Honda and Acura Vehicle Diagnostics

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This summary describes items in the Diagnostic Tool On-Line Catalog that have been developed specifically for use with Honda and Acura vehicles. For a complete list of tools visit the Honda or Acura On-Line Catalog. For questions, please call: 877-504-3571.

Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) Suite

Note: : i-HDS requires Microsoft Windows 7 or higher.
  • Checks and clears diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)
  • Real-time data display (Data List)
  • Data capture (snapshot)
  • Vehicle and system specific function tests
  • Reprogram ECUs with J2534 Rewrite application


  • The Honda and Acura J2534 Control Module Update software has been replaced with J2534 Rewrite, which is included with the i-HDS suite.
  • To add, delete or replace keys, refer to Keys and Codes in ServiceExpress.
  • To initialize replaced ECM/PCMs, see PCM Initialization below.
  • For Honda Passport and Acura SLX reprogramming, see Honda Smart Cable or Acura Smart Cable below.
  • Denso DST-i Vehicle Communications Interface Honda or Acura

DST-i Information:

  • DST-i Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • WLAN Setup
  • MVCI Information:

  • User Guide
  • FAQs
  • Honda Diagnostic System (i-HDS) software

    1 Day: $10.00
    30 Day: $133.00
    365 Day: $1547.00

    *Software is non-refundable.

    Click here to purchase.

    Click Honda or Acura for the latest software version.

    PCM Initialization

    Powertrain and Engine Control Module initialization(after replacement) for certain pre-2008 vehicles.

      PCM Initialization software is available as a 10 day rental kit, which includes a PC with PCM Initialization software installed, and a Modular Vehicle Communication Interface (MVCI).


    A $5,850.00 rental deposit is required.

    PCM Initialization software 10 day rental kit Click Here

    Honda Passport and Acura SLX Smart Cable

    Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and Engine Control Module (ECM) update for the Honda Passport and Acura SLX

    • The Smart Cable and software for reprogramming the Honda Passport and Acura SLX is no longer supported.

    • For programming information, contact Par-Tech at 248-276-0213.

    Download this form and follow the instructions.

    ED-18 Battery Tester

    Identifies a battery with a deteriorating state-of-charge, even if it can still start a vehicle under normal conditions. Integrated printer is included.

    ED-18 Battery Tester Honda or Acura

    Initial software included

    GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station

    Complete battery and electrical system solution:
    - Battery assessment
    - Charging
    - Alternator test (GR8 with AST)
    - Integrated printer

    • GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station Honda or Acura

    • GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station with AST Honda or Acura

    Initial software included

    Universal TPMS Sensor Reader
    • The Universal Sensor Reader is a compact hand held tool. Applies to vehicles with TPMS that have wheel sensors, but do not show wheel location or tire pressure on the vehicle instrument panel.

    • Displays sensor data including sensor ID, pressure, battery state, and temperature.

    Universal TPMS Sensor Reader Honda or Acura

    Initial software included

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