Remote Programming Kits
NOTE: Each manufacturer has unique functions and limitations with J2534 programming. 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 at no additional cost or add-on fees.
How do I know if my internet and computer are capable of Remote Programming?
We require Windows 7, 8, or 10 and a high-speed internet connection (Fiber, Cable, High-Speed DSL, etc.). You need a fast, reliable connection for a reasonable expectation that our services will work. While a physical network cable is preferred, wireless MAY be fine if you have a strong signal. We have had mixed success with cellular-based services and NONE with satellite! Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge users may [Test Here]. Run the app and look for less than 150ms AVG and 500ms MAX.
Can I program modules by myself?
No. We do all of the programming for you! Our software is just a tiny 5MB app that puts your computer and car online as an endpoint for the delivery of a live coding by a technician. There’s no OEM software installed on your computer — no more headaches!
How do I submit programming requests to you? - [GUIDE]
This is the easiest part. After you purchase and download our software, all you have to do is fill out a form and click ‘submit’. This is done through the same software we use to connect to your car. We’ve streamlined the entire process, letting you worry about your shop instead of making you jump through hoops — although you should send us pictures if you do.
Do you offer diagnostic support?
No. Although we offer support with the products and devices we sell, we are not a diagnostic resource, nor is our software. We are an end-user programming solution, here to initialize modules after the shop has performed proper diagnostics and installation of parts.
Do I need a MongoosePro 2 or CarDAQ-Plus 3? 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 3. 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 3 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.
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. At the end of 365 days from the date or purchase, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of the upcoming $200 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 supporting 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.
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 9-5 PM EST, excluding major national holidays.
How is this different than other programming solutions?
BlueLink is an interface that provides factory-level programming directly to your shop. No other solution can say that. Every time our techs receive a call, they are running the newest software with the latest files. There's no capturing, scraping, or plugging data into a scan tool for you to use. There's no waiting for updates before you can start to 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 way’ are now eliminated. We have intentionally made our programming cost competitive, but hidden costs such as flat-bedding or "limping" a car to the dealership are now a thing of the past. Programmings come right to your shop, often with a tech calling in minutes and most work being completed in under an hour!