Classroom Education

Celebrating 16 Years of Fellowship

At the Just Cars Auto Expo we believe in education and fellowship between locksmiths and that is why we provide numerous education opportunities.  All education classes listed below are included with the general admission ticket purchase except the Just Cars + classes. After completing the purchase of your general admission ticket you will the option to signup for any of these included classes.

The Just Cars Auto Expo show floor will be open April 12 & 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and educational classes are schedule April 11th thru 14th at different times throughout those days.

Please note all classroom education courses are limited to 30 people unless noted otherwise. Some courses are limited to less than 30 at the request of the instructor. Once a class is full, online signup will be closed. Those that signup online are guaranteed a seat in the course they signed up for. If a course is full online, the day-of entry will then be on a first come, first serve basis should any seats open up.

Classroom Education

Education List by Vendors

American Key Supply

Introduction to Automotive Key Making. This class is aimed towards locksmiths wanting to enter the automotive field. It will discuss in great detail:

KEYS: different types and which do or don’t need be to stocked, including mechanical vs. transponder and edge-cut vs. high security. Also, which remotes are or aren’t important and/or easy to stock.

KEY CUTTING: different types of machines, including duplicators (comparing manual, semi- auto, & auto as well as comparing different brands and price points) and code-cutting machines (comparing manual vs. automatic, edge-cut vs. high security, and comparing different brands). Different machines will be available to watch and try hands-on.

FINDING YOUR CUTS: When customers lose all of their keys, tools that are available to automotive locksmiths to discover the cuts for the key. Key codes (brokers vs. NASTF), decoders (Accu- Readers, EEZ Readers, Lishi, Try-Out Keys, Scoping), and lock disassembly and visual decoding. Different options will be available to watch and try hands-on.

PROGRAMMING THE KEY: Different machines available to program the chip when dealing with a transponder equipped vehicle. AutoProPAD, Smart Pro, Zed Full, DMax, VVDI MB, VVDI2, and various Reflashers will be shown.

CLONING: Different options available to copy a key when a working key is already present.

BOOKS & SOFTWARE: Various software references that are needed for: key code conversion, fill progressing, key blank cross-reference, remote programming instructions, overall vehicle info, key making instructions, wafer locations, etc.

WEB SITES: The importance of various Web site resources for getting help while in the field, including Key Pro, Clearstar, etc.

At the end of the class, students will know exactly what they need to buy and learn to be fully prepared for making keys for vehicles.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 8 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 8 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 8 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Saturday
  • Room: 8 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

Andromeda Research Labs

Memory and Microcontrollers – Fundamentals of two Automotive Technologies. The first part of the class will start with the basics of all memory parts.

This includes EPROMs and EEPROMS. The following will be covered relating to memory.

  • Where did all this memory stuff start? In the beginning all memory parts were parallel.
  • What is the basic architecture of a memory part?
  • What is a bit, byte and word? What is an address and how does it relate?
  • If everything is binary why do we use HEX?
  • What’s the difference between an EPROM and an EEPROM?
  • Why is a Flash EPROM different from a non-flash part?
  • What is a serial eeprom and how to they work? What goes on inside?
  • EEPROMs can fail. How does this happen and why?
  • How does an eeprom become corrupt? How to avoid problem.
  • Why do they only have eight pins and what do the pins do?
  • The three different families of serial eeprom.
  • Why are there 8- and 16-bit configurations and how do I know?

The second part of the class will cover microprocessors and microcontrollers.

  • What is a microprocessor?
  • What are the parts of a microprocessor system? (An ECU will be used in this example)
  • How does a microprocessor-based system work? What are the essential functional parts?
  • How do the pieces fit together and what do they do?
  • How does memory work with a microprocessor?
  • Why are there different types of memory in a microprocessor system?
  • What is a microcontroller and why is it different from a microprocessor?
  • Where is a microcontroller used instead of a microprocessor and why?
  • Why do microcontrollers have so many pins and what do they do? (Immobilizer used for example)
  • What is the “crystal”? What does it do?
  • Why it is almost impossible to corrupt a microcontroller.
  • How microcontrollers communicate with device programmers.
  • Understanding a “secured” vs. “unsecured” microcontroller.
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 4 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 4 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Saturday

AR32 BOOT CAMP

Tips, tricks and techniques to get the most from your AR system.

