Xhorse VVDI MB BGA Tool steps, adapter, diagram, feedback, FAQ – all info here

I’m happy to this Xhorse vvdi mb tool.

Support from Xhorse is better than the one offered from Abritxx. It’s cheaper, works better and easier, has more functions… I would like to try to collect the steps on how to do if W221 all key lost, how to change W204 ESL, how to get a new ESL for W204, feedback with IR pass reading and what works, the adapter to work with e.g. Keys Benz chrome style, Emulators for the EIS’s and NEC adapter. Connection diagram on renew v35,  finally with some users questions and solutions.



Part 1: steps on W221 W204 all key lost, change W204 ESL and get a new ESL for W204

Part 2: Keys Benz chrome style, Emulators for the EIS’s and NEC adapter

Part 3: Diagram on renew v35 and can’t renew v07 keyless go nec on board.Say error -1004

Part 4: Feedback on IR pass reading and what works with VVDI MB BGA tool

Part 5: Frequently asked questions



Part 1: Steps on W221 W204 all key lost, change W204 ESL and get a new ESL for W204

Steps: W221 all key lost

I own vvdi mb tool. I bought EIS W221 lock with a key from the lock from one machine. I have read the PSW. I will make a complete loss of W221 key in the future?

Describe step by step procedure

You have used/2nd-hand EIS with working key, you can do like this for W221 all key lost

  1. Read all key lost EIS data-> save EIS data
  2. read used EIS data enter password, get erase password->renew used EIS.
  3. Load step1 EIS data to renewed EIS with password->write EIS data
  4. Load EIS data (with key password)->prepare key file
  5. Input new key to device IR reader->load key file->write
  6. Insert new key to EIS->EIS will learn the new key->key learn success

By the way, if your all key lost W221 is Motorola EIS, not need to change EIS, remove eis get eeprom by programmer (VVDI PROG).

Then load eeprom to VVDI MB TOOL prepare key file.


Steps: W204 all keys lost, how to do with VVDI MB BGA tool

Currently version W204 all key lost steps: (user should buy a new EIS first)

  1. Read EIS data via obd, then Save EIS data
  2. adapt ESL: Read ESL data->Get Erase Password->Renew ESL
  3. Change new EIS, Load EIS data(step1)->write Key Password(enter manually and at random)->Write EIS data
  4. Personalize W204 ESL
  5. Load EIS data (with Key Password)->Prepare Key File
  6. Input new Key to device IR reader->Load Key file->write
  7. Insert new Key to EIS->EIS will learn the new key->key learn success


Steps: Change W204 ESL

Question: In garage I have Mercedes w204 2008 year. Problem is ESL stop working check ESL and it damage. I buy second hand. Read original ESL read EIS all write to new (second hand) ESL, change VIN code and ESL start work , but ignition if I turn key not work.

Please refer to change W204 ESL steps:
ESL: Clear TP, Renew ESL (need erase password)
EIS: Renew EIS(need password & erase password)
Write EIS data back, then Personalize W204ESL

0ne token for read key code


Steps: get a new ESL for W204

1 get key password
2 save EIS data with Pass
3 renew EIS
4 write saved EIS data
5 renew ELV
6 in EIS personalize ELV
7 Insert Key all should work


Part 2: Keys Benz chrome style, Emulators for the EIS’s and NEC adapter


  • Keys benz chrome style for use with vvdi mb tool

Question: I’m planning to buy VVDI MB BGA TOOL, it seems good.

I want to ask where to buy reliable/affordable keys Benz chrome style for use with vvdi mb

Answer: Those are working good and they are re-writable through the IR!



Q: do u have some kind of emulators for the EIS’s?
Because it really hard to have the car to connect the OBD, if I can do all in the laboratory it will be realllllyy good.

