Battery Cover to access the
batteries. Four ( 4) AA batteries
power the device when a Bluetooth enabled cell phone is used
as the driver. An Internet connection and ILCO/Silca APP (driver)
is required, for full functionality.
Without the Internet connection,
you loose the OBP programming instructions and access
to T-Code/MVP programming
instructions. It will, however,
program the remote.
A paper label, under the batteries, contains the device serial
number. Record this number, as
it will be required to register the
device and enable the software
download and phone APP.
With the software downloaded to an IBM laptop, I have
registered and configured the
software. Figure 11, shows the
Search Screen. There are three
main sections of this screen.
They are: The Navigation Icons
(A), the Search Filters (B) and
the Information Pane (C).
The Navigation area (A)
contains seven icons, which allow
you to move through the pages/
areas of the software. From Left
to Right, they are:
1. The “Home Page” icon. This
button navigates to the Home
Page. The Home Page has no
discernable function except as a
start point when launching the
2. The “Spy Glass” icon. This
navigates to the Search Page.
(This page) Here we will do all
of our searches, to determine the
correct parts and procedures for
creating the various remotes.
3. The “Cogged Gear” icon.
This navigates to the program
Configuration Page. On this
page we can select the Language
(English is easiest for me), the
Region (America), and the Brand
preference (ILCO). The Brand
Preference is important because
it determines the displayed item
4. The “Circled i ” icon. This
leads to programmer Information
Page. Here we find the Device
Serial Number, Firmware Version, Database Version (of the
device) and the Software Version
of the software program installed
on your computer. It is from this
screen that you can update the
database, software and firmware
installed on your machine.
5. The “Person” icon. This
leads to the Programming History Log page. Here we find a list
of all remotes programmed by
this device. The list shows Make,
Model and year of the vehicle
remote programmed, and the
number of remotes programmed
for this model vehicle. The list
did not allow editing. It is a permanent record of the machines
activity. I’m sure there is a “list
dump,” or “reset” function, but I
could not find it.
6. The “Radio Waves” icon.
This leads to the Remote Frequency Measuring page. Here we
would be instructed to place the
original remote in the programming well and press any button. The remote frequency and
modulation type will be displayed
on the screen.
7. The “Power” icon. This button closes the program.
The Search Filter (B) creates a
means of navigating the database
to find the desired information on
vehicles and remotes. The filters
1. Brand – This is the Vehicle
2. Model – This is the Model
of the Vehicle.
3. Year – This is the Model
Year of the Vehicle.
4. Region – This is your location. (USA-Canada).
5. Chassis Code – This is for
the Chassis Reference Number.
6. FCC Code – FCC certification reference ID from the
7. Number of Buttons – The
number of buttons on the original
8. Key Profile – This is an
ILCO or Silca Key Number.
9. Transponder ID – This is
the type of transponder used on
10. Frequency – This is the
frequency of the original remote.
11. Modulation - This can be
AM (Amplitude Modulation) or
FM (Frequency Modulation).
Enter the information you
know about the vehicle. The
Make, Model and year will usually be sufficient to access the
correct ILCO remote for your
selected vehicle. Too much information can lead to no information
The last and most important
section of the screen is the
Information Area (C). This area
will contain the filtered result of
the search. Figures 13 & 14 will
explain this area in greater depth.
Let’s open a search of the database to find the correct remote
for a 2016 Buick Enclave. Figure
12, shows information entered
into the filter section. We have
entered: Buick, Enclave, 2016
and USA-Canada into the first
four search criteria boxes. The
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