Look at the chart: How does CGDI MB wins in the Mercedes key programmer markets
CGDI MB Full Version is English version, the basic version is the Chinese version sold abroad and will have risk to be locked.
1.CGDI MB Full Versionis the English version, it comes with the Mileage Repair and Gateway Read/Write Authorization Free (Since March 2nd, 2019);
Image 1: Mileage Repair and Gateway Read/Write (Authorization)
Moreover, CGDI MB supports more old Mercedes cars key programming by OBD such as:
W210, W203, W639, W220,W215, W169
Mercedes E Series W210 before year 2004
Mercedes C Series W203 before year 2005
Mercedes V Series V639 before year 2008
Mercedes A Series W169 before year 2009
Mercedes B Series W169 before year 2009
Mercedes S Series W220 before year 2005
Mercedes E Series W211 before year 2008
2. CGDI MB Basic Versionis the Chinese version, which is sold abroad by a partial sellers, it has the risk to be blocked by CG Company.
News!!! CGDI MB Full Version on sale at March, 2019:
Buy one CGDI MB Key Programmer get one CGDI ELV ESL Emulator for free.
CGDI MB ELV Simulator for Benz 204 207 212:
Most W204 W207 W212 ESL will be damaged with EIS. In this case, there are two possible reasons and solutions:
ESL motor is damaged and need to replace a new motor
NEC chip is locked, theoretically it can be unlock, actually it needs to replace new ESL.
CGDI MB reviews:
Have collected CGDI programmers feedback of tests on Mercedes.
Credits to all contributors off digital-kaos.co.uk
i did it today (EIS on bench)
eis A1645451508 new type
pulling dump took 80 minutes
calculating pass online 4 min.
key programmed !!!
W164 need gateway
Just did some minutes ago ML350 W164 2006
Read EZS, add key, write BE key all done in 17mn.
Really fast and i’m happy with the first try on car.
Use late software 126.96.36.199
2009 W164 ML450
Key add work
Very good speed!!
x164 gl 2012:
I did key x164 GL 2012.
All done in 10-12 mn.
w164 after 2009
I did for testing 2 types of programming _ have got EZS with both programmed keys because customer claimed somethimes EIS works sometimes doesn’t – I have found that connector for immo aerial was desoldered from PCB so when I fixed it – EIS became fully working again – and then I started testing CGDI and made 2 types of programming (all programming on bench – EZS + GATEWAY EMULATOR)
1) programming in case one key is available and adding spare key – ALL OK!
2) programming in case of ALL KEYS LOST – ALL OK!
spare key programming was pretty fast
AKL scenario takes circa 80minutes to get data from EIS and You have to plug in and out emulator key every 5 seconds – I have bought VVDI POWER ADAPTER to pass all hassle on to adapter so You don’t have to watch whole process and move key in and out manually – but it doesn’t work with CGDI – seems adapter works only with VVDI MB and software drives it by adressed pin to switch connection off and on between ezs and key emulator – maybe CGDI TEAM could write a code to their SW and make VVDI POWER ADAPTER useful for all their customers.
W203 with W209 EZS all key lost, done in the car about 70mn: Succesful.
W203 2004 spare key making:
Total time about 13 minute when begining to programming new key. Read pass NEC key by IR and calculate PSW
Key still working after get PSW.
Done in car.
Class C W203 2005 adding key on car.
Spare key made in under 10 minutes.
Just done a Benz G500 imported from Dubai
EZS 203, data collect is longer, but done in 25mn.
Big problem with BE key, writed 3pcs, only one start engine, remote don’t work.
Finally write Original NEC black key and get bill.
W204 2010 adding key on bench
W204 get data: About hour
PSW W204: 11minute all key lost in bench with VVDI cable
He had VVDI and CGDI, said CGDI is faster and no problem to get PSW:
W204 all key lost on bench
W204/W207 no problem in bench, use with VVDI cable:
Alessandro silva w204 allkey lost ok 100porcetnto
I did one W207 on bench and only took about 11 minutes total time
w207 c300 2010:
C300 W207 2010 spare key without problem and in 2 minute
(exiting key is BE, so no need server query PSW)
Test with my W209 545 31 08 on bench as add key: 15mn all done
Trying all key lost, failed. But a friend do with W209 545 05 08 succes PSW by IR without gayeway
W220 Read EZS and PW from Key
Mercedes W221 2010 Facelift S600 V12
Tested on w212 read ezs but pw Upload dont work
Tested today on W212
Read EZS —> OBD work Fine
Calulating PW from EZS —> Work fine Online Server
Key Calculating —> v041 & v051 Work fine online Server
w212 2010 e250:
Mercedes W212 2010 e250 petrol
tested w212 ALL KEY LOST !!!
Work realy realy good!
W212 is from 2012
Read ezs About 30mins
Read eis info
Paste key password
Then key calculation
W210 added key on bench
W164 added key on car by OBD 10mn.
Another W164 add key with BE key, 3mn
W221 2008 with key v57 from Japan:
Add key success after 30mn, get PSW in the 2è upload.
