AUTOMOTIVE LOCKSMITH DOCUMENTATION
The purpose of this page is to provide documentation for the automotive locksmith who uses an Andromeda Research Locksmith Kit, the AR32A or BlueChip Pro. There are two sections; the locksmith librarian and microcontroller connection procedures. As most users are aware, the AR system supports in-circuit reading and programming of nearly all 8 pin eeprom based modules. What is not know is the support for microcontroller based immobilizers and ECUs. This documentation provides that information. Each microcontroller based immobilizer or ECU is illustrated with a series of annotated photos (see below) which show how to connect the system to the target module processor and then which steps to perform to read the eeprom data and save the file. As is standard with an AR package, all parts are supported in-circuit (no unsoldering of 52 or 64 pin parts) with connections made using the proper probe set. Each documentation set is a single zip file which contains the procedure photos. All files can be downloaded, unzipped and viewed or saved on a local machine for reference. (Procedures are here)
EEPROM BACK DOORS AND MORE - A back door is a set of connections on the circuit assembly which allow you to read/program a "difficult to access" eeprom part without physically connecting to the part pins. This area of the documentation page also contains information for connecting to modules (TOYOTA SEQUOIA) using the STANDARD PROBE SET. (BACK DOORS AND MORE are here)
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THE LOCKSMITH LIBRARIAN - The AR system includes a function called the LIBRARIAN. The purpose of which is to allow information, instructions and files to be linked for automated operations (such as reflashing and more). (You access the librarian using the PATH command. Press P. Hilite LOCKSMTH. Press ALT+L.) The LOCKSMTH librarian entry contains a variety of instructions, procedures and information specifically for the automotive locksmith. The LOCKSMTH librarian works like this: in the upper librarian pane are selections from which you choose. As you move about in the upper pane, the lower pane will change to show the instructions or information about that entry. To switch to the lower pane you press TAB. The mode changes from BROWSE to VIEW with a selection cursor. You may now perform whatever the procedure instructs. EXAMPLE1: Translate a CHRYSLER PIN | The top image shows the built-in Chrysler HEX to PIN conversion table. Use this table to translate the HEX code read from a SKIM module to the corresponding PIN. The read procedure is in librarian entry SKIM_EX.
EXAMPLE2: Reflash a 2003 Toyota Highlander | From the upper pane you select TOYOTA. Instructions appear in the lower pane. Press TAB. Move the cursor down to HIGHLANDER 01-03. The line indicates the location of the ECU and the device (IC900). Attach the clip (clean part first) or hold the AccuTouch probe on the part. It only takes one hand to perform the reflash. Press F6 (this loads the correct reflash file and also selects the correct device). The STATUS LINE (line between the upper and lower panes) changes to F3 TO PGM | F4 TO LOAD. Press F3. The system exits to the programming procedure. Press P to program. You're done. Just reinstall the module and introduce keys.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST LOCKSMITH LIBRARIAN: lock_lib.zip
(To install place the zip file in the LOCKSMTH folder and unzip)
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LOCKSMITH LIBRARIAN ENTRY SUMMARY
ARSETUP1, 2 AND 3 - There are three setup entries covering vehicles A (ACURA) through V (VW). Each entry shows how to setup the AR system for a specific vehicle immobilizer. Specified are the vehicle make model and applicable years. The required adapter and configuration (switches, plug position, etc.) including voltage is also shown plus the device type. You place the cursor on the configuration line and press F6. The librarian will perform an automatic system update.
B4USTART (Before You Start) - Complete instructions which describes how to confirm that you are properly attached to the device and that you are able to read valid data. Step by step instructions are provided.
CHRHX2PIN - Displays a built-in Chrysler HEX to PIN translation table. This table allows you to translate the HEX pin values read from the immobilizer to the actual DECIMAL pin code.
DELCO - Complete instructions for reflashing a Toyota ECU manufactured by Delco. This procedure when used with the Delco photo sequence will show you exactly what to do.
DELCO_EX - Provides an example of data (bin file) read from a Delco ECU. In the example the location of the Master and Valet keys are shown. Based on this information you may add keys values directly into file to be programmed back into the ECU.
GMPIN_EX - Provides an example which shows where the PIN is located in the data field for specific (model and year) GM vehicles.
HONDA - Reflash and ECU synchronization instructions for RED|BLACK key Honda and Acura vehicles. The reflash file must be used the the RED and BLACK keys provided with a locksmith kit.
HONDA_EX - Provides a bin file example which shows where the black and red key strings are located. With this information you may manually enter new or change existing key string values.
HOW2PRGM - This entry provides an instruction summary for Toyota and Lexus reflashing including settings, steps and results.