A:  this is what you are after mate



  • NEC adapter

Question: Can vvdi mb tool read, erase write Nec in mercedes keys

Answer: Yes ,but need new NEC adapter (Item No. SO374)



  • ELV simulator

Question: Can VVDI MB tool repair ESL w204?

Answer: you will need their new ESL adapter also named ELV simulator (see below pic), and we must hope that it will work good as xhorse still have some little problem with dealer pass or erase password calculation but it only few little bugs that I hope they will fix it soon.

elv emulator

Part 3: connection Diagram

Connection diagram on how to renew v35:

Q: I’m trying to renew v35 and I get read failed 1007 or something of that sort, can’t renew with the green old adapter.

green U1 adapter-01

green U1 adapter-02

A: please refer to following connection diagram, it worked.

connection diagram

Can’t renew v07 keyless go nec on board.Say error -1004

Solution: please check your nec adaptor version. if its new nec key adaptor, renew again try several times until renew success.
If you use old nec adaptor need to modify the connection lines, click on “Diagram” in software, it will show you in new version.


Part 4: Feedback on IR pass reading and what works with VVDI MB BGA tool

Xhorse VVDI MB BGA Tool what works:

  1. Test nec soket for reading KEY ROM 57 nô problem. Just when need write not possible, via Ir Is ok


  1. Test password from 212 new model super, good tool need pay 2 tokens, need 10 min all ok


  1. All key lost: it’s only about EIS type, Xhorse Company have tested W166 W246 W212 FBS3 all key lost ok.

Sure it can do all key lost on w212 as the same as Mehaco /nec pro51/ Mercedes instrument, but cheaper.

  1. MB BGA Tool support erasing keyless-go rom08. And I tested it works already done 20 of them.


I try to collect the OK and K.O. experiences with IR pass reading with VVDI BGA TOOL

W210: EIS/EZS A208.545.01.08 – MCU ??? -read PSW IR – not successful
W210: EIS/EZS A210.545.02.08 – MCU 1D69J – read PSW IR – not successful
W210: EIS/EZS A210.545.03.08 – MCU 1D69J – read PSW IR – not successful
W210: EIS/EZS A210.545.00.08 – MCU 0D69J – read PSW IR – not successful
W215: EIS/EZS A215.545.00.08 – MCU 0D69J – read PSW IR – not successful
W215: EIS/EZS A215.545.08.08 – MCU 1L85D – read PSW IR – not successful
W203: EIS/EZS A203.545.05.08 – MCU ??? – read PSW IR – OK
W203: EIS/EZS A203.545.05.08 – MCU 1J35D – read PSW – OK
W203: EIS/EZS A209.545.09.08 – MCU 1L85D – read PSW IR – not successful
W220: EIS/EZS A215.545.02.08 – MCU ??? – read PSW IR – OK
W220:EIS/EZS A215.545.00.08 – MCU 1D69J read PSW IR – not successfulW639: EIS/EZS A639.545.05.08 – MCU 2x 1L02Y – read PSW IR – not successful
W639: EIS/EZS A639.545.09.08 – MCU 0L01Y – read PSW IR/OBD – not successful

I can guarantee it will not read ANY WITH HC05
1D69J/0D69J cannot be read by IR alone – A calculation with kline is possible.

Read a w203 A203.545.05.08 with mask 1J35d password ok

W203 IES 203 545 05 08 read PSW IR OK

W 220 IES 215 545 02 08 read PSW IR – OK


Only support parts of HC05, HC08 Motorola eis(K line),if cannot support will show error, need to remove eis get eeprom. We have tested W215 ok, but not means all W215 can support. in fact only support parts of this type.


