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.

OEMScan GreenDS compare with MaxiDAS DS708

My body shop mainly deals with American vehicles, special deals with Benz and BMW. I investigated OEM Scan GDS+3 made by GreenDS tech 4 days ago.

I have made some searched with OEMScan GreenDS and MaxiDAS DS708 before placed an order. They share some similarities: large touch screen, support almost all OBD-II protocols, fits multi brands vehicle model, multi system available, easy operation, fast and accurate basic diagnostic, self printer etc. Although it supports less language than DS708, it does not matter for me, because English is available.


The following reasons lead me to get the device: 1) it is much cheaper then DS 708 (GDS+ 3 US$619 but DS708 costs US$939). Besides, GDS+ 3 charges $300 update fee while DS708 requires $500 after one year free update. 2) It can be used directly without register or activation. 3) OEM Scan can do 24 V Benz truck but DS 708 can only deal with 12 V vehicles.

I got this machine well packed with full adapters. I hooked GDS+ 3 up to test several vehicles. Connected the device main interface into the diagnostic socket and the built-in operation manual would guide me operate step by step. It helped erase ABS fault code on a 2003 Jaguar S-type, reset oil light for 2008 Chrysler, adjust TPMS for 2009 Toyota, fix a small problem on a 2008 BMW E46’s air condition system and successfully printed out the current data stream of my 2004 BMW E90 with micro- printer. I have not got a chance to test 24V Benz truck yet.

The package includes an upgrade link. I am ready for an update. The weakness of GDS+ 3 is that it does not support wifi function. But if provided with a top-rated PC, it can also work well.

I feel sorry for those regions like Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Thailand, South Korea, Colombia, Nigeria, Australia etc because the device is not available in those areas. Even if they get the device, it can not be update otherwise the software will be locked. They miss the chance to get this device for they garage, they have to turn to Autel or Launch instead.—

How to solve maxidas ds708 update problem?

It is very common to find people have problems about the update of autel ds708. and some people are also find it cannot be started, so today I have a conclusion of its update and start problems. Hope it is useful for you.
There are two ways of updating this obd2 tool maxidas ds708. First one: register one account in, and then download the newest DS708 at with the username and password. The other one is to connect the internet cable to update.

Further, some friends said this car obd2 diagnostic tool cannot start. There are two ways to solve the problem. First is to draw the SD card, and then start up maxidas ds708 to see if it suggests you there is no SD card. Second one: if there is no SD card, insert into SD card to see if it can go to the homepage. Finally, if two solutions cannot work, it maybe something wrong with the internal operation program, youd better ask your seller to send you the update software.

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Review on Eobd2 Autel Maxidas DS708

I have had an Autel Maxidas DS708 from Eobd2 for two weeks now and here I would do a quick review of the product.

Price and Ordering: Ordered this Autel DS708 from Eobdii website for €690.00, payment made thru Paypal. The order included:
1. Main part

1pc x DS708 main unit
1pc x Stylus pen
1pc x 4GB SD memory card (If you want 8G/16G card,you need to pay another 20USD and please leave message to )
1pc x Carrying case

2. Adaptor

1pc x OBDII 16PIN
1pc x Honda 3pin
1pc x AUDIA 2×2
1pc x Benz 38pin
1pc x BMW 20pin
1pc x Chrysler 16pin
1pc x Fiat 3pin
1pc x GM/Daweoo 12pin
1pc x Honda 3pin
1pc x Mitsubishi/Hyundai -12+16pin
1pc x Kia 20pin
1pc x Mazda 17pin
1pc x Nissan 14pin
1pc x PSA 3pin
1pc x Toyota 17pin
1pc x Toyota 23pin

3. Test cable

1pc x Main cable
1pc x Cigaretter Lighter
1pc x Clipper cable

4. Accessories

1pc x AC Adapter
1pc x RS232 serial cable
2pcs x Lighter fuse 6*30mm
1pc x SD Card reader
1pc x User’s manual
1pc x CD
1pc x Quick guide
1pc x Package list

It was a full box of tools. Vendor sent an email when order Received, Processed and Shipped.

