Support: FBS4 key programming
What Mercedes has FBS3 and which has FBS4?
Late 2015 is FBS4, Early production 2015 is still FBS3.
Not on the outer shell.. maybe the numbers under the battery cover will tell you..
You can also tell by the kind of car…
For sure 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
How to check your Mercedes has FBS3 or FBS4?
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
Also, you can check SA Codes on vehicle data card or use any suitable online vin decoder to see SA codes related to your vin. You are looking for the presence of SA code 803 or 804, depending on the Model this means vehicle is FBS4 related.
MY2013, Model 166 with Code 803, Models 207 and 212 with Code 804.
FBS4 models: April 2013 to Present, Model W212; July 2013 to Present, Models 166, 207, V212; September 2014 to Present, Model 218; November 2014 to Present, Models 117, 156; April 2015 to Present, Model 172; MY-AII, Models 205, 217, 218, 222, 231.
How to program FBS4 keys?
FBS4 can use blank keys to program to the car with Xentry and an authorized online account.. Not all online accounts have access to program keys..
With genuine xentry and daimler fbs server. Make FBS4 every day via OBD, very fast and easy.
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.
4. CGDI MB
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
5. VVDI MB
VVDI mb can disable FBS4 key function(Special function->FBS4 disable key)
It works for W166/W205/W213/W218/W222/W246 type.