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CGDI Prog BMW Reviews

I just got the CGDI for BMW based on reading good reviews for their Mercedes tool. Have not seen much info for the BMW tool so I thought Id give a quick run down from my experience so far with the tool.

For making keys it has worked great. I have made about 7 keys so far all CAS types except CAS4.

I tried to read ISN on 3 cars and failed. I think it may only read ISN from MSV80/85 ecu’s. Will try on the MSV80 soon and will update. All done by OBD.

I have BMWExplorer and have used Autohex as well, but if you only need to program keys and your not concerned with ISN for DME swaps, I would buy the CGDI before those tools.

Its supposed to do ISN but the advertising wording can be misleading. It may only be able to read ISN of 2 types of DME. So far thats how its looking. Will contact my vendor to verify and see if there is an update preventing ISN reads.

For the money its worth it just to be able to program the CAS3 keys. It works super fast literally less than 2 minutes beginning to end. Faster than BMWExplorer for sure. I have yet to successfully do FEM key with Explorer so as far as Im concerned it has the same key programming capability as the CGDI.




Reviews form CGDI BMW owners, talking about what works and what doesn’t

So far I tried

Cas 2 – E60 2005 lost key – Obd – not working ( no option to program from dump)

Cas 3+ E87 2008 spare key – eeprom dump – ok




F10 – key from dump – OK

F10 LCI – key from dump and isn from working key – OK

F10 LCI – key from dump and isn from DDE – OK

E60 LCI – downgrade CAS3+ and key via OBD – OK



Super SBB2 Key Programmer wins SBB V46.02, SBB V33.02 and CK100 V46.02

Super SBB2 Key Programmer is more powerful than SBB V46.02, SBB V33.02 and CK100 V46.02 in multi-functional and testable newest car models. Super SBB2 functions: immobilizer function + mileage adjustment, Oil/service Reset, TPMS EPS,BMS etc. Super SBB2 can work on vehicles up to 2017 year ( read the last paragraph for reviews).


  1. Super SBB2 wins in full package

SBB2 Key Programmer is packed with more optional adapters incl. good quality of main unit, OBDII-16 connector, HONDA-3 connector, HYUNDAI/KIA-10 connector, KIA-20 connector, main cable, TF card reader and TF card in the unit.

super sbb2 package

SBB2 main unit is built in with less buttons and easier to use, also the main cable port, keyboard and the USB port are all made firmly.

 super sbb2 mux

V46.02 SBB Key Programmer package: SBB Main Unit, OBDII cable, AC adapter and one CD with user manual

v4602-version-sbb-key-programme package

V33.02 SBB Key Programmer package: SBB Main Unit, OBDII cable, AC adapter and one CD with user manual


  1. SBB2 key programmer wins in multi-functions

2017 Super SBB2: immobilizer function + mileage adjustment, Oil/service Reset, TPMS EPS,BMS etc.

SBB2 immobilizer function list:

  1. New keys programming;
    2. Reads keys from immobilizer’s memory;
    3. New immobilizer programming;
    4. New ECU programming;
    5. New mechanical key number programming;
    6. Vehicle Identification Number programming;
    7. Reset ECU & reset immobilizer;
    8. Easy to operate by the guided menu programming;
    9. New remote controller programming;
    10. Immo PINCODE reader;
    11. Odometer adjustment(Via obd);
    12. With full and strong database for the most important vehicle makes;

SBB V46.02 function list:

  1. Programming new keys.
    2. Reading keys from immobilizers memory
    3. Deactivating keys no longer in the car owners possession
    4. Operation by means of a menu guided programming
    5. Programming new remote controls
    6. Software with full database containing all the most important vehicle makes

CK100 function = SBB V46.02


SBB V33.02 function list:

1.reading keys from immobilizer’s memory
2.deactivating keys no longer in the car owner’s possession
3.operation by means of a menu guided programming
4.programming new remote controls with full database containing all the most important vehicle makes


  1. SBB2 key programmer wins in vehicle coverage

1) 2017 Super SBB2: up to 2017.3 year.


