Subaru Forester DAT17 All Key Lost Cutting by Xhorse Dolphin XP005

How to use Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Key Cutting Machine to cut a key for Subaru Forester lock when all key lost? Today I‘m gonna use a DAT17 key blank to do this job.


Having been read out the key biting codes: A-44223, B-32433, T2468.

Let’s go ahead to start:






Firstly, connect Dolphin XP005 machine in Xhorse app, press


All key lost >> Subaru >> Input lock code: T2468>> OK


Install M2-A clamp, tip align 2 position according to prompts.

Fix a DAT17 key blank flat on clamp.













The bitting codes are all correct, press

Cutting key >> Cut


Dolphin XP005 Machine starts working…

Wait until one side key cutting finished.


Clean the iron scraps, turn it over to cut other side.

Repeat same operations as before…


Alright, key cutting has completed!

Let me take out to have a try, it can smoothly open the lock!











This is using Dolphin XP005 Automatic Machine to cut a Subaru Forester DAT17 key successfully.

Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key

Hi, everybody, today I’m going to use Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Key Cutting Machine to demonstrate how to cut a B89 key for Chevrolet Trailblazer lock.


Having been read out key bitting codes, let’s start to cut by bitting directly.


This is Xhorse Key Tool Max used to control Dolphin XP005, you may also control it on a smart phone with Xhorse app installed.


Connect Key Tool Max with Dolphin XP005, press

Cut by bitting >> IIco – B89 >> OK


Input key bitting codes: 1231232342


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 1


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 2


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 3


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 4


Fix key blank flat on M1 clamp tip align 5 position as prompted.


Go back to Key Tool Max, press

Cutting key >> Continue


Dolphin XP005 starts working…


Wait until key cutting was finished.


Clean the scraps, take out the key to have a try.

It does work, it can open the lock normally.


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 5


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 6


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 7


Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Cut Chevy Trailblazer B89 Key 8



Key cutting was done!


This is using Dolphin XP005 Automatic Machine to cut a B89 key for Chevy Trailblazer successfully!

How to Make Audi TT 1999 HU66 AKL by Xhorse Dolphin and VVDI2

Having been decode the HU66 bitting codes, today I wanna to use Xhorse Dolphin XP005 & VVDI2 to make 2 keys for Audi TT 1999 when all key lost.


Dolphin XP005 Cut Keys

Connect with XP005 machine in Xhorse app, press

Cut by bitting >> HU66 >> OK


Install M2-C clamp, fix one key blank flat on it.







Input key bitting codes, press

Cutting key >> Continue


Xhorse Dolphin machine stats cutting…

Repeat same operation for 2 key blanks, wait until finishing.



Install keys with a remote shell , let’s go to next step.


Xhorse VVDI2 Program Keys

Open VVDI2 software, click

Special Function >> K-Line Instrument /Immobox


Select type: Instrument Cluster – Magneti Mareli – Direct 2000-


Click “Read EEPROM”.




Start transfer/receive data…


Data was read out.

Magneti Marelli (without verify). KM start at address: 009C

The kilometers are right, so the PIN is 09551.




Go to “Key learn”.


Select vehicle: VAG KWP1281 Immobilizer – KWP1281

Input Key Count and Login(PIN), click “Learn”.


Please switch ignition OFF for 5s, then switch to ON. Click “OK”.


Test real value to channel…


Switch off ignition. Insert every key to ignition and switch on at least 2s. Click “OK”.





Let me test the keys finally, alright, both can work well.

Key programming has done!




This is using Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine + VVDI2 programmer to make 2 keys for Audi TT 1999 all key lost successfully!

Dolphin XP005 Cut a Volvo S40 HU56 Key All Key Lost

Hey everyone, today I got a door lock from a 2000 Volvo S40, so I’m gonna use the Xhorse Dolphin XP005 machine to cut a HU56 key for it.


I did decode it to get the bitting codes:21324343, and its lock code is DH0800.





I will use the Xhorse Key Tool Max to control it, you can also use Xhorse app on a smart phone instead.


Connect it with Dolphin XP-005 to start:

All key lost >> Volvo >> Input lock code: DH0800


Install M2-A clamp, and fix HU56 key blank as prompts, press “OK”.


Just to verify the bitting codes are all right, press

Cutting key >> Continue








Xhorse Dolphin will start cutting automatically…


Wait until the machine stopped, take out the key to cut the other side.







Go back to press on Key Tool Max,

Cutting key >> Continue


Dolphin XP005 will go on cutting…


Take out the key when machine was completed, it can open the lock flawless!







This is using Dolphin XP005 Key Cutting Machine to cut a HU56 door lock key for 2000 Volvo S40 all key lost successfully!

BMW HU58 Key Cutting by Xhorse Dolphin XP005

Hey everybody, I am here and ready to cut a HU58 key for a 1996 BMW 3 series lock. I will use the Xhorse Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine controlled by VVDI Key Tool Max to complete.


I have decoded the key bitting that A track is 23312, B track is 3441, and the lock number is BH130746. So let’s go ahead to xhorse app.





