elite Diagnostic Platform is the next generation of smart solution for specialized automotive diagnosis. Featuring the NVIDIA’s Tegra ? 4-PLUS-1 quad-core 1.90GHz processor, a 9.7‖ Retina display with a super sensitive capacitive screen, combined with an optimized array of powerful applications, and the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics, the MaxiSys Elite performs every job from comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis, to advanced ECU programming quickly and efficiently.

There are 3 main components to the MaxiSys Elite system:
1.  Autel Scanner MaxiSys Display Tablet – the central processor and monitor for the system
2.  Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) – the J2534 ECU Programming Device for accessing vehicle data with programming capabilities
3.  Docking Station – provides optimum visibility and convenient charging This manual describes the construction and operation of the devices and how they work together to deliver diagnostic solutions.

MaxiSys Display Tablet

1.Functional Description

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1.  9.7‖ Retina display with capacitive touch screen
2.  Built-in Microphone
3.  LED Indicator Light – indicates battery level & charging or system status General Introduction  MaxiSys Display Tablet
4.  Front Camera
5.  Ambient Light Sensor – detects ambient brightness The LED Indicator Light displays differently in response to the 4 status below:
A.  Charged – indicated by steady green light
B.  Charging – indicated by steady yellow light
C.  Low Battery – indicated by steady red light
D.  Standby – indicated by flashing blue light

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6.  USB Port – for Ethernet adapter and/or VCI connection
7.  HDMI Port
8.  Mini USB OTG Port
9.  Head Phone Jack
10. DC Power Supply Input Port
11. Lock/Power Button – turns the device on & off with long press, or locks the screen with short press

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12. Collapsible Stand – extends from the back to allow hands-free viewing of the display tablet at a 30-degree angle
13. Removable Battery General Introduction  MaxiSys Display Tablet
14. Mini SD Slot – optional module
15. Camera Lens
16. Camera Flash/Torch

Power Sources
The Maxisys Elite can receive power from any of the following sources:
1. Rechargeable Battery Pack
2. AC/DC Power Supply – using power adapter or docking station
3. Vehicle Power
Rechargeable Battery Pack

The display tablet can be powered with the rechargeable battery, which if fully charged can provide sufficient power for about 4 hours of continuous operation.

AC/DC Power Supply

The display tablet can be powered from a wall socket using the AC/DC power adapter or the docking station. The AC/DC power supply also charges the battery pack.

Vehicle Power

The display tablet can be powered from the www.obd2tool.com lighter or other suitable power port on the test vehicle through a direct cable connection. The vehicle power cable connects to the DC power supply port on the top side of the display unit.

MS908P VCI – J2534 ECU Programming Device

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1.Functional Description

1.  Ethernet Port

2.  USB Port

3.  Power LED – illuminates solid green when powered on

4.  Error LED – illuminates solid red when serious hardware failure occurs

5.  Bluetooth LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the MaxiSys display tablet through Bluetooth communication

6.  Ethernet LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the Autel Scan Tool MaxiSys display tablet or an existing LAN via the Ethernet serial cable

7.  USB Status Light — illuminates solid green when the device is properly connected and communicating with the MaxiSys display tablet or the PC via the USB cable

8.  Vehicle LED – flashes green when communicating with the vehicle’s network

IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the reprogramming device while this status light is on! If the flash reprogramming procedure is interrupted while the vehicle’s ECU is blank or only partially programmed, the module may be unrecoverable.

9.  Bluetooth Antenna

10. DC Power Supply Input Port

11. Vehicle Data Connector (DB26-Pin MVCI)

12. External Programming Voltage Output Port

13. A/D Input Port

J2534 Reprogramming Capability

The J2534 ECU Programming Device is a SAE J2534-1 & -2 compliant PassThru reprogramming interface device. Using the updated OEM software, it is capable of replacing the existing software/firmware in the Electronic Control Units (ECU), programming new ECUs and fixing software-controlled drivability issues and emission issues.

Communication

The J2534 ECU programming device supports Bluetooth, Ethernet and USB communication. It can transmit vehicle data to the MaxiSys display tablet with or without a physical connection. The working range of the transmitter through Bluetooth communication is 755 feet (about 230 m). A signal lost due to moving out of range automatically restores itself when the display tablet unit is brought closer to the VCI unit.

Power Sources

The J2534 programming device can receive power from both of the following

Sources:

Vehicle Power
AC/DC Power Supply

Vehicle Power

The J2534 programming device operates on 12-volt vehicle power, which it receives through the vehicle data connection port. The MS908P powers on whenever it is connected to an OBD II/EOBD compliant data link connector (DLC). For non OBD II/EOBD compliant vehicles, the device can be powered from a cigarette lighter or other suitable power port on the test vehicle using the auxiliary power cable.

