European Ford Transit Custom 2016 Add Keys Done with Lonsdor K518!

Car: 2016 Ford Transit Custom 2.2 Tdci- (Europe)

Purpose: Add new keys

Key programming tool:

AVDI: my AVDI Ford paid software 2000$ and it doesn’t work perfect!

Lonsdor K518: It’s a paid function also. Upgrading to successful key learning is all fine!

Note: only Chinese Ford is under free functions.

Other Ford now needs to pay, incl. Ford made in Europe, India, South America, Australia, Africa, Israel

Two keys to add:


Steps with detailed images attached:

The new key to be add


In Lonsdor K518ise programmer: select immobilizer – FORD – Europe – Transit Custom – 2014-




Go to add new keys: immobilizer – add keys


Pls switch ignition ON



Lonsdor read out vin code and current keys count: 2



Pls make sure the key (to be programmed) has been inserted and turned ignition ON


Current key count: 3



K518 programmed a new key successfully

Pls turn ignition ON- OFF for 10 times





Tested the new key programmed by K518



Worked perfectly!

?Cómo resolver FVDI 2018 en 2014 BMW 3 “No se pudo sincronizar HW”

Cuando probé mi FVDI 2018 para programar la llave para el BMW 3 2014, recibí el mensaje de error “Al realizar la sincronización de HW a través de Internet … No se pudo sincronizar HW, quedan horas: 0.


Compruebe si la conexión a Internet está disponible para realizar la sincronización de hardware.

Si el hardware no está sincronizado en las próximas 0 horas, no podrá comunicarse con el vehículo.

Por favor, confirme que ha leído y comprendido esta advertencia.


?Alguien tiene el mismo problema?

Finalmente, recibí la respuesta del ingeniero de, me dijeron que este es un mensaje normal, simplemente haga clic en “Aceptar” para continuar.

Mercedes W221 Mileage Correction via FVDI or VVDI MB Tool

Cannot change mileage on a 2009 Mercedes-benz w221 via OBD? Need to fit filter/blocker in EIS and do dash only?

NO! I did 6 merc w221 using FVDI obd without any issues.. there is an instruction by on how to do it step by step in the abrites manual…. can do all control unit with it. need like 1.5 to 2 hours to finish it. it block can between IC and EIS.

I only have the R270 programmer at the moment and digiprog 3 so I think can blocker is going to be the cheapest way. If for Mercedes only, vvdi mb tool should be the best choice…program keys and repair dash km..all ok.

Here, two methods i wanna talk about…
(Easiest) Using Fvdi abrites commander obd change mileage:

Backup important files

Open Special Function ‘CGW (ZGW) Explorer” to read the EEPROM and the flash memories of Central Gateway (CGW) control.  Back up EEPROM and the flash dumps as files in your hardware.

FVDI Mercedes will automatically back up EEPROM and the flash memories file when it reads them. The backup files should be installed on C:/Program Files/ABRITES software for IDXXXXXX/Mercedes.

Select S-class W221

Select EEPROM, click Read EEPROM and save it to a file after EEPROM has been read.

Select Flash and click Read Flash and save it to a file after FLASH has been read.
Modify ASSYST and ASSYST PLUS service history records
Select the ZGW type “W221”
Click on “Get Current” to see the internal data
Click on “ASSYST PLUS Service Memory” to view different service history
Enter “Main Odometer”, “Operating Time (Days)” and “Number of Oil Changes” to alter all this information.
Click on “Yes” when FVDI ABRITES program asks to set the information for the different service history records.
Enter detail for each record.
For example: If the vehicle has 3 records, you need to enter the details for 3 service intervals. The values for the day cycle counter should be entered in an increasing way.

Change the main Odometer in Dashboard, EZS & CGW
change the odometer in Instrument Cluster as well as in EZS and CGW module
Open “Odometer Correction” special function and select S-class W221
Then click on “Get Odometer”
Select “Set Odometer” to load EEPROM and Flash dumps
NOTE: Make sure the ignition is ON when click “Set Odometer” button

(Good for Mercedes) Using vvdi mb bga tool repair dash mileage:

Vvdi mb tool is a good solution of mercedes read & write keys/CGW (ZGW), EIS & ELS tools, password calculation of working keys and lost all key, prepare key file, renew ECU/gearbox/ISM, repair KM, etc.

It can repair dash km for models as below:
1.C(W204), GLK(X204), CLK(W207), E(W212), SLS(W197), CLS(W218)
2.R-Class(W251), GL(X164), ML(W164)
3.E-Class(W211), CLS(W219)
4.S-Class(W221), CL(216)
5.W166, W172, W246, W231

W221 is listed…

If you want block KM synchronization between EZS and dashboard, you need backup CGW(Gateway) EEPROM and FLASH before write KM

block KM synchronization require update Gateway FLASH and EEPROM. You can provide the FLASH and EEPROM that you have. If you don’t provide these files. We will use the FALSH and EEPROM from Gateway, only need some time to read it.


This is the solution for how to deal with 2016 FVDI ABRITES Commander for TOYOTA’s error— “Device not open” and red light on.

The FVDI prompts “DEVICE NOT OPENED” during online activation and the indicator light on the main unit turns red and flashes. The light of Softdog also flashes.

Disconnect all the devices, and connect them according to the following instruction:

Note: Computer System— Windows XP

—When obtaining authorization, operate by following the next steps:
1.Connect the Softdog to FVDI device. Do not connect Softdog to the computer, otherwise the Softdog green light or red light will on, and result in authorization fail.
2. Use USB cable to connect FVDI and the computer, but do not connect FVDI to the car. Wait until FVDI green light on and Softdog red light on, you succeed getting authorization. If FVDI red light on or Softdog green light on, repeat the above steps.—After get authorization for FVDI diagnostic mux, follow the next steps to connect.1. Connect the Softdog to FVDI (Note: do not connect Softdog to the computer).
3. Use USB cable to connect FVDI and the computer. Wait until FVDI green light on and Softdog red light on, connect Softdog USB cable to the computer. During the procedure, the Softdog red light keeps on (Note: do not connect FVDI to the car)
4. Till the above 2 steps work well, connect 2016 FVDI ABRITES Commander with Full Version 18 Software to the car.

Tips above are available for (2016) FVDI ABRITES Commander