OBDII: OBDII V20.80 for diagnose
Electronic Park Brak: V22.71
TPMS: V19.20
TPS: V27.66
Odometer: AUDI, VW, BENZ, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Porsche, Skoda, Seat

Tip: Read Super SBB2 reviews & test reports in the last paragraph.


2) SBB V46.02 vehicle coverage VS SBB V33.02:

Toyota G chip…works

Toyota Honda Ford up to 2014 year…works

Acura 2012, Chevrolet 2013, GMC 2013 …works

SBB V33.02: up to 2011 year.


3) CK-100 V46.02


sbb v46.02 acura-02 sbb v46.02 acura-03 sbb v46.02 acura-04 sbb v46.02 acura-05


BTW, SBB V46.02 VS CK-100 V46.02, Which one is better?

Same Toyota G Chip

Same software version

Same function

Same vehicle coverage: SBB v33.02 <Ck100 V99.99 <SBB v46.02=CK100 v46.02


CK-100 V46.02 has better quality and more popular among locksmiths.


To sum up:

Super SBB2: wins in multi-functions, newest car models, etc.

CK100 V46.02: perform as the same functions and same vehicles as SBB V46.02, but has better quality and well-received by locksmiths.


Read Super SBB2 IMMO & remote and mileage correction feedback:

Part 1: SUPER SBB2 KEY Pro IMMO & Remote:

-Maruthi Suzuki key programming in 2 min , Hyundai I 20 key programming done , Hyundai verna fludic remote done in few seconds. Yes, it can do key lost and also u can add.

-Honda cars,both making a spare and all key lost and remote programming,so far never failed.

-Mitsubishi Pajero 2014. All key lost OK.

-Hyundai i 10 Key ok…

-Hyundai i 10 remote ok .

-Hyundai i 10 grand remote in 2 min ok

-honda crv 2008 remote and key ok

-jeep cherokee 2008 remote and key ok

-mazda cx9 2009 smart key ok

-Ford Eecosport 2015 Flip key programming ok…

-Suzuki Ignis 2003 all lost key, programming new key OK.

-Hyundai GETS 2007 KEY OK


-Range rover sport hse 2012 start button , all key lost OK

-2013 Elantra remote OK

-2007 VW Rabbit add key and remote OK

-2012 Town&County smart key OK

-2002 Jetta add key FAIL (vehicle not supported msg, cant even read pin code)

-2007 Quest add key OK

-2008 Accord add key OK

-2016 Subaru Forester add keys OK, remote program FAIL

-Range rover sport 2007 add key ok

-subaru outback 2008 add key ok

-infinity fx 2009 smart key ok

-Audi a4 2006 rb8 dash diesel engine read pin from ecu Ok

-Mazda 2 2009 all ok job done in seconds

-Tucson 2014 .. key and remote programing ok


-ford raptor 2012 key programing ok at least 2 keys must have

-ford expedition 2011 all key lost ok

-accent 2012 key programing pin read ok

-i10 2012 read pin and swap ecu (ecm neutrelize) ok all ok

-prado txl and gx 2013 smart key programing ok

-prado 2012 ignition key programing ok

-Good tool for Honda. transponder + smart even all keys lost.

-Nissan leaf,Xtrail both are ok

-Toyota Hilux add g chip key easily. did one for all keys lost with eeprom adapter too.

-Toyota innova key added Ok

-2010 Ford Ranger,4D63.. all key lost OK.

– Mazda 5 2006 all key lost ok

– Honda Amaze petrol 2015 key + remote in 15 min ok

Chevrolet camaro 2010 ALL KEY LOST ok, but you have to put security code…x100pro cannot read it

– Mitsubishi pagero 2012 yes

-Mazda cx9 2011 programmed smart key ok

-Renault v30.50 pin code read logan 2008 OK



Part 2: SUPER SBB2 Mileage Correction Feedback:

GM vehicles…test ok:

Chevy Trailblazer 2008 & 2004 Fail “Fail to connect” …tried a few other chevy but the miles reading was far off.

