nection, the screen will show,
“Remote Programming Proce-
dures,” as you see in Figure 20.
The procedure covers vehicles
with and without a DIC (Driver
Information Center). Follow
these instructions to introduce
the remote into the security mod-
ule of the vehicle. The “Publica-
tion Date” for this instruction is
The WARNING statement
Before referring to the infor-
mation below, be sure you have
the most recent version available.
The most recent version will
indicate the date of publication
at the beginning of the proce-
dure. In order to obtain the most
recent version please go to the
pre-setting software program that
has been updated.
Follow this advice to prevent
failed attempts to program the
remote. Keep your device up-to-date. Download software often. It
only takes a few minutes, and will
save you a lot of grief.
The possibilities for producing
remote fobs are many. For early
model vehicles or models which
have no transponder, the remote
can be configured without a
transponder. The Housing can
be Flip-blade or IKT style according to the customer desire. Ford
models with plastic ignition ears
or cup style ignition faces will
not accommodate an IKT or Flip
style key. For these, the fob can
be configured without the key or
I believe the Smart4Car™ system stands alone in the marketplace, for its universal programmable features. At this point, you
have only four-button remotes to
program, but we can’t see into
the future or around the next corner. Expansion to include more
features and increased versatility
are only a function of time.
Not so long ago, we couldn’t
clone the “V” chipped Toyota
key. Now we have the T80 chip,
and the “V” chip is just another
transponder to be cloned. Chrysler Philips transponders were a
mystery. With the “Plus-box” and
new clone technology they have
made it a simple process. Volkswagen keys could not be cloned
last year. Now we have the T48
chip and “M-box” which allows
us to duplicate and program
many of the Volkswagen models.
Battery powered clone heads
have been replaced by new GTH
heads and battery-less feature.
The future is unfolding before us.
The Smart4Car™ system is the
next big step into the future.
The Smart4Car™ software
lists Four Hundred Three (403)
applications. The On Board programmable application list shows
Two Hundred Sixty-Six vehicles
that will accept a remote by OBP
(On Board Procedures). The AD
manual for MVP Pro and T-Code
Pro states that programming the
remote does not expend a token
by its use.
I give the ILCO Smart4Car™
system high marks for the
number of vehicles it will service,
quality of manufacturing and
innovation. The Flip-blade installation fixture was easy to use and
the Flip-blades produce excellent
keys. The software was easy to
navigate and well designed for
updates and expansion, which
will keep this system viable into
the foreseeable future.
I would like to see a block
(data block) on the information
page that would indicate “the
maximum number of remotes
that can be programmed to this
vehicle.” This information would
prevent one from failing to meet
a customer’s expectation for
more remotes than a vehicle has
the ability to accommodate.
I’m going to have a hard time
getting this one back in the
box… it doesn’t want to leave.
Maybe I could just send back the
empty box. I’ll just say “I forgot.”
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