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Tango Transponder Key Programmer Original or Clone

Is it worth the money to have a OEM Tango key programmer? How about the quality of the Cloned? Here you go.

Part 1: what is Tango, original vs clone?

TANGO = Key maker by dump file and have some function for OBD2 in Toyota cars.

Genuine Tango has basic software, made by Scorpio

Clone OEM Tango has full software,made by Fly

Part 2: Tango key programmer good or not?

clone Tango: poor quality

The Chinese sell genuine (OEM) and original Tango. The OEM one is from FLY and it is cheaper with poorer quality.

The original Tango is from scorpio. At that price it won’t be a clone.

Tango from fly: waste time and money

don’t waste time and money for Tango from fly… Last week I bought original Tango from scorpio so I can compare and every keys and dump which China Tango can NOT program the original Tango did it straight away without any problem!!!

Buy clone Tango from FLY = Buy Disappointment

Buy original Scorpio Tango = Buy Happiness

clone Tango: bad PCB

This is what i have. China clone…the board is not good, poor quality


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original Tango: happy

I got mine
It is original and support from Scorpio is second to none. Got help on a Sunday morning from them!
Everything from Fly is rubbish. There has been enough posted about them and their products on this and other forums to make an informed choice and avoid their products.
I have no connection with any sellers. But I am always happy to share info on good products and sellers.

Part 3: Can I buy Tango original from China?

Scorpio Tango from a Chinese distributor: happy

Scorpio have a Chinese distributor who supplies all Chinese sellers.
It is a 100% original tool which you must register with Scorpio for updates and support.
I have one and it is a great tool. I bought mine from OBD2TOOL and I am very happy with it.

Original Tango from China: good tool;

The Chinese sell genuine and Auto Key Programmer original Tango. It is not a clone. I bought one. I am not an idiot. I saved a little money. I get one to one support from Scorpio, even on a Sunday morning. It is a very good tool. 100% original. Best tool I ever got from China.

In conclusion:

To be a locksmith:

go for the Genuine but you have to invest more than a Tango

For fun:

you can try with the Clone; probably it is ok for a DIYer, if you have the luck

My advice is:

don’t buy any tango from Fly, you never know what will happen to you


How to solve 2009 Saab 9-3 1.9 TID non starter by GM TECH 2 ?

This post starts with the problem that 2009 Saab 9-3 1.9 tid no starter, then how to solve? Please go on reading following parts.

Car model and year:

2009 Saab 9-3 1.9 tid

General Car issue: non starter

Tool I used:

GM MDI Global TIS and GM Tech2

Trouble and what Global TIS and Car Scanner Tech2 find out:

They have read codes to do with ignition and immobilizer and found that the cim is not picking up the old or new keys in the switch he tells me that the chip in the key is not being energized so the cim can’t read the key.

Trouble analysis:

The chip in the key is read by the ignition switch, called the Ignition Switch Module (ISM). Maybe the fault lies there.

How to remove?

1.Operate/move the seats to their rearmost positions.

2.Remove the front side pieces from the floor console.

3.Remove the cover from over the gear lever housing, use 82 93 474 Removal tool in the rear edge of the cover and pull back.

4.AUT: Remove the clamp.

5.Remove the cover under the handbrake by pulling it straight out.

6.Remove the cover on the passenger side by squeezing the cover and lifting it up. Remove the compartment under the cover on the passenger side.

7.Lift up the rubber mat in the floor console storage compartment and remove the screws.

8.Remove the floor console screws; note that screws for plastic and aluminum are different.

9.Remove the sound insulation (certain cars).

10Press in the four catches (two on each long side) and press down the ignition switch module.

11.Lift up the floor console slightly and remove the ignition switch module.

12.Remove the connector; see “Connectors, handling and checking” item 1D.

13.Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end…


CRP 12X Premium Register & Update

Hardware Requirement:
1. A computer that can access the Internet.
2. A TF card reader/writer and a TF card that need to be updated.
Follow the steps described as below to proceed registration and update:
1. Go to and click the CReader CRP129 Premium (crp123 premium) once, then click updating icon.

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2. Download and install the update tool and launch the program when installed.
3. You will be prompted to type in the Serial Number (located at the back of the tool).


4. After the Serial Number is entered, click [Update] and enter the following information. Click [Submit].


5. The Register Code can be found by connecting the supplied USB cable to the tool and inserted into the computer.
6. When the tool has powered up, place the cursor on the Help icon and press the [OK] button.


7. Select [Tool Information], press [OK].


8. This is the Register Code number for inputting into step 4


9. Install the TF card from the Launch CReader Professional CRP129 Pro into the supplied USB TF card adapter and insert into USB port of CPU.
10.Reopen the CRP update Suite and select the updates you would like to perform or click [Select All] and click [Download].

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11. Once all steps are complete, reinsert the TF card into the tool and power the tool via USB in computer or via OBD2 port in vehicle. The tool will prompt you to upgrade, click [OK] to start updating and a progress bar will appear. It may take several minutes to finish update if your upgrade package file is too large, please wait.

12. The registration process is now complete!