Honda Diagnostic System FAQs How to use HDS for diagnosis, reprogramming, key making

Look here: Honda Diagnostic System HDS user manual by questions and answers:
HDS hardware
HDS software
HDS diagnosis
HDS reflash
HDS subscription

Hardware
Q: Is the Bosch MVCI or Denso DST-I compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10?
A: Yes, Windows 7 Professional (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8, 8.1 Professional (32 and 64 bit), and Windows 10 Professional (32 and 64 bit) are supported.
Q: Can I use the new HDS software with the HIM or GNA600
A: No, the GNA600 ONLY work with HDS software old version 2.027.003:

For HDS new version 3.102.004, you should use it with HIM:

Q: Is a J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) compatible for programming key and code information?
A: No, generic J2534 devices are for re-programming only and must use the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. For further information, refer to your device supplier’s documentation or website.
Q: Can I use a generic J2534 interface device (such as those supplied by Actia, Blue Streak Electronics, Bosch, Drew technologies, Ease Diagnostics, Snap-on, etc.) with HDS?
A: No, HDS software will only work with a PC and the Modular Vehicle Communications Interface (MVCI) or HIM.
Q: Can I connect the Bosch MCVI or DENSO DST-i unit to my HDS computer in WiFi mode?
A: Yes.

Software
PC requirement

Q: Can I use a MAC instead of a PC for HDS?
A: No. Look here: the system requirements

Personal Computer (PC)
Laptop or desktop computer
Intel or AMD processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
Keyboard & mouse
Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
Hard Drive Space: 20 GB or more
Floppy Drive: not required
USB: 1.0 or higher
Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM
Video Resolution: see Display Requirements
Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
Internal or external audio speakers

Operating System
USA Tool Requirements
HDS software and J2534software:
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)

Canada Tool Requirements
HDS:
Windows 7 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)
Windows 10 Professional (32 bit and 64 bit)

Display
Recommended display resolution is 1024 x 768 with the large font setting.
800 x 600 will work, but some procedures work better at the higher resolution.

Web Browser
ServiceExpress requires Internet Explorer 10 or 11; Chrome ver.44*, Firefox Ver.40, Safari Ver.8

Earlier versions of Internet Explorer are not supported.
Netscape, AOL are not supported.
Internet connection: 56k or faster.

Viewer Requirements
ServiceExpress requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 11 or higher.
To download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, click here
NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit www.adobe.com
ServiceExpress requires Adobe SVG Viewer version 3.03 or higher when using Internet Explorer or Edge.
To download the latest version of Adobe SVG Reader, click here
NOTE: For more detailed information about Adobe SVG Reader, please visit www.adobe.com.
ServiceExpress requires PDF Viewer extension when using Chrome.
To download the latest version of PDF Viewer extension, click here and search for PDF Viewer.

Internet Explorer Settings
Cookies must be enabled
Javascript must be enabled
NOTE: Uninstall prior versions of Acrobat Reader before installing the recommended update. For more detailed information about Acrobat Reader, please visit www.adobe.com.

Note: These are generally the default settings for Internet Explorer.

HDS Diagnostics
Q: What is the cost of the various diagnostic software subscriptions?
A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page for pricing and other tool related information.
Q: How do I install HDS software and what are the requirements?
A: Windows 7 32 bit is the one tested by pros. For HDS installation, pls watch the video:
Q: How do i get the HDS software and the updates?
A: The HDS software download link can be found here: https://mega.nz/#!Dg8zlA4a!gOBtngVnZa-Hqt03j8ORb64GGKXT0UhWQINOsTg-280. When software updates are released, you can get new links on the official blog: https://www.obd2tool.com/blog.
Q: Can I install HDS software and other OEM’s diagnostic software on the same PC?
A: This may or may not be possible, depending on the other OEM’s software. You may need to uninstall the other diagnostic software in order to use the HDS.
Q: Will HDS software work with interface devices other than the MVCI, such as J2534 devices, HIM, GNA600, Ford VCM, etc.?
A: No, HDS will work with the MVCI and HIM diagnostic tool.
Q: Does the HDS software package retrieve codes for ABS, AIRBAG, and CHECK ENGINE?
A: It depends on the year of the vehicle. Some older vehicles may not have the capability. Consult the Service Manual for specific model and year.

HDS Reprogramming (Reflash)

Q: How do I reprogram the ECU?
A: Both HIM clone and genuine can do ECU reprogramming for Honda.
Q: Is there an easy way to find out if there is updated programming for an ECM/PCM/ECU of a specific make or model?
A: No, you have to install and run one of the supported update applications with the required hardware.
Q: Are all vehicle ECM’s, PCM’s, and ECU’s reprogrammable?
A: No, ECM/PCM reprogrammability was phased in between 2001 and 2005. All 2006 and later models ECM/PCMs are reprogrammable. The reprogramming software will indicate whether an update is available.
Q: I have a J2534 interface device. How do I purchase software?
A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page, then click on Free Download in software column for the “Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534).
Q: I currently have a MVCI and HDS software. How do I get the ECU update for a 2004 Acura RSX?
A: You must have the latest HDS software installed on your PC. If an update is available, the software will recognize this and prompt you to install it.
Q: What other control modules can I reprogram besides the PCM and ECM?
A: CM Update Mode (from the MVCI, included with HDS software) and The Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software will reprogram powertrain and non-powertrain ECU’s such as PGM-FI, AT, SRS, electric power steering (EPS), ABS, etc.
Q: What is the meaning of error code 53 when trying to reprogram a control module?
A: The ECU you are trying to update is not reprogrammable, or is not properly installed.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’?
A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
Q: Can I reprogram a Control Module (ECU) unit that is not sold through Honda?
A: It is possible. However the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2435) software has only been tested and confirmed using Honda genuine ECUs. Aftermarket or Remanufactured ECUs should be reprogrammed at your own risk.

Others

Q: Can a J2534 compliant interface device and the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software be used to add a keyless entry transmitter/key?
A: You can have a VXDIAG VCX Nano Honda or FVDI J2534 for diagnosis and programming. Both are confirmed to work!
Q: I’m currently a certified locksmith. Can I reprogram keys with the HDS software?
A: Yes, provided you are registered with ALOA and have a current ServiceExpress Security Professional subscription.
Q: How do I get the software to initialize replacement modules and what is the charge?
A: If your shop has a MVCI, HIM or GNA600 interface, the PCM Initialization software is free of charge.
NOTE: If you are trying to reprogram ECM/PCM/ECU’s or replace lost keys, this software will not work.
Q: I currently have the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software. Will that allow me to replace the ECM/PCM?
A: No, the Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software is for reprogramming (reflashing) only.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Control Module Initialization’ and ‘Control Module Reprogramming’?
A: ‘Control Module Initialization’ is done after replacing the existing module with a new one. ‘Control Module Reprogramming’ is reprogramming (aka, re-flashing) or updating the existing original module in the vehicle.
Q: How do I get a decent diagnostic tool for HDS? For personal use.
A: If you just look for a working tool for functionality, it’s good to have a HIM china clone. It’s much cheapter than the dealer but share the same function.

Subscriptions
Q: How do I subscribe to the Honda Diagnostic System software?
A: Click on the “Tools Info” tab at the top of the ServiceExpress web-page for pricing and other tool related information.
Q: Is reprogramming software included with a ServiceExpress subscription?
A: No, Reprogramming software for J2534 compliant interface devices is available free of charge. Please see Honda Pass-Thru Reprogramming (J2534) software on the Tools Info tab. A Service Express subscription is not required.

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