Town and Country 2009 – OK…Surprisingly it did both Cluster and SRI in one shot.

Chevy Avalanche 2007-2012/2013 OBD Read & Write = OK

Chevrolet silverado 2007 ok

cadillac escalade 2010 ok ( it show old mileage)

gmc terrain 2010 ok (show old mileage)

cadillac srx 2010 ok(show old mileage- need to turn ignition off then on to show new mileage)

Chevrolet Aveo / Sonic 2013, try to lower it by Aveo / Sonic, the reading was correct, but to re-enter the new mileage: fail security, treated by Cadillac ATS 2013, and there were no problems, perfect job.

Chevy cruze 2016 —- ok 30s

Chevrolet Captiva 2009 year, micro motorola, all ok working

Chevrolet suburban 2007 ok .. it show old mileage…. i have do 3

Vauxhall Vivaro 2013 – couldnt do it

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2015 OK, 5 seconds job for rollback KM

GMC c4500 2004 work with GMC Savana OK

– gmc captiva 2008 ok

– GMC Savanna 2016 year Mileage OK ,

Chevy captiva 2009 …… great success



Jaguar Landrover…test ok


Jaguar XE 2015 obd ok first backup then do mileage

Range Rover 2011 OBD ok

Range rover Evoque 2013 ODOMETER_MILEAGE ok

Range Rover Evoque 2014 flawless

Range rover 2013 ok ( doesn’t show old mileage…. it ask you only yo write new mileage )

Range Rover Evouge 2016 – miles OK

Pathfinder 2015 – OBD =OK Read & Write.



VAG vehicles…test ok:


Audi A4 2007 ok

04 audi a4 rb4 OK.. Around 10min

Audi q5 2011 ok wait 15 min

Audi A4 RB4 2004 OK

A3 2005, Fujitsu – OK

04 audi a4 rb4 OK.. Around 10min

Audi A4 2004 OK…  ….

Audi A4 2007 RB8 OK

-audi s4 2008 is ok working

-A3 2007 – OK

-audi A4 …2013 perfect ….8 min.

-aud Q5 2010 obd about 20minutes

– audi A5 2008 obd about 20minutes

– 2012 A1 Audi 1.4tfsi does it go via obd



Chevy Malibu 2015 OK



eventually OK…

VW Passat 3BG 2002 -> OBD (KLine) = ok

2015 Range Rover Vogue



Seat Ibiza 6J 2010 -> OBD = OK

Scirocco mileage 2008 OK

2008 vw rabbit >ad key OK

VW Golf V 2005 -> OBD = ok

Maserati Quattroporte V 2004 -> OBD = ok

VW Golf V 2005 -> OBD = ok

Golf 4 2002

Skoda Superb 2013 -> OBD = OK

Volkswagen jetta 08 – OK. Had to choose option from magotan.

Touran 2013 NEC+24C64 13- OK

GOLF 6 2009 nec+24c32 OK

Golf 4 2002. obd ok. 5min (did read old mileage perfect)

Mazda 3 skyactive, After actualitation, perfect work.

Beetle 2014 OK wih backup file option….



Ford Chrysler…test ok:



-Ford Fiesta 2014 works with x100 pro. but maybe not all displays..

Ford Fiesta amber and blue colour dash works fine i have done many

-Ford Focus, C-Max in 2014 work

-2013 Chrysler Town and Country >ad smart key OK

-Ford Transit 2014 blue screen dash – couldnt do it, I tried by focus and new mondeo. Read correct miles by focus, but after adjustment cluster was frozen. Reconnect battery sorted that problem.


Ford Mondeo Mk4 2013, dash color , OK… 2 min.

FORD focus 2012 ok. i do it with ford focus 2013- menu .. take about 1 minute

Ford Fiesta 2016 obd ok (1min)

Ford fiesta 2012 red screen. obd ok.

Ford Ranger 2016 work OK.

