How to add New Keys to 2012 Range Rover Sport by Autel IM608

Guide to use Autel IM608 to program 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport when all keys lost.


Vehicle: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Device: Two Ranger Rover keys

Autel IM608 key programmer with XP400 and J2534 ECU programmer

USB cable comes with IM608 kit

Skills need:

-Key coding



-Diagnostic Frame Work

Something to know before programming:

There’s a module called KVM which stands for keyless vehicle module. It’s located in the back of the trunk of Land Rover. You’re doing the relearning process if you want to add a key or do all keys lost. You have to take the KVM module out and there’s gonna be some soldering involved where you need to connect it to the XP400 to extract the data and save the file back to the IM608. That’s called Bench mode. There’s different ways to obtain certain EEPROM information. There is bench mode, there’s BDM that stands for background debugging module. There’s boot mode and that’s via OBD.

In this case we will add keys by OBD.


Step 1: Select Immo Status Scan-> follow the prompt and press OK

Step 2: After step 1, it will prompt “Have you used the USB line to connect the VCI device?”

And get the notice information as below:

1.This function must use the USB line to connect the VCI device.

2.Please turn off Bluetooth first, and then use the USB line connection

You can click the VCI icon at the right bottom to turn off Bluetooth, and make connect the USB cable to JBOX

Step 3: Read and Erase codes, and click “Key learning”

Step 4: Select “All Smart Keys Lost” and follow the prompts to press Start button, turn off the ignition

The VIN, part number and software version will appear on the screen

Step 5: Follow the prompts and put the smart key in your hand when prompted

And put your thumb on the unlock position

Press Unlock button of the smart key to ne learned for 1s within 5s, if the vehicle does not respond, press a few more times

Step 6: Once the key is learned, put the key away and then click “Yes” to learn the next one by repeating the learning process

Finally, use the keys learned to start the car.

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