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Which tool to Program Maserati Quattroporte 2004 All Keys Lost

A Maserati Quattroporte 2004 owner has lost all keys, straight remote key. Here is the locksmith solution on how to program a new key.

First try some obd key programmers, skp900, obdstar x300, all failed. You have to remove BDM to write key.

Main steps:
1.Remove BDM

Quattroporte BDM is located under the dashboard. Open the shell, find out and locate CPU.


Xprog-M box higher version and VVDI Prog do have this cpu listed, but don’t have connection pinout. Spent a long time to analyse the CPU External alignment and finally connected it. It requires technical skills as well.

Read MC9S12 MCU eeprom via Xprog

Read eeprom data and save it.


2 Write key.

Key Programmer options: TM100,FLY FVDI2 or OBD Terminator
Example by using FLY OBD Terminator

Open Tag key tool to write key


TAG key tool has similar menu as VVDI2
Select region Europe, Quattroporte,Quattroporte,2004-9S12

Upload eeprom

TAG software will display original key data
select a unused key position

place an ID48 into coil to write key


It will generate new key data.
Re-write the new key data back to CPU.
Reinstall BDM and start key with the new chip key.



If you need to program remote ,you can enter Fiat system and follow screen prompts to program.

Autel DS708 Diagnose Mercedes S430 Airmatic Suspension

If You decide to buy a Mercedes-Benz, maybe an S-Class, CLS-Class, R-Class, CL-Class or E-Class. One day you hear of other Mercedes-Benz owners having suspension problems. The next day you start having air suspension problems yourself. Your Mercedes-Benz drops to the ground.

How to solve these problems? Yes, you can troubleshoot most of airmatic suspension problem by using a good diagnostic scanner such as Besides MB diagnostic scanner SD Connect C4 or Star C3 which is mainly used at dealerships, there are other diagnostic tools you can use to diagnose Mercedes Benz.

You should know that generic OBDII readers can not access to airmatic control unit, some can read out and clear the fault codes but they can not perform airmatic test and troubleshooting.

Today, our engineer recommend Autel MaxiDAS DS708 to Troubleshoot Mercedes airmatic suspension.

Below will show you How DS708 test the airmatic systems including air compressor or the pressure release valve.

Step 1: Choose vehicle information




choose car year


Fuel Type

Fuel Type



It is communicating…

Step 2: Pneumatic tests

Choose special functions->Pneumatic tests-> AIRmatic compressor unit

special function

Pneumatic tests

AIRmatic compressor unit

Test sequence

Test sequence

Go back to choose AIRmatic pressure release valve

Click OK to continue

Click OK to continue

Test result

Test result


These can work with most Mercedes-Benz equipped with airmatic suspension such as:

CL Class: years 2000-2006 (W215 w/ ABC):years 2007-2012 (W216 w/ Airmatic)

CLS Class: years 2005-2011 (W219 w/ Airmatic):years 2005-2011 CLS55AMG &CLS63AMG

GL Class: years 2007-2012 (W164 w/ Airmatic)

ML Class: years 2005-2011 (W164 w/ Airmatic): years 2005-2010 (ML63AMG)

R Class: years 2006-2010 (W251)

S Class: years 1999-2006 (W220 w/,w/o 4matic): years 2000-2006 (W220 w/ABC)

years 2003-2006 (W220 w/ Airmatic & w/ 4matic),

years 2007-2012 (W221 w/ Airmatic, w/o 4matic):

years 2007-2012 (W221 w/ Airmatic, w/4matic)

You can also use Autel DS708 diagnostic Scanner to program immobilizer keys and others:





Xprog V5.70 Software Windows 7 Installation Guide

2016 latest version Xprog V5.70 software has not operating system limitation. Here is the instruction on installing Xprog-M 5.7 with USB dongle on Windows 7 64-bit step by step.


Xprog version:

software: v5.7.0

firmware: v3.9



Operating system: 

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system

4.00GB RAM

No network connection and anti-virus program !!!


Ready to install XPROG 5.7.0:

Open DVD disk (D:)

Copy all files to Desktop, ready for use


Part 1 – Install Adobe Reader XI

Run AdbeRdr11000_zh_CN application to install

Preparation steup…

Click Next

Auto install, click Install

Installing Adobe Reader XI…

Adobe Reader XI installation success. Click Finish



Part 2 – Install Registry Editor

Run The registry

Yes to continue

Keys and values have been successfully added to the registry. Click OK


Part 3 – Install driver software and computer management setup

Open folder XPROG-BOX5.7.0English on Desktop

Then open XPROG-BOX5.7.0English-> XProgDesktop application

Accept the agreement

In the xprog-m v5.70, you will find that Port Undefined

The system also prompts “Device driver software was not successfully installed”