Ford ranger 2016 mcu spc560 obdstar x100 can do

-Ford Expedition 2011 year OK

-ford focus 2015 mileage OK



Jeep Vehicles…test ok:



2014 jeep Cherokee obd OK

jeep grand cherokee 2012 done 3 today ok (it show me exact old mileage)

jeep cherokee 2008 ok ( old mileage is wrong ) but when you write it the mileage is ok

Jeep compas 2008 cvt perfect work , 2 min.

Jeep compass 2008 ok 30 sec

Jeep grand cherokee 2014 DASH BIG SCREEN ok LESS THEN 30 second

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2013 , perfect works 2 min aprox.



Hyundai Nissan cars…test ok:



Hyundai tucson 2016 w renesas ok

Hyundai tucson 2016 w renesas ok

Hyundai elantra 2013 24c16 OK

-Hyundai accent 2015 obd OK up to 1min job

Nissan Leaf 2015 Electric Car mileage correction ok via obd. select Altima and ok



Mazda vehicles…test ok:



Mazda 2  2012  OK …

Mazda  2007 ok

Mazda 3 2017, Read and Write OBD = OK

Mazda 3 2011 with red numbers by Obd,.. ok

Mazda 3 2012 ok date backup and miles correction

Mazda 3. 2004. obd ok.

Mazda 3 on bench OK

Mazda 3 2008 to change dashboard, program keys, align ECU<>dash, make eeprom backup, make odo …OK

-Mazda 3 skyactive 2015 perfect works, 2 min and km exactly, version obdstar other models 30.57.

Mazda 6 —AUTO—OK

Mazda 6 2005 ok

Mazda 6 2010 ……………..ok

-Mazda 6 2002 10sec

Mazda cx9 2010 ok (show old mileage)

Mazda RX8 mileage correction ok via obd

Mazda CX7 2007 OBD Read & Write = OK


Mazda Damio 2010 mileage correction ok via obd. 93c56



Fiat cars… test ok:



Fiat 500 2011 0.9 dualogic OK

Fiat Qubo_2009;

Fiat Fiorino_2010;

Fiat Doblò_ 2012 program dash-KM ok are equal protocol. Programming do it fine.

Fiat bravo 1.4 turbo jet 2012 abarth , perfect work.

Fiat albea ok with obdstar

Fiat Doblo 1,6 2011-OK

-Fiat Punto 2013 , 95160 mileage OK



Kia vehicles… OK



kia rio 2016 D70F………….ok

kia rio 2015 D70F3423 OK about 1 minute

Kia Rio5. 2012. Done in a flash

Kia RIO 2016 —— OK

Kia rio 2015 obd ok

Kia rio 2016, d70f….. perfect works.

Kia Sportage R 2014 obd ok

Kia Optima 2011 24c16 -OK



Others…test ok



Maserati Quattroporte V 2004 -> OBD = ok

Peugeot Boxer 2014 – miles OK

azera grandeur 2013 ok

Today I did this car I20 via obd i got exat km in the cluster .

Dodge ram 2500 2005 dash ok

CX5 2013 done in seconds via obd. Only thing was reading in miles instead of KM. When programming need to input km in miles.

Not ask ECU code for latest software update

Engine Hour remain the old value….

-2013 audi s5 obd OK.. 30min

-VW caddy 2013 nec+24c64 White, Reading eeprom, mileage 3 min.

-chevrolet tahoe 2008 obd ok 2minute

-Porsche Panamera GTS 2011-read, write, change, backup- OK

-Touran 2013 nec+24c64 color meter mileage OK

-Seat ibiza 2012 NEC+24C64 mileage OK

-Skoda Octavia 2010, version 31.13, perfect works, 5 min aprox and 4 km difrence.

-A 4L 2009, 5 min. went fine.

-Nissan Pathfinder (altima) 2015,24c16, perfect works! km exactly and 2 min aprox, other models v30.57.-

Touareg 2008 30sec

-Chevrolet avalanche 2008 work like a charm

-Dodge charger 2011read and write ok need about 4minutes to complete job




Honda HDS HIM Review: Civic2008 TPMS - OK

My Honda HDS clone setup lately so I thought I would do a bit of a review. HDS is a general term for Honda’s Diagnostic System. HIM is the specific tool (Honda Interface Module). Honda has had several tools, the HIM is two or three generations old, but the newer ones are not cloned yet (GNA600 & MVCI).

