Saab 2008 9-3 Aero TTid fault code read with GM Tech2 or Opcom

Saab 2008 9-3 Aero TTid fault code read with GM Tech2 or Opcom

Have Saab 2008 9-3 Aero TTid. It won’t rev from cold at all for about a minute, then sound to pick up a bit and does fine. It has no power and will pull gently but then when pushed come up with limited performance.
It also says dpf full, it has been apparently from before I got it on the last 2 mots, I have taken it off, cleaned it through and back on, still says it, no fault codes read on my generic obd tool that is quite good with other Saabs so a but stuck to what may be wrong.

GM Tech2 confirmed

Maybe the ECU is stuck in a regen loop and hasn’t been able to complete, or you could have a DPF sensor problem

Need to get the feedback from GM Tech2 to see what the pressure values are and then probably force a regeneration with Tech2 to set a baseline with the ECU.

GM Tech2 can work well with SAAB 9-3.

but you have to have a Saab Card installed which you can buy and do yourself. And if you have a 2003,4 or 5 you will have to have a newer card and a candi adapter and if you have a 06 or above you have to go on line and pay by the hour.
The candi adapter is packed with the GM TECH2 and the card is about 22USD.

Opcom review:

Might be worth trying Opcom as its cheap and plays well with the TID’s not so sure re TTID though.

Opcom will work mostly OK with TTid’s too.

Good luck!

2019 new XTOOL X100 PAD key programmer: Any good?

New XTool X100 PAD is an advanced version of old one. What’s good of this new XTOOL key programmer?

New X100 PAD is all-in-one machine, and old XTOOL X100 PAD divides into X-100 tablet and PS_VCI box. The new one is more stable when used.

New XTOOL X100 PAD display

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Old XTOOL X100 PAD display

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New XTOOL X100 PAD specification:

Screen Size: 7 inch,

Resolution: 1024*600P

Touch Panel: IPS 5-point multi-touch

CPU: Quad-core 1.30GHz Processor

Storage: 1G Ram 8G FLASH

O.S: Android

New X100 PAD Tablet key programmer has the same functions as the old version.


1.New key programming

2.Oil Reset/Engine oil light reset

3.Odometer Adjustment

4.Tire Pressure Warning Light Reset (Manual Operation)

5.Timing belt light reset (Manual Operation)

6.EPB Electrical Parking Brake Adaptation

7.TPS Throttle Body Adaptation

8.Steering Angle Calibration

9.Battery Reset

10.PIN Code Reading

11.Hexadecimal editor (WinHex)

12.OBDII Diagnosis

13.Support the latest vehicles with CAN BUS and UDS protocol

14.Update via WIFI (always equip your device with the latest software)

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New XTOOL X100 PAD vehicle coverage:

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How-to’s of 2006 Corvette M6 BCM fix with GM Tech2?

Car model and year: 2006 Corvette M6

Symptom description:

The new column lock replacement parts have been installed in my 2005 M6 and now I need to instruct the BCM to ignore any odd codes from the column lock as a part of the fix outlined in the TSB.

Tool to use:

GM Tech 2



Will need to pick up a Ac Delco subscription for $40 to start with so you can get access to the new firmware file.

Next, if you don’t have a rs-232 port on your laptop, will need to buy the needed USB cable so you can connect the tech II to your laptop on a USB port.


Now the easy part, Put the tech II into pass through mode, connect it to the car with car in run mode motor off, and bring up TDS on your machine to use SPS.
Now using TDS SPS, run through it until you get to the modules mode, and and select Body control module.

In the firmware selection screen utility to disable the steering control lock in calibration, and flash that it.

This will cover you to see what to select the firmware file to flash in.

FYI, it’s a new file and one that will not be in TIS2000 unless you have an active account that can connect to GM to pull the needed updated firmware file that was just released this year. Most don’t, so TDS for $40 for two years it the cheaper option.

A frustration to be solved:

Got the usb to rs232 cable and the $40 subscription but cannot for the life of me get the laptop to connect to the Tech2 and the car. I am getting messages from the website to restart my programming interface and when I log in and try to add the VIN, the website takes me to a bunch of warning messages and unread alerts. Once I get SPS up and try to run the process after selecting the Tech2 pass through mode and checking the connection, I just get error messages. I have gone the rough the connection and login process several times and followed the connection instructions on SPS exactly. I don’t know if I need to enter the VIN someplace but can’t seem to do that. The Tech2 connects to the car fine so it has to be the web, laptop, tech2 connections that is not happening..


