There are three optional solutions of programming a DAF key using different DAF diagnostic tools/key programmers (FVDI2, VCI Lite (V1), VCI 560), which may help make keys in a cost-effective method.
Option I: Flyobd FVDI2 DAF commander: $409
It’s the cheapest way to program a DAF key with FVDI2 commander.
How to making a DAF key with FVDI2 DAF?
Note: Before programming keys, all present keys are reset and can be programmed on the same immobilizer only.
Start FVDI2 software for DAF
Select “Key learning”
Press “Next” to go on
Put the key to be programmed into the contact and switch it to position contact-ON
Insert Key 1 and press “Next”
The key is programmed successfully!
Amount of keys programmed: 1
To learn the next key, press “Next”
To fish key learning, press “Exit”
Option II: DAF VCI 560 (genuine): $3550
Option III: VCI Lite (V1) (copy version of VCI-560): $800
First, DAF VCI lite or VCI 560? Here list the differences.
new DAF VCI lite (V1)for $800, original VCI 560 for $3550
DAF VCI lite used via USB connection, VCI 560 used via WIFI & USB connection
* LED display
VCI lite without LED display, VCI-560 kit with LED indicators
* PCB (hardware)
VCI lite hardware lacks one part on PCB, compared to VCI-560
(that missed part is not needed for any diagnosis, reprogramming, configuration)
* via OBD
VCI lite cannot see ignition via OBD, VCI-560 can do that via OBD
DAF VCI 560 supports SCR/AdBlue removal, power increase, language programming with DAVIE Configurator (DEVIK)
VCI-560 also supports special programming and Service Level see DAVIE Developer Tool (DEVIE DT)
However, functions above are not listed in the DAF VCI lite package; that is, you need to buy in the DAF company.
In short, no matter VCI 560 or the replacement VCI Lite (V1), both work well on DAF trucks almost the same except some aspects above. If you do not care about original or not, VCI Lite should be a good choice for you, which almost has the same functions as VCI-560 but at a lower cost. DAF VCI Lite (V1) is more cost-effective.
So, how to program a DAF key using VCI 560 or VCI Lite (V1)?
Start DAVIE software
Go to Immobilizer (safety/security system)
before programming keys, all present keys are reset and can be programmed again in the same immobilizer only
Before installing a new immobilizer unit, perform the following actions:
1- switch off contact
2- exchange the immobilizer unit
3- switch on contact
Good luck when program daf keys with FVDI2 or VCI Lite / VCI 560.