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HITAG Keys Reset

18 May 2018

Introduction
The first branch of Barracuda programmer features which will be available at release and be included in base software is Reset/Renewal of used HITAG based vehicle keys. Every reset function released in Barracuda programmer is independently developed, tested and digitally signed by us.
Classification During the process we have studied extensively hundreds of HITAG keys, both new and used, while we were developing the database for the reset functionality. One of the main conclusions which we drew was that key classification by part number is not entirely correct, can be misleading and will unnecessary bloat the software with menus, sub-menus, etc... Most keys from same brand can differentiate by more reliable secondary signs like, variations in outer shell, number of buttons, frequency, type of plate, type of used PCF, etc...
In this regard in Barracuda keys will be classified by brand and version number, while the help files and additional text information available in software for each function will provide the secondary signs by which a user can decide which is the correct function to use for the key they want to reset. Such approach solves two problems, first it allows to correctly reset keys regardless of part number and avoid a problem when the part number of a key, a user wants to reset, is not listed. This would leave the user thinking it can't be reset, while more often than not that is not the case, as long as the secondary signs match. Second as mentioned above it will reduce software bloating significantly. We intend to add more keys in future updates and keeping bloating minimal from start will make navigation and general use of the software easier.
Which HITAG keys would you like to see added for Reset ?