As technology evolves, the automotive industry is also adapting to new tools and methods to provide efficient services. One such professional-grade automotive diagnostic tool that has gained immense popularity among auto repair shops is the Autel IM508S car IMMO key Fob Programmer.   It features an intuitive user interface, fast performance, and a comprehensive set of functions that allow users to diagnose and program keys for almost any make and model of vehicle.  In the meanwhile, it can also satisfy your demand on diagnosing all the other car modules for 10000+ global car models, able to perform functions like Oil Reset, Reset Parking Brake Pads after Replacement, SAS Calibration, BMS and etc. This all-in-one device provides advanced key programming and comprehensive diagnostics for a wide range of vehicle models.

2023 Autel IM508S Car IMMO Key Fob Programmer Tool

Application

The Autel IM508S is a sophisticated key programming tool developed for professional locksmiths and automotive technicians. It can be utilized in various situations, making it an excellent addition to any toolkit.

For Automotive Repair Shops

The Autel IM508S is ideal for use in automotive repair shops where professionals are tasked with repairing and replacing keys. It can be used to program new keys, read key data, and perform other essential functions.

For Locksmiths

Professional locksmiths can use the Autel IM508S to provide their clients with fast and efficient key programming services. They can use the tool to create new keys, reprogram existing keys, and more.

For Car Dealerships

Car dealerships often require specialized equipment to program keys for their vehicles. The Autel IM508S is an excellent choice for car dealerships as it provides all the necessary functions to program keys for a wide range of vehicles.

For Car Rental Companies

Car rental companies need to ensure that their vehicles are secure and protected from theft. With the Autel IM508S, they can program and reprogram keys for their rental fleet, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the vehicles.

For Vehicle Owners

In some cases, vehicle owners may need to program or reprogram keys for their own vehicles. The Autel IM508S is easy to use and can provide vehicle owners with the ability to program keys themselves, saving time and money on trips to the dealership or locksmith.

 

Feature

1. Advanced Key Programming

The Autel IM508S Car Key Fob Programmer provides advanced key programming solutions for a wide range of vehicle models. It has two modes - Smart Mode and Expert Mode - that allow you to program keys and remotes easily, even for more complex vehicles.

Smart Mode: Allows you to automatically read the key information from the vehicle's immobilizer system and program the key without manual input.

Expert Mode: Allows you to manually select the vehicle model and enter key information to program the key or remote.

 

2. All-in-One Coverage

The Autel IM508S provides comprehensive coverage of over 80 vehicle manufacturers, including American, European, and Asian models.

Extensive Vehicle Coverage: The device covers a wide range of vehicle models, making it a versatile tool for auto repair shops.

OE-Level Diagnostics: Provides OE-level diagnostics with detailed explanations of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), giving you accurate and efficient results.

 

3.Comprehensive Diagnostics

In addition to advanced key programming, it also provides comprehensive diagnostics for a wide range of vehicle systems. 

Reading and Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes: The device can quickly read and clear DTCs from various vehicle systems, including engine, transmission, ABS, SRS, and more. 

Live Data Stream: The Autel IM508S also allows you to view real-time data streams from various sensors and modules, helping you diagnose issues more accurately.

 

4. User-Friendly Interface

The Autel IM508S has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate and use.

Intuitive Navigation: The device has a large touchscreen display with an intuitive navigation system that allows you to access all functions easily.

Easy Software Updates: The device can be updated easily via Wi-Fi, ensuring that you always have the latest software and vehicle coverage.

 

Update

1. Bi-Directional Control (Active Test) Functions, Further Diagnostic on Cars.

Bi-Directional Control(Active Test):
What would you do if the wipers stopped working? Just replace one or spend a lot money to fix it? Don't be in a hurry to dismantle your cars! Bidirectional control tool IM508 can perform real active test that can send commands to the vehicle’s ECU to drive the actuators to work, like ABS, window, door, solenoids, valves, wipers, headlamp, etc, helping you quickly find out bad parts and pinpoint faulty issues.

Note: Functions NOT universal, please send VIN(17 digits),car makes, model, year to check compatibility before purchase.