So if you don’t know there are all kinds of clones of Honda’s HDS HIM diagnostic system out there on the internets. I made a leap of faith and picked one up on about two years ago to reprogram my TPMS sensors (I hate you Honda for this TPMS crap system). I was hesitant because it did not state that it supported my 2011 Fit. The cracked HDS software version that came with it did not cover my car, but I was able to find a newer version (V2.024.05) on the internet that worked. I have successfully used the TPMS features, CKP relearn, idle relearn, ECU reset, and cleared DTS faults. I belive this thing can data log, reprogram gauge clusters, and reprogram the immobilizer for new keys, but have not tried these things yet.


Here is a pic of mine if it helps.


It came with various connectors for self-verification testing too.


So the HDS only has a RS232 DB9 serial port (no usb),and most laptops don’t have them anymore. The adaptor will plug into your laptops usb and replicate a RS232 port. You will probably need a RS232 to USB adaptor too. I have always had good luck with FTDI adapters. Future Technology Devices Intl – UC232R-10 The HDS will only connect to com port 1. So you may have to change your com port assigned number when you use a usb adapter. I have only used the HDS on a windows XP laptop so I cannot confirm this works on newer Windows.


Here is another possible option I have not tried yet, but would love to because it is much cheaper and uses USB! Looks like it uses the same HDS software!

And if you are going to do TPMS you might want to look at triggering tools, if not you have to deflate and re-inflate a wheel to trigger the sensor. Our TPMS sensors only only transmit when they are spinning over ~26MPH, detect a rapid pressure change, or are triggered with a 125Mhz signal. I bought the trigger tool. It’s Foxwell made:


Overall this is a very powerful tool that lets you do about everything the dealer can!

The factory service manual pretty much explains how to use the HDS in all of Honda’s trouble shooting procedures. All of the things I have used have matched up, like TPMS and CKP relearn.


This is how i used Honda HDS HIM to Memorize Honda Civic2008 TPMS sensor ID


NOTE:  make the vehicle sit for at least 5 munities to allow the tire

pressure sensors to switch to sleep mode. The vehicle with the new

tire sensor must be at least 10 ft (3m) away from other vehicles

that have sensors.


Step1: Connect the Honda diagnostic system with vehicle via OBD

port on the driver’s side under the dashboard.

Step2: Turn ignition ON.

Step3: Make sure Honda HIM HDS Diagnostic Toolis well communicated

with TPMS control module.

Step4: Enter vehicle information in HDS program.

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Step5: Select “Honda Systems” from Mode selection menu

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Step6: Select“TPMS” control module

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Step7: Select “Sensor ID Learning” from the Mode menu

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Step8: The Honda HDS software will display Tire pressure sensor

ID, follow the screen prompt to turn on the TPMS Trigger Tool.

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Step9: Hold the TPMS tool (A) near the valve stem of one wheel, and

memorize the tire pressure sensor ID by following the screen prompts

on the HDS. (If you turn the ignition OFF before memorizing all

four sensor IDs, the memorizing sensor ID will be canceled.)

Step10: Write down the 4 tire pressure sensor IDs.

Step11: Exit the Honda HDS software and disconnect Honda HIM tool.

Job’s done!



Here are a few more things it claims to do:


Honda functions include:

  • DTC reading and clearing
  • Snapshot function (capture data relative to a trigger event)
  • Vehicle data display (value, line graph, or bar graph formats)
  • DLC locator diagrams
  • Data list display (real-time display of ECU parameters)
  • Onboard tutorial
  • Generic scan tool runs basic tests on non-Honda/Acura vehicles (HDS Tablet and Pocket Tester only)
  • Control module update functions (HDS Tablet and Pocket Tester only)




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