The AR programming package provides a number of options and capabilities for the automotive locksmith. Given this, there are many features and capabilities which go unused simply because the operator is unaware that they exist or is uncertain of how they are used. The purpose of the BOOT CAMP class is described and explain how to use these features.

Here are a few of the subjects that will be covered:

  • A quick overview of how the AR works.
  • An easy way to choose the device with which you will be working. Let the computer do the work.
  • How to use the AR SETUP files which are included in the LOCKSMITH LIBRARIAN to automatically
  • choose the proper device plus show the setup for the module with which you are working.
  • How to know which in-circuit voltage to choose for a specific device using the LIBRARIAN.
  • The easy way to do a simple reflash using the LIBRARIAN function.
  • How to setup a folder for loading and saving files which you can access with your transponder
  • programmer plus how to load/save files directly to a USB drive.
  • Understanding the system buffer. What it is and how to use it for advanced work.
  • How to read a device into the buffer at two places. Work on one without disturbing the other.
  • How to compare two devices, a device and a file or two files.
  • How to know you’re connected to a device without reading it into the buffer.
  • A quick way to know if a device has data.
  • How to guarantee you get a good data read.
  • How to use a buffer editor command to point directly to a PIN.
  • How to program just a few bytes into a device instead of programming the whole part.
  • How to extract just a few bytes from any area of a device instead of reading the whole part.
  • How to establish communication with a microcontroller. Why it’s easier than you think.
  • How to run the AR from a dead (won’t boot) computer.
  • How the LIBRARIAN works. It’s also a feature you can use to help automate tasks.
  • How to use the built-in help of the AR software. You just need to know where to look.
  • The on-line LOCKSMITH DOCUMENTATION page.
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 4 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 4 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Saturday

Basic Electronics

Automotive Electronics: The Basics and Troubleshooting. We will cover basic automotive electronics for the 1st hour then follow up the 2nd hour with examples of how modules are wired and integrated into the electric system, basic electronic troubleshooting i.e. no power to the cluster, no power to the ignition antenna ring, etc.  We will also discuss which basic tools are best for electronic troubleshooting along with some hands-on testing.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 8 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 8 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Saturday

Basic Ignition Teardown

Saginaw and 6 cut GM glove box progression. Learn how to break down those GM Steering Columns and how to pick the glove box to make a door key.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 3 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Thursday

Car & Truck Remote Repair Class

We plan to educate the locksmith community on the following:

  1. What is out there now? Different types of new remotes and proxy keys for late model popular makes and models including the latest 2017-2018 model
  2. Interchangeability and compatibility of OEM remotes. This information will reduce the cost of doing business, as it reduces the inventory for automotive profession What to keep in stock, what is a waste of space and money.
  3. How to reuse and salvage remotes and smart It’s a common misconception that used remotes or previously programmed smart keys are just junk and can’t be reused. We will show which and how to reuse popular remotes. Some used remotes lock some don’t, you just have to learn about those.
  4. Parts for remotes and rep This part of our presentation may be especially valuable for locksmiths who own a shop or have face to face contact with a customer.
  5. If time allows, we can also briefly go over online marketing for local busin Most of it is available for free. We will provide handouts and electronic versions of the presentation to the interested professionals.
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 6 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 6 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

Diagspeed (Mercedes Class)

DAS 3 Intro, Functions and features of DAS3 and systems, Implementation and changes to the system up to 2015 model years.

What is the Information Stored within the key and system? How does information used in making a key?

Key Hash, Rolling Codes, New vs Used key tracks, Dealer Hash, SSID, Mileage and VIN

Identifying key versions. (Motorola, NEC, NEC Keyless GO, BGA, FBS4 BGA )

Trouble Shooting Issues:

  • Key will not start or unlock the car
  • Key unlocks the car but does not turn in the ignition or no response
  • Key Unlocks car and turns in the Ignition but car does not crank
  • Key Unlocks car, turns in the ignition, car cranks but will not start
  • New key will not learn to car, Calculating Key in Dash
  • I made a new key and now the old one doesn’t work?
  • I made a key, and nothing happens when I stick it in the EIS?
  • Key starts the car, but the Remote doesn’t work?
Spanish only – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday/ Saturday
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 9 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 9 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 9 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Saturday
  • Room: 9 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

Diagspeed (BMW Class)

CAS Systems Which systems are installed in each Model? BMW and MINI?
FEM and BDC?
EWS Systems what they are
EWS 3 Non-Encrypted
EWS 3 Encrypted
EWS 4 NON-Encrypted
EWS 4 Encrypted
EWS 5 Encrypted
How to make keys for each system
When Do I need to “Downgrade” the system to make a key? Which cars do I need to remove the Engine computer in an All lost keys situation?
If the car crashes in the middle of programming, how can I fix it?

