(Oct. 2019) Lonsdor K518ise Latest Reviews: 9/10 Success

(Oct.2019) The test reports from Lonsdor K518ise key programmer owners:




Kia Sportage 2011 PIN read by obd and key 7936 OK

Nissan Qashqai 2013…20digit rolling code calculated…its ok

Toyota Aygo 2016 H chip OK but 2 hours spend to code it


Vw caddy 2013 backup eeprom, program key ok (VDO2013 24c64 Nec)
Opel Signum don’t programm key …pin I have. 2004.
Megane II card no problem


Peugeot Boxer backup eeprom, make dealer key, program key ok.
Peugeot 307 2003 (kline) not programm keys…pin I have

Ford Focus 2009 add key programming …. OK !

Ford Fusion 1999 all key lost programming …. OK !! 2 min.


Audi A4 B8 2012 USA read data ok.

Audi A6c6 2010 read data and remote key OK

Audi A4 B8 2013 USA 315 MHz key programming OK


Passat B6 all key lost first read dump then make dealer key by lonsdor and programming ok


Lancia Musa 2010 marelli type.
Backup eepr, make dealer key add key.


Ford Focus 2011 easy pickings, keyless. 4d83 dst80



2005 C4 Read pin ok
Add Key and remote ok

Peugeot 3008 2018 Hitag AES
Add separe key done in 3min..
Pin type 1
Immo type 3


Lonsdor your champion.
Freelander 2

Ssangyong Tivoli 2015 id70 80bit.
Immo programming ok.no pin needed

Just us blank id60 dst80 40bit..

After programming car change chip to id 70 dst 80 80bit..



Suzuki S-Cross smart key 2014
Programming without pin..1min.




  1. VW caddy 2006 immo 3.5 pin code not good
    2. Skoda Octavia2 immo 3.5 pin code not good.
  2. Lexus rx350 keyless fob 2010, All keyless lost, start the car with on board programming the ignition start but the remote refused to work,have tried to add many key but the car refused to accept any keyless


(Thanks for all the contribution from you guys)


Tips: vehicle connection failed means wrong system type. Key programming is a very technical thing and not just a case of buying a programmer and away you go. It’s far more complicated and you need a good understanding of immobiliser systems. Vehicles are made in different parts of the world and all use different companies to supply there electronics. There is no tool that does everything!!!


I have xtoollonsdor, MVP pro, obdstar, zedfull, vvdi, to name a few. The lonsdor is my favorite programmer because it’s easy to use, has the best battery life and can do more than just program keys. The xtool would be the next best. I have done thousands of cars with the lonsdor and only failed on a few and I know why, because it’s normally a new vehicle and hasn’t been added to lonsdor yet. Usually if I get that communication error I will try different type and eventually it will communicate. It’s a trial and error thing. You just have to keep trying, but knowledge is the most important thing. If you have a problem car put it up on here and we can try and help. Just make sure you say what make model year and the key type you are trying to use, if it’s genuine, aftermarket etc and at what stage if the programming it fails.


(Thanks to Shawn Patterson)