Cut by bitting >> HU58 >> Silca – HU58


It is said to use A clamp, press “OK” to continue.









Input the bitting code on 2 tracks.


Install the key flat on A clamp, fix and fasten it.


Press on Key Tool Max: Cutting key >> Continue









The Dolphin XP-005 starts cutting key…


First side cutting has finished, get all the scraps off there then flip it over. Install the key again to lock it flat.


Go back to Key Tool Max: Cutting key >> Continue


The Dolphin XP005 starts cutting the other side…









All right! Two sides cutting were done! Brush the scraps off, take out the key to have a test. It works perfectly!


Job has done!





This is BMW HU58 key cutting using a Xhorse VVDI Key Tool Max to run the Dolphin XP005 machine.

How to Customize Key Database for Xhorse Dolphin XP005?

When we need to cut some keys that cannot find in Xhorse Dolphin XP005 database, customize key data function maybe a good option to realize. This function is designed for experienced locksmiths.



Go to Xhorse app, connect to Dolphin XP005 machine:


Customize key data >> Add mode >> Standard double sided






Enter relevant parameter, including alignment, key length, width. Press “Next” to continue.


Enter each position of key space, total 8 teeth will need to enter 8 positions. Press “Next” when finished.


Enter each position parameter of key flat, press “Next” when finished.






Enter the key depth number and relevant parameter, press “Next” to go on.


Enter coordinate number if have, press “Next” if do not have.


Enter all details, select clamp type and relevant key blank, press “Next”.






Confirm all key data, press “Save” to finish.


Customize key success.



Go back to main menu:

Customize key data >> Select customized mode






OK >> Enter depth keyboard of each position >> Cutting key >> Continue





Dolphin XP-005 starts cutting key…


Cutting key completed, let’s have a try, it does work.






This is a quick guide of how to customize key data for Dolphin XP005 Key Cutting Machine. It solves the frequent key cutting problem for locksmith who may meet, makes cutting keys easily.

Dolphin XP005 + VVDI Key Tool Max Cut Suzuki Swift Key

How to use Xhorse Dolphin XP005 VVDI Key Tool Max to cut a key for Suzuki Swift? Today I will make a quick demonstration for its procedure.


Connect VVDI Key Tool Max and Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine via Bluetooth for smart control, prepare an original key and a new for ready, then get to start:


Vehicle database >> Suzuki >> Swift >> Swift-New >> OK











Install M1 clamp as prompts, fix the original key flat on clamp. I will use a block help to calibrate the position of key. Remember to remove it after calibration.







Go back to VVDI Key Tool Max when the key was fastened.


Decode key >> Continue


Dolphin XP005 automatic machine starts decoding key…


Wait until 100%…


Decode key success, press “OK”.











Dismount the original key, put the new key to be cut on clamp instead. Calibrate and fix the key as before.


Go back to VVDI Key Tool Max again.


Cutting key >> Continue


Dolphin XP005 machine starts cutting key…











Wait until 100%…


Cutting key completed, press “OK”.


Dismount the new key, and compare to the original key. They are same! Let me try it with the lock, it can work normally.







Key cutting is successful!


This is using VVDI Key Tool Max Key Programmer to smart control Dolphin XP005 machine for Suzuki Swift key cutting. It is ease to finish in 5 minutes.

How to Cut SC1 key by Dolphin XP005 and M4 Jaw?

I have Key decode error with xhorse m4 jaw.
The Xhorse application doesn’t let me calibrate the m4.
My work around has been to pause the machine mid decoding and then lower the probe with a allen wrench.
You can go under universal duplication.
Sc1 doesn’t have a key profile on xhorse app.
Select M4 clamp.
If you can put something under to lift it up a bit it should work.
Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Sc1 key traced on the Dolphin and cut on the dolphin key machine with 2.5 cutter and the m4 jaw.

