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What Tool for FBS4/BGA/NEC/Moto Mercedes key programming?

What is the best FBS4, BGA, NEC, Moto key programming tool? CGDI-MB or  VVDI MB TOOL or Diagspeed or AK500 or NEC PRO57?

Look here! This is for people who are looking for one good key tool to program all new and old keys to Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes key programmers comparison: CGDI-MB vs VVDI MB vs Diagspeed vs AK500 vs NEC PRO57

Key Type VVDI MB CGDI MB Diagspeed AK500 NEC Pro 57
1997- 2000

705 Moto

YES YES YES YES NO
2001 – 2005

NEC

YES YES YES YES YES
2006 – 2010
NEC
YES YES YES YES YES
2011-

BGA

YES NO YES NO NO
2015 –
FBS4
NO YES NO NO NO

It’s easy to find that,

you’d better to have more than one key tool for Mercedes key programming.

IMPORTANT: CGDI-MB is the only FBS4 key programming tool!

So, you have to use a CGDI MB esp. for FBS4 key (confirmed to read and write FBS4 keys to W205, W218,W166… without any issue) and get another auto key programmer (such as VVDI-MB TOOL and the like)  for BGA keys and the other.

Note that with Xhorse VVDI MB, you should buy VVDI PROG too, because the are some eis and ecu’s that you cant do with MB Tool independently. For example some w210 eis or Sprinter 906. You should have both, VVDI MB Tool and VVDI prog. Or, if you have to buy some tool again, Simon Touch is the best, but its more expensive.

But if you have a CGDI MB, you have a chance to program a new key through OBD. All done with a tool. That’s the reason why people look for it.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW: What is the difference between FBS3 and FBS4:

Late 2015 is FBS4, Early production 2015 is still FBS3.

Not on the outer shell.. maybe the numbers under the battery cover will tell you..

You can also tell by the kind of car…

For sure FBS4… 222, 231, 205, 117, 2012 model year and up 212 and 218, 166 and 190

Note that FBS4 was added to 212 207 etc at mid 2013 (804) not in MY 2012

FBS4 can use blank keys to program to the car with Xentry and an authorized online account.. Not all online accounts have access to program keys..

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Different AK500 Key Programmers Comparison

Mercedes key programmer: AK500 PRO2 vs. AK500Pro vs. AK500 Plus vs. AK500+
What’s the difference?
Each machine works great in MB key programming
Powerful Motorola MCU Programming
Directly read dumps of EEPROM (HC908) and Flash (HC912, HC9S12, HC9S12X) for motorola MCU, in support of the engine ECU of Benz, VW and Audi etc.
MPC (MPC555/556, MPC561/562, MPC563/564),
External Flash (MB58BWO 16, 29BL802C, AM29BDD 160, S29CD0 16, DE28F800 etc.)
and External EEPROM (M95xxx)
Works perfect in car ecu repair and programming, odometer adjustment and key programming as well.
But they are kind of different. Look at the chart:
AK500 PROG 2 and AK500 Pro share the same features, while AK500 Plus and AK500+ share the same functions.
MB Key Programmer AK500+AK500 Plus AK500 ProAK500 Pro2
Read & Write EIS Yes, no issues on HC705/HC908/HC912/9S12 Yes, no issues on HC705/HC908/HC912/9S12
MB original factory key calculator NO YES
Remove ESL/ESM/ECU Yes, it needs to remove ESL/ESM/ECU to synchronize data No need to remove ESL/ESM/ECUSupport calculating key only need EIS data
Write old model big keys No, it doesn’t support infrared write old modelbig key (Motorola CPU) Yes, it supports infrared write old model big key(Motorola CPU)
Program infrared keys Yes, it program infrared keys for Mercedes Benz from 1998 to 2005 Yes, it program infrared keys for all Mercedes from 1998 to 2011
Program W203 W211 keys NO Yes, it supports MB W203/W211 key programming withECU flash 29F400 and 29F800
Read & write “Key-less go” Key NO Yes, it supports reading and writing “Key-less go” key
Reset SBC computer Yes, but not via OBD to read and write SBC EEPROM Yes, it can read and write SBC EEPROM via OBD.
Supper EGS No, it doesn’t support EGS which is 722.9 typeof gearbox computer Yes, it supports EGS which is 722.9 type of gearbox computer
Database Yes, it needs 320G database to support ESL fast unlocks No need database and supports ESL fast unlocks
In summary,
1) AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC (SK110) has no 8PIN EEPROM adapter holder, because AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC only needs to read out EIS data and send the data to SKC calculator to calculate, then complete key matching;
The old version AK500+/AK500 plus has 8PIN EEPROM adapter holder to help read and write ESM data, because AK500+/AK500 plus needs to de-solder EIS, ESM and ESL ECU when it makes Mercedes Benz key.
2) AK500+/AK500 plus with SKC (SK110) support more car models than old version AK500.
3) AK500 pro/AK500 pro2 can’t make key if without SKC calculator; while old version AK500 pro can make key.
4) AK500 pro/AK500 pro2 with SKC calculator doesn’t contain external EEPROM (M95xxx), so it does not need to deal with M95xxx, because AK500+/AK500 plus contains SKC calculator, after AK500+/AK500 plus read out EIS data and send it to SKC calculator to calculate, the key data is acquired; The old version AK500 Pro contains 95XXX, AK500 need to remove chip 95XXX and weld it on the 95XXX adapter.
In details…

