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    AK90 Error reading VIN

    Iím having an issue reading my EWS using an AK90. The device reads the EWS but the VIN number and mileage is always wrong. Thereís a few different characters in the VIN but the majority match and the mileage is always wrong.

    I stupidly didnít notice this the first time and tried to code a new key. I selected a new slot and then tried to write back to the EWS but the write failed. It was only then I realised the VIN was corrupt and now my original key will not start the car.

    Has anyone else had this issue and more importantly do they know what I need to do to get the car started again?

    Iíve tried to sync the EWS in INPA and it works but still no start.


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    Your tool is probably faulty and now it corrupted the EWS data. It will need a complete do over now with a proper tool.
    -Abel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    Your tool is probably faulty and now it corrupted the EWS data. It will need a complete do over now with a proper tool.
    Thanks for you reply.

    What tool would you suggest?


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    i would be thinking he means try anthor AK=90

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