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Key Programming BATTLE | The "Classic" AutoProPAD VS. The "New" G2 Turbo: 2011 Jeep Wrangler!

AutoProPad Classic or AutoProPad G2 turbo? Pick your best key programming machine and program a key to the 2011 Jeep Wrangler.

Today, we will be putting up the original AutoProPad against the brand new AutoProPad G2 turbo. There's a weight difference between the two, and the interfaces seem quite a bit different. We're going to hop inside and program a Y164 with the AutoProPad Classic and the AutoProPad G2 Turbo. Now I've already gone ahead, and I've duplicated the keys, and I'm going to be using Y164 to get the job done today. Let's hop in and get started.


Alright, so we have the AutoProPad Classic hooked up to the OBD 2 port, and we're ready to get programming. Now, I did go to the AutoProPad's website and did their make model year search to figure out what type we need to use; it says type three.


Insert your working key and turn the ignition on. Search for Chrysler, hit Agree, By Vehicle, and then Jeep. Let's go to Wrangler and select 2011.


Let's go ahead and read the PIN code. It says 0306. Maybe we'll need that later.


Go to Program blank key. It will say 'Switch ignition to the off position, insert key, and turn the ignition switch to 'On' position, then press 'OK' to continue.' Take the Y164, put it into the ignition. Turn it to the on position, and then hit OK. After that, enter the code manually. 


Alright, procedure complete. The number of keys: 3. We're done. So let's go ahead, unplug it off the OBD 2 port and give it a try.



So yeah, the AutoProPad Classic machine here got the job done. I love how they've continued to update the make model year instead of going by that type. Although I mean, I will admit the more you know technical-wise, the better off you're going to be. But having that make model year, there is super friendly. I think the performance is decent.


Insert a key and turn the ignition on, then plug in the G2 Turbo to the OBD 2 port and we're going to connect to it via Bluetooth.


Go to Immobilizer and hit agree to their disclaimer.


As you can see, I don't have any cords hooked to it because it is connected via Bluetooth. Go By Vehicle, then Jeep, look for Wrangler, and hit 2007-2017.


Click read the pin code, although we know it's 0306.

Proceed to Program Key Blank. The same prompts as before will appear, so we're going to take the key out and insert another key that hasn't been programmed, then switch it to the on position. We're going to hit OK. Enter that security code manually which is 0306.


The procedure is complete; give it a try.



As you can see, the differences between them, the UI, the interface is different. The G2 turbo is a lot more modern, a little simpler, but these two procedures are pretty much the same button-wise. We both went to Chrysler, then the Jeep, and you know, so want to get it programmed. 


Alright, so there you have it—the AutoProPad Classic up against the AutoProPad G2 Turbo. As you can see, there are differences that the new G2 Turbo; you can tell the hardware inside it is much quicker than the classic AutoProPad. And you can see a pretty big difference in that user interface. But I'd love to know, what do you think watching the two machines program the same key on the actual same car, essentially, at the same time. I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for watching, and we'll see you next time! 

Looking for more automotive key programming information. Our Automotive Key Programming Guide is an excellent resource for Locksmiths new to the trade. 

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