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  1. take a deep breath and look at your screen again and what its telling you , the big clue is at top of screen where it says code 00001. when you load up a make model and year then open up a key series , instacode displays code number 1 , in this case code 00001 , this wont be yours unless the correct code for the car is 00001, you now have 2 options. 1) if you have the dealer code for the cars key , then click NEW CODE at top , then enter your code and it will display the correct cuts for your car . 2) if you have the lishi reading , click FIND BITTING at top of screen and enter
  2. instacode is very usefull , the find bitting function will give you the code if in their database , its also useful on models like nissan and mazda that use 10 cut keys where only 8 cuts are in the door lock , you enter the 8 cuts you have in their correct positions in the find biting function and it will give you the options for the missing 2 cuts . however you shouldnt need the codes to cut a key with a cut to code machine , your machine should give you the option of decoding and copying a key , cut to code and direct cut to bitting , so select direct cut and enter your lishi read.
  3. enjoy , its a decent unit with excellent support
  4. if looking at autel , then im508 and im608 are decent tools , for what you want to do i would go for the IM508 as IM608 will be too many functions that you wont use. im608 has a larger screen and has alot of engine diagnostics functions which i doubt you will use , the annual subscription is £700 IM508 has a smaller screen , only basic engine diagnostic functions and the annual subs are under £300 . IM508 if you also buy XP400 with it has the exact same key programming functions as IM608 , no difference between coverage at all on key programming , the difference between the 2 is
  5. its worth having the u-snoop for the id49 cloning as opens more options , but also useful having one that does all 3 in 1. glad its resolved , when frustration kicks in especially the frustration of losing a sale as well its easy to see red , so many now vent online on forums and groups some even alienate suppliers in doing so , its always best to go direct to supplier and have it resolved .
  6. this is going to depend on so many things , makes , models and years that you hope to be programming remotes to . do you also want to program the remote keys you cant match a cloned chip to so programming on board chip and remote to the car , if so then makes , models and years factor in your choice of equipment . if you want a good all rounder then smart pro will do alot of what you seek, if within the budget you want to spend . if on a tighter budget consider a used mvp pro , im508 from autel has alot of coverage too. lots of excellent tools out there , tdb1000 , truecode
  7. thats a bit harsh , it happens especially with electronic components , even the best qc systems in the world get a failure percentage on electronics , it happens. how many times have you supplied a product that has been returned through no fault of your own , it happens. my id48 snoop failed , aldridge replaced it very quickly , this i suspect is testement to aldridge as a good supplier and their customer service more than silca , but it was quickly replaced for me. just for info purposes , there is also an orange snoop , required for some cloning functions but also does the job
  8. they dont generally come with the side profile on aftermarket blades , you must cut these in yourself
  9. 3d have them in stock , https://3dgroupuk.com/product/view/VGRC10 chrome edges or https://3dgroupuk.com/product/view/VGRC12 black edges
  10. hi again it depends on what you want to be able to cover , cloners have moved on alot and have a wide coverage for cloning the chips , you cant beat silca and keyline for quality and coverage and speed , but xhorse and keydiy are far cheaper but not in same league but still good coverage on cloning. xhorse and kd are returning times on id48 cloning of between 45 minutes and 80 minutes if wrong time of day when servers busy , silca rw4 plus 2 to 3 minutes , so huge difference in time , but rw4 is dearer and the chips are dearer , so depends if you can deal with the wait times or not .
  11. but still no help for small companies on annual pay scheme as per last time
  12. i would say that for even the most talented and keen , to learn auto and general locksmithing at the same time will be a task too far , with so much in each area to learn and to master it would be too much , and neither subject area would get the time and the focus needed. with both areas , a course is no more than basic knowledge , foundations to build upon , realisticly taking a number of years to become competent , and every day is a school day , this never ends , both see significant changes every year or 2 , with new systems , new standards etc , all that need learning and mastering
  13. as a ltd company on annual pay scheme there was no help for us first time around and wont be this time around , though i know il be paying for it until i retire despite not being helped by it . it was obvious with what they are borrowing to fund this that they couldnt continue furlough for another 3 to 6 months we would be a bankrupt company even before brexit . we will all be fuffering the effects of this for many years to come and many despite their graft will become a casualty of this pandemic .
  14. depends on truck model , some are id44 some are id46 , depends on model of truck as lots of different models
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