Click the prompt info (xprog box: no driver found) and click Close

Open Computer Management

Select Device Manager-> XPROG-BOX

Right click for Update Driver Software…


Browse my computer for driver software manually

Browse Desktop/ XPROG-BOX drive/ WINDOW 7

Then OK.. Next

Install this driver software anyway

Windows has successfully updated your device software. Click Close


Back to Computer Management

Select Device Manager-> Other Device-> USB Serial Port

Right click for Update Driver Software…


Browse my computer for driver software manually

Browse Desktop/ XPROG-BOX drive/ WINDOW 7

Then OK.. Next

Install this driver software anyway

Windows has successfully updated your device software for XPROG-BOX programmer (COM3). Click Close


In Computer management, Ports (COM & LPT)-> XPROG-box programmer (COM3)


In xprog m software v5.7.0, Port COM3 (XPROG-box)


Part 4 – Run XPROG 5.70 software

XPROG-BOX 5.60 programmer read and write MCU MC68HC908GR16_FLASH+security



How to Generate Remote Keys via KeyDIY KD900

Brought to the locksmithing world by KeyDIY, the KD900 is a remote generator which can be used by garages, diagnostic centres, automotive locksmiths as well as key cutting centres. It is a standalone machine with the capability of producing 80% of car key remotes on the market and generating more than 100 types of transmitters; including transmitters for Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

We have put together a basic guide to get you started using the system:


How to use the KD900 Remote Maker

The KD900’s purpose is to generate remotes for vehicles; it is a very handy machine, very easy to use and very reasonably priced for what it does.

The system does multiple remotes which are all universal with the exception of one which is designed for Toyota.

It comes with 3 remotes, a bag of mixed blades, 2 cables for plugging in the circuit board and a USB which enables you to connect the machine to your computer for updates. We recommend updating your system as often as once a week as more remotes are always being added.

The machine is standalone and doesn’t need to be connected to a laptop to work, although if the battery is low it can be connected to run off the laptops power supply.

On your remote you have an outer shell which once opened contains a circuit board. To start with remove this circuit board as you will need to connect this to the KD900 to produce the remote.


Now we take one of the cables and plug it into the KD900 in the slot at the top of the machine and also into the circuit board.


The KD900 has many functions but we are going to select ‘generate remote.’ This will take you to a screen which lists the remotes that can be generated. The list is extensive and covers most of the vehicles currently on the road and KeyDIY are constantly working on updates to add even more vehicle coverage to the system – which is why we suggest you regularly connect to your PC and update.


For this example we will select a VW remote – you will see that there are multiple remote options for VW vehicles. You need to know which remote you want to generate. On the software, which can be installed onto your computer there are pictures of the remotes that can help you work out which one you need and once you click on the remote it will tell you what the frequency is and what the genuine part number is so you can see if it is the one you want.


Now you have a few options; the first being: ‘simulate remote.’ If you are unsure whether you have the right remote then you should simulate it; you can get up to 50 clicks out of a simulated remote before it runs out which will give you a chance to see if it works and is the correct one. If you make a remote and then realise it is the wrong one, you will need to reprogram it, and this could also cost you tokens if the remote uses them.

Note: Some remotes do use tokens but most are free to use (probably around 85%). If you do need more tokens they can easily be bought from Tradelocks and all you need to do is plug your KD900 remote generator into your laptop and recharge.

Once you are sure everything is working and correct you can make the remote by simply selecting ‘make remote.’


Now the remote has been made and has been checked so you can be confident it will work.

Disconnect the circuit board from the machine and put it back in its remote shell. Add a battery to the case and then put whatever blade you require in the top. Its recommended that you use a genuine KeyDIY blade with the remote.



You now have a 2 button remote for a VW vehicle.

Remember, each circuit board is rewritable so can be used again.

OM123 OBDII coder reader “Linking Error” (solved)

Autophix OM123 OBDII EOBD coder reader might display “LINKING ERROR” when it fails to communicate with the vehicle’s ECU.


if LINKING ERROR pops up, please try to:

– verify the engine is ON

– check OM123 scanner OBDII connector is well connected to DLC on the vehicle

– make sure the vehicle is OBDII compliant

– turn ignition OFF and wait for 10 seconds nearly; then turn ignition ON and press ENTER to the main menu for diagnosis


How to use OM123 code scanner for OBDII diagnosis:

1 turn ignition on

2 locate the 16 pin data link connector (DLC) on the car


Usually, the DLC connector (left) is located in 12 inches from the center off the dash, under or around the driver side for most cars.