AC/DC Power Supply

The J2534 programming device can be powered from a wall socket using the AC/DC power adapter.

Technical Specifications

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Why need Autel MaxiTPMS diagnostic scan tools?

Here most detailed procedure on TPMS sensors market trends, the reason to use Autel MaxiTPMS diagnostic scan tools, the procedure for solving most of the daily TPMS repair scenarios you may encounter, how to use MaxiTPMS TS608 and MaxiTPMS PAD and more. Please proceed to reading following parts.

TPMS sensors market trends?

It has become very difficult for tire shops nowadays to keep up with the dizzying variety of OEM sensors, and even impossible to stock the incredible number of OEM sensors that would be required to cover the market. In addition, the original TPMS sensors with sealed battery generally last for 6-8 years. With a large-scale of sensors in use for six years now, the first wave of battery failure is starting to appear. That means an enormous number of sensors will have to be replaced in the next few year.

Why need Autel MaxiTPMS diagnostic scan tools?

Autel’s MaxiTPMS diagnostic scan tool series come just in time to quite literally save all troubles. The MaxiTPMS system consists of the programmable MX-Sensors that cover both 315MHz and 433MHz radio bands, a professional OBDII TPMS diagnostic tool is able to relearn vehicle ECUs and program the MX-sensors, plus a convenient programming accessory device to perform fast sensor testing and cloning. In short it covers all that is needed to deliver comprehensive TPMS service. The MaxiTPMS series is aimed at simplifying TPMS services to help you solve problems more easily and efficiently, and enhance your profitability.

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There are 3 basic procedures for solving most of the daily TPMS repair scenarios you may encounter:

1.Activating TPM sensors.
2.Cloning a set of TPM sensors.
3.Creating a new set of TPM sensors.

Why Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P?

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Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P: Shortcomings

1.The MS908PRO is not suitable for the low-end mechanics as the operational procedures are quite complicated. It mainly targets professionals in Auto-repairing and Garage Shops.

2.It is a high end product and is not affordable to everyone who would want to use.

Why Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P?

1. Its quad-core processor, the Cortex-A9 Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHz, provides high processing speeds.

2. The compatibility of the device with other add-ons makes it possible to install a language pack.

3. The scanned data is presented as texts and/or graphs.

4. The device is compatible with a large number of vehicles.

5. Android Ice Cream 4.0 on which it runs enables multitasking and quick boot up. Almost 5 times faster than other diagnostic devices.

6. It is light, compact and robust. Therefore, you can carry and work with it anywhere without much hassle.

7. You can share data via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with other people in your team or print for hard copies.

It’s one of the best Professional Autel Scanners!!

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Does Autel Maxisys Pro Suit You?

This diagnostic device is mainly for professionals, those with Garage or Auto Repairing Shops.

It wouldn’t suit you if you are a single car owner. The design is meant to serve many people.

If you are an owner of a garage or car shop Autel Professional OBD2 MS908P, it could be of great help to you in getting things done fast.

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Is It Worth Buying Then?

Autel MS908P is an all round and powerful tool that I would definitely recommend to any professional mechanics in the auto-repairing business.

It can a long way in easing up and increasing efficiency in your engine diagnostics from all the features mentioned. The returns are a guarantee.

It is a current tool that is compatible with most vehicles models. With its ‘Future Proof’ feature, it is to remain relevant with new vehicle models being released.

Autel are very good with after-sale services and you are assured of getting updates every time they are done.
So, you’ve got what you need about Autel Diagnostic Maxisys Pro MS908P.
Take one for your professional business!!

Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Vehicle Diagnostics Scanner ECU Coding and J2534 Programming

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The Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Diagnostic Scanner utilizes an ultra-powerful A9 quad-core, 1.40GHz processor that offers a 50% increase
in speed versus competing products,a 9.7 LED screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution capacitive touch screen, a 32 GB Solid State
hard drive,the revolutionary multitasking Android Operating System and comprehensive OE-level vehicle coverage

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The Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Tool includes the J-2534 reprogramming box and special MaxiSYS Pro software needed for shops
and technicians who demand a comprehensive diagnostic system capable of completing even the most complicated and demanding tasks.
It comes with all of necessary adaptors for 1996 & newer vehicles, software for Domestic, Asian & European vehicles (J-2534 manufacturer
updates sold separately) and cables needed to get the job done, as well as one year of FREE updates.

* Free 1 year software update via internet on autel official website
* 9.7 LED screen with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 capacitive touch screen
* Utilizing an A9 quad-core 1.40GHz processor that offers 50% increase in speed versus competing products
* Support WIFI: Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5.0 GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources
* Support Bluetooth: The VCI connects wirelessly to the main unit with Long-Range Class 1 Bluetooth
* Vehicle Coverage: Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes

Please Pay Attention : There is no chang′an 3 connector in Autel Scanner Maxisys pro Box. And benz-14 pin connector is only for the European version.

