We start with insert key in EIS
We have to wait till its is 100% loaded without touching the key
Then paste the copied password previously
Load EIS data saved previously
Turn on ignition switch to activate it.
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|
|2001 – 2005
|2006 – 2010
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..
CGDI Prog MB key programmer software update to 188.8.131.52 (Dec, 30th, 2017).
CGDI MB 184.108.40.206 Update Feature:
1.Add activation key function
In the case that the EIS cannot activate the key and the key lamp steady, It can be activated manually with the Benz monster
2. Add detection FBS4 key type function.
Currently do not support the acquisition, engineer are being overcome
3. Add view wiring diagram function (Menu-wiring diagram)
Contains EIS, ELV,ECU,ISM,TCU wiring diagram
CGDI Prog MB new feedback:
Tested virgin ECM ME9.7 on bench
Q: Any little tutorial to work with steering lock ?
Actual CGDI MB Prog cannot work with old Kline ELV, only 204 207 212 ELV or emulator.
Processing, read, get erase PSW, renew. 204 need read ezs data, erase psw, and wipe ezs. After load data EZS and sync.
CGDI Prog MB Mercedes-Benz key programmer software updated to V220.127.116.11 (2017-12-06).
CGDI MB Prog 18.104.22.168 update feature:
1.Add read, wipe engine computer (ECU) function
2.Add read, wipe gearbox computer (TCU) function
3.Add read, wipe block computer (ISM/DSM/ESM) function
4.Increase support EIS W169 all lost collection
5.Increase support new BE key write function
6.Fixed the problem of the EIS W204 all lost collection error
7.Fixed the problem that part of EIS can not collect data completely when adding key collection
CGDI MB New update came out
ECU support type of Engine 271, 272, 273 read, write and erase
Add AKL for W169
Free Download CGDI MB V2.3.0 Software
CGDI Prog MB key programmer new software 22.214.171.124 can renew original NEC mcu.
Explorer the new CGDI MB 2.0.0 software, still not get PSW from NEC on adapter but it allow to renew original NEC mcu now.
The CGDI MB main unit is in red. I personaly don’t like red, so i painted it into white.
connect CGDI with NEC adapter, and laptop
Select NEC adapter->Read Key/Chip
Write success. Save nec bin file
CGDI MB Prog Renew original NEC on adapter completed.