do you prefer VVDI 2, or BMW Explorer with Hitag 2 / Hitag Pro?
VVDI2 costs about 2000 USD, and can read / write ISN, make keys and reset / write Odometer.
BMW Explorer cannot be purchased only key maker module for about 900€ with Hitag Programmer. You will need Base E Series Set for 1200€ too.
Or anything else?
AK300, AK90, BMW Multi Tool? Which option to go here?
What do you prefer and why?
Here, I collected lots of tips and reviews of BMW key programmer. It would help decide to buy one.
It depend on bmw job is it for keys or you need more
Ak90 for ews system and very good
Multi tool also good but update stopped they switched to vvdi2
And vvdi2 also good and recently they add the fem module but also you need progrMmer
With VVDI 2, you can’t do it key if cas is encrypted, for cars with msv 80, msd 81 didn’t work. Better buy BMW explorer or Autohex for bmw, even Tango better than vvdi2.
I have avdi abrites and is working very very well
1 minute for learning key
I mainly do E90 and E60 so I would need something that fits in here.
I have looked after BMW Multi Tool, but support is already done so they switch to VVDI 2. Seems quite good. Can do odometer things etc too.
I am 100% you can’t make key for msv80 with vvdi2 if cas was updated. After downgrade still does not work. Other cars like e60 550i, x5 and x6 2010 with dde works very well. I did keyless go in 40 sec.
I own Xhorse vvdi2, but looking for better tool like bmw explorer or Autohex II. I did not find any good review from members with CGDI.
By BMW Explorer license is unlimited right? CGDI is not as it seems.
I am still waiting for review on fem with Autohex HW4 and then I’ll decide what to choose.
Had a friend tried to made key for mini cooper s with encrypted cas3+ By vvdi so killed the flash while downgrading Cas3+
he managed to recover CAS and programming keys/ISN using Autohex II
Guess its a bug on vvdi2 . Hoping sorting out by Xhorse team
CGDI Prog may be is another option. Maybe you could have a try. There are many good test reports on the web: http://obd2-diag.blogspot.com/2017/10/cgdi-prog-mb-bmw-test-report.html Seems it works good with BMW.