OTOFIX IM1 vs Autel MaxiIM IM508

The newly-released OTOFIX IM1 is similar to Autel MaxiIM IM508. This article is about to bring you the difference between these two key programmers.

Autel vehicle coverage

OTOFIX vehicle coverage

Comparison Chart

Item Name Autel MaxiIM IM508 OTOFIX IM1
Common Immo Key Programming Yes Yes
Supported brands 80+ 60+
Service functions 22 26(pay for advanced license)
-read/clear DTC
-scan systems
-free frame
Yes, basic Yes, pay for advanced license
Mercedes Advanced programming
-AKL (fast, on car)
-Reset IMMO
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
BMW Advanced programming
-ECU replacement (CAS1, CAS2, CAS3, CAS3+, FEM/BDC)
-Read ISN code no soldering
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
VW Advanced programming
-Replace MQB ECU
-Replace 4th IMMO ECU
-Read MED17 ISN via OBD
-Read DME ISN on bench
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
Toyota Advanced programming
-Toyota H All Keys Lost
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
Ford/Mazda Advanced programming
-2020 Mazda3 CX30 bypass pin code
-Chinese Fprd and Mazda PMI
-Mazda 2013- parameter reset
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
Mitsubishi Advanced programming
-ID47 proximity all keys lost
Yes Yes, pay for advanced license
Remote Technical Support Yes Yes
Update one-year free update one-year free update

Notes on expanded functions:
Each expanded function costs about 70USD.
Mercedes “Renew immobilizer components” needs XP1 pro.
BMW “Read ISN by Bench” needs G-Box2.
VW “Read PIN by Bench” needs G-Box2.
Toyota “8A All keys lost” needs Autel APB112, Autel G-BOX2 and 8A AKL Cable.

Similarities between OTOFIX IM1 and Autel MaxiIM IM508
1)Mainly designed for key programming.

2)Provide basic diagnosis function and service functions, no bi-directional control, which is similar to Autel MaxiCOM MK808.

3)Can advance capabilities by working with different key programming adapters. For example, IM508 with XP200/XP400/XP400Pro and IM1 with XP1/XP1 Pro.

Difference between OTOFIX IM1 and Autel MaxiIM IM508
1)OTOFIX IM1 is smaller but solid as well.

2)OTOFIX IM1 has very competitive price. IM1 with one expanded function is nearly the same price as IM508 with XP200. IM1 with all 7 expanded functions is nearly the same price as IM508 with XP400Pro.

3)OTOFIX IM1 has easier operation. With the slogan “IMMO Function in the easiest way”, it has more detailed instructions, smart mode, remote technical service…

4)Differentaimed groups. IM508 is equipped with powerful Immo programming function. It’s the perfect solution for professional shops and locksmiths who program 100+ keys per year. While IM1 is equipped with common Immo function which varies from person to person due to 7 expanded functions, so maybe a choice for small repair shop or new locksmith.

OTOFIX IM1 Key Programmer&Diagnostic Tool is the choice of new locksmith or a small shop, since it has similar function as IM508 but lower price, more detailed guide, and can advance immo capabilities by personal needs. Of course, if we need to add all functions of IM1, why not just buy IM508 + XP400Pro with the same IMMO functions as IM608 Autel.

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