Common questions from customers: do you sell key programmer for FBS4 Key programming? which tool supports mercedes FBS4 Key programming? etc. This article will tell you how do know your car FBS3 or FBS4, and how to do FBS4 key programming .

Mercedes FBS4 Key Programming

1.Mercedes FBS3 vs. FBS4

How to check that your vehicle comes with FBS3 or FBS4?

1.Late 2015 is FBS4, Early production 2015 is still FBS3.

2.Note on the outer shell.. maybe the numbers under the battery cover will tell you..
You can also tell by the kind of car…

3. FBS4 :222, 231, 205, 117, 2012 model year and up 212 and 218, 166 and 190

Note that FBS4 was added to 212 207 etc at mid 2013 (804) not in MY 2012

4. check SA code one vehicle data card or use any suitable online vin decoder to see SA codes releated to your VIN. You are looking for the presence of SA code 803 or 804, depending on the model this means vehicle is FBS4 releated. MY2013, model 166 with code803, models 207 and 212 with code 804.

5. You can check Vedoc’s theft-relevant data section to ensure vehicle is FBS4; if the vehicle is FBS3 then there is no need to create an XSF case and a programmed key can be ordered as a normal TRP part
Pease ensure checkboxes are marked off

FBS4 Key programming

2.How To Do FBS4 Key Programming?

1.Xentry SCN onling coding for FBS4 Key programming

There is no device supports mercedes FBS4 key programming directly  at the market yet. If you would like to program FBS4 key, use  Xentry  software and an high authorized  FBS4 online account . programming device SD Connect C4, MB Star C5/C6, Xentry software 2020.12.

With genuine xentry and daimler fbs server.  Make FBS4 every day via OBD, very fast and easy.

VXDAS provde FBS4 SCN online account login service,  feel free to contact sale if you need login service.

SD Connect C4 DoIP



FBS4 Manager is a special function dedicated to the latest generation Mercedes- Benz FBS (DAS) related modules. It is where all the functions for FBS4 (around 2015+) vehicles will be developed. For the moment the focus of the function falls on its service related abilities. It allows the following for modules installed in Mercedes vehicles equipped with the FBS4 generation of DAS:
– Renewal of FBS4 7G Tronic units 722.9 (VGSNAG2). ALL BY OBD or internal CANBUS.
– Renewal of FBS4 CRD 3.X Engine Control Units. ALL BY OBD or internal CANBUS.

N.B. Please note that you will require an AVDI interface with an active AMS in order to use this special function. Absolutely no tokens required.


Diagspeed announced the dates of FBS4 solution. But not confirmed yet. The Diagspeed has the reputation of being the best in the Mercedes world to make keys, Reset ECU’s and trouble shoot problems that a normal scan tool can not.  It is worth to take a gamble.


CGDI can read FBS4 keys and knows if it’s in a working status or if the key is damaged;
That is CGDI can’t make calculation for FBS4

FBS4 Key programming device--- CGDI Prog MB


VVDI mb can disable FBS4 key function(Special function->FBS4 disable key)
It works for W166/W205/W213/W218/W222/W246 type.

FBS4 Key programming --- VVDI MB Tool


FBS4 Key programming



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