When you start SPS the first time, you have to set it up correctly. There are a few programs that you needed to download and install, as well as allowing a few sites to get through, then final Java updates that are needed.

After this and you have sps start up, when you get the first pop in SPS , did you install the Tech II J2534 driver or not?


Lastly, with Tech II connected to the machine, go in device manager and make sure that the tech II is showing up in the list as well.

Also to point out, not sure where you bought your Tech II kit from, but should have come with a candi module from the start that should be in play.


Myself, I just use a VX nano most of the time, since the VX driver works for SPS (don’t have to load either bosch drivers), nor play the extra candi/usb cord since the usb cord that comes with it is all that is needed for SPS programming.

XTOOL X100 Pad2 VS PS90/PS80 VS EZ500 VS EZ400 VS EZ300

Xtool X100 Pad2 VS PS90/PS80 VS EZ500 VS EZ400 VS EZ300

XTOOL EZ500 is a full-system diagnosis for gasoline vehicle. EZ500 provides extensive vehicle coverage for most US, Asian and European makes, which makes it the best solution for workshops.

Xtool PS90 is sale abroad, while Xtool EZ500 is easier to purchase through the dealers.

Attach a table to compare XTOOL X100 Pad, EZ500, EZ400, EZ300 and PS90/PS80:

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Free Download Volvo VIDA Dice 2014D VMware Image

Thanks to roxanaschram who shares VIDA Dice 2014D VM image download link with all fellows on the web.


I use a 4K display so you MIGHT need to change the resolution on first boot with your machine to adjust to size if you are not using a 4K equivalent. When logging in, use ‘admin’ or ‘1’. Enjoy!

I’ve built a new ISO for those that want to directly install on their systems with the updates and my redesigned interface already applied. It also contains all the needed files for the install whether on 32bit or 64bit and all 3 patches for the different ways to install… (32bit, 64bit, 32bit installed on 64bit system)

Virtual Machine System Minimum Recommendations:

CPU: Intel i3-2100 or better (64bit required)
HARD DRIVE: 40GB free space

USB Editions System Minimum Recommendations:

CPU: Intel Core2Duo or better (32bit capable)
STORAGE DEVICE: 32GB or better USB 3.0 (Recommend SanDisk Extreme)
Legacy Boot Mode Support (UEFI won’t boot)

Patches, Documents & Walk-throughs can be downloaded from any of the download links below

Download Links:

Image Download – (Google Drive) – Download Here
VMWare Player – VMware Player
VirtualBox – VirtualBox Image Here
7-ZIP – You’ll need this

For direct installs, just download the file 2014D Installer.7z. This file contains everything you should need to install including patches and updates.


If you don’t wanna take any risk, pls spend some dollars for a tested VIDA program and use it with relief.

VIDA 2014A Virtual Machine Setup:

Download the virtual machine 7zip image
Download VMWare Player or VMWare Fusion. This will depend on which OS you have running.
If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
Once you have everything downloaded, install your hypervisor of choice. This would be VMWare Player or Fusion. Advanced users can use virtual box with minor modifications I believe.
Extract the 7z image file you downloaded to a contained folder. The password is V0lv02RuleYou can run it from this location or move it to another location. Doesn’t matter.
Locate the file ‘Service Machine.vmx’ and double click on this file. It will open your hypervisor. You may be asked if you copied or moved this. Just click moved.
If you want to adjust the VM image settings now if the time to do so. Things like number of cores dedicated to the VM and how much RAM you want it to be allowed to use.
Make sure you set the USB setting up to match your machine. If you plug the DICE into a USB 2.0 port it needs to be USB 2.0. If you use a USB 3.0 port, it needs to be set to USB 3.0
Run it and enjoy.

USB Image Setup: (For more advanced users)

Download the image from the builds folder
Download the USB Imaging Tool.zipfile from tools folder
If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
Once you have everything downloaded, extract the USB Imaging Tool.
Run the tool. Select your USB drive from the list on the left. Click Restore. A window will open to locate the IMZ file. In the bottom right is a drop down menu, change it to ‘Compressed (zip) image files’. Locate the folder where you downloaded to and select the IMZ file. Click yes to restore and overwrite the USB drive.
Run it and enjoy.

Extras, Tools & Documents Available:

Volvo 2014D UX3 Update
VIDA 2014D Wiring Diagram ISO
Volvo Transmission Adaptation
USB Image Install Process

Questions & Answers:

Q: My system specs are… Which one should I run.
A: Which ever one you want, system specs are based on the one you choose to run. Virtual Machine is the easiest to get up and running and requires the least amount of effort from you.

