AUTEL MaxiIM IM508 Feedback and FAQ

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I run a repair shop and have used all kinds of tools during my 20 years of career as a mechanic. Autel has lots of great tools, this IM508 professional key programmer is another excellent tool! When it comes to key programming, IM508 has much wider coverage than MK908 I already had. Had already used it in the past few days to solve adding keys, adding remote controls, all key lost problems on Toyota, Nissan and counting… Great product!
Excellent Professional Car Key Programmer!

Is this a authentic autel product? With 1 year of updates and 1 year warranty?
Yes, it’s 100% authentic Autel prodcut. It comes with 1 Year Free software updates and 1 Year warranty.

Will it perform key chip programming? does it perform immo ecu read & write?
Yes, IM508 does come with the capability to perform key chip programming and can perform IMMO ECU Read & Write.

Will this IM508 reprogram key on 2006 ford f250?
Yes, it will. IM508 can perform add key, erase key(all key lost) on 2006 Ford F250. Please check the compatibility chart as below:

Does themaxim im508 program the smart key for the 2015 chrysler 200?
Yes, it can. Please check the detailed compatibility chart for your vehicle:

Will this program 2015 VW golf immo V remotes ?

Can this unit program a new key for 2007 Honda Accord japan made?
Yes, it can. IM508 can program a new key for a 2007 Honda Accord Japan made.

What will be the differences in functions between autel im508+xp200 and im608+xp400?
IM508+XP200 will have the SAME IMMO & Key Programming capabilities as IM608+XP400. Comparing with IM508+XP200, IM608+XP400 can perform more service & special functions, active tests, BMW & BENZ ECU Programming with J2534 Programmer.

Can it do remote control learning?
Yes, sure. IM508 Professional Key Programmer does come with this capability.

Can it read and clear abs codes?
Yes, it sure does

What would the advantage be to buying this, compared to purchasing lets say the ms908spro and an x200 or x400 key programmer?
First of all MS908s Pro does not work with XP200 or XP400 Key programmer. IM508 is a professional IMMO & Key Chip Programming Scan Tool that no other scan tool can match in car key programming functions except for IM608. However, while working with XP400 key programmer, IM508 will have exactly the same IMMO & Key Programming functions as IM608 but much much cheaper in cost.

Can this device re program ram chevy ford 2500-3500-4500-5500 gas/ diesel trucks?

Can im508 work with xp400 key programmer to extend capabilities?
Yes, sure. IM508 can work with XP400 Key Programmer to extend its IMMO & Key Programming capabilities to the SAME level as IM608. With just a few hundred bucks to buy XP400 Key Programmer, IM508 becomes an affordable alternative for IM608 Key Programming Tool.

What’s difference between im508 and im608 ?
IM508 Key Programmer Tool has all IMMO functions as IM608 except for Benz 3rd Generation IMMO, BMW CAS4 Key Learning and VW/Audi MQB(VDD & JCI) Add Key, IMMO V A4/A5/Q5 2015+ Key Learning availability. IM508 has most useful basic programming capabilities like key read/write, Transpronder read & write, EEPROM/MCU read & write. With nearly 1/3 of its price, IM508 is a perfect affordable IMMO tool alternative for Autel IM608