Have you heard of the XTOOL X-100 PAD 3 and want to know more? Maybe you spent hours trawling review pages reading up on the great key programming tools options, their features, and functions? We know there are loads of options on the market, and choosing one can seem like a daunting task.
Buying a car key programmer can be confusing. Not only do these tools offer a wide range of functionality, but you will also need to choose a unit compatible with the model of car you wish to work on. You will also need to ensure that the programmer is up-to-date, (and has the capacity to keep that way). Luckily, the X-100 Pad2 is able to program nearly all vehicle models and key types including blade, wireless and fobs.
Tools like this don’t come cheap. So, to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you invest in the Xtool X100 Pad2, we have put together this in-depth review guide. In the product overview we’ll cover the X100 key features, compatibility, and functionality. After, we’ll provide our final verdict on this key programming tool and answer some commonly asked questions. This way, you’ll have a clear understanding of exactly what you’ll get when you buy this device.
From locksmiths to auto dealerships, this tool will make everyone’s lives easier. When it comes to key programming, with the Xtool X100 Pad2 you can do it all. The Xtool provides customers with much more than just professional key programming. It also provides some necessary special functions ideal for the workshop. The X-100 PAD2 is an easy-to-use tablet with the latest technologies to perform key programming, mileage adjustment, oil service light reset, timing belt service light reset, tire pressure warning service light reset, EPB reset, throttle body reset, DPF reset, battery reset, steering angle calibration, and OBD-II engine diagnosis. Don’t worry, we’ll cover all of its excellent features later on in this review.
Before we dive into the key features, compatibility, and functionality of the Xtool X100 Pad2, here are some key specifications about the device:
XTOOL X100 PAD 3 SpecificationsSpecification :
Operating System: Android 5.1.1
Memory: 2GB RAM，64GB Flash
CPU: Quad Core, 1.8 GHz
Display 8.0 Inch IPS 5-Point Multi-touch Screen with 1024×600P Resolution
Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Light Sensor
Input/Output: Microphone, Dual Speakers, 3.5 mm headset jack, Mini HDMI Port, 2.0USBPort, TF Card Port
Battery: 10000mAh, 7.4V
Wi-Fi WIFI 2.4Ghz
Bluetooth 100 Meters
Power Voltage: 12V
Power Consumption: 29.6W
Operating Temperature: -20 to 50℃(-4 to 126℉)
Let’s take a look at some of the key features that make this XtoolX100 2 pad stand out from other key programming tools.
Whether you’re an advanced locksmith or mechanic, this X100 2 tool can help with all your key programming needs. It’s able to program wireless and blade keys, which makes it stand out from other key programming devices. The key programming functions of this device include:
- New keys programming
- PIN Code reading with EEPROM
- Hexadcimal editor(Win Hex)
- Reads keys from immobilizer’s memory
- New immobilizer programming
- Vehicle Identification Number programming
- Reset ECM & reset immobilizer
- New remote controller programming
Extra Mechanical Functions
The XTool x100 Pad2 isn’t just a fantastic key programming tool. It goes beyond key programming and offers plenty of extra functions that’ll help you to manage your vehicle. These extra functions include:
- Oil Reset/Engine oil light reset: Functions usually refer to engine oil, spark plugs, front brake pads, back brake pads, air conditioner, brake liquid, coolant liquid, vehicle checking, etc. (covers most vehicles in America, Europe, and Asia)
- Odometer Adjustment
- Tire pressure warning light reset – Tire pressure warning light reset in seconds
- Timing belt light reset (manual operation)
- EPB electrical parking brake adaptation and EPB reset (supported by VW ( R36, CC, Magotan etc.), Audi ( A4L, A6L, Q5 etc.), Seat, Skoda and more)
- TPS adaptation and reset throttle body
- Steering angle calibration
- Reset battery
- DPF PIN code reading
- Hexadcimal editor(Win Hex)
- OBD II engine diagnosis
- EEPROM Adapter Features: PIN code reading, ECU initializing, and chip programming
- Four System Diagnosis: Enging control module, brakes, central electics, and airbag
One of the best features of the Xtool X100 2 is its simple, high-end appearance and design. It also comes with a protective case that enhances durability and protects it from external environmental factors (extreme temperatures). This device measures 240 x 177 x 30mm (L x W x H), which makes it an ideal size to tuck away in the workshop when it’s not in use.
Externally, the device features:
- Type C usb port that makes the device compatible with HDMI TV port for on-screen viewing
- Power button for easily powering the device on or off
- DC charging port for easy battery charging
- DB15 Port: Supports wired connection with car by the cable
- Earphone jack
- USB 2.0 port that enables data synchronization with PC
- Mini HDMI port
Be sure to check the instruction manual which will provide information on how to use, look after, and store the device. Car workshops can host hidden dangers (oil, flammable liquids, etc), so it’s important to understand when and where to use the device.
Intuitive navigation and updates
The intuitive navigation makes the Xtool X100 pad two extremely easy to operate. It uses an Android operating system and a 1.6 GHz quad core processor that gives you both great performance and an easy to read screen. The menu layout is intuitive even for less experienced mechanics as it features large buttons that are easy to read and navigate between. Set-up is simple, and only requires a wifi connection, so you don’t need to connect it to your PC to get started.
What’s more, with this device free updates are provided monthly and automatically download to your device through a wifi connection. Update reminders will even be given in the form of pop-ups on the device, so you don’t have to worry about missing out. With your purchase you’ll get free updates for 2 years, and after that you’ll be required to pay for a one year update.
The device even enables remote access, which is ideal for training, demonstration, and even remote diagnosis.
It is also multi-lingual and you can always access the information as it gets printed immediately. The device is available for use in: English, Spanish, French, Turkish, Indonesian, Thai, and Portuguese.
- Easy to use software interface
- Update via wifi
- Extra mechanical functions like tire pressure warning light reset, EPB adaptation, engine oil service light reset, belt service light reset, throttle body reset, steering angle calibration.
- OBD II diagnostic functions
- Multiple languages available
- Not compatible with Indian cars
- Paid updates after 2 years
Checking for compatibility is made easy with this device. The touch screen menu shows different continental areas around the world. Once you click on a continent, the device will show you a diagnosis interface for choosing your vehicles model.
For each function of the Xtool X100 Pad2 you can click a PDF file in the corner which will bring up a detailed list of the vehicle models that the tool is compatible with for a specific feature. Click the PDF button for whichever function you wish to perform on a vehicle (e.g. battery reset, tire pressure service light reset, timing belt reset, etc.) and it’ll bring up a complete list of every vehicle model that is compatible with the function.
For instance, the innovative one-click oil warning light reset is compatible with VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Seat, Skoda, Volvo, etc. You’ll be able to find this information by clicking the PDF icon in the top left-hand corner of the function button on the X100 touch screen pad.
The complete compatibility list includes:
America: Compatible with Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, GM, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac, Saturn, Ford.
Asia: Compatible with Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, KIA, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Ssangyong, Suzuki, Toyota.
Europe: Compatible with Benz, Citroen, Ford, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Opel, Peugeot,Porsche, Renault, Romeo, Seat, Skoda, Smart, VW.
The Xtool X100 Pad2 has plenty of functions worth raving about. Not only does it function as a comprehensive key programmer that allows you to program all kinds of keys (blade, wireless, fob) but it offers a range of extra mechanical functions for ensure your vehicle stays in tip-top shape.
As we’ve mentioned before, with this X100 tool pad you can reset the tire pressure light, reset timing belt service light, adjust the odometer, calibrate steering angle, and perform a full battery reset. What’s more you can perform throttle body reset, engine oil service light reset, EPB reset, and perform full OBD II engine diagnosis. You can do it all with the Xtool X100 Pad2.
When compared to other key programming pad tools, the X100 pad2 has an intuitive and integrated display that makes all the difference when it comes to operating the device.
What’s more, with the Xtool X100 Pad2 you can even download diagnosis reports in PDF file. The PDF files can then be printed and the diagnosis report shown to car owners when they come and fetch their cars. If you’re a mechanic or locksmith, this means happy customers who know exactly what kinds of problems have been fixed for their cars. They can rest assured knowing that you have performed a service light reset, battery reset, or a throttle body reset on their vehicle.
We’re pretty sold on the Xtool X100 Pad2 tool, as you might be able to tell. What makes it stand out among its competitors is the fact that it’s much more than just a key programming tool. Sure, it offers all the necessary features of a great key programming tool, it has a great design, and its compatible with most vehicles around the world. However, what really caught our attention was the extensive range of extra mechanical functions that this tool offers users that makes it an all-round excellent diagnostic tool for vehicles.
This tools huge range of etra features includes oil service light reset, timing belt service light reset, tire pressure warning light reset, steering angle calibration, odometer adjustment, and much more! There are no other tools on the market that provide users with multiple functions in the same way that the Xtoo X100 Pad2 does. It can also perform diagnoses on vehicles much the same way that an OBD II diagnosis tool would. Its multi-functionality really makes the Xtool X100 Pad2 stand out among the rest as one of the best key programming tools on the market.
The fact that you can update via wifi is another huge plus in our books. Automatic update via wifi means that you can spend less time manually updating software, and rest assured that your Xtool Pad is always up to date. Free update for 2 years is huge plus, as you won’t have to continually fork out to keep your Xtool Pad 2 ahead of the game.
However, we do have to point out that this X100 pad 2 is more suitable for owners of luxury cars of prominent brands, (you can check out the full list of compatible vehicles in the compatibility section of this review). That being said, if you do own one of the compatible cars and you’re in the market for a car key programmer, this is definitely the one to buy.