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Autel MaxiIM IM508 review:cost-effctive key programming tool

The Autel IM508 is a cost-effective flat-panel diagnostic scanner with key programming capabilities such as total key loss and complete OE-level diagnostic services for both novice and experienced mechanics.

Autel IM508 in-depth review

IMMO & Key programming

The Autel IM508 tablet key programming scanner features easy-to-use key programming and IMMO functions, as well as intelligent and expert modes for both novice and veteran mechanics to perform key programming and anti-theft functions.

Autel IM508 smart mode function

The Smart Mode provides guided functions with step-by-step instructions.This mode of Autel MaxiIM IM508 programming tool makes it easy for people with zero foundation to perform diagnostic operations, suitable for all kinds of enthusiasts who want to repair machines.

Autel IM508 expert mode function

The MaxiIM IM508 Tablet is equipped with expert mode, which is more suitable for experienced mechanics. In this mode, the mechanic can quickly select the features they need, helping the mechanic save time.

Autel MaxiIM IM508 Professional diagnostic function

As an Autel MaxiIM advanced FOB Programming Tool, the IM508 is not only equipped with key programming services for various vehicle models, but also has complete system-wide diagnostic capabilities. Through the OBD II interface, the Autel IM508 scanner can perform basic diagnostic services such as reading, clearing, and reading frozen frames.

Autel MAXIIM IM508 with diagnostic function

Software and update

Autel MAXIIM IM508 Auto Key and Remote Programmer has complete after-sales service, including 1-year warranty and update, 2-years software update to solve your worries after purchase.In addition, if you are having problems with your equipment, our Autel MaxiIM IM508 Key FOB Programming Tool supports remote TeamViewer service, which can help you solve your needs anytime, anywhere.

Vehicle coverage

The advanced Autel MaxiIM IM508 key programming tool covers 80 percent of the vehicle brands on the market.

Autel MaxiIM IM508 vehicle Coverage

MaxiIM IM508 tablet PROS& CONS


  • Most cost-effective anti-theft tool;
  • There are two modes to choose from, suitable for beginners and experts;
  • Simple page and operation;
  • User-friendly;
  • Perfect after-sales service.
  • CONS:

  • Autel MaxiIM IM508 key programming tool ,if not paired with Autel XP400 Pro, the key programming and IMMO functions of Eurppean brand vehicle such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW cannot be performed.
  • Who is suitable for Autel IM508 Immobiliser?

    The Autel MaxiIM IM508 programming tool is ideal for Asian car owners, offering an excellent price/performance ratio and supporting a full diagnostic service.

    Autel MaxiIM IM508S

    Who is suitable for Autel IM508+XP400 Pro?

    The Autel IM508 and XP400 Pro offer cost-effective alternatives to the IM608 Pro scanner, providing comparable or even enhanced key programming and IMMO functions. The key and chip programmer are fully compatible with European car brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW for key programming and anti-theft purposes.

    Autel MaxiIM IM508s with XP400 Pro

    Autel XP400 Pro IMMO ECU Coverage

    △Need XP400 Pro     ▲Standard Function    ○Need XP400 Pro and extra adapters    ˜Need extra adapters  

    Function IM508 IM608 PRO
    Mercedes Infrared Key Read/Write
    Remote Frequency Detection
    BENZ 3rd Generation IMMO Add Key, All Key Lost via OBD
    Read/Write/Erase Benz ESL_W209 / W906 Data ˜
    Benz OE NEC Key Learning ˜
    BMW EWS3 Key Learning ˜
    2015-2019 Jaguar Land Rover Write Key via Dump
    Volvo Smart Key/Fobik Smart Key Learning

    What's in box of Autel IM508?

  • Autel IM508 Key Programmingn display Tablet
  • XP200 key programmer
  • Accessory Kit:
  • 1.Main Cables


    Autel MaxiIM IM508 unpacking picture 1


    Autel MaxiIM IM508 tablet is a dedicated key programming and anti-theft product, is the entry level product in the MaxiIM series, but when combined with the XP400 Pro, adapter tools and other accessories, in terms of programming and anti-theft functions, and its high-end IM608 Pro II is exactly the same.

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