Learn much about BMW ICOM & ICOM A2

Learn it from an experienced technician.

I consulted ICOM A2 from the professional technician mainly because I read much information in BMW forums telling that the only difference between ICOM A2 & ICOM is the hardware.

Actually, ICOM A is the first generation bmw scanner.

ICOM A is the basic component. In physical terms, it would provide the vehicle diagnostic interface OBD II interface, and provide adaptive integration to the repair shop network interfaces required. Voltage is provided by KL30 by vehicle interface. ICOM A requirement of the electrical operation of a minimum voltage of 8V. Only the supplied voltage exceeds the minimum limit in order to ensure a stable function.

ICOM B is the external ICOM A MOST (Multimedia Transmission System) interface. It is  connected with ICOM A through the USB cable. Voltage is provided by ICOM A through USB. Only when the lowest of the ICOM A supply voltage of 8V, ICOM B would only be ready to run the electrical side of the vehicle through a standard ICOM B MOST interface.

ICOM C is an intelligent interface that allows OBD II socket and BMW round match. As the lengthening of the auxiliary module, it will help to connect ICOM A and non-OBD II vehicle interface. Voltage is provided from the vehicle side of the circular socket by KL30 provided. ICOM C electrical operation provides for a minimum voltage of 8V. KL30 on the voltage sent to the OBD II device on the inside, and thus to Auto Scanner Tool ICOM A power supply. Only when the vehicle’s battery voltage exceeds the minimum limit in order to ensure stability of the two devices interact.

Compared with ICOM A+B+C, BMW ICOM A2+B+C has the some special features. The modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap. The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.

How to use SKP1000 to add Honda Accord 2012 key

Guide to add a smart key on Honda Accord 2012 by using SKP1000 tablet key programmer.

Key information:

Original key: 3-button Smart key
Frequency: 433MHz
Chip: 47
Slot: Without slot
Device: SKP1000 tablet car key programmer

Procedure:

(Note: The guide was provided by a Chinese locksmith A Jie using SKP 1000 Chinese version CI600 Plus)

Connect Automotive Key Programmer SKP1000 key programmer with vehicle, Turn igniwion to ON position
Select Honda

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Select By System

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Select Smart Key System 1-> Smart key system

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Select Add a smart key

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Take away all smart keys out of car

Press YES to continue

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Put a registered smart key inside the car

Press YES

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Take away the smart key out of car

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Insert a new smart key inside the car

Press YES

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Turn ignition switch OFF within 15s

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Turn ignition ON

Turn ignition OFF

Turn ignition ON again
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Dashboard immo indicator go off

Press YES if indicator turn off

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Turn ignition OFF

Turn ignition ON

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SKP-1000 register Honda Accord 2012 smart key success

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Press NO to go back.

Test the new smart key.

How to use SKP1000 to Program Koleos 2015 Smart Card

Guide to program Renault Koleos 2015 year smart card to enable one-button Start Stop feature by using SKP1000 Key Programmer via OBD.

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(Note: The tutorial was provide by a Chinese engineer on a locksmith forum using OBD2 key programmer SKP1000 Chinese version Lonsdor CI600 Plus key programmer)
There is no single device that will read Renault pin code by OBD, can only read data by removing the BCM and then to calculate the security pin code.
Step 1: Remove BCM

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Remove BCM under the dash
Step 2: Disamble BCM
, find out and locate CPU 0M23S

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Step 3: Read CPU data
In Xhorse VVDI Prog programmer, select Immobilizer->Renault BCM-XDT384- 1L15Y is the same as 0M23S

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Follow VVDI prog wiring diagram to connect

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Save data

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Step 5:  Calculate pin code
Send the BCM data to our engineer or Lonsdor factory engineer to calculate pin code within several minutes.
Here is the pin code for this car: 33EB 2FE6 78CD
Step 6: Smart Card Learning
Do smart card as well original smart card learning by SKP-1000 key programmer

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Select Renault->By Vehicle->Koleos->Immobilizer system

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Choose OBDII connector
Press on the Start button
Press YES to continue

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Select Program Smart card
Open the door on the driver side

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Manually enter security code calculated by engineer, and confirm

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Insert the smart card to be programmed
Press YES to continue
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Configuring…
Program success
Continue to program next key?
Press YES to continue

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Insert the next smart key to be programmed
Follow procedure above
Until Program success.