(Quote) Personal user’s experience with xhorse – 9th March, 2016 update:

I’ve been using mehaco tool and noimmo tool and seriously now with the help of VVDI MB tool I bought it from www.uobdii.net I can say I can cover all BENZ system, so now I m selling my mehaco (MI) and i will keep noimmo MBE and the serious money is coming from the VVDI tool, renewing EIS , ELV, ECU , ISM, GEAR all NO TOKEN FREE and BGA password only 1 Token and cheap. Can anyone tell me which other tool can beat this ? with VVDI seriously u can make money. True there are still bugs in the software. But seriously from the tools we have in our shop how many who doesn’t have bugs ? How many it fails? And we pray for support. While in vvdi their support is second to none. And we see constant update on their tools. Seriously i can say now Xhorse is on my top list of tools manufacturer and the best from my point of view, economical wise and performance wise from BMW to VAG to Porsche To Prog to now BENZ.


Tokens experience:

If you own the condor key cutting machine then you get 1 token per day free

This promo (1 free token a day) is available only for the Condor machines (new and old). Other Xhorse products are not part of the offer.

Note: The password can only calculate on your device. At the other will not work.


Part 5: Frequently asked questions


Question: I try to renew used EZS nr. A216.545.05.08 used from W221, but not possible, still renew failed read okay, renew failed…inside seat some “NEW YORK”

Answer: did you get the correct password & erase password?

Both Key password and Erase password are required.

1) For the “Key password”, you can get it by adding keys.

2) For the “Erase password”, you can get by VVDI MB tool it is at 90% percent success rate, if no success; email us the EIS data for help.

Question: I have ml w164 lose key after i get eis with key and do its renew ok but after i tray to write old eis original data to renew eis isn’t accept ther is cant comananction with obd

Answer: currently need to connect gateway. New version will release an extra adaptor then can work without gateway.



Question : I add one key in ML engine 320CDI year 2008. Original key ver.57
I found the psw through server (like BGA). I prepared genuine key, but the car doesn’t open with first original key. After, I opened with mechanical key, insert first key and the start the engine. The new key work, but the first key some time left the synchronization and don’t close the doors.

Answer: because u got the password from the original key in this version u need to rewrite the original key after reading the password so vvdi mb after password reading jt gave u key file this file u need to write it back then original key will work again


Question: can’t get password from old hc05 Motorola stop at 90%

Answer: There is no tool that can get password from a hc05 eis via IR or k-line. No need to keep trying that. Not possible


Question: A customer is to arrive with GLK X204 2011. Is it possible to calculate the password for this thing? There’s 204 (without X) stated in the manual, but is the program able to work with X204? I’m asking because i’m afraid of possible consequences.

Answer: Same as w204 ezs


Question: I’m a bit concerned by the reports of existing keys being damaged during the reading process.

What percentage of them is being damaged?

Answer: To me it happened only once (sync was broken) when trying to extract pass from an unsupported model(W203).


Question: Need to make a key for all keys lost GL320 2009, USA. Could it still be motorola EZS by any chance? or is it like ML class with NEC?

Answer: NEC Ezs in all GL models


Question: Got error file corrupted almost every time I try to start the software?
I do it with the latest 2.1.0 version. The computer is with XP SP3.
The only one workaround I discovered is to extract the software from the archive every time.


Answer: The anti-virus software caused this issue, usually you can setting VVDI MB TOOL software as ‘trust file’ from anti-virus software.


Question: I just try password W210 through IR and no go. Counter go till 90% and then stop. Tried it several time without success.

Answer: have checked about this issue, only support parts of Motorola HC05,HC08(K LINE) eis. if cannot support will show failed. new version software modify the prompt.


Question: can I read hash data eis w203 2002-2004 via IR ? ( on car )

Answer: Same as any other tool, some it can, some it can’t.
There is no 100% solution.

As far as I know the key hashes (not including password) all tools can read that have Ir adapter and on all das3 eis. Nothing spectacular.. pass read is something else


Question: tried to renew w210 eis i got the key password and erase password but once i click on renew eis it says failed how can i renew eis for motorola w210.

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Answer: You can’t renew w210 eis by IR.

Please ensure your password is correct, and then try again. Some types of old K line eis cannot support renew.