Porsche 2018+ Smart Key Programming Tool Recommendation

What tool to program Porsche 2018+ smart keys?



Depends on the key style.

Porsche Old New Vs New Key


Old key:

Porsche Old Key

Applicable to old Porsche models

  • Macan 2014-2023
  • Cayenne 2011-2017
  • Panamera 2010-2016
  • 911 2013-2018
  • Boxster/Cayenne 2013-2016
  • 718 2016-2023

these models use old key.



Autel IM608, IM608 II/IM508, Yanhua Mini ACDp/ACDP2, Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Plus, VVDI Prog+ VVDI2Xtool etc all these tools can program 2018+ Porsche old style keys (both add key and all keys lost).

Verify the key- placement of LED. If it’s right above the lock unlock, yes.. if around the logo, no.

Need BCM out.
With Xhorse you can read Porsche BCM with solder free adapter which is easier.

Xhorse Porsche Bcm

Yanhua also has Porsche interface board to read BCM without soldering.

Yanhua Acdp Porsche Bcm 1

Yanhua Acdp Porsche Bcm 2

Yanhua Acdp Porsche Bcm 3
Read Dflash, generate dealer key and learn key.


New key 

Porsche New Key

Applicable to new Porsche models

  • Cayenne 2018-2023
  • Panamera 2017-2023
  • 911(992) 2019-2023
  • Taycan 2019-2023

these models use new key.



Autel, Xtool, Xhorse etc CANNOT program new style MLB keys. Need MLB tool, i,e KYDZ MLB tool.

KYDZ will generate and program keys for the following Porsche MLB models

Taycan 2019-
Panamera 2017-
Panamera New Energy 2017-
Cayenne 2018-
Cayenne New Energey 2019-
911 2019-

MLB Car List 2

Read KYDZ MLB tool instruction

How to Use KYDZ MLB Tool to Program VAG MLB Key?

So before asking which tool will add key or do all keys lost, check your key style first.