AK500 PRO2 Mercedes key programmer

ak500-pro2
 AK500 Pro2 Features & Functions:
Language: English
Operating System: Windows XP
  1. Faster and safer to write MCU.
    2. Internal Benz original factory key generator.3. Support NEC fast renew, Motorola MCU safe read and write.
    4. Support infrared read and write NEC key and Motorola MCU key.
    5. Support Benz read and write “Key-less go” Key.
    6. Support through OBD port active Key-less function.
    7. Support ESL fast unlock, no need 32G database.
    8. Support through OBD read and write SBC data, easier for change SBC control unit.
    9. Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
    10. Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
    11. Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, can to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
    12. Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
    13. Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generate key data. Need use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
    14. No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705,software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
AK500 PROG2 Car List:
Mercedes-Benz:W220/W220″Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215 EEPROM (M95xxx) Volkswagen
Audi:MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29B

AK500 PRO Mercedes key programmer

ak500-pro
AK500Pro Features & Functions:
1. Faster and safer to write MCU.
2. Internal Benz original factory key generator.
3. Support NEC fast renew, Motorola MCU safe read and write.
4. Support infrared read and write NEC key and Motorola MCU key.
5. Support Benz read and write “Key-less go” Key.
6. Support through OBD port active Key-less function.
7. Key test function: more easier to test key and EIS(ESL).
8. Support ESL fast unlock, no need 32G database.
9. Support through OBD read and write SBC data, easier for change SBC control unit.
– Does AK500PRO support Mercedes Benz W204 after 2008?
– So far, AK500PRO doesn’t support NEC eeprom key programming, but support AK500pro NEC eeprom key calculation.
W204 is with NEC eeprom, therefore AK500pro neither supports W204 nor supports the following Mercedes Benz models: w204/w207/w221/w218 and W164 after 2008 year which EIS model CPU is NEC.
Important Notice of KEYLESS GO function :
If you want to use KEYLESS GO function: the key used to make key must be new and blank key, it can’t be used key. New key must be as the same type and frequency as the original keyless go key. Otherwise it will cannot support keyless go function.
AK500 do ESL: read out original ESL data, generate new key data, write new data .binw back to ESL( now must use that 32GB hard disk database then can renew ESL)
When you deal W203 ECU, if your ECU is simens, it do not have eeprom. Resolution: Read flash of ecu, then make renew. Then use MB STAR to do doing.
AK500PRO can write keyless go key. But you must wirte via IR( Your keyless go key must be completely new or blank. If your key is old, it can read out date, then it can not be write again, you must renew it then can write).

