All makes key programmer advice, Lonsdor K518 is the best

Searching all makes key programmer, which one best at cheaper price? I’d like to advice to go for Lonsdor K518, which can program keys on a wide range of all makes in the world including EU cars, American cars, Asian cars, Chinese cars etc. Click on official site, then “K518ISE support car types”, then click the car brand logo for details.


Attach a part of makes shown as blow:


Lonsdor K518 key programmer can do that other tools can’t do:

Program key on the VW 4th 5th immo (built-in adapter and doesn’t need to pay extra money)

Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming,

Program Toyota/Lexus smart key all key lost via OBD with optional SKE-LT Smart Key Emulator.


Let’s go deep for most details.

  1. Lonsdor K518 can program below car brands that most tools won’t do:

Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming.

Toyota/Lexus: smart key all key lost – via OBD ( without dismantle)

BMW CAS3/CAS3+/CAS3++: direct OBD programming

BMW CAS4/CAS4+: dismantle & read data programming

16 -New Maserati: smart key programming

16 -New Ford: smart key programming

Hyundai / Kia 46/47/8A smart key: PIN code reading via OBD, all key lost included.

Renault ( Megane, Koleos, Scenic) without PIN code key programming

VAG group 4th & 5th immobilizer system

Ferrari (458, F12, F149): direct OBD programming

Peugeot /Citroen: two ways to read PIN code & programming, all keys lost included.


  1. Basic info:

Tokens: No need Tokens


Update: online at official site. Update firmware: adapter firmware upgrade & update (connect KPROG adapter with OBD test cable and connect K518ISE with 12V power supply); One key upgrade: click to update to the latest system data.


Language available: English so far



  1. Lonsdor K518ISE UI is user-friendly:


WIFI: detects and connects available wireless network

Brightness: to adjust screen brightness

Start recording: click to start recording, enter “Immobilization”, “Odometer adjustment” or other systems to operate, the operation process will be recorded

Reset: situations such as program error, system crashes, communication failure,

etc., can be returned to normal state

Screen test: screen touch diagnosis

Device Information: view information such as the device ID, PSN, etc.

Bind adapter: first use, the adapter must be bound to K518ISE (refer to “3.5 Adaptor Binding”)

Update log: update system log

Force to update: this is used when the device is faulty or to retrieve data


  1. Lonsdor K518 key programmer reviews on all cars:

Maserati smart key 2016… confirmed


VW IMMO5 Key/Smart key programming… confirmed


Program Porsche Cayenne smart key… confirmed


Audi Q3 2013 key programming… confirmed


Volvo S60 smart key Full Keyless… confirmed


Lonsdor K518ISE program Volvo XC60 smart key via OBD


Toyota LEXUS ES200 All Key Lost… confirmed (with optional Smart Key emulator)


Reviews to be continued…

More Lonsdor K518ISE testing case at official site.


  1. SKE-LT: Smart Key emulator – Toyota/Lexus smart key for all key lost via OBD (Optional)

Black:  SKE-LT-DST40(94/D4) -Supports 94/D4 smart key. (Optional)
Red: SKE-LT-8A(88/A8)-Support 88/A8 smart key.(Optional)
Green: SKE-LT-DST80(98)-Supports 98 smart key.(Optional)
Blue: SKE-LT-8A(A9)-Supports A9 smart key.(Optional)

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