Reviews on Xhorse VVDI2, Key tool, Dolphin XP005 etc

One DK Veteran review on Xhorse VVDI2, key tool max, key tool, Dolphin XP005 etc
One DK Veteran who is running a locksmith shop and he is trying to tell what kind of key programmers (and other hardware) he have, and what they are good for. This post editor picks his point of view on Xhorse VVDI2, key tool max, key tool, Dolphin XP-005 etc
A good alternative when you don’t want to pay for the AVDI modules.
It has VW (Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Bentley), Beemer and PSA support with key learning and so on. I don’t know how other peoples think, but AVDI is and was a good tool – but is damn expensive. The modules what this machine can do were cost more than 10.000.- euros. This alternative is good enough to do the allday work, and costs only $1600 from the official web page. From this year the ID48 cloning is free for all users, don’t imitate – innovate! There is only one thing with this toy what irritates me: you have a prompt in the program, that you have to update the software, but if you push on update button, nothing happens. To update the program you have to download & install the new sw as usual @ VVDI Prog, only the firmware update needs the official update manager. Sometimes some functions aren’t activated, then you can ask  [email protected] for help.
Another key tool from X-Horse, if you want to buy something better than the mini, this is your choice.
I hate when I am forced to buy something, even then when it is a good tool. X-Horse did this with removing the normal Key Tool from the market, now you can make your choice between the mini and this if you want to have updates. This thing is a weird-housed Android tool with good functions, for example decoding keys from photo. This device makes the smartphone unnecessary for the use of X-Horse devices, it can do the key tool functions, can make the key cutters work and so on. The smart key side is strong enough @ X-Horse, but if you need the normal remotes, then the X-2 is much more better choice: the Keydiy usual remotes are easier to get as the XHorse ones.
This device has an OBDII expander, the ‘Mini OBD’, what can read out special infos (pin codes) through OBD, and help to program keys.
Its price is a bit less, than $500 with the Mini OBD from vvdishop.
Xhorse VVDI Key tool: A must have
This is the alternative answer of XHorse to the Keydiy stuff. To be honest this programmable universal remote idea is so good as it could be, that’s why they made another type for the same task. The first thing is compared to the Keydiy X2, what’s the next generation tool of KD after Mini, 200 & 900 is the fact, that this revolver-looking toy has a big color display, and can be used without smartphone and internet – however this abilities are usable too. The main advantage compared to a KD900 is the fact, that this tool can clone transponders, and renew used remotes too. Yes, this renewing option is strongly limited, but is much more than nothing, and can come very often handy: just get a new housing for the remote, and make money from the garbage. The transponder cloning is good from some pov it is better than Handy Baby and X2, because it has free G and H chip functions. You need only 2 types of transponders for cloning: CN3 & LKP02. As far you don’t try to clone ID48. This toy forces you to clone all ID48s as a 96 bit one via internet, and you know that this function isn’t for free…
Maybe it offers less type of remotes as the KD does, but covers the mostly needed models. Sadly they aren’t compatible with each others, so you have to decide between KD or VVDI stockings, but my answer to this problem was that I have only B01 type remotes in my car with this tool, and KD stuff in the shop.
As I said earlier, this is a must have tool, you can get it from $260 with 5 programable remotes.
The cheapest tool for Toyota key learning is the Toyota Smart Keymaker for nice $10.26 with free shipping, but it has limited abilities, so wouldn’t trust that it can renew ur remotes.  Normally I would recommend VVDI Key Tool with the renew adapters, or something like it. If you wanna make money, then you have to invest into a tool that may be expensiver as you think for the first look, but when you can trust it and use it in a long term, then it would make you a good profit.
just another automated key cutter, but it is really made to work on the roadside – a good choice
After the X6 I was really happy to have a machine what’s more compactor and smaller for the roadside work – but this small thing is a heavy opponent. At first it is heavy because the batteries are built in into the machine, it can cut up to 10 keys without recharging – when you have no troubles with his…
It operates from smartphone or tablet or KeyTool Max as usual @ X-Horse, you can use the same VVDI app. The connection was made trough Bluetooth as usual. The main problem with the machine is the hit & miss system what’s built in as factory feature. Sometimes it won’t work. Recalibrate the clamp, cutter calibration and such jokes are coming continuously, but it won’t cut da damn key. In this cases just switch the app to expert mode, and retry. Usually it helps, but when not then you have to do all the calibrations what’s needed. This is impossible without a HON66 blade. If you try to do the calibration with another one, you will get a really bad result. For example: if you do the calibrations with a GT10 key, then you can decode the same blank key only for 3333333 instead of 1111111. To avoid this I’ve put a HON66 blade and a small hex into the collecting tray. I understand that the HON66 is the broadest available key blade, but why is it necessary to use only that one – neither the Mirace or the X6 does such jokes. Another problem is the bad keyway cutting when you cut an inner groove key. If you cut a VA2 or VA6 blade it makes such a bluff cut, that you can put the key in into the keyhole, but it is very difficult to pull it out. It happens often when it decodes something that the machine breaks the probe without any reason, but next time (with the new probe) it decodes the key perfectly.
However, this machine is good enough to buy one, but only for second one – you can’t trust it so much as an X6 for example.
The price is around 2000 USD with the basic accessories.
Let’s me stop here and will keep update in the later days.

Dolphin XP005 Cut VW HU66 AKL on Key Tool Max

I’ve had the Xhorse Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine about 3 months and already paid for about 1/2 the machine.  I’m just a mobile programmer.  So far I love it. I like the size and portability of it.   A real locksmith could pay for this machine in a month !
Today i tested the All Keys Lost function on Condor Dolphin using VVDI Key Tool Max.  Easy and quick.
Key code is required when lost all keys.
Combine key tool max and dolphin xp-005
In Xhorse App, select All Keys Lost function->Volkswagen
Manually enter 4-digit key code to continue
Select HU66 8 bitting
Align M2 clamp, press OK
Insert key into dolphin xp-005 clamp, press Cutting Key and select Secondary cutting, press Continue






Cutting key in progress, you can check key cutting process on key tool max




Cut key HU66 completed
Test the new key


It works.