AK500 Plus MB key programmer

ak500-plus

1. AK500 Plus Features & Functions:

Language: English
Operating System: Windows XP
Update : by email, or download the software on our website for upgrading
  1. Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
    2. Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
    3. Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, able to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
    4. Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
    5. Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generating key data. Need to use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
    6. No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705, software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
  1. Follow-Up Upgrade:
    Benz(R or W220) shift module ISM and 722.9 gearbox ECU drive authority;
    Upgrade ESM read and write EEPROM.3. Product Parameters:
    Online Communication Interface: USB2.
    Power Specifications: AC
    Input 100-240V, 50/60HZ;
    Output 12V/2A DC
    Power Consumption: 40W

AK500 Plus car list:

Mercedes-Benz: W220/W220 “Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215 EEPROM(M95xxx)Volkswagen
Audi: MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)

AK500+ key programmer

ak500
  1. AK500+ Features & Functions:
1) Support Benz Infrared keys lock and unlock for EIS+ESL+ESM , the leading technology all over the world;
2) Support Directly reading EEPROM for BENZ DAS( 1995-1998 )via OBD, can to unlock DAS when you lost all keys and DAS is locked;
3) Read and write the ESL of E/Class and C/Class via K_line, no need remove ESL;
4) Support Benz ECU’s flash(29F400 and 29F800) generate key data. Need use STAR 2000 to do ECU coding.
5) No need to choose the MCU type of EIS. When load EIS file, recognise EIS file, and generate key file. If your MCU is HC705, software will automatically suggest “load next EIS file of HC705”
6) Match and support function “Keyless Go” of Benz Infrared Key;
2. Follow-up upgrade:
Benz(R or W220) shift module ISM and 722.9 gearbox ECU drive authority;
Upgrade ESM read and write EEPROM.
3. Product parameters:
Online Communication Interface: USB2.
Power Specifications: AC Input 100-240V, 50/60HZ; output 12V/2A DC power consumption: 40W
AK500+ car list:
Mercedes-Benz: W220/W220 “Keyless Go” W208/W210/W220/W203/W215/W230/W209/W219/W211/W230/W215
BMW1/3/5/6/7/8/ MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)
Volkswagen Audi: MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx)

Read Mercedes W203 EIS dump by Xprog-m v5.0

Have managed to read dump from W203 EIS module with Xprog m v5.0 box ecu programmer, flash and eeprom OK)

ECU: SIM4LKE

Mask: 3K91D

MCU: MC912DC128ACPV

EZS P/N: 209 545 05 08

Type: W211_HC12

Circuit board from AK500 key programmer:

the test points to solder to the EIS board

AK500 Key Programmer_3511046_b
the signal names from this image:

19 -BKGD
7-rest
8-XTAL
24-GND
1-VDDR
26-GND

good connection for your EZS:

hc12

Finally I can read dumps by Xprog. Confirmed, flash and eeprom OK.

Dumps: w211_hc12_ezs.rar

*** some tips of the EZS: (from a user)

if you can’t connect with SD and dash says ‘—-‘, then is your EZS dead. It could happened when you tried to connect it with xprog, or it went just broken itself. Could be question of flash it and “eeprom it”, but it can be also the MCU is dead. then you’ll need or MCU exchange or use another EZS.

No matter if you buy MCU or EZS, you’ll have still to do this:

put in EZS eeprom correct VIN, because otherwise you will have problem with airbag and ecu’s sync (this EZS nr. can be from diesel or petrol car), put there the same km’s like in dash board, otherwise the ‘—-‘ may not disappear.

then you’ll need to calc and prog. the keys.

after this you’ll need to virginize engine ECU and ESL.
Install everything back, and make it work with SD.

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