Remote Programming Kits
NOTE: Each manufacturer has unique functions and limitations with what they allow over J2534. Please contact us to be sure you are getting what you pay for when you sign up!
What vehicles can I program?
Our software has been tested with Ford, Mazda, GM, JLR, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota/Lexus, Subaru, Nissan/Infinity, Volvo, Audi/VW, and Honda/Acura. We have in-house engineers working every day to expand our line of available makes. If a new make is approved, you will have access with no additional cost or add-on fees.
How do I know if my internet and computer are capable of Remote Programming?
You MUST [>> PASS THIS TEST <<] with a MARGINAL rating or better to have a reasonable expectation that our services will work. We require Windows 7, 8, or 10 and a high-speed internet connection (Fiber, Cable, High-Speed DSL, etc.). While a physical network cable is preferred, wireless MAY be fine if you have a strong signal.
NOTE: We have had mixed success with cellular-based services and NONE with satellite
Do I need a MongoosePro 2 or CarDAQ-Plus 2? What about my J2534 device I own?
If you already have a compatible device, you can purchase a BlueLink Software License from the store for $349. Contact us if you are unsure about your device being J2534-compliant.
If you do not have a J2534 device, you need to get a kit with the MongoosePro 2 or CarDAQ-Plus 2. Most J2534 devices connect to a Windows-based PC via a USB cable and have an OBDII connector on the other end. The CarDAQ-Plus 2 is necessary if you wish to be able to program ALL SUPPORTED makes and models. Based upon the age and specs of your device, certain brands and modules may not be available to you.
Can I program modules myself?
No. Our software is just a tiny 5MB app that just puts your computer and car online as an endpoint for the delivery of a live coding by a live technician to the installed module.
Do I have to pre-pay for a coding?
With BlueLink, you only pay when the job is done. We welcome customers to submit tickets for parts or vehicles they are unsure about J2534 support for! Depending upon the J2534 device you own, you may not have the proper protocol support for your vehicle. Often the best way is to "try and see", so submit a ticket and we'll get you connected to the right person who has the best chance of getting it to work.
What's the subscription and does it renew?
Each new kit purchase you see above includes a 1-Year subscription built in. At the end of 365 days from your date or purchase with us, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of the upcoming renewal. Keeping your subscription active maintains the $125-per-coding pricing, can sometimes waive the after-hour fees and provides you with unlimited PC system tech support or live-training to ensure you can use our products! Additionally, your annual support funds our engineering efforts to expand into other brands and improves our Remote Programming Technology. As a member, you're also support our Right-To-Repair efforts as well as other advocacy we engage in for independent shops all across the U.S.!
Can I get around any OEM-imposed restrictions?
No. Our solution is identical in this respect to other OEM coding solutions. BlueLink does not support "off-vehicle" programming, nor can we activate used parts for brands that "lock" to a vehicle. Our full-service system simply has a very long cable (the internet) that delivers coding right to your shop and is run by a live technician!
When can I program modules?
Services from BlueLink can come from any number of partners and as such, the times of service will depend upon who is performing it; most are U.S.-based. BlueLink operation hours and support is M-F 9-5PM EST, excluding major national holidays.
How is this different than other programming solutions?
BlueLink is an interface that can provide factory-level, official programming directly to your shop. No other solution can say that. Every time our techs receive a call, they are running the latest softwares with the newest files. There's no capturing, scraping, or plugging data into a scan tool for you to use. There's no waiting for updates to these tools before you can start work. And how about that up-front cost! The only 'magic' in our solution is how we deliver it to you: over the internet!
How's it different than taking a car to dealer?
Many of the hidden costs of doing it the old ways are removed. We have intentionally made our up-front cost per-module competitive, but hidden costs such as flat-bedding or "limping" a car to the dealer and wasted time also become a thing of the past. Programmings come right to your shop, often with a tech calling within ten minutes and work being completed in under an hour!