The Autel MaxiIM IM608 is better bang for buck you can do vehicle programming through j2534 anyway. With a MaxiFlash JVCI J2534 ECU programmer, you can do a bit more with the OEM subscription.
Autel MaxiIM IM608 J2534 programming: reprogramming / key programming / multi-line OEM diagnostics
supports over 2,000 vehicle protocols
Ethernet & USB programming connectivity
Wi-fi upgradable thru firmware updates
built-in operating system / internal program
To perform J2534 programming with MaxiIM, you’ll need:
Autel MaxiIM IM608 & MaxiFlash JVCI J2534 ECU programmer (IM508 cannot)
manufacturer’s online account / OEM subscription
A vehicle with a battery maintainer connected
Look at Autel MaxiIM J2534 function list:
Each OEM has a special site that allows you to gain access to their programming software. All you need is a credit card to purchase a subscription, and knowledge on how to download and install the software ( This is the most difficult part about programming).
|MANUFACTURER||WEBSITE||DIAGNOSTICS||KEY PROGRAMMING CAPABLE|
|Acura||ServiceExpress.Honda.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★|
|Audi||Erwin.AudiUSA.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★★|
|BMW||Bmwtechinfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes – Key Synchronization (not new leys).|
|Chrysler||Techauthority.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes-2004+ (CAN vehicles)★◆|
|General Motors (GM)||ACDelcoTDS.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★|
|Honda||ServiceExpress.Honda.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★|
|Isuzu||lsuzutechinfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes|
|Jaguar||JaguarTechinfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes-2017> (DOIP Required) ★|
|Lamborghini||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★ ◆|
|Land Rover||LandRoverTechInfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes-2017+ (DOIP Required)★|
|Lexus||TechInfo.Lexus.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★|
|Mini||MiniTechInfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes – Key Synchronization (not new keys)◆|
|Mitsubishi||MitsubishiTechInfo.com||Yes – CAN Vehicles||Yes ? CAN Vehicles ★|
|Nissan||Nissan-TechInfo.com||Yes – 2018+|
|Porsche||Techinfo.Porsche.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes|
|Subaru||Techinfo.Subaru.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes – 2015+ most models)|
|Toyota||Techinfo.Toyota.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★|
|Volkswagen||Erwin.VW.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes★◆|
|Volvo||VolvoTechinfo.com||Yes – Dealer Level||Yes – 2017+ DOIP (Nol all) ★|
★ Required NASTE for keys
◆ To use J2534 Needs precoded dealer key
Autel IM608 J2534 Programming FAQs:
Q: Does the IM608 do any pcm programming through the j2534 or does it just use the j2534 for key and immobilizer programing?
A: Yes you can use the j2534 to program PCM ( you need an OEM subscription and a laptop to do this). You can do key coding directly from the scanner. You don’t need an OEM subscription.
Q: Will the im608 retain all of its key programming abilities if I don’t continue the subscription to Autel??
A: Generally speaking you can use the im608 doesn’t need a subscription in order to work. But there are some manufacturers that require a valid subscription in order to connect to the internet to do the key learning procedure.
Q: Will the Im608 reprogram/program a 2008 Chevrolet suburban Transmission control module?
A: The J2534 and and OEM subscription will allow you to do that . It comes with the IM608.
Q: Will IM608 do Mercedes and BMW online programming like MaxiSys Elite?
A: It can read and write EEPROM data from the old ecu to new ecu for both Mercedes and BMW.But can’t do online calibration for both cars.You can do BMW and Mercedes programming if you have old ECUs. Thats where G-BOX 2 comes in. But do not worry,the IM608 J2534 can do BMW & Mercedes Benz online calibration /Programming at maximum of $60 for daily subscription.
Q: I want to replace and program the PCM for Chrysler Town And Country. Is this possible with the im608? Where do i get the software for the laptop?
A: Yes you can do it with the IM608. You can get the directory of all the OEMS tech info site from Nastf.org. The actual programming files for the new blank ECU came off an online OE program with a purchased subscription from Chrysler using the Maxi J2534 as the Pass through device between the Windows PC and the vehicle .The car needs a battery maintainer connected. The J2534 needs a USB cable attached between it and the laptop, and the laptop needs a good high speed internet connection. Not always easy to pull off when working mobile.
And the right connection among MaxiIM IM608, XP400, J2534 and the vehicle: