Autel MaxiIM IM608 J2534 Programming Function List

The Autel MaxiIM IM608 is better bang for buck you can do vehicle programming through j2534 anyway. With a MaxiFlash JVCI J2534 ECU programmer, you can do a bit more with the OEM subscription.

Autel MaxiIM IM608 J2534 programming: reprogramming / key programming / multi-line OEM diagnostics

supports over 2,000 vehicle protocols
Ethernet & USB programming connectivity
Wi-fi upgradable thru firmware updates
built-in operating system / internal program

To perform J2534 programming with MaxiIM,  you’ll need:

Autel MaxiIM IM608 & MaxiFlash JVCI J2534 ECU programmer (IM508 cannot)

A PC/laptop

Network connection

manufacturer’s online account / OEM subscription

A vehicle with a battery maintainer connected

Look at Autel MaxiIM J2534 function list:

Each OEM has a special site that allows you to gain access to their programming software. All you need is a credit card to purchase a subscription, and knowledge on how to download and install the software ( This is the most difficult part about programming).

MANUFACTURER                  WEBSITE                                    DIAGNOSTICS                                KEY PROGRAMMING CAPABLE
Acura                                   Yes – Dealer Level                               Yes★
Audi                                                Yes – Dealer Level                               Yes★★
BMW                                                  Yes – Dealer Level                               Yes – Key Synchronization (not new leys).
Chrysler                                             Yes – Dealer Level                                Yes-2004+ (CAN vehicles)★ ◆
Ford                                             Yes -2018+                                           Yes★
General Motors (GM)                           Yes – Dealer Level                                Yes★
Honda                                   Yes – Dealer Level                                Yes★
Hyundai                                          Yes-2018+    ★
Infiniti                                               Yes-2018+
Isuzu                                                 Yes – Dealer Level                                  Yes
Jaguar                                             Yes – Dealer Level                                  Yes-2017> (DOIP Required) ★
Kia                                                       Yes-2018+    ★
Lamborghini                        Yes – Dealer Level                         Yes★ ◆
Land Rover                                  Yes – Dealer Level                                  Yes-2017+ (DOIP Required)★
Lexus                                              Yes – Dealer Level                                  Yes★
Mazda                                             Yes-2018+                                             Yes★
Mercedes Benz                                      Yes-2018+
Mini                                                     Yes – Dealer Level                                 Yes – Key Synchronization (not new keys)◆
Mitsubishi                                    Yes – CAN Vehicles                              Yes • CAN Vehicles ★
Nissan                                             Yes – 2018+
Porsche                                         Yes – Dealer Level                                 Yes
Subaru                                             Yes – Dealer Level                                 Yes – 2015+ most models)
Toyota                                               Yes – Dealer Level                                 Yes★
Volkswagen                                                Yes – Dealer Level                                Yes★◆
Volvo                                                     Yes – Dealer Level                                Yes – 2017+ DOIP (Nol all) ★

★ Required NASTE for keys
◆ To use J2534 Needs precoded dealer key
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Autel IM608 J2534 Programming FAQs:

Q: Does the IM608 do any pcm programming through the j2534 or does it just use the j2534 for key and immobilizer programing?
A: Yes you can use the j2534 to program PCM ( you need an OEM subscription and a laptop to do this).  You can do key coding directly from the scanner. You don’t need an OEM subscription.
Q: Will the im608 retain all of its key programming abilities if I don’t continue the subscription to Autel??

A: Generally speaking you can use the im608 doesn’t need a subscription in order to work. But there are some manufacturers that require a valid subscription in order to connect to the internet to do the key learning procedure.

Q: Will the Im608 reprogram/program a 2008 Chevrolet suburban Transmission control module?

A: The J2534 and and OEM subscription will allow you to do that . It comes with the IM608.

Q: Will IM608 do Mercedes and BMW online programming like MaxiSys Elite?

A:  It can read and write EEPROM data from the old ecu to new ecu for both Mercedes and BMW.But can’t do online calibration for both cars.You can do BMW and Mercedes programming if you have old ECUs. Thats where G-BOX 2 comes in. But do not worry,the IM608 J2534 can do BMW & Mercedes Benz online calibration /Programming at maximum of $60 for daily subscription.

Q: I want to replace and program the PCM for Chrysler Town And Country. Is this possible with the im608? Where do i get the software for the laptop?

A: Yes you can do it with the IM608. You can get the directory of all the OEMS tech info site from  The actual programming files for the new blank ECU came off an online OE program with a purchased subscription from Chrysler using the Maxi J2534 as the Pass through device between the Windows PC and the vehicle .The car needs a battery maintainer connected. The J2534 needs a USB cable attached between it and the laptop, and the laptop needs a good high speed internet connection. Not always easy to pull off when working mobile.

And the right connection among MaxiIM IM608, XP400, J2534 and the vehicle:
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