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Done!

How read Peugeot Boxer ECU Visteon DCU-102 with KTAG Master

Here this blog will show you how use KTAG Master to read Peugeot Boxer ECU Visteon DCU-102 (FOCOMO) in boot mode step by step!

ECU Type:

Visteon DCU-102 sometimes called FOMOCO.

Same unit and procedure applies to PSA, Ford and Fiat vans. In this case car is a Peugeot Boxer. No resistors required.

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Tool you need:

KTAG ECU Programming Tool

K-TAG read ECU Visteon DCU-102 procedure:

Step1. Take out the Car ECU Programmer unit and heat the unit edges to open it safely.

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Step2. Connect ECU with KTAG according to following pin out diagram:

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Step3. Connect KTAG with computer then open ksuite software. Click the car icon and choose “Peugeot” and “Boxer III”. Then choose ECU: Visteon DCU102 KW 74 HP 11.

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Step4. Click “Read” to start.

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Wait the process complete to 100% and OBD2TOOL KTAG ECU Programmer read ECU Visteon DCU102 successfully! Now you can save the bin file.

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Autel MaxiDAS DS808K Analysis Diagnostic Scan Tool Support Injector & Key Coding

AUTEL MaxiDAS DS808K full set VS MaxiDAS DS808:

Difference: DS808K is Full Set, MaxiDAS DS808 is standard set. Please confirm by checking their packge list.

Language : English

Vehicle coverage

1. European vehicle list:
For AUDI, For BENZ, For BMW, For DACIA, For EU FORD
For LANDR OVER,For MINI, For OPEL, For PEUGEOT
For RENAULT, For SEAT, For SKODA, For VW,For VOLVO
For SMART, For JAGUAR, For BENZ SPRINTER, For SAAB,For FIAT
For ABARTH, For LACIA, For ALFA ROMEO, For VAUXHALL
For MAYBACH, For BENTLEY, For BUGATTI,For PORSCHE

2. USA vehicle vist:
For G/M, For CHRYSLER, For FORD

3. Asia vehicle list:
For SUZUKI, For KIA, For DAWEOO, For ISUZU, For TOYOTA, For SU/BARU,
For SCION, For NISSAN, ForMITSUBISHI, For LEXUS, For INFINITI,
For HYUNDAI, For HOLDEN, For HONDA, For ACCURA, For MAZDA.

Supported Automotive Protocols:
ISO9141-2,ISO14230-2,ISO15765, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW, SAE-J1850

PWM, ISO11898(Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN,
fault-tolerant CAN), SAE J2610,GM UART,UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda
Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6

MaxiDAS DS808K (With Conkit) Features:
1.Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes
2.Exceptional OE-Level system coverage for all electronic systems
3.Complete capabilities for codes, live data, active test, ECU information, adaptation, matching, etc.
4.Smart AutoVIN technology for identifying vehicles easily
5.Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via Wi-Fi
6.Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
7.Cloud-based MaxiFix online community provides a vast database of diagnostic and repair tips and proven filed fixes
8.Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Technical Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
9.One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
10.Convenient data management system for managing internal program applications and reviewing data

Note: There are two options available when accessing the Diagnosis section:

1. Auto Scan – starts auto scanning for all the available systems on the vehicle.
2. Control Units – displays a selection menu of all available control units of the test vehicle.

After a section is selected and the tablet establishes communication with the vehicle, the corresponding function menu or selection menu displays.

How to update Autel Scan Tool Autel DS808K (With Conkit) software:

1. Make sure the Display Tablet is connected to a power source with stable access to the internet.

2. Tap the Update application button from the MaxiDAS Job Menu;
or tap the update notification message when received one;
or tap the Update icon on Vehicle Menu in Diagnostics application.
The Update application screen displays.

3. Check all available updates:
If you decide to update all the items, tap the Update All button.
If you only want to update one or some of the item(s), tap the Update button on the right column of the specific item(s).

4. Tap the Pause button to suspend the updating process. When you tap Continue to renew the update, the updating process will resume
from the break point.

5. When the updating process is completed, the firmware will be installed automatically. The previous version will be replaced.