HOW2SAVE - Provides step-by-step instructions for saving the contents of an immobilizer or ECU to a file. These instructions can also be used if you plan to pass the file to a transponder programmer to make a key.
IMMO_NEW - This is set of virgin Toyota immobilizer files. This set is not the same as the reflash files. These have been extracted from new immobilizers which are identified by the immobilizer model number. If you have an existing immobilizer which is corrupt or already programmed use these files to restore to factory new.
IZUZU_EX - Provides a bin file read from an IZUZU immobilizer which shows where the PIN code is located. With this information you may read any IZUZU immobilizer and easily locate the PIN.
LEXUS - This entry is the complete reflash procedure and files for all compatible LEXUS vehicles. This procedure is described above (EXAMPLE2) in the Locksmith Librarian. Follow the procedure step-by-step for a simple, successful reflash.
MAKE_KEY - This entry first provides the background for how a transponder based vehicle works. It then follows with the steps necessary to create a key using a transponder programmer.
MASK2PRT - Provides an automatic selection of the correct device based on a microcontroller mask number. EXAMPLE: You determine that the microcontroller on an ECU is E28B. To set the correct device you press TAB then place the selection cursor on the line with E28B. You then Press F6. The system automatically changes the device to 68HC11E9.
PACIFICA- Provides a step-by-step procedure to locate the PIN in any Chrysler vehicle which uses the Pacifica immobilizer system. This procedure will automatically locate the pin regardless of which eeprom is used in the immobilizer. Also provided is an example immobilizer file which you can load. With the file loaded perform the procedure and see the actual PIN.
SAAB_CIM - This entry allows you to virginize a Saab CIM module. It also explains how to add keys to the virginized module using a transponder programmer and Tech2 tool.
SETVOLTS - This entry is specifically for use with the ASERSM1A in-circuit adapter. Provided are guidelines for setting the adapter to the proper voltage for success with the different families of eeprom parts. This information is very useful if you are unsure about how to proceed with an in-circuit read. Also provided are suggestions if you need to depart from the general guidelines.
SKIM_EX - Provides an example describing how to locate the encrypted HEX values which represent the module PIN. Also described is how to use the CHRHX2PN table to translate the HEX codes to the DECIMAL PIN plus an editor trick to easily point to the HEX codes.
SCRM_NEW - This entry will allow you to virginize a SERIES 1 SKREEM module to the original factory (like new) settings.
TOYEARLY - This entry contains files which can be used to reflash or make keys for some 1997-1998 Toyota vehicles. Certain (early) vehicles have ECU based immobilizers which will accept a standard reflash file but will not allow keys to be learned or will not enter learn mode. Information in this entry will provide guidance to address these vehicles.
TOYNOTES - This is a collection of short bits of information provided by our locksmith customers regarding Toyota vehicles.
TOYOTA - This entry is the complete reflash procedure and files for all compatible TOYOTA vehicles. This procedure is described above (EXAMPLE2) in the Locksmith Librarian. Follow the procedure step-by-step for a simple, successful reflash.
TWICE_EX - Provides an example of a data (bin file) read from a Saab TWICE module. Identified are the addresses where the two key sequences are stored.
URDONE (You Are Done) - After a Toyota or Lexus reflash has been completed and the ECU or immobilizer has been reinstalled in the vehicle, new keys must be introduced through the learn cycle. Once the learn cycle is complete it must be closed. The procedures for introducing the keys, closing the learn cycle plus synchronizing a black box immozilizer to the ECU are all provided.
WV_EX and VALEO_EX - Both provide an example bin file read from VW immobilizers which show where the PIN nummber is stored. Also described is how to change a HEX value to a DECIMAL value
MICROCONTROLLER DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES
 
BMW_EWS2
BMW EWS2
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
BMW
300's
1995-1998
BMW
500's
1995-2003
BMW
Z3
1995-1998
BMW
700's
1994-1997
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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BMW EWS3
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Range Rover
HSE
2003-2005
Mini
Cooper
2001-2005
BMW
300's
1996-2006.5
BMW
500's
1995-2003
BMW
Z3
2002
BMW
700's
1994-2003
Range Rover
Freelander
2001-2004
BMW
X5
2000-2005
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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CHRYSLER
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Jeep
Cherokee
2002
Dodge
Neon
2002
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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CHRYSLER
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Dodge
Neon
2003-2005
Chrysler
Sebring
2006
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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FORD
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Ford
Expedition
2001
Ford
F150
1999-2004.5
Ford
Mustang
1999-2004
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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Cadillac Catera
GM
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Cadillac
Catera
1997-2001
 
 
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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GM
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Chevrolet
Malibu
2005-2007
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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GM
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Buick
LeSabre
2000
Buick
Rendezvous
2005
Cadillac
DeVille
2000-2005
Pontiac
Montana
2004
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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MAZDA
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mazda
626
2000-2002
Mazda
MPV
2000-2004
Mazda
Miata
2000-2005
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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MERCEDES
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
CL 500
1998-1999
Mercedes
CL 600
1998-1999
Mercedes
SL 500
1999-2002
Mercedes
SL 600
1999-2002
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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MERCEDES/CHRYSLER
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
SLK320
2001
Mercedes
C Class
1998
Chrysler
Crossfire
2004
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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MERCEDES
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
300/400/500
1989-2001
Mercedes
SLK200/230
1997-2004
Mercedes
C180/200/230/250
1993-2000
Mercedes
E200/230/250
1995-2001
Mercedes
E280/290/320/420
1993-2003
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

20 MHZ Crystal
(#XTAL20)

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MERCEDES (AAM)
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
ML300
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML320
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML400
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML500
1998-2005
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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MERCEDES (EAM)
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
ML300
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML320
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML400
1998-2005
Mercedes
ML500
1998-2005
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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MERCEDES/DODGE/FREIGHTLINER
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Mercedes
Sprinter
2002-2006
Dodge
Sprinter
2002-2006
Freightliner
Sprinter
2002-2006
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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SAAB
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Saab
9-3
1999-2006
Saab
9-5
1999-2006
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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TOYOTA (DELCO)
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
Toyota
Camry
1998-1999
Toyota
Solara
1998-1999
REQUIRES

ASYNC adapter
(#ACOM2)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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EEPROM BACK DOORS AND MORE
 
BMW_EWS2
VW
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
VW
Jetta
2000-2005.5
VW
Passat
2002-2003
REQUIRES

IN-CIRCUIT adapter
(#ASERSM1A)
Precision Probe Set
(#PPS8)

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BMW_EWS2
TOYOTA
MAKE
MODEL
YEARS
TOYOTA
Sequoia
2003-2007
REQUIRES

IN-CIRCUIT adapter
(#ASERSM1A)
Standard Probe Set
(#SMP8)

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