What is Best for Mercedes FBS4/BGA/NEC/Moto 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

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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!

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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..

Mercedes Benz key programmer, buy AK500 Pro or Ak500+

Here are two kinds of MB key programmer listed to show their similarities and differences, which may help you to buy the one you need.

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Conclusion & Purchase recommendation:
From the table above, it is easy to find that AK500 Pro Mercedes Benz Key Programmer better than AK500+, which supports keyless go function and all Intelligent Benz keys 2000-2010. And because it is the original product, MB AK500 Pro is of high quality, works stable, and can be updated (via Email).

But according to customer feedback, here CnAutotool highly advise you to buy AK500+, for the following reasons:
1. AK500 + for $399, much cheaper than AK500PRO ($2340)

2. In most cases, it can meet the demands like:
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, can 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) generate key data. Need 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”
7) Powerful Motorola MCU programming function,Directly reading dumps of EEPROM(HC908) and Flash(HC912,HC9S12,HC9S12X)for motorola MCU, in support of the engine ECU of Benz, BMW, VW and Audi etc MPC(MPC555/556,MPC561/562,MPC563/564),external Flash(MB58BW016,29BL802C,AM29BDD160,S29CD016,DE28F800 etc.) and external EEPROM(M95xxx). An advanced tool of car ECU repair and programming, odometer adjustment and key programming as well.

3. AK500+ is much easier to program keys.
make new MB key with AK500+ – with SKC:
-Remove EIS
-Desolder CPU 1 from EIS
-Read data from EIS – CPU 1
-Save
-Close AK500+
-Open SKC Calculator
-Download the bin file
-Select keys for calculating result
-Calculate keys (About 7-10 minutes)
-Close SKC Calculator
-Open AK500+ again
-Click Step 4 to write the key option via IR
-Insert the key
-Load key dump file
-Click on programming

make old MB key with AK500+ Pro with SKC:
– Remove the NEC chip from the old key
– Put the removed NEC chip on the NEC adapter of the AK500+
– Ensure the chip direction is correct, and clean up the tin on the chip angle
– Open the software and choose “Renew”
– Write into the NEC chip with the key data generated by SKC Calculator, the key is that your car will use.