Spanish only – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Friday/ Saturday
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 12 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 12 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 12 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Saturday
  • Room: 12 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

Domestic Automotive Basics

Techniques Shortcuts and Hints Pre-2000’s

This will be a class focusing on mechanical key making techniques from early domestic vehicles up to 2000’s. We will demonstrate techniques for picking GM glove boxes and progressing a working key, to decoding GM 6-cut side bar locks. We will also work with Ford 10-cut locks as well as some Chrysler vehicles.  It will be a lecture and hands on learning class.

Please bring regular lock picks and small hand tools if able.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 3 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday

Forensics (Automotive)

This will be an introduction into the field of Forensics Locksmithing presented by Brian VanDenburgh. There will be no certificate with this class. Included will be: how to receive instructions, Identification of vehicle, Perimeter examination, Immobilizer examination, collecting and handling exhibits, laboratory procedures, recording and reporting discoveries and going to court.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 6 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 6 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Saturday

High Security Automotive Locks

Greg Brandt will give you all the details you need to become proficient at working with the high security systems be it cars, motorcycle’s, big truck, scooters, etc.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 3 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 3 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 3 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Friday
  • Room: 3 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Saturday
  • Room: 3 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Saturday
  • Room: 3 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Saturday

Jeremy Phillip’s Class

Decrypting BIN files like a BOSS!!

In this course we will look at HOW keys and relevant data are represented in the BIN file. We will focus on basic forms of encryption, understanding the relationship between BIN-OCT-DEC-HEX, and techniques used for mapping out a BIN file. Practical applications are the ability to manually produce keys or convert PIN numbers when existing tools let you down. Warning: This class will be incredibly nerdy. Prior experience of producing keys from an eeprom file using a machine like the Tango is essential. Do not attend this class hungover.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 10 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 10 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Saturday

International Key Supply

VVDI-MB 101 Basic. In this class, we will be teaching basics of Mercedes programming. Including, terminology, key types, body types and password calculations and finally a quick demonstration on a module.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 11 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 11 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Saturday

Introduction to Automotive Crypto

David Petit will be teaching a very basic class on how to work with Crypto language. Intro and Agenda, Responsible disclosure, does Crypto really exist? Historical Crypto Failures, what is Real Crypto? Types of Crypto and Automotive Crypto. This is the future.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: Room #7 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Thursday
  • Room: Room #7 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: Room #7 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: Room #7 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Saturday

J2534

I will be looking to cover what J2534 does with modules (actually programming and setup) and diagnostic side. What this means for you in the ability to add services to what you currently do. I was thinking of covering programming the cost, pitfalls, troubleshooting and hoping to have some live single module demos that we can do on the bench (working on building the setups now). Overall, I’m hoping a person who never programmed a module gains the ability to see it done and knows the risk and rewards of doing it. Also, will cover the basic problems I see with programming. Like, trying to put all software on one laptop or what happens when you see this Java error

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 13 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 13 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 5 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 5 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 5 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Saturday
  • Room: 5 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Saturday

Keylessride

SIM City: Practical Programming

Objective: To give students the opportunity to program remotes and keys to 15-20 unique vehicle simulators. By having the chance to practice programming of remotes and keys in a controlled environment (on a wide variety of cars) the students will gain confidence to perform jobs in the real world. Scenarios will include, but not limited to, transponder programming, remote and/or key programming with an OBD2 tool, On-board programming, Proximity (smart entry), integrated key programming, PIN/SKIM code retrieval, troubleshooting vehicle issues.

Setup: The classroom setup will consist of 15-20 unique simulated vehicles for students to program. Each station (simulated vehicle) will have a Hotwire and remotes/keys to complete a vehicle programming session. Students are also invited to connect their own programming tool(s) to get familiar with its use in the given scenario or to compare behaviors/procedures between different programmers. As much as possible, each simulator station will be a close approximation of a real vehicle. There will be two students per station and we can support a max of 40 students total per class. Teachers and technicians will be on hand to give tips, tricks, hints and troubleshooting assistance. Lecture time will be limited to 10 minutes of instructions on how to use the simulator stations.