MaxiDAS DS808K (With Conkit) Specifications:
Operating System:Android? 4.4.4
Processor:Cortex-A9 processor (1.5 GHz)
Memory :32GB
Display:7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
Connectivity:? Mini USB 2.0 ? USB 2.0 ? Wi-Fi ? Micro SD card (supports up to 32GB)
Sensors:Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing
Audio Input/Output:? Input: N/A ? Output: buzzer
Power and Battery:? 3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery ? Charges via 5 VDC power supply
Tested Battery Life:Around 4.5 hours of continuous use
Battery Charging Input:5 V/1.5 A
Power Consumption:500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on) @3.7 V
Operating Temp:-10 to 60°C(14 to 140°F)
Storage Temp:-20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Operating Humidity:5% – 95% non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D):237.8 mm (9.4”) x 148.6 mm (5.9”) x 35.5 mm (1.4”)
Net Weight:788 g (2.42 lb.)

Package Includes:
1pc x USB External
1pc x Power Adapter
1pc x USB External Power AdapterUser
1pc x ManualQuick reference guide
1pc x Main cableCarry case
1pc x Mini USB Cable
1pc x User Manual
1pc x Quick Guide
1pc x Benz-14
1pc x Chrysler-16
1pc x BMW-20
1pc x Kia-20
1pc x Nissan-14
1pc x GM/Daewoo-12
1pc x Honda-3
1pc x VW/AUDI-2+2
1pc x Mitsubishi/Hyundai-12+16
1pc x Benz-38
1pc x PSA-2
1pc x Fiat-3

Difference between skp900 and skp1000 key programmer

skp1000 key programmer is work better than old skp900 key programmer.  their pictures as following:

skp1000skp900

 

what is the mainly difference between them ?

1.  their outside appearance is not same.

2.  Skp900 key programmer supports auto key programming ONLY!  but Skp1000 obd2 key programmer supports auto key programming + special functions!

3.  skp900 auto key programmer not support special functions, but skp1000 auto key programmer can support special functions. such as OBD mileage adjustment, remote controller, oil/service reset, throttle body adjustment, EPB, pin code calculation,EEPROM chip read, immobilizer initialization,EEPROM/PIC adapter,personalized settings etc.

4. SKP1000 will be compatibility for future cars,  SKP900 stopped production and never works for new models

skp1000 key programmer is easy to use, This is how to use SKP1000 key programmer:

connect the main cable to the SKP 1000 machine

plug the OBDII adapter to the car

power on the SKP1000 machine, until you see the LOGO

press [YES] to the main menu

choose “Immobilizer”

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go to the SKP 1000 car list

choose a model: Hyundai, press “Confirm”

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choose “Smart card”, press “Yes”

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choose ” by car model”, press “Yes”

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choose “SONATA 8 (with card slot), press “Yes”

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choose “Smart card (with card slot), press “Yes”

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follow the prompt on the screen to turn off ignition, press “Yes

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open the door and close for one time, press “Yes”

choose smart card to match, press “Yes”

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insert the smart card into the slot, and you can hear alarm sound, turn off the ignition, press “Yes”

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input the password

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check if the password is correct, press “Yes” to confirm

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program the first smart card successfully

press “Yes” to program the next one

press “No” to complete key programming

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FAQs about KESS V2 V2.15 OBD2 Tuning Kit

KESS V2 V2.15 is a very popular Auto ECU Programmer and is probably the most advanced tool available today. My customers feedback some problems. Here are the FAQs about below:

Frequently Asked Questions when using KESS V2

Q: I am wondering now what is the solution to unlock your ECU?
What to do to avoid your ECU become locked?

A: EDC15/16 can unlock by using KESS V2 V2.15 OBD2 Tuning Kit without Token Limitation.
When your KESS  V2 Token use up,pls follow below article to add Token.
Kess v2 fw v4.036 Add Tokens Manual

Q: I will start program EDC16, fiat/alfa/lancia, which hardware is probably better, KESS V2 or Galletto?

A: KESS v2 is better one with no token limitation and no checksum error.

Q: Which computer system can KEES V2 be installed on?

A: KESS V2 can install it on Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Q: How to update KESS V2 from Software V2.15 Hardware V3.099 to Software V2.22
Hardware V4.036?

A: Well, SE87-B can be updated to SE87-C, but need to send back the main device and pay 95USD. Please don’t update it yourself, or it will damage the firmware of KESS v2.

Q: What is the difference between KESS V2 and K-TAG ECU Programming?

