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Obdstar X300DP Plus will win in the poll: Obdstar vs Lonsdor K518ISE

This is a poll: Obdstar X300DP Plus diagnostic and programming tool vs. Lonsdor K518ISE universal car key programmer


Obdstar x300 dp plus: http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/obdstar-x300-dp-plus-key-master.html

Lonsdor k518ise: http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/lonsdor-k518ise-key-programmer.html

Poll is going on…


The result will be updated here.

Seems Obdstar x300dp plus will win 🙂


FYI, actually they are 2 different machines to do 2 different things.

you can regard londsor as a key programming tool (esp. volvo immo), while x300 works good in diagnostics and programming and special functions(incl. odometer correction)



Good to know: X300DP plus and Lonsdo K518 difference in detail


Lonsdor highlights its VOLVO key adding. Both the Obdstar and Lonsdor key tools work good in car key programming though.

Obdstar works perfect in full-system diagnostics, odometer correction and special functions.


in detail….



Obdstar has a better kit with more adapters/cables to perform more functions.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Key frequency test ×
Ignition switch test ×
Universal jumper ×
P001 programmer main unit ×
C001 board ×
C002 board ×
W001 test cable ×
W001 test cable ×
W003 test cable ×
Toyota smart card 1-4 (a set) × ×


X300 DP PLUS is good at full-system diagnosis whiele K518ise can not do it.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Full-system diagnostics ×


Lonsdor is the only key tool working for VOLVO immobilizer.

Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Key/remote match × ×
Key flash ×

Odometer correction:

X300 DP PLUS supports more cars than k518 for mileage change.

Product Obdstar X300DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
VW × ×
AUDI × ×
KIA × ×
GM ×
SsangYong ×
GS (Morris Garages) ×
Roewe ×
Roewe ×

Special functions:

Obdstar is able to perform special functions including ECU programming/cloning, but Lonsdor works as an auto key programmers only!


Product Obdstar X300 DP PLUS Lonsdor K518ISE
Image x300-dp-plus lonsdor-k518ise-auto-key-programmer
Oil service reset ×
Remote manual setting ×
ABS brake exhaust ×
Battery matching ×
ECU programming ×
EPB brake pads change ×
Throttle matching ×
Airbag reset ×
TPMS reset ×
Steering angle reset ×
OBDII engine ×
DPF regeneration ×
Injector coding ×
Suspension matching ×
Teeth learning ×
CVI learning value initialization ×
Steering angle repair ×
ECU clone ×
Switch activation ×


How to program SUBARU Forester Smart key all keys with K518 / X300?

SUBARU Forester Smart key all keys lost adapting with Lonsdor K518ISEOBDSTAR X300 DP, I80 key programmer.


We all knows SUBARU spare parts is very expensive, all key lost will cost a lot, here we share the SUBARU Forester key

adapting method for all key lost.


SUBARU Smart key all key lost key adaption have two common methods:

  1. Disassemble the SMT Main ECU, Use AD900 programmer to write data into Toyota smart key, it can directly start the car, No need adapting on the car again, but must use AD smart key.
  2. Disassemble the SMT Main ECU, immobilizer(ESL/ELV), Write initialization data, then study the key on the car.

Here we share the second method, SUBARU Forester use 5290 smart key, Year 2013, No immobilizer, disassemble the SMT Main ECU and ELV Write initialization data and study the key.


  1. Get the ELV(below steer column), disassemble the ELV module, find the 8 PIN EEPROMon the circuit board, Model No. : 93c46.

Desoldering the 93c46, use programmer and adapter read the data, make a backup first then change the code shown as below picture.

-keep the Red marked code code the same, others all change to F, When dump revised, use programmer and adapter write back to 93c46 eeprom, and solder back to the circuit board.

  1. Disassemble the SMT Smart ECU(back side of the A column of the car), it’s appearance is the same as Toyota except the LOGO, disassemble the shell find the 8 PIN eeprom near the CPU, EEPROM Model No. : 93C86. Disassemble the 93c86, Write initialization data, assemble back to the car, if without error the dashboard could be light up.
  2. Use Key programmer add new keys directly. Use Lonsdor K518ISE, OBDSTAR X300 DP, or I80 key programmer, connect the car OBD interface, select SUBARU, then XV smart system, direct add new key, all down, after the keys added, no need sync, directly start the car.

Attach Lonsdor K518ISE package


and OBDSTAR X300 DP package


How to choose a universal car key programmer

What tool has complete vehicle coverage for the programming of old and new car keys, especially for European cars Renault, Volvo, etc.?

Rely: Most auto key programmers cannot add keys (when all keys are lost) to ALL cars. There was no solution for key matching to Renault, Volvo and some other cars. But now, you have the luck.

The best key programming machine for all cars.

1st key programmer tool in the world is able to:

Volvo (S40, S60, S80, XC60, XC90, C30, C70, V40, V60, V70) key programming.

Toyota/Lexus: smart key all key lost – via OBD ( without dismantle)

BMW CAS3/CAS3+/CAS3++: direct OBD programming

BMW CAS4/CAS4+: dismantle & read data programming

2016 -New Maserati: smart key programming

2016 -New Ford: smart key programming

Hyundai / Kia 46/47/8A smart key: PIN code reading via OBD, all key lost included.

Renault ( Megane, Koleos, Scenic) without PIN code key programming

VAG group 4th & 5th immobilizer system

Ferrari (458, F12, F149): direct OBD programming

Peugeot /Citroen: two ways to read PIN code & programming, all keys lost included.

Read PIN code to Kia / Hyundai function for Type 46 & 47 & 8Akeys + Add Smart Key without PIN code

Match keys for all Volvo models via OBD

Mazda 3 Angkesaila smart key program (2017)

BYD smart key program without Pincode

Nissan key system (4 Digit Pin Code)

Nissan remote system

Nissan smart key system (New 20 Digit Rolling Pin Code) incl. Qashqai(after 2015), X-TRAIL(before 2013), QX60(after 2013), teana-vip(after 2013), Cima(after 2013), JX35(after 2013)

Toyota Smart Key all lost

Lamborghini Porsche BMW & LandRover Ferrari Models covered

a lot of Chinese vehicles Great Wall Haval Borgward MG Beiqi Foton covered

Introduce Universal Smart Key Emulator

Watch the video: (credits to professionals @obdexpress.co.uk)

Lonsdor K518ISE OBD add a key to HONDA CIVIC

Lonsdor K518ISE program Porsche macan turbo smart key via OBD