Nissan Pin Code indentify and calculate method

PIN code for NATS (Nissan Anti Theft System) Immobilizer used in most of Nissan and Infinity vehicles. NATS (Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System), also known as NVIS (Infiniti Vehicle Immobilizer System.).

How to identify Nissan Pin Code:

1) USA made models with NATS5, NATS5.6, NATS6 immobilizer – 5 digits code from BCM label (Body Control Module, p/n 284B1, 284B2) made in Japan by Calsonic Kansei Corp. for Siemens VDO.
2) Models with NATS5, NATS5.6, NATS6 immobilizer – 5 digits code read with an diagnostic equipment like AD100Pro, Carman Scan and others.
3) Any models with NATS6 immobilizer – 4/4 digits code from SEC label (Smart Entrance Control unit, p/n 28550) made in Europe by Siemens.
4) Any models with NATS5 or NATS5.6 immobilizer – 6/4 digits code from ICU label (Immobilizer Control Unit, p/n 28590) made in Mexico or Germany by Siemens.
5) Models with NATS7 immobilizer – such as Micra K12, Note and others – you need to read dump from BCM made by Johnson Controls or ECU and calculate code by dump.
6) 2003 Infiniti Q45, M45 and probably some other models with NATS5 – 5 chars crypted code from IMMU (Immobilizer Unit) label, p/n 28591.

To identify NATS version to calculate pin code for Nissan vehicles- check label on ICU: STEP-5 means NATS-5, STEP-5.6 means NATS-5.6, STEP-6 means NATS-6 and STEP-7 means NATS-7.

How to calculate Nissan Pin Code:

Many Nissan Pin Code calculators are available in Outil de diagnostic automatique Boutique en ligne | OBDII French. Following are the three most popular one.

1) Pin Code Calculator for Nissan for New BCM Modules
Newly launched mini size Nissan pin code reader supports comes with the latest version 6.0. This product is a dongle for running Nissan PIN Code Calculator software. It supports 20 Digit Code calculating for New 2013-2014 Nissan BCM Modules. It is compatible with total 1000 Tokens, each time cost 5 tokens and 4 Digit Code unlimited times. Put another way, so users can calculate total 200 times.

2) NSPC001 Nissan Automatic Pin Code Reader
NSPC001 Nissan Automatic Pin Code Reader comes with 100 built-in tokens which support all Nissan cars that can read out BCM codes. NSPC001 can transfer 5-digit code to 4-digit code, the newest 20-digit code to 20-digit code. One 20 digit code will cost one token. 5 digit code to 4 digit code no need tokens. The most distinguished advantage of the pin code reader is that no computer is needed, no need install software, just plug and play, automatic transfer.

3) VPC-100 Hand-Held Vehicle Pin Code Calculator
VPC-100 Hand-Held Vehicle Pin Code Calculator support lifetime upgrade online. It comes with 500 tokens (300 free tokens online and 200 tokens in device). It can calculate almost all cars from American/European/Asian. The token consumption rate in the web mode is two times of that in VPC-100 machine. It is an easy-to-use and powerful pin code calculator for locksmith man. It also has the web mode, which is suitable to DIY users.

How to use Autel Maxidas DS708 to program Nissan key

Today I would like to share my tutorial on programming Nissan Xterra key using Maxidas DS708. Theoretically DS708 is not a key programmer but a costly professional diagnostic tool for all cars. I just give it a new function.

First connect DS708 to my Xterra OBD port.

Insert the key and turn on the Xterra switch to run but do not start the motor.

Start DS708 by pressing the power switch on its back.


Next I am going to program 5 keys:


Select Nissan in DS708 the homepage on touch screen.


Select “1 Diagnosis(By System)” and you will get a screen as below:


Select “3 NATS” in the next window.


Select “1 Read Codes”; if any code is presented, write it down then click “2 Erase Codes” to clear them.


Select “4 Pin Read” and you will get a five digits code (made of numbers and letters), write it down.


Now get your Xterra PIN code. You can either use software named “Nissan Supercode” or ask your dealer to get the 4 digits PIN for enabling the key programming mode.


Once you have the PIN, select “3 C/U Initialisation” then enter the pin then tap “Ok”.


Turn the key to off position.

Remove key from your switch.

Insert first key to program.

Wait until the IMMO icon turns off.

Remove the key.


Now you have a new key for your Xterara. Repeat the process for all the reset key you want to use. Please note that:


1- Your Xterra can only recognize five keys at most.


2- You do not program anything in the keys, you introduce the keys to your truck as legitimate keys, authorized to start it. Nothing changes in the key, only some info from each key is stored in the truck computer.


I have tried it on my Xterra and my mothers Ford. Hope it will work for you as it did for me.