Car model and key:
Mercedes W203 C180 year 2004 keys.
Prepare these tools:
Autel MaxiIM608 with XP400 Pro & G-Box2
Connect IM608 with VCI then to G-Box2
Connect XP400 Pro to APB125 then to IR.
Connect OBDII -> G-Box2 and supply +12V.
On the IM608 function menu, tap “Mercedes Benz” -> Expert Mode -> EIS Tools
Read EIS Data -> IR.
Tap “On Bench (G-box) -> W203 (K)
Follow the W203 /W463 diagram to connect +12V, GND and T4.
Supply +12V to G-Box2.
Then, tap “OK”.
- Read EIS data
Insert IR key APB125 into EIS.
Read EIS data…via IR until 100% ok.
- Read Password by IR.
A window message pops up reading “Do you want to read the key password by infrared? the process takes about 1 to 4 minutes.”. Tap “Yes” to go on to get the password.
- Save EIS file
Look at the EIS basic information and EIS key information.
Save EIS file.
- Generate key files.
It will show the EIS information and password.
Enter a 16-digit key password.
Choose “Key number 4 not used /Not disabled”, tap “Ok”- > V51 (Half Smart key).
Succeed to generate key file and save key file.
- Go to key -> IR -> Write BE Key.
Insert new BE key into IR key hole and press “OK”.
Choose key file to write, and the key number:4 and write.
- How to test key with Autel IM608?
Go to EIS Tool -> Test EIS status and working keys.
On bench (G-Box2).
This function support OBD communication.
Test working key.
Current EIS types: w203(k).
Read EIS information.
Insert key into EIS and remove 3 times.
Re-insert the key into the IR key hole on the programmer (XP400).
Read EIS information and key.
This key is working key for this vehicle. Key number:4
The key can start. Or you can test with the EIS / ESL testing tool.
Job is done.
Autel MaxiIM608 with G-Box2 are wonderful for programming W203 when all keys lost. Highly recommend it.