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BMW X3 2004 EWS4 key programming

Here is the post about how to program a new BMW X3 2004 key and do eeprom job with Xhorse vvdi (VVDI2 and VVDI-Prog)

Q: Can i make a x series key with the vvdi2 and how? (it’s x3 2004)

A: Yes is ews4 (eeprom job )

Q: Taking the ecu out?

A: Not the ecu ...taking immo box out ...its a white box under the steering wheel same size as a pack of cigs.

Q: Do i need any adapter for that?

A: you just need open vvdi prog ,select ews4 and will show you the connections....solder it and you are good to read it

Q: And does it give you a key code like the cas’s

A: no , is it your first isn’t it?

Q: yes it is. Is this what i need?


A: thats not for ews4...VVDI prog have its own EWS4 adapter, so does the AK90

I mean there is ews4 incircuit connect by vvdi prog. Look here:

Q: how is the procedure

A: Put the ESW4 module in the adapter and lock it


To solder


Learn device details:

Xhorse vvdi2:

Xhorse VVDI2 full verison comes with Basic Function + VW + BMW + Porsche+ AUDI Generation 5 function+BMW OBD Fucntion+BMW CAS4+ PSA functions +Tango + J2534, and add VV-03 VAG copy48, MQB odometer correction.

Xhorse VVDI Prog:

VVDI Prog programmer can read BMW ISN and NEC, MPC, Infineon etc chip.


Three solution for John Deere Service Advisor system error

Here is three solution for John Deere Service Advisor system appears error message that the search engine module can not be loaded and then the program ends when you run it.


Optional solutions:

Solution 1:

Run as system administrator, roll back pc date reactivate using activator Then roll date back to normal date if error still renew once again. Been working for me so far.

Note that, don't know how long it stay working but works im sure someone will have solution for it soon.

Also advice if doing fresh install roll back the date on pc do the install after then install and activations have been done.
Go to task manager look for the service adviser on have it start its tasks in 2030 :save and then reset your pc date should be good for while

Solution 2:

if you set a date before the lightweightidol license expired, start the lightweightidol service, set the real date and start Advisor, it works.

Solution 3:

start advisor. when error comes with "search engine" Close SA. afterwards set your PC date to feburary 2015. start SA again (run as administrator). it now comes with error on licence. close SA Again. set pc date back to normal. run SA Again. now it Works.


How to choose MQB Dashboard Odomter correction tool

There are two options of MQB dashboard odometer correction: Xhorse VVDI2,Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007 and Obdstar tools (Obdstar X300M, H110 or x300 pro key master, etc.)

So, how to chose and which one is better?

In details...

Both the Xhorse tool and Obdstar tools are confirmed to work no issues for VAG MQB.

VVDI2 VAG MQB Immobilizer & dashboard: confirmed!


VVDI2 now supports part of VAG vehicles only.

Check the list here:

Audi A3/S3 2014+, Audi Q2

VW Golf7, VW Polo(MQB), VW Tiguan II, VW Touran II, VW crafter 2017+, VW Passat B8 without virtual cockpit

Skoda Octavia III 2014.07+, Skoda Rapid 2015.06+, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Superb III

Seat Ibiza/Ateca/Toledo 2015.06+

Note 1: This type only supports cars with cluster Continental/VDO. JCI type and virtual cockpit is not included

Note 2: MQB Immobilizer function supports original blank key and MQB key made by VVDI2

Note 3: Part of original blank key not support write data

Note 4: MQB Immobilizer function require extra license. Customers who have copy 48 (96 bit) license will get MQB license for free

Xhorse Iscancar VAG MM-007 change MQB Mileage :

Supported Vehicles:

Audi A3/S3 2014+
Audi Q2
VW Golf7
VW Polo(MQB)
VW Tiguan II
VW Touran II
VW crafter 2017+
VW Passat B8 without virtual cockpit
Skoda Octavia III 2014.07+
Skoda Rapid 2015.06+
Skoda Kodiaq
Skoda Superb III
Seat Ibiza/Ateca/Toledo 2015.06+

Obdstar H110 VAG MQB dashboard: confirmed!


Obdstar X300M VAG MQB dashboard: confirmed!




Obdstar key master VAG MQB dashboard: confirmed!


But, theyre kind of different, esp in price, function and car list as well..

Xhorse is much more expensive than Obdstar tools but Xhose supports MQB immo and dash while Obdstar supports dash only

Note that Xhorse VVDI2 is the only key programmer can be used for VAG MQB platform instrument immobiliser. Instrument with NEC35XX (Continental/VDO)

Xhorse VVDI2 works perfect in BMW and VAG key programming.

Have it if BMW key programming is required.

If not, go for Obdstar tools - cheaper but working good, support more MQB types

If you need a tool for VAG immo and dashboard, go for Obdstar H110;

If you need a universal odometer correction tool, go for Obdstar X300M;

If you works for a workshop, go for Obdstar key master and you’ll never look back.