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Lonsdor K518 do Maserati Smart key programming

Lonsdor K518 Key Progarmmer support most vehicles including luxury cars such as Maserati. This Post is about Lonsdor K518 Program Maserati 2016 Smart key. Hope it can help you.

Lonsdor K158ise key programmer supported Maserati list:

Series Origin Year Fuel Type Function
Flip key Other Other Other Key Programming
Smart Key-16 Other Other Other PIN Code reading
Smart Key-16 Other Other Other Smart Key Programming
Smart Key16- Other Other Other Smart Key

This Post basically includes 4 parts: Function, Operation, Attention, and  Reference.


1. The backup immodata: please refer to the "Operation" to backup immodata, after that program and delete key can be proceed;

2. Add smart key: to program smart card, add key and all key lost have the same operation;

3. Delete smart key: delete all the programmed smart cards.


1. 2016- Maserati (Ghibli, Quattroporte, SUV: Levante) need to dismantle & read the onboard computer(ECU) data to get PIN code;

a. Levante ECU located in the rear cover top of the car:

K518 key programmer maserati-smart-key-2016-help-file-1

b. The onboard computer of Ghibli and Quattroporte are located in the rear windshield, the former needs to dismantle from

the rear seat(see below). The latter needs to dismantle from the trunk audio position,then you will see the onboard computer.

Lonsdor K518 key programmer maserati-smart-key-2016

2. Onboard computer appearance and dismantle/read eight feet chip (95640):

Lonsdor K518ise key programmer maserati-smart-key
Lonsdor K518 add maserati-smart-key

3. Backup immodata (as shown below)

a. Connect K518ISE main host to KPROG adapter, and connect 12V power supply (must use K518ISE dedicated power supply);

b. Weld the eight feet chip (95640)  on the "E-01 board";

c. Click the menu to start backing up the data.

d. Data backup complete, please weld the chip back to the onboard computer and install well;

Lonsdor K518 add maserati 2016-smart-key

Note: If you can not read data with the KPROG adapter, you can use a programmer to read and copy the data into the K518ISE specified folder, the path: K518 -> file -> feature_553

4. Add / delete key

a. Please follow the system prompts.


1. The deleted smart card key can only be used for the vehicle to do program operation;

2. Emergency flasher (dangerous warning light) position, as shown in red circle:

Lonsdor K518 program maserati

3. For the new Maserati models, in the bottom of the pole position has a "knob" as shown below, cars without this knob belong to the old system before 2016.

Lonsdor K518 maserati


Chip model: Dedicated smart card

PIN code requirement: Dismantle/read the onboard computer to get PIN code  (Please refer to the "Operation" for details)

Remote generation: Program smart key complete, remote will automatically generated

Under the steering wheel:

Lonsdor K518ise maserati


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Lonsdor K518ISE program Volvo XC60 smart key

In the car industry,Volvo’s security system is relatively tight. In the past, due to technical problems,

it is extremely difficult to key program a Volvo XC60 smart key, the only way is resort to 4S shop, while the cost is terribly high.

Now, Lonsdor K518ISE can do it too, user no longer have to go to 4S shop and suffer the high cost, simply use K518ISE, which is for now the best Volvo key programming equipment.

Before key programming Volvo XC60, you need to read the security data of two modules, then directly OBD add the key (add key and all keys lost are in the same way)

1. CEM module (behind the storage box of co-pilot)

2. KVM module (right side of the trunk)

There are two kinds of smart keys: 5 keys and 6 keys, both are 433 frequencies.

For 5 keys, before key programming, dismantle the CEM module and read the security data to backup.

For 6 keys, before key programming, dismantle both the CEM and KVM modules and read the security data to backup.

When we read CEM and KVM security data to backup, we need to use accessories of the adapter, RN-01 and FS-01 probe board.

Note: First time to use the adapter, we need to bind it with K518ISE. Go to the K518ISE home page and choose "Settings -> binding adapter", following the direction to finish binding.

One K518ISE host can bind up to 5 adapters, and the bound adapter can not be bound to other K518ISE hosts. Once bounded, no need to bind again.


Read CEM security data:


1. Volvo's CEM are located under the co-pilot airbag on the left, remove the debris box, the new/old CEM box look the same, but with different circuits)

Read CEM data with RN-01 board:

Connect K518ISE host, adapter, and RN-01 board as below: 

2. For the old version, when opening the lid, in the back of the circuit board, please pay attention to the black column with blue circles,
which are the four positioning points that need to match stably with the white column of RN-01 board.


Note: The circuit board is coated with insulating glue, it is required to use the washing plate water to wash off the blue area of the insulation coating in the contact point (solder joint) ,
or power can not go through , if the needle of RN-01 board is broken, it will do to wire in the corresponding locations.

For the new version, the circuit is different, which requires to wire to read the anti-theft data, please refer to following guides to wire:

Note: Connect power to read the data, it is needed to separate RN-01 board to the motherboard to prevent conduction; it is recommended that welding line should not exceed 15cm.


Read KVM security data:


Volvo's KVM modules are located after the rear box, in the upside of the right rear wheel position(for 16 S60L car, it is recommended to dismantle from the right rear door to the wheel direction);

1. After opening the module cover, it is firstly needed to use the washing plate water to wash off the blue area of the insulation coating, or power can not go through.

Read KVM data with FS-01 board:

Below the positions in red circle are the 8-pin insertion points of FS-01 board:

Connection between K518ISE host, adapter and FS-01 board:


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VAS 5054A AMB2300 Bluetooth Module

Took some pics of the amb2300 Bluetooth module on the VAS 5054A without shield so we can have a gander at the chips beneath

Good (from vas 5054a genuine)


Bad (from vas5054a clone)


Note: VAS5054A China has two versions of AMB2300 BT module inside. Version A is much more better than Version B.

So here we have shield off. Both had exactly the same shield but if I am not mistaken the one below is bad. Differences also exist on underside of board with missing components.

The bad AMB did not have the tell tale signs previously mentioned to me.

But if you have no luck with a good BT module, or don’t have AMB2300 BT module, you also have fix:

Download vas5054a firmware update fix: (by Fantomel)!MSIj1aJJ!XDWayKXbrN8fTqogwoA_26ECIMYCct...


To fix this and make it work you must replace after install of package these files from 1.20.020 to your current version

for odis-s 2.2.3 and 2.2.4


for odis-s 2.2.6

C:Program FilesSoftingD-PDU API1.20.029VeComVAS5054

for odis-e 6.2.2?

C:Program FilesSoftingD-PDU API1.20.023VeComVAS5054

for odis-s 3.0.0

C:Program FilesSoftingD-PDU API1.20.034VeComVAS5054

Good luck!

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