Fee* Duration Location/s

$595 +GST


1 Day


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Course description


Transponder keys are now a standardised component of a vehicle computer system and are becoming increasingly sophisticated as the years progress. Our industry knowledge coincides with this trend in the ever-going on game of catch up to find viable aftermarket solutions. In the Australian automotive market we find a vast diversity of vehicle manufacturer models driving on our roads, each featuring their own procedures or methods for diagnostic programming. The significant variety dictates that it's not possible to train a user of about every model imaginable, there will always be an element of the unknown that needs to be overcome. The best way to learn about automotive transponders and diagnostic programming is to explain what actually happens inside the vehicle and how the transponders actually interact with the immobiliser. This knowledge can be applied across the board while dealing with uncertain situations and troubleshooting. 

Purpose of the learning program

This course has been designed to allow for maximum participation in theory and practical exercises. You will work with custom made, fully operable diagnostic simulators which allow the users to visually see each of the different components which make up a security system in the example vehicles. Each exercise will cover a variety of important processes and solutions ranging from transponder selection and manipulation to diagnostic communication for key programming.


  • There are no mandatory requirements
  • Prior understanding of transponder identifications or key cloning may be helpful.
  • Prior experience of diagnostic key programming may be helpful


There are two primary topics which are interlaced together:


Focuses on transponder theory and explains vital information which should be known by all participants who practice diagnostic key programming. The skill of being able to accurately identify transponders is paramount and is the first check point during a troubleshooting procedure. LSC tech support estimates that <75% of programming problems relate to incorrectly configured transponders and incorrect keys.

  • What are Transponders? – Comprehensive overview of what a transponder’s actually are and how they work.
  • Authentication – How the different types of transponder authenticate and types of encryption.
  • Crypto Transponder Overview – Detailed discussion and practical applications  of the three main crypto transponder manufacturers (Texas Instruments, Phillips NXP, Megamos) and associated types including the latest and greatest technology used today.
  • Image Generation – Create image generated or “Pre coded” transponders using a variety of tools for use with diagnostic key programming.
  • Cloning – Current solutions revolving around cloning transponders, benefits and limitations.


Transponder identifications focused in the content include ID numbers: 60-72, 46, 48 and related sub identifications.


Diagnostic key programming 

Diagnostic key programming focusing on a variety of scan tools. Learning how a vehicle and its immobiliser system components are composed promotes easier scan tool navigation. Understanding relevant ECU configurations is important while diagnosing potential issues or failures during diagnostic key programming or identifying faults.

  • On-Board Diagnostics – What exactly is OBD? And why is it important.
  • Network Communication – How components within a vehicle security network communicate.
  • ECU Components  - Learn about the different types of electronic control units that make up a complete security network in a vehicle.
  • Immobiliser Configurations -  How the immobiliser “chain” is comprised including data links  and internal security features.
  • Programming Keys – What actually happens when you program keys by diagnostics?
  • Key Variants – Overview on all current types of key systems including slot and proximity keys.
  • Security Access – Overview of the many  layers of security such as in pin codes and timed access.
  • Hints, Tips and Troubleshooting – Helpful information to troubleshoot and resolve potential issues.


ECU networks which contain all relevant components to the immobiliser system are explored 



This training does not focus on any one specific diagnostic tool, we are willing to discuss any relevant tool in our market. There is a welcome opportunity for participants to bring their own equipment for use during the training (please inform us if you wish to do so), however we condemn the use or promotion of counterfeit or cloned variants.     

Tools provided by Tech Ed and available during the training:

  • Scorpio Tango
  • Supervag
  • Vagtacho


Below are the vehicle simulators that are on hand, these give a comprehensive range of the different types of communication systems, transponder types, security access and various componentry to discus and demonstrate.

  • MAZDA 3 BL (2009 – 2013)
  • SKODA OCTAVIA MK3 (2004 -2009)
  • MITSUBISHI MAGNA TJ (2000 – 2003)
  • MITSUBISHI TRITON MQ (2015 - 2018)
  • HOLDEN BARINA  TK (2005 – 2011)
  • HOLDEN COMMODORE  VE (2006 - 2013)
  • HOLDEN RODEO RA (2003 -2008)
  • HOLDEN CAPTIVA "TWIST PROX" (2014 - 2017)
  • TOYOTA TYPE 4 (2005 – 2009)
  • TOYOTA G KEY (2009 – 2015)
  • TOYOTA H KEY (2015 - 2019)
  • TOYOTA "PROXIMITY" (2009 - 2019)
  • NISSAN TIIDA C11 (2006 – 2013)
  • NISSAN DUALIS "TWIST" (2010 - 2014)
  • HYUNDAI I30 FD (2007 – 2012)
  • HYUNDAI SANTA FE "PROXIMITY" (2013 - 2018)
  • HYUNDAI i30 PD "PROXIMITY" (2017 - >)
  • KIA SORENTO  "PROXIMITY" (2015 - 2019)
  • GREAT WALL V240 (2011 - 2014)


  • 2013 Nissan Dualis "Twist" type intelli key system, complete working and programmable simulator for all key/prox and remote functions.

  • 2011 Toyota Aurion proximity key system, complete working and programmable simulator for all key/prox and remote functions. Perfect for demonstrating the Tango Toyota Proximity emulation solution.



Upon completion of the course you will have a greater understanding of vehicle immobiliser networks and their associated transponders, improved vehicle problem troubleshooting, and fluency of self-help resources. You will grow confidence in your assessment of incoming job inquires, for both viability and job pricing.