i-HDS(HONDA) help

Rudy Technician Montebello, California Posted   Latest  
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2011 Honda Accord EX 2.4L (K24Z3) 5-spd (88E5)

I am replacing the VSA module in this vehicle. SI says I should check to make sure the VSA is equipped with the latest update.

How can I find this out? Ive spent the last 30 mins navigating the HDS system and cannot find this information. 

Anyone have a path I can follow? 

TIA

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Julio Owner/Technician
Laurel, Maryland
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I don’t do a lot of Honda’s but I believe if you go to J2534 rewrite it will bring up VSA if there is an update.

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Mark Diagnostician
Elk Grove, California
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I think Julio is correct. Its in a separate application than the Scan Tool part. It should populate a list of programmable modules, and will warn you if you attempt to program an up to date module.

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Genaro Owner/Technician
Hollywood, Florida
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Yes j2534 should tell you if there is an update

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Bill Owner/Technician
Arlington, Texas
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Special Tools Required Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) tablet tester Honda Interface Module (HIM) and an iN workstation with the latest HDS software version HDS pocket tester GNA600 and an iN workstation with the latest HDS software version MVCI unit with the latest control module (CM) update software installed Any one of the above updating tools can be used. NOTE: Use this procedure when…

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Bill this is from Alldata,yes? Ive already read this,it does not tell me what I need to know.

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Bill Owner/Technician
Arlington, Texas
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No, that is right from Honda Service Information

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Oh, well thanks anyway. AD has the same info, but it doesn't help, maybe because I'm using a Jbox instead of a Honda interface.

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Bill Owner/Technician
Arlington, Texas
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Only other suggestion I have is to open Honda download manager, select file, check and install updates to make sure everything is up to date if you haven't already. There have been a lot of updates recently.

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Yes sir we did that. Took quite a while since the last time I use this program was 6 months ago.

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Mike Mobile Technician
Cincinnati, Ohio
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If the last time you used iHDS was 6 months definitely make sure you follow all the update manager leads you to do. If you already downloaded them contact tech support they are pretty quick at getting back to you. I wish I had a better answer but sometimes you just have to reach out to tech-support. Hope you get it fixed , your paying for tech-support when you subscribe may as well use it.

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David Mobile Technician
Rimforest, California
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HDS pocket tester! wow have not heard that term in a long time, even forgot they existed at one time.... Davie,

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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the programming portion of that you can download it , if you do not have it I can share that with you I have the latest vercion available prior they move to on line module programming

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Luis Technician
Lake Forest, California
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Go on that screen not on the iHDS before you get to the scanner screen you have a screen that says ecm software update hit start select abs/vsa and the iHDS will automatically search if an update is available

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Luis how did you get to screen?

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Luis Technician
Lake Forest, California
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When you first launch the software main screen says connect to vehicle, store data playback, settings, etc (do not) connect to vehicle, choose the J2534 rewrite icon that will take you to that screen

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Luis Technician
Lake Forest, California
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Do not hit connect to vehicle choose the j2534 rewrite option

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Guys when I push the J2534 re-write icon nothing happens. Maybe this is my issue?

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Mark Diagnostician
Elk Grove, California
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Yea I think so. Should probably re-install the program. Its been at least 4 years since I have done an install, but I remember it being very straight forward. The last time I did it there were more ICONS than before on the home screen...there were two J2534 re-write icons, one for standard programming and another for custom programming that would really only be used at the dealer. I was…

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Luis Technician
Lake Forest, California
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You need to reinstall software and let it know which J2534 device are you using call iHDS aftermarket support they can remotely log in your laptop and fix the issue … iHDS support you will need to download bomgar for them to log in your computer

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Joel Diagnostician
Soquel, California
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Click on that icon is ti there on your desk top??

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Thank you all for your help. We spent almost 30 minutes updating the software before we could even launch the program and we assumed we were up to date. After searching around we went back into the HDS download manager and found another update for J2534 re-write. That solved our problem. Thanks again guys!! Edit: FYI we did contact tech support first,they told us they are no longer offering…

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Nelson Manager
Huntington Beach, California
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Hey Rudy, I'm glad you got it figured out. I see you have an active subscription with Autologic. For future issues, submit a technical support request and one of our Honda technicians could help you out. They would be able to log into your PC and fix whatever issue you're having.

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Even if we're using a Cardaq box?

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Nelson Manager
Huntington Beach, California
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Yes sir, Drew Technologies (which makes the Cardaq) and Autologic are owned by Opus. They are our sister company.

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Rudy Technician
Montebello, California
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Cool! Thanks for the heads up!

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Jamey Owner/Technician
Ventura, California
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Rudy, I use the same set up. When I have my PC on, even if I’m not using HDS, I get a screen that pops up and tells me to update HDS, j-2434 re-write, etc... my PC was set up by AE Tools, maybe there is a place to turn on automatic updates?? I have never had a delay like that. I don’t use Honda all that often, it’s easier to use my Iscan II WT, but when I do, it works. edit: i just read…

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