Delivery: Payment made on 2th April, order shipped the next day and arrived at my garage on 10th April. The package was in good condition and in great shape. Shipping was quite fast. But it was a little bit upsetting as I could not locate my order and had to call the customer service to make sure it had been sent.
User experience: The Maxidas DS708 required to register on (official website of Autel tools) first, otherwise the software would not work. Eobdii offered a pdf to demonstrate how to step by step register an account. Once registered, I had access to read OBDII, display live data and program ECUs.

I have no affiliation with the suppliers of this product, just a customer.

Autel DS708 read and erase DTC on Porsche models

Dear Sirs,

Is it possible to read and erase DTC on Porsche models, manufactured starting year 2009, with Autel MaxiDAS:emoji: DS708 ?

Can You please send me more specific information regarding product?
– Updates (period & price)
– Compleat model list (brand, model, year)
– warranty

Also I’m interest to read and erase DTC for Maserati Garnturismo MC Stradale from year 2011.

That I see on the screen Porsche label don’t mean that it be usable for models from year 2009. For example Porsche Boxter 2.7 year 2010, can I read DTC and clear the maintenance interval?

Thank You for your reply!


Reply to Henry:

Autel MaxiDAS DS708 can read Trouble Codes (DTC) and explain what the meaning of the troule codes.
It supports Porsche models, DS708 generally work with the car until 2012 year.
About DS708 update:

Go to update at DS708 official website:, you could download software, update online, retrieve information and get warranty service. Even you are allowed to customize one specific language among these languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Australia and Russian, but not accessible to switch to the language what you want when you use DS708.

The update is one year for free, after one year later, it will cost you US$ 500.00 each time for one year, read details at:

About DS708 supported car list: is available with Autel DS708 supported car list.

About warranty:

Autel DS708 is original item authorized by Autel and it has 12 months warranty.

Sorry, DS708 cannot read and erase DTC for Maserati Garnturismo.

if you have any question, please contact me any time.

Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,


Réagissez sur l’achat et l’utilisation du logiciel Maxidas DS708

Si vous envisagez d’acheter un outil de diagnostic AUTEL MaxiSYS Pro , il est sage pour vous de vérifier commentaires des internautes sur elle . Le poste est mon expérience d’achat et l’utilisation de l’appareil. Espérons que cela est utile pour vous .
Le mois dernier , j’ai décidé d’acheter cet outil depuis mon dernier outil de diagnostic automobile a été brisé . Voyant cela sur Amazon avec zéro commentaires, j’étais très nerveux . Mais j’ai pris la chance et commandé un . Partout vendu l’appareil à un prix beaucoup plus cher qu’ici. Une fois l’outil est arrivé vendredi dernier , la première chose que j’ai faite a été d’aller à et a essayé de l’enregistrer. Il inscrit parfaitement, avec le numéro de l’outil approprié et mot de passe . Donc, c’est le REAL DE THÉÂTRE Maxisys Pro et Auteltech reconnaît .
Je n’avais que ce MaxiSYS Pro pour quelques jours , donc je ne peux pas garantir l’ensemble de ses fonctions . Je l’ai utilisé pour lire Arrivée du voyant de moteur et de lire des données en direct . Mon dernier est un Maxidas DS708 , afin que le logiciel se sent très bien . En direct la lecture des données était rapide comme l’éclair . C’était agréable d’être en mesure de prendre le scanner , tout en regardant un flux en direct de véhicule. Tout fonctionnait très bien. Je croyais que le logiciel a été amélioré , car il tourne beaucoup plus vite pour obtenir l’accès aux informations de l’ordinateur de la voiture.

J’ai aussi jamais essayé de programmer ECU avec J2534 . C’est un très nouveau pour moi d’explorer . Je vais vous parler de sa capacité sur la programmation de l’ECU dans mon prochain post .