2. FCA "Auto Auth" Access:
Supports FCA "Auto Auth" gateway for 2018 and newer FCA cars(Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep,etc) for US/Canada & Mexico.

NOTE: For a few Renault and FCA cars, when doing IMMO key programming, "autoauth" is not enough, sill need 12+8 adapter.

3. Clould Report Management:
This is a long-awaited feature for old customers!! With it, you can upload diagnostic reports to Autel Cloud and share reports with your customers through QR Code/email/text message easily, and they can view the reports anytime. Like other cloud space, it is a back garden for your diagnostic reports to help you enhance data centralization, share simply and quickly, reduce memory burden and improve work efficiency.

 

Comparison Table of IM508 with IM508S

Model AUTEL im508s AUTEL im508s
IM508 IM508S
Operating System Android™ 4.4.4, KitKat Android™ 11
Processor Cortex-A9 processor(1.6 GHz) Cortex-A55 processor(1.8GHz)
Memory 32GB 64 GB
Display 7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024x600 resolution 7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024x600 resolution
Connectivity
  • Mini USB 2.0
  • USB2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • Micro SD card slot(supports up to 32GB)
  • Mini USB 2.0
  • USB2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • Micro SD card slot(supports up to 32GB)
Sensors Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing
Power and Battery 3.7 V/5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery
Charges via 5 VDC power supply
3.7 V/5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery
Charges via 5 VDC power supply
Tested Battery Life Around 4.5 hours of continuous use Around 7 hours of continuous use
Input Voltage 5V/1.5A 5V/1.5A
Power Consumption 500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on)@3.7 V 500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on)@3.7 V
Operating Temp. 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)

-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5%-95% non-condensing 5%-95% non-condensing
Weight 885g(2.31|b.) 788g(1.73lbs)
Protocols ISO9141-2, ISO14230-2,ISO15765, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW,
SAE-J1850 PWM, ISO11898 (Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN, fault-tolerant CAN), SAE J2610, GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6
ISO9141-2, ISO14230-2,ISO15765, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW,
SAE-J1850 PWM, ISO11898 (Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN, fault-tolerant CAN), SAE J2610, GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the Autel IM508S Car Key Fob Programmer?

The Autel IM508S Car Key Fob Programmer is an all-in-one device that provides advanced key programming and comprehensive diagnostics for a wide range of vehicle models. 

2. What are the benefits of upgrading my auto repair shop with the Autel IM508S?

Upgrading your auto repair shop with the Autel IM508S can increase efficiency, enhance service offerings, improve customer satisfaction, and provide a cost-effective solution. 

3. Does the Autel IM508S provide comprehensive diagnostic coverage?

Yes, the Autel IM508S provides comprehensive diagnostic coverage for over 80 vehicle manufacturers, including American, European, and Asian models.

4. Is the Autel IM508S user-friendly?

Yes, the Autel IM508S has a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation and easy software updates via Wi-Fi.

5. Can the Autel IM508S be used to program car keys and remotes?

Yes, the Autel IM508S can program car keys and remotes using two modes - Smart Mode and Expert Mode. 

6. How do I set up the Autel IM508S?

To set up the Autel IM508S, you need to charge the device using the provided charger and connect it to a vehicle via an OBD cable.

7. How do I identify the vehicle using the Autel IM508S?

You can identify the vehicle by selecting "Diagnosis" from the main menu and choosing "AutoVin" or manually entering the vehicle information.

8. Can the Autel IM508S read and clear diagnostic trouble codes?

Yes, the Autel IM508S can quickly read and clear DTCs from various vehicle systems, including engine, transmission, ABS, SRS, and more.

 9. Does the Autel IM508S provide live data stream analysis?

Yes, the Autel IM508S provides real-time data streams from various sensors and modules, helping you diagnose issues more accurately.

10. Is the Autel IM508S a cost-effective solution for auto repair shops?

Yes, the Autel IM508S is an all-in-one device that eliminates the need for purchasing multiple tools for key programming and diagnostics, saving you money in the long run.