A: Beside world-wide famous brand cars, K-TAG also supports trucks, traktors, bikes and work with a small part of motorcycle. Otherwise, KESS V2 has OBD function (means KESS V2 program ECU by OBD diagnostic cable) while K-TAG doesn’t have.

Q:Some users are confused what’s better among FGTECH Galletto 4 V54, Kess V2 and Ktag

A:Difference between FGTECH Galletto 4 V54, Kess V2 and Ktag

Q: What is the difference Between KESS V2 Tuning kit and Fgtech V53?

A: They both can do many cars, but they do cars via different ways. Fgtech V53 has BDM function, but KESS V2 does not have. KESS V2 has Anti-mediation lock module, it can do new and encrypted cars better than Fgtech V53.

Q: Someone told me that KESS V2 can’t do EDC17 well, such as Bosch EDC 17 (cp04-CP14-CAN-Med17.X) and Bosch Bosch EDC 17 C54 (Passat, Golf, Crafter, Octávia, Yeti-VW).

A: Yes, KESS V2 can’t do EDC17 at present. It can do EDC16 well, but when you do it, you need to connect the Anti-mediation lock module to read and write data for vehicles. Becuase new style vehicles have new encrypted ways.

Q: How many kinds of languages does KESS V2 support?

A: Supported language including English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French.

Q: When KESS V2 read ECU, I got checksum error.

A: Please search “visual C++ 2005 library” on Google, then download it and install it, this error will be solved.

Q: How does KESS V2 checksums work? Does KESS V2 automatically confirm and rewrite? Does KESS v2 work with truck? Such as: Mercedes MP1/MP2/MP3 or MAN TGA.

A: After reading the software, KESS v2 will automatically calibrate checksums. KESS V2 doesn’t work with truck, because the truck voltage is too high and KESS V2 will be burnt out.

Q:UART pinout / connections on RX KESS v2 and TX KESS v2 with USB adapters …It seems to have differences between the connections…

A:Click to know RX and TX KESS V2 UART Wiring Connection Solution

Q: How to connect KESS V2 to K-LINE med 17, do you have any manual or diagram?

A: If your car is OBD diagnostic socket, just plug the OBD cable into the car; if your car is not OBD diagnostic socket, after you select the ECU type in the KESS V2 software, the diagram will appear and show you how to connect (see the following pictures)

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Q: When I use KESS V2 and choose the version 12, 8L E4, type D13B, HP 400, ECU TRW EMS2,”OK” button is not available.

A: “OK” button not available means KESS V2 doesn’t support this car model. Besides, KESS V2 only covers car models, not trucks.

Q: After I open “KSuite.exe” and ready to run KESS V2, all of the following icons are gray and locked, I can’t go on.

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A: It means it doesn’t Found New Hardware, back to check whether the driver is installed successfully.  Advice you contact us to send you KESS V2 ecu chip tool video tutorial.

Q: KESS V2 has error “Connections not established”

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A: The driver is not successfully installed, go to “Device Manager” to check whether it has KESS V2 driver from www.obd2tool.com? Advice you contact us to send you KESS V2 video tutorial.

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Kess V2 v4.036 Truck Car List Free Download

Here comes the newest multi-language Kess V2 v4.036 truck ECU chip tuning tool at obd2tool.com, which has been tested better/ more stable on more trucks and motorcycles.

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Top reasons to get kess v2 fw v4.036:

Kess V2 Online Version Truck version, support more truck and motorcycle models than any version.
* 2. Kess v2 firmware V4.036 is more stable than fw 4.024.
* 3. Software: Ksuite V2.22/V2.08 (V2.22 version can not connect internet, V2.08 can works with internet)
* Multi-language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
* Tokens can be recharged when used up.

Kess V2 v4.036 Truck Car List

Kess v2 v4.036 support trucks, motorcycle, cars, bikes.

This kess v2 (SE87-CK) support more trucks and motorcycle than any other kess v2 versions.

picture download  here

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KESS V2 WARNING the tool is not updated

Useful tips of truck kess v2 ksuite warning “the tool is not updated”.

Symptom:

Kess v2 ksuite warning: the tool is not updated. Connect the PC to the Internet and run again the software.

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Optional solution:

1.Try different USB cable. Some users with the same problem fixed the problem by a new USB cable .