3 plug OM123 reader connector into DLC

4 turn ignition ON


5 press ENTER to the main menu and then press UP/DOWN button for diagnosis

Diagnostic menu:


Read codes

Erase codes

Live data

View freeze frame

I/M readiness

Vehicle info



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How to copy T5 key chip by JMD Handy baby

JMD Handy baby key programmer is a solid reliable tool that can clone 4D/46/48/T5/G chip (with authorization).

I have managed to copy T5 transponder chip successfully with handy baby key copy machine.


Handy baby v6.2.0 can recognize T5 Type 11/12, Type 13 ATA5577/EM4305, Type 33 PCF7930/31 chip


Recognize T5 Type 11 ID


OBDSTAR X200 Oil Reset on Mercedes C, E, GLK, GLS


I wanna do oil reset for my Mercedes GLK360 2013 and C300 2015. Which tool should I use? Does obdstar made X-200 fits the new models?


OBDII365 customer service:

You can try the genuine OBDSTAR X200 Pro oil reset tool. It has been tested OK with new Mercedes models made in the latest years.


Here is the procedures of oil reset on Mercedes!


1 New Mercedes-Benz C/ E/ GLK/ CLS… dashboard


You can do some operations or get dashboard information via buttons on the left of the steering wheel
2 the main menu of dashboard information
3 go to the option of Oil Reset via the LEFT or RIGHT button

4 adjust to ASSYST PLUS via the UP or DOWN button, then press OK

5 the dashboard displays the remaining mileage/ kilometers before oil reset next time

6 after oil reset with OBDSTAR X-200 pro, the dashboard displays the new KM


New Benz oil reset success!

Wish this helps!

Foxwell NT644 vs. Autel MaxiDiag MD802

Here are the similarities and differences between Original Foxwell NT644 AutoMaster Pro and original Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 all system universal diagnostic scanners.
1. Vehicle coverage comparison:
Foxwell NT644 vehicle coverage:
Manufacturer Diagnostic Function EPB Service Oil Light Reset Function
AU Ford
Alfa Romeo
EU Ford
Land Rover
Mercedes Benz
Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 vehicle coverage:
Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, Scion, for Honda, Acura, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu, Hyundai, Kia, Daewoo, Mazda, Holden, Bens, Smart, Sprinter, Maybach, BWM, Mini, VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Opel, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Porsche, Saab, EU Ford, Vauxhall, Ford , GM, Chrysler, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Dacia, Fiat, Abarth, Alfa-Romeo, Maserati and Lancia.
Autel MD802 DS combines all functions and vehicle coverage of MD701, MD702, MD703 and MD704.
1. Workable Electronic System Comparison:
Foxwell NT644 works on almost all electronic systems.
Autel MD802 all system works on almost all electronic systems.
Autel MaxiDiag MD802 (four system) only supports Engine, Gearbox, ABS, SRS.
2. OBD1 and OBD2 compatibility:
Foxwell NT644 works with both OBD1 and OBD2 compliant cars.
MaxiDiag Elite MD802 works with cars after year 1998 via OBD2 port directly.
3. Basic OBD diagnostic function:
Foxwell NT644 diagnostic function:
Reads and clear codes
Reads/Records/graphs live sensor data.
Freeze frame data
ECU information
Multilingual menu and codes
Code troubleshooters
Hot keys for quick access of data
Autel MaxiDiag MD802 diagnostic function:
Reads and clear codes in all available modules for all 1996 +domestic & import vehicles.
Deep vehicle system coverage for all available electronic systems
Supports all 5 OBD2 protocols and all 10 test modes
4. Special function comparison:
1) Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 has no special function.
2) Foxwell NT644 special function:
EPB service, oil light reset, DPF reset, TPS/TBA (Throttle Body Alignment) and other service maintenance function.Oil Light Reset Coverage: same as NT401
EPB Service Coverage: same as NT415
DPF Coverage: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Bugatti, Chrysler, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, GM, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Maybach, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Rolls-Royce.Scion, Seat, Skoda, Sprinter, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen
BRT Coverage: same as NT402.
TPS/TBA(Throttle Body Alignment )Coverage:
Chery, Citroen,Daewoo,Ford,Geely,GM,Great-Wall,
3) Update:
Foxwell NT644 free update for 18 months at official site www.
Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802 free update for 1 year at official site at
4) Color screen comparison:Foxwell NT644: 4.3′ FTF color screen
Autel MaxiDiag Elite MD802: Chrystal clear TFT color screen (320 x 240 dpi)
5) Power supply comparison:Foxwell NT644: 8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
Autel MD802: 12.0 to 18.0 V power provided via vehicle battery or adapter
6) Weight comparison:
Foxwell NT644: 1.8KG
Autel MD802: 0.28kg(without wire) 0.484kg(with wire)
7) Language:
Both Foxwell NT644 and Autel MD802 are multilingual, when you receive, it is in English, you can give the SN to change the language.