MaxiTPMS TS608 Service Tablet Reviews

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As the first comprehensive TPMS & Diagnostic tool in the market, Autel TS608 provides you with superior experience in TPMS health check, sensor programming, TPMS relearn, all system diagnostics as well as special service functions. Equipped with a 7-inch touch screen with 1024 * 600P resolution and a VCI mini for wireless communication with the test vehicle, powered by the quad-core Cortex-A9 processor for smooth operation and featured by advanced TPMS & Diagnostic technology, MaxiTPMS TS608 is setting new standards for TPMS service tools.

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Following is the MaxiTPMS TS608 Service Tablet Reviews.

1.I am actually a mechanic at Midas and use this daily

I am a mechanic at Midas, i use this tool almost on a daily basis. It truly is a all in one scan tool it does take a minute to learn how the functions are set up and used. I rated this as five stars because it is an excellent scan tool but there was one thing I disliked but if you read the fine print they disclose it Which is the scan tool can only reprogram program Autel TPMS sensors, Any and all others will not work. You can still wake up sensors and do relearns on all make and models I have tried atleast. The universal ones that my shop buys Will not work but this is still a very good scan tool for all purpose functions. I highly recommend looking up the three or four tutorial videos on YouTube about the scan tool. They are very informative about this tool and everything in the film has been correct. I have use this tool on at least 30 or so different vehicles for all different reasons and have not had any issue with it. Depending how good your Wi-Fi is it will also double as a tablet/laptop. I compared it to a Nother text $2,500 Snap-On scan tool and mine can do everything his can. Plus you get the wireless functions that are awesome.

2.All around nice service tool

Recent purchase. These are my early impressions of the tool. All around nice service tool. Comes in a nice quality case that securely holds the tablet, manual and wires in place. The tablet itself has a nice screen and rugged padding for protection that looks like it will hold up over time in shop use. Does everything it says it will do. Full autel obd2 scanner service TPMS tool. Reads/erases codes and reads/graphs live data. Performs automated system tests. Resets service lights and performs maintenance procedures. I even hooked it up to a hybrid vehicle just to see if it would access and test all modules, and it worked beautifully. The interface is straightforward and easy to use.

Now for the bad. My only complaint with the tool is the poor English translations. Some statements in the manual and on the tool can be confusing due to the translation from Chinese. My feeling is that when companies sell internationally, translations to other languages should be done properly.

All around I am happy with the purchase. For the money, I don’t think there is a more complete or quality system on the market. You not only get a full service TPMS tool, but a complete basic diagnostic scan tool. Fix the translation issues and this would easily be a 5 star product.

3.better recording, better information

If your looking for a tpms tool, get this one, if your looking for a scan tool under $1000, get this one. I still grab my modis ultra for diagnostics, it has faster live data, faster loading screens, better recording, better information, and a built in lab scope, but this is a solid backup, I take it with me in the weekends from OBD2TOOL, it’s our only tpms and oil service light tool, and worth more than it’s price.

4.Works ok for home use. Nice to relearn your car the new TPMS sensor locations after tire change/rotation.

This is not a professional tool. Reason for this “Downgrade” is that it only programs Autel’s own TPMS sensors. Easy to use OBD II bluetooth to learn your car new sensor locations, but not able to “Start” other brand’s sensors, like Herth+Bus sensors.

VVDI Key Tool + Tango Renew and Unlock BMW Remote PCF7945

Look here: how to renew BMW E series 868MHz remote PCF7945 to unlock

Tools to use:
Tango Key Programmer – unlock the remote
Xhorse VVDI key tool – renew the remote

Note that, you can renew and unlock the remote with one Key Program Tool only if you have a VVDI Prog programmer.

Steps… here you go.

Step 1: read BMW key PCF7945 info with Tango Scorpio

Put the chip into it

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Read key info

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Brand: BMW

Transponder: PCF 7945

HITAG Family: HITAG2+EE

ID: 74F65097

Remote: 868MHz

CryptoKey: Customer (Locked)

Step 2: unlock BMW 868MHz remote with VVDI Key Tool

Remote unlock

Select BMW, then E series 868MHz..

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Connect the key to the key tool with an adapter

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Writing data

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Renew BMW remote successfully

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Step 3: read new info of BMW key PCF7945 via Tango key programmer original

Connection with the chip, VVDI key tool and Tango

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Explore key

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Key info

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Brand: BMW

Transponder: PCF 7945

HITAG Family: HITAG2+EE

ID: 74F65097

Remote: 868MHz Keyless go

CryptoKey: Customer (Unlocked)

Success!