2.Reflash with J-Link …

Notice:
1. Do not update this tool online, or It will get damaged
2. Do remember disconnect internet when you use it

If you connect to internet with this clone kess v2 at www.obd2tool.com, or make online update. The interface is destroy/broken.

1.–Buy a new NPX chip with 60 tokens inside. Desolder the old NPX and change it with new. It cost 14-20

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2.–or you have to weld a connector on backside of interface ,and plug the J-link programmer.
You can reset the ECU Chip Tuning Kess v2 to virgin.

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Our customers feedback some problem about kess v2,we sovled it and have written below,if you have same problems,it will help you.

SKP1000 tablet key programmer User manual

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1. Product description

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1.1 Supported protocol:
SAE-J1850 PWM, SAE-J1850 VPW, KWP2000, ISO-9141, CANBUS, SINGLE CAN

1.2 Package Includes:
1* Main unit
1* touch pen
1* main cable
1* Honda 3pin adapter
1* Kia 20pin adapter
1* Hyundai / Kia 10pin adapter
1* Haima 7pin adapter
1* power adapter
1* TF card
1* TF card reader
1* USB cable
1* CD with user manual

2. Menu Instruction

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2.10 Main menu basic functions
Car functions
Choose ” Car functions” to perform immobilizer, mileage adjustment, remote controller,
Oil/service Reset, throttle body adjustment,?EPB, pin code calculation, personalized settings and special function

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2.11 immobilizer function:
Clear key memory;
Program keys, proximity keys, smart key, flip keys;
Program after-market and OEM keys;
Read keys from immobilizer memory
New mechanical key number programming;
Vehicle identification key programming;
Reset ECU& Reset immobilizer;

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2.12 Mileage adjustment via OBD

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2.13 New remote controller programming
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2.14  Oil/Service reset

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2.15 throttle body adjustment
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2.16 EPB(Electric park brake)
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2.17 Immo PINCODE reading
.Immo PINCODE reader?for many vehicles?and no need pincode when programming keys for many vehicles.

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2.18 Personalized settings

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2.19 Special functions
Plug into the adapter that paid extra money to perform special functions.

2.20 System settings
Choose ” System settings” to read the machine basic info.

2.21 Firmware upgrade
Choose ” Firmware upgrade” to update the machine firmware.

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2.22 User program test
Choose “User program test” to reset the SKP1000 machine at www.obd2tool.com to collect corresponding data.

3. How to use SKP1000 to program key on specific car model?
Step-by-step procedure:
For example, to operate Hyundai SONATA 8 smart remote controller, firstly connect the main cable to the machine, then plug the OBDII adapter to the car.
Power on the SKP1000 tablet key programmer machine, until you see the LOGO, press [YES] to main menu, Choose “Immobilizer”, press “Confirm” to vehicle list.

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Choose model: Hyundai, press “Confirm” to enter.
Choose “Smart card”, press “Yes” to enter.
Choose ” by car model”, press “Yes” to enter.
Choose “SONATA 8 (with card slot), press “Yes” to enter.
Choose “Smart card (with card slot), press “Yes” to enter.
Follow the tip to turn off ignition, press “Yes”
Follow the tip to open the door and close for one time, press “Yes”.
Choose smart card to match, press “Yes”
Follow the tip, insert the smart card into the slot, and you can hear alarm sound, turn off the ignition, press “Yes”.
Input the password
Check if the password is correct, press “Yes” to confirm.
The first smart card program successfully, and it will ask you if you program the next one, press “Yes” to confirm.
Insert the second smart card into the slot, you can hear the alarm sound, press “Yes”.
Program successfully, press “No” to back.
With two new smart card keys, you could start the car, if you need to add more keys, just repeat the above steps.

4. Firmware update
Before update firmware, please take out the TF card and insert it into the card reader, then plug into the computer USB port. Double click “My Computer”, find out ” local Disk (H:), right click to choose “Format”.

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Tip: Tick on the “Quick format” and click “Start.
After complete format, go to the official site to download the update file, then copy and paste the file into the TF card, after finish, plug the TF card into the machine, power on the machine to the main interface.
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Click on “Firmware update”.

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Firstly choose “System firmware update”, press “Yes”, the procedure shown as below:

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Update successfully shown as below.

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Press “No” to back.
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Choose ” Adapter firmware update”, after finish, reboot the machine to go on use Auto Key Programmer SKP1000.

Done.

Any question, please contact your supplier.