Q: Are the system requirements actually what’s required to run?
A: Yes and No. For the virtual machine no. You could have less RAM and a slower processor and it will still run. For the USB images, yes without more modification of the images.

Q: Unable to open the file Service Machine.7z
A: Download 7-Zip from the link above AND make sure you have the password

Q: How do I log in?
A: Use ‘admin’ and press enter. You can also use 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Q: How do I go about checked the MD5 or SHA256 to ensure I have downloaded without error?
A: I recommend Quickhash-GUI. If you have a Mac or run Linux, they both have md5sum built in but require CLI knowledge so I won’t recommend it.

Q: I have logged in, my DiCE unit is detected but I can’t click on diagnosis tab. Did I do something wrong?
A: Most likely, you have not selected all the options for the vehicle profile.

Q: Does the VMWare image support 32bit?
A: NO! But the USB edition does

Q: I’m on a Mac and can’t find VMWare Player for it, what do I use?
A: You’ll need to obtain a copy of VMWare Fusion

Q: Will there be a VirtualBox version?
A: It is very likely just to help out the Mac users…

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: System requirements are for the VMWare image is a 64bit dual-core processor and 4GB RAM. Please know that with 4GB of RAM, you will be moving SLOWLY. I recommend at least 6Gb RAM. If you only meet the minimum requirements, try directly installing.

Q: I have 7-zip and it is giving me errors extracting the files. What is going on?
A: Double check that the download completed correctly. You can do this using the MD5 Hash posted above.

Q: Why doesn’t the VMware Image detect my DiCE unit?
A: The VMware Image may be configured for different USB specifications than the port you are trying to use. If you have a system with USB 3.x, you need to make sure the ‘Machine Settings’ reflect a USB 3.x bus. Same with USB 2.0. Depending on the build of the VM depends on which USB port revision was set to. Drivers have already be install for the Intel buses.

Q: I’ve installed an update or patch but nothing happened?
A: Try rebooting, if that didn’t work, make sure you used the right one. If it still doesn’t work, ask for help.

Q: I have a 32GB USB flash drive but it won’t fit. What do I do?
A: While in the USB Flash Tool, click on the options tab. Select the option to truncate the image.

Q: I would like to print but it doesn’t see my printer?
A: Turns out VMWare printer support blocks VIDA from running when you have their driver installed. To get around this, share your printer to the network so that the VM will see it as a network printer and then you can print to it.


VIDA VM with Windows 10 – [21 February, 2019]

New virtual machine built and released running on Windows 10. Hilton Tuning’s NEW flashing software with cloud support added. Pre-configured with USB 3.0 support.

VIDA 2014D Update UX2 – [11 January, 2018]

Updated interface, more modern and more responsive for higher resolution screens.

VIDA USB Edition RC3 – [6 January, 2018]

With RC3, it still uses a VHDX image format, but can now be deployed with minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive and computer. It’s all contained in an IMZ container that your flash to a 32GB flash drive and go!

VIDA License Patch RC3 – [6 January, 2018]

Fixed issue with RC2 on x86 not applying new license.

VIDA License Patch RC2 – [5 January, 2018]

New VIDA License Patches. Self installing with IE Hosting fix.

VIDA VMware Image Edition v2 – [31 December, 2017]

All Windows updates have been completed. VIDA License has been updated to expire 31 December, 2020. Cleaned up system. Removed unnecessary clutter. Download size is down from 7.6GB to 6.9GB, extracted is down from 28GB to 21GB. Hilton Tuning program is on the desktop for those who have a subscription for it mainly because I forgot to remove it before uploading.

Fixed Download Links – [20 December, 2017]

VIDA TIB Edition v 0.RC2 – [19 December, 2017]

This version does use TrueImage. By using TrueImage, you are using the entire USB for the image as if it was a hard drive.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC2 – [17 December, 2017]

With RC2, I’ve changed the entire deployment scheme. It uses a VHDX image format. It does NOT use TrueImage. There will be a dedicated TrueImage version soon. Instead it will be using Easy2Boot. So shout out to those blokes.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC1 – [14 December, 2017]

Initial build. Completely scrapped.

VMWare Edition – [29 August, 2017]

Initial build.

How Handy baby copy new key for Fiat 500 2015

Handy baby is tested to copy ID46 ID48 chip really fast and easily! Here i will tech you how to copy new key for Fiat 500 2015 with JMD Handy Baby II, only 3 minutes needed!