Extra Activity: During non-class hours, KeylessRide will be conducting programming skills contests where experienced locksmiths can demonstrate their prowess, including a timed event to program as many vehicle simulators as possible within a time limit. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Contest rules and prize value is under the sole discretion of KeylessRide.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 5 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 4 Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 4 Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Saturday

Key Tech Tools

This year KEYTECH will like to keep assisting the locksmiths in their education and training of some of the trendiest topics on the industry, our classes will determine the best approach on implementing the proper procedures for the complete programming using the appropriate tools in the market.

In our classes we will teach as follow:

  1. “VAG MQB 2017 AND MOR”
    • Key programming on VW the MQB system, we will demonstrate the differences between the dashboards in models like: Jetta and Golf mk
    • VAG has different kinds of keys such as proximity, MQB, Megamos 88 and the regular key Megamos 48.
    • We will show all the right procedures and all the tips by our team of experts to give the locksmiths the best way to program keys on VAG and how to identify proximity keys in mk6 and mk
  2. “BMW ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEM SYSTEM”.
    • How to adapt the SMART KEY on BMW by OBDII and on BENCH
    • We will show you how to identify FEM on MINI and BMW and use the right way to put the FEM module on preprogrammin
    • By using the right tool, we will demonstrate the best way to do the complete diagnostic on the FEM syste
  3. “VW KEY CLONNING CHIP 48 INMO 4 5 AND 6 WITH DIFFERENT DEVICES”.
    • On the 4th and 5th in VAG the keys use the ID 48.
    • With different devices we will show you the procedures for the key clonin
    • How and when you will need to use the
    • And which transponder will be the best to make the key cloning correctly.
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 6 - VVDI-2 (BMW) Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 6 - VVDI-MB Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 13 - BMW FEM System Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Friday
  • Room: 13 - BMW FEM System Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 13 - BMW FEM System Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Saturday
  • Room: 13 - BMW FEM System Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

Honda High Security plus

Learn about the new 2019+ Ignition systems from Rescue Ron sponsored by Lock Picks.   Student will learn about Honda High Security Ignitions; they will have hands on experience on how to teardown an ignition lock and how to rebuild it. Instead of purchasing one from the dealers, which would save them money.  Students will also learn how to spot good keys and bad keys, as well as how to up sale keys. Students will learn how to utilize the Honda Ignition Servicing Kit.

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 12 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Thursday
  • Room: 12 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Thursday

Midwest Keyless

Hands on training for the Lishi tools. Learn from the experts in the quite of a classroom.

LIMITED TO 20 STUDENT
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 14 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Thursday
  • Room: 14 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Thursday

Super-Vag

Join Jan Berger and learn all there is to know about his product in the classroom.

  • MQB solution Golf, Jetta 2018+ (solution for key programming latest VW cars 2018, 2019)
  • Kessy/ proxy keys full solution up to 2019
  • Full solution for problematic New Beetle 2010-2018
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 10 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 10 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 10 Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Saturday
  • Room: 10 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

The Diagnostic Box

We will cover:

  • TDB001 Remote tester
  • TDB003 All in one Prox tester
  • TDB013 Port booster and protector
  • TDB014 Port tester
  • WWM- Wonder Win Modules
  • TDB500 CLONER
  • TDB1000 Key programmer

Class will cover basic testing of a vehicles transponder, remote and/or prox system. Simple tests that will save the Automotive Locksmith Technician TIME and MONEY.
It will show his customers that he is adequately equipped to do the basic functions of diagnosing these features.

We will show the WONDER WIN MODULE and how the Automotive Locksmith Technician can service these modules without the use of the DEALER COMPUTER and SUBSCRIPTION.

We will show our new CLONER the TDB500 which will be the easiest cloner on the market to use!

We will show our TDB1000 and the latest software on key/module programming.  (Hopefully at that time Demonstrations on how it will reset/unlock keys and Proxes)

Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 5 Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 5 Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Friday
  • Room: 5 Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday

XHorse Education

Spanish only – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Thursday
Classes Scheduled:
  • Room: 4 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 4 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Thursday
  • Room: 4 - VVDI-MB Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sunday
  • Room: 4 - VVDI-2 (BMW) Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sunday

Just Cars Auto Expo 2019

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

This year we celebrate 16 years by returning to the beautiful Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 12-13, 2019. The show floor will be open April 12 & 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and educational classes are schedule starting April 11th thru 14th at different times throughout those days.