Xhorse VVDI2 Program New Key to VW GOLF MQB 2018

This post comes with the guide to add new key to 2018 VW Golf by Xhorse VVDI2 key programmer.



Device: Xhorse VVDI2 commander key programmer
Car: 2018 VW GOLF MQB
Two car keys: one original working key+ one new key


Main steps:

2. Read IMMO Data
3. Make Dealer Key
4. Add Key
Let’s go ahead!


Insert the original key into ignition
Run VVDI2 Volkswagen software
Click “Diag” to read vehicle info


Note: EEPROM must be read one time for backup. Normal user doesn’t need to read FLASH. Read PLASH function only support some type clusters. And read FLASH needs a long time.

Click “NEXT” to continue

Follow the prompt to switch on with working key before press OK. If car has keyless GO, put the working key nearby car coil and switch on.

Choose Login method:

1. Please select login method by car procedure time;
2. If car was made after 2014, select “Login method 1”
3. If car was made before 2014, select “Login method 2”, the SW version for dashboard belongs to 0555, 2220, 2210, 2180…

Then click “NEXT”

Pay attention to the prompts:

1. The dashboard is dark when you see these tips. You need to finish all operations before reset instruments.
2. Read EEPROM and save it
3. Read IMMO data and save it
4. Prepare a dealer key (You can go to step 7 if have working key also don’t want add key)
5.Reset instrument
6. Add key, use IMMO data to learn the new dealer key to car
7.Finish other customer requests

Note: The dashboard will remain dark until “Reset Instrument”

Reading data…

Click “Save file” to save the EEPROM data has read

Click “Reset instrument” to active instrument


2. Read IMMO Data:

Switch on with working key before press OK. If car has keyless GO, put the working key nearby car coil and switch on
Choose the login method as same as reading EEPROM/FLASH
Read out the IMMO data successfully

Then click “Save file” to save IMMO data

Click “Reset Instrument” again


3. Make Dealer Key:
Follow the prompt to switch on working key

Then choose Login method
Select the corresponding key type and click “Next”

If you make dealer key with normal key, it doesn’t support online change immobilizer.

Follow units will not support online operation:

19-CAN Gateway
28-Electronic steering Colum lock
Recommend you select OEM option, OEM dealer key has the same ID with original one, support online operation.
Make sure whether the car brand is correct.
Then choose method to add key
Input original working key to VVDI2 and press OK

Save the synchronize data

Note: If all keys lost, you can prepare a dealer key with synchronize data file.


Take out the original key and insert into ignition to turn on
Then put the new key into VVDI2 key programmer coil

Prepare dealer key success, now can learn it to the car

Reset instrument to activate again


4. Add Key:

Make sure you have backup EEPROM and IMMO data, then continue to learn key
Input learning key number and load IMMO data

Confirm whether the car has keyless

Insert the dealer key into car and switch on for at least 2 seconds. The time for change key should smaller than 5 seconds.

VVDI2 commander learn key completed



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