Device: Hand-held Handy Baby Auto Car Key Copier

Vehicle:FIAT 500 2015

Insert the original key to the slot, and press OK to read the key

Handy baby read out the type of the key, press OK to Decode

Then insert the key into the ignition switch

Keep handy baby close to the ignition switch and press Down arrow

And Turn switch on

Handy baby will prompt successful gets the key information from the vehicle.

Next we put the key into the slot to receive the info directly, press OK to begin decode


Next we put a JMD6 Chip and press OK to copy

Copying success!

Then we try to start the car

Done! The new programmed key works well!

Hope the procedure helps!

How to Install and Active Scania VCI3 SDP3 Software on Windows 7?

Scania SDP3 support All Scania Trucks, Buses and other Heavy Vehicles or Heavy Duty Engines .

It support multi-language : English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Suomi, Turkish, Italian, Czech, Russian, Chinese

About the software it can install on Windows 7 32 bit/64 bit system . Today , we’d like to introduce how to install the software on Win7 32bit O/S

Steps how to install Scania SDP3 2.40.1 on Windows 7:

Step 1: install Adobe Reader 9.2

Step 2: install Microsoft 4.6.2

Step 3: install Scania Diagnos & Programmer 3 2.40.1 setup

Step 4: run Prerequisites

Run Prerequisites as administrator

Restart computer

Step 5: install SDP3 2.40.1 driver software

Go to KeyGenandFIX folder, install 32bit driver

Device driver software installed successfully. Device is ready to use.

Step 6: activate & crack SDP3 2.40.1

Open KeyGenandFIX folder->Hardware ID Reader-> SDP3 HWID reader x86 (public)

Copy and paste hardware ID to desktop

Merge registry editor on desktop

Open Fix File folder, copy and replace SCMM_SSK.dat and SCOMM_SSK-HL.dll file to C:/Program Files/Scania/SDP3 folder

Open Time application and press Crack

Crack sdp3 succeed.

Restart computer .

Step 7: Run Software

Open SDP3 Configurator on desktop

Select software language and interface

Run SDP3 software

Installation finished .

How to Install the Software for XPROG5.84 and Software Free Download

There offer the newest modified XPROG 5.84 software free download source, using it the software authorization won’t be lost.

XPROG 5.84 software free download:!hdYVnCSD!zeLsNGjFAmF2B4RmjC42fWQTPPSx8aR1uxcUHziCN1U

No password

Security: Safe

Works with USB dongle:

Details for the product , please check here :


How to install the software for XPROG 5.84 on WIN7 ?

Attention : Before you use XPROG5.84, please uninstall all the software and USB drivers of the old version xprog-box on your computer and install the new XPROG5.84 software on the installation disc.

Xprog M V5.84 setup on win7:

Extract “New 5.84 software”.

Click on “New 5.84 software”, then “5.84 AdbeRdr11000_mui_Std”, then “Setup”.

Install the Adobe Reader XI.

Read “See before use” txt.

Copy ” 5.84 registry” and paste it on the desktop.

Copy “English 5.84 Software” and paste it into the disk C:

Search “XprogDesktop” and send it on the desktop.

Click on “New XPProg” and send “Xpprog-BOX drive” on the desktop.

Save “Xpprog -box drive“, “5.84 registry” and “XprogDesk“, delete the other files into the cycle.

Now, it displays “Device driver software was not successfully installed”.

Right click on “Computer ” then “Manage”, then “Device manage”, then “XProg” and to “Update driver software“.

Browse for driver software on your computer.

Maybe you need to update the driver software again until the computer recognize the xprog 5.84 driver.

Right click on “5.84 registry”, select “Merge”, then “Yes”.

Repeat the same procedure for one more time.

Right click on “Xprog Desktop -Shotcut”, select “Run as administrator”.

Select “Ports COM4”.

You see Xprog 5.84 has “Serial EEPROM” option.

For example, read AT93C46 of Atmel.

Any more request , welcome to contact us directly



No Comments in Mb Star

MB diagnostics: C3/C4/C5/eCom


While i’m completely newbie to MB star diagnostics i’m in need to take care of small MB fleet.
Could anyone please explain in few words what should i get to have comprehensive MB support in my workshop in terms of diagnostics?

I assume C3/C4 are some heads/multiplexers which are working with DAS or Xentry diagnostic software? Why there are DAS and Xentry ?
What is eCom then (i know it’s hardware…) ?



MB Software
HHTWin / DAS Works on cars upto 2001~3 (but it’s not fully capable because it’s base on module some are newer some are older)
DAS / Xentry works on 1998~UP (but it’s not fