Honda and Acura Vehicle Diagnostics

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: 833-949-4672.

Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) Suite

Note: : i-HDS requires Microsoft Windows 10 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 Honda ECU Reprogramming application


  • The Honda and Acura J2534 Rewrite software has been replaced with Honda ECU Reprogramming, which is included with the i-HDS suite.
  • To add, delete or replace keys, refer to Keys and Codes in ServiceExpress.
  • AHM no longer supports the Smart Cable, the device used for programming the ECM/PCM in 1996-2002 Honda Passport and 1996-99 Acura SLX vehicles. To have a Passport or SLX ECM/PCM reprogrammed, fill out the form that came with the replacement module and send the form, the module, and a check or money order for $125.00 directly to the vendor at the address below. Payment includes standard return shipping. Upon vendor receipt, allow three (3) business days for processing.

    Par-Tech, Inc.
    139 Premier Dr.
    Lake Orion, MI 48359
    For technical support, call Par-Tech at:
  • Honda Antares Capsule Vehicle Communications Interface Honda or Acura

Honda Antares Capsule Information:

  • Honda Antares Capsule Quick Start Guide
  • Honda Diagnostic System (i-HDS) software

    1 Day: $45.00
    30 Day: $200.00
    365 Day: $1800.00

    *Software is non-refundable.

    Click here to purchase.

    Click Honda or Acura for the latest software version.

    i-HDS Quick Start Guide click here

    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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