Honda/Acura

For access to J-2534 Information on the Honda/Acura service information website:

  1. From the "Welcome Page", click on "Tools Info" tab at top.
  2. Clic on "Control Module Update (J2534)"

 

Information regarding control module reprogramming is available from the ServiceExpress website (www.serviceexpress.honda.com ), but you must be an active subscriber to purchase or rent the necessary reprogramming tool and software. After signing on, click Order Diagnostic Tools button for details.
Reprogramming should only be performed according to Honda or Acura service bulletins.
 
Models that can be reprogrammed
Only the ECM/PCM can be reprogrammed for the following models and years:

Honda
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Accord    
X
X
X
X
X
X
Civic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CR-V  
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Element    
X
X
X
X
X
X
Fit            
X
X
Insight
X
X
X
X
X
X
   
Odyssey        
X
X
X
X
Pilot        
X
X
X
X
Acura
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
MDX    
X
X
X
X
X
X
RDX            
X
X
RL        
X
X
X
X
RSX  
X
X
X
X
X
   
TL      
X
X
X
X
X
TSX      
X
X
X
X
X

OEM Equipment Available to Reprogram Vehicles
Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) software package and one of the following are needed:
    1. HDS Tablet Tester
    2. Teradyne Diagnostic System Pocket Tester
    3. HDS PC version plus a HIM (Honda Interface Module)
    4. HDS PC version plus a GNA600 Kit
The HDS Tablet Tester, Teradyne Diagnostic System Pocket Tester, and the HIM (Honda Interface Module) are no longer available for purchase.  
You must be a Service Express subscriber to enroll in the HDS software package subscription program orpurchase a GNA600 kit.  Instructions for ordering the software are available at www.serviceexpress.honda.com under the "Tools Info" tab.
American Honda's HDS software, when used with one of these devices, will automatically check for the latest vehicle calibration information.
 
J-2534 Reprogramming Capabilities
American Honda's J-2534 software, when used with a J-2534 pass-thru device, will automatically check for the latest vehicle calibration information.
NOTE: For additional tool information, visit www.serviceexpress.honda.com and click the "Tools Info" tab at the top of the home page.  The "Tools Info" page provides pricing and availability of Honda and Acura diagnostic tools.
    1. A pass-thru device must be purchased separately from a third-party supplier.
    2. American Honda does not recommend a specific J-2534 device.  Follow the manufacturer's operating procedures when using this equipment.
Data needed is available to current ServiceExpress subscribers at www.serviceexpress.honda.com
    • Subscription includes access to downloadable Honda and Acura J-2534 software, plus PC updates within the calendar year of your subscription.
    • Software is delivered over the Internet (DSL or high-speed connection is recommended due to file size).  If a high-speed connection is not available, the software can be supplied on a CD at no additional cost.
All models with a programmable PCM/ECM (starting from 2001 and later) are compatible with J-2534.  Non reprogrammable PCM/ECM do not require a tool.
 
Computer System Requirements Needed to Support Reprogramming
    1. Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional operating system.  NOTE: Windows XP Home Edition and Vista cannot be used.
    2. Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended).
Service Express requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0
    • Earler versions of Internet Explorer are not supported.
    • Mozilla, Netscape, AOL, or other browsers are not supported. 

 

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