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How to Begin Futura Pro Operations with and without Wi-Fi

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Aug 30, 2018 2:25:56 PM
6 min read Beginner Time Commitment: 2-15 mins

The sequel to Ilco’s Futura, the Futura Pro is the latest and greatest key cutter on the market. With improved speeds, shortcut search functions, and step-by-step instructions, there’s little to dislike about this machine.

Getting started, however, could be troublesome if you’re not familiar with its four different operation modes.

To help you understand the machine a little better, we’ll go through the step-by-step instructions on how to begin Futura Pro operations in each mode.

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Topics: Tech, Locksmith, Operations, Futura Pro

Smart Pro FAQs: 7 Basics You Need to Know Before Deciding to Purchase

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Aug 22, 2018 9:23:08 AM
3 min read Beginner


Whether you’re new to automotive locksmithing or looking to upgrade to the latest programming device, there are some basic Smart Pro FAQs you absolutely need to know the answers to before deciding to purchase.

What happens to your tokens if you’re switching from an MVP Pro? What tech support resources (if any) will be available to you after purchase?

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Topics: Tech, Locksmith, Smart Pro, FAQs

We Programmed 58 Keys in 2 Days with the Smart Pro, and This Is What Happened...

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Jul 31, 2018 4:22:23 PM
5 min read Beginner

At Keyless Entry Remote we believe that if you’re going to sell a key programmer, you have to know how to use it. That’s why three of us flew out to California to learn Smart Pro tips and tricks from a locksmithing pro who programs 400-800 vehicles monthly.

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Topics: Business, Tech, Locksmith, Smart Pro

IYZ Fobiks Interchangeability [video]

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Dec 12, 2017 4:32:13 PM
1 min read

The Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge Fobiks with the FCCID: IYZ-C01C are all interchangeable with one another.

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Topics: Tech

Standard Ford Square Interchangeability [Video]

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Dec 1, 2017 4:26:09 PM
1 min read

The three and four button standard Ford square remotes with the FCCID number CWTWB1U331 are completely interchangable.


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Topics: Tech

Finding the Correct Hyundai Standard Remote and Kia Standard Remote For a Vehicle

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Nov 22, 2017 4:35:15 PM
1 min read

The Hyundai standard remote and the Kia standard remote look the same from the outside, but are not compatible with the same vehicles.

To figure out if the remote you have is compatible with the correct vehicle, it is important to match up the FCCID number on the sticker that is located on the back of the remote.

If the car does not have a key fob, reference the two documents below to confirm.

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Topics: Tech

How to Finish Programming a Nissan Prox Key

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Oct 27, 2017 9:47:22 AM
2 min read

We have noticed problems all caused by trying to use “re-furbished” and or already used PROX KEYS on 20 Digit System cars.

Sometimes in these cases it is difficult getting the customers original working Nissan prox key to program back in, but in all cases we have seen, it is possible.
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Topics: Troubleshooting, Tech