Here collect top10 questions of Autel MaxiIM IM608 Pro that are most frequently asked when programming keys. Hope this article can work for you.
Question1: On Mercedes keys, what’s a BE key vs. a BGA?
There are several different types of Mercedes keys:
- The Mercedes factory key from like 2001 to 2010 have a MCU chip inside, which stores the VIN and individual ID code on each transmitter.
- The second is a BGA chip, it is like a newer enhanced version of the factory key. It basically has encrypted passwords that makes it difficult to read. And there are clone keys with the little triangular panic button on.
- BE chip key is pretty much the same thing as the NEC and BGA. The difference is this can read right and even you can virginize these types of keys. Make sure you have a BE key, it is just an aftermarket key.
Question2: Can the IM608 Pro do an AKL on a 2014 Mercedes E-Class?
If it’s a DAS3 system, it’s covered. But if it’s a FBS4 system, it’s not covered.
Question3: Can I add a key to an Audi A4 2.0 TDI SE Ultra 2014?
- From the year 2009 – 2014/6 Audi, the system is a BCM2 system, you can add the key and do all keys lost;
- From the year 2014/6 – 2016/8, the system is a BCM2 encrypted system, you’re not able to do the procedure. Neither add the key or do all keys lost.
|Model||Year||System||Add key||All key lost|
|A1||2011-2019||IMMO IV||Y||Y(dump mode)|
|A4||2009-2014/6||BCM2||Y||Y(partly dump mode)|
|A5||2009-2014/6||BCM2||Y||Y(partly dump mode)|
|A6||2011-2019||BCM2||Y||Y(some dump mode)|
|A7||2011-2019||BCM2||Y||Y(some dump mode)|
|A8||2010-2018||BCM2||Y||Y(some dump mode)|
|Q3||2012-2019||IMMO IV||Y||Y(dump mode)|
|Q5||2009-2014/6||BCM2||Y||Y(partly dump mode)|
Question4: What are the different versions of the IM608?
The main difference between Autel IM608 & IM608 Pro is XP400 Pro Key Programmer. But now you can also purchase XP400 Pro separately to do same functions as IM608 Pro. So it is not a big deal for the difference.
It may help:
Only Autel IM608 Pro is Original, Non-Pro Version of IM608 is Fake?
Question5: Can the IM608 Pro do an AKL on a 2018 Toyota Camry?
After Automatic Selection or Manual Selection, there is a part where it asks if it’s a smart key. If it’s a smart key, you can easily just use the APB112 Smart Key Simulator to backup the IMMO data and then you can add on the secondary key.
However, if you’re not able to back up the IMMO data, go to extract if the smart box has a 93C86 EEPROM. Hopefully, there’s the 93C86 EEPROM. If you open the smart box and can’t find it, which means you’re not able to do the key programming procedure.
Question6: I just updated my tool and noticed the “Write key via dump”..what is this for?
It is the “Programmer” function on IM608 Pro main menu, where allows you to write via key dump and make the key without the vehicle, only with the ECU chip. It’s just like a simplified shortcut to do your EEPROM on bench jobs.
Question7: Can the IM608 Pro do an AKL on a 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter?
It only supports infrared key third-generation EIS, if it’s a blade key, it’s not supported.
Question8: How to do for error “The key initialization failed, please try again after plugging and unplugging.” ?
If you get the error with APB112, try it on a different vehicle. If it’s the same result, then your APB112 is probably packed up.
Question9: Can the IM608 Pro do AKL on 2003 CLK 320 Benz?
- If the Benz has an IR key slot, then you can use your device with the XP400 Pro.
The procedure is several steps as below:
Automatic selection/ Manual selection >> Read the EIS data >> Save it >> Read password >> Generate key file
- If it’s a blade key, however, it’s not supported.
Question10: Can the MaxiFlash JVCI Flash program a 2019 Land Rover?
The JVCI that comes with the IM608 Pro is not compatible with the 2019 Land Rover.
- Land Rover has 2 software for programming, one called “SDD(system driver diagnostics)” is for 2005-2016 vehicles. You can use a standard J2534.
- For newer vehicles 2017+, Land Rover use a software called “Pathfinder” that requires J2534 has a doip. It should diagnose via IP. The standard J2534 is not able to do it. It’s not even going to connect and read.
Good news is the J2534 of Maxisys Ultra, MS919, MS909 do have this protocol, which means you can use it to program newer Land Rover.