VVDI or Diagspeed need usual 1 or 2H for that.
w216 2014 w219 2008:
W246 2014 FSB3: Add key successful in 15mn
W219 2008: Add key also 15mn OK
Car from Japan
2007 w221 from Japan: Add key on bench
First try i use vvdi
But 2 time upload also failed cannot get pass
So i was change device Cgdi from vvdi
1 time upload successful
Good and very fast 10min got pass
I add Key on W212 2010 and the System is the same on W204!
All work without problem!
resetting and recording EZS,
to change the mileage
Adding key success on Sprinter W906 2010 with BGA key
On car and by OBD.
w906 w230 2006:
CGDI work not on all by OBD
W906 Sprinter dont work
W230 SL55 AMG 2006 dont work
CGDI MB latest version V188.8.131.52 is confirmed to program new keys via K-line to 202/208/210, 203/463/639 when all keys are lost.
Free download Cgdi mb 184.108.40.206 software:
Confirmed to work with cgdi mb hardware:
CGDI mb V220.127.116.11 released notes on 19th Dec,2018
1. Added K-line all lost collection support EIS Model
2. Optimize the Keyless repeatedly plug collecting process
Fix problems that can cause program errors in specific situations in the collection.
3. Optimize network connectivity and improve server connectivity stability.
4. Software display language increases regional restrictions.
CGDI Prog MB software v18.104.22.168 adds Mercedes Benz old K-line vehicle key programming. Here’s the guide on adding new keys to w202 w208 w210 kline MB 38pin car from 1997 to 1998 via OBD.
Original car key
New key to be programmed
Step 1: Calculate Password
Connect CGDI Prog with laptop and vehicle
Open CGDI MB software
Go to EIS->Read EIS data
Select Computer Password-> Copy key with key-> Collect data
Select key type: Other keys
Follow 7 steps below to collect data
1.Insert original key into EIS and press OK
This is a k-line EIS, the operation is different from the ordinary EIS.
2.Insert key into CGDI MB and wait for collection
3.Insert the car key into EIS 10s and remove
Make sure to twise the key to ON position and turn on insturment. If failed to do this, pull ouit the ey
and try again. Press OK to continue.
4.Insert the key into EIS
5. Remove the key for 5s and then insert the key into EIS
6.Insert the key into CGDI MB
7. Save the generated files
Save the file successfully. Upload the data to calculate password.
Select Upload Data
Upload data just saved
Upload data successfully. Press Query Results to calculate pass
Calculate password success.
Copy and paste the pass to EIS Key password area
Save EIS data
Step 2: Generate EE
Select Generate EE->V051-> Load EIS file
Upload EIS file just saved
Press Generate Key File
The key file was generated successfully
Step 3: Write Key
Go to Read/Write Key->IR
Insert new key into CGDI Prog device
Press Read Key/Chip
Smart key choose 41 format, common key and BE key cchoose 51 format.
Select a key file
Write key success.
Test the new key. Works good.
CGDI MB AC adapter can collect data via OBD for the these Mercedes Benz models: W164 W204 W221 W209 W246 W251 W166.
CGDI MB Data Collection Adapter Features:
Acquire data via OBD at a quick speed
No need to dismantle EIS
No need to plug and insert the cable
Save much data acquisition time
Workable Models and the data acquisition time:
Mercedes Benz S series W221, EIS 216: acquisition time 12 minutes
Mercedes Benz E series 221, EIS 211: acquisition time 9 minutes
Mercedes Benz C series W209, EIS 209: acquisition time 9 minutes
Mercedes Benz B series W246, EIS 169: acquisition time 35 minutes
Mercedes Benz A series W246, EIS 169: acquisition time 35 minutes
Mercedes Benz R series W251, EIS 164905: acquisition time 12 minutes
Mercedes Benz ML series 164, EIS 164905: acquisition time 12 minutes
Mercedes Benz GL series 166, EIS 164905: acquisition time 12 minutes
This post show a guide on how to use CGDI Pro 9S12 and CGDI MB to add new keys for Benz W639.
Step 1:Read EIS Data
Check the EIS number
EIS PCB chips:
Run the CG Pro 9S12 software:
Select “Anti-theft Computer”,”Benz”,”EIS-639 (HC08)”
Then follow software wiring diagram to connect the cable connector to EIS PCB.
CGDI Pro 9S12 wiring connection to EIS
Click “Read” to read EIS data
After EIS data reading successfully,save it on your laptop.
Step 2:Adding New Key
Run CGDI MB software and load EIS data you save before.Then software will show the password.
Then click “Save EIS Data”,and you would better to use default file name to save it.
Click “Generate EE”,then click “Load EIS File” button to load the EIS data.(This EIS data saved by CGDI MB software,not by CGDI Pro software.)
After EIS data loading,pls check data information.
Then click “Generate Key File”,and wait…
Then the CGDI MB software will prompt you “key file generate successfully”,you need to save the data file.
Select “Read/Write Key”
Insert new key you want to add into Key Programmer CGD MB slot.
Click “Read”,the software will show this blank key information
Click “Open/Write”,and check the warning massage：
Smart key please choose 41 format,common key and BE key please choose 51 format.
When writing the original key,you need to use CGDI MB from www.obd2tool.com to erase the key data before,otherwise the programming progress will fail.
Choose a unused key data file,and open it to continue writing progress.
After writing successfully,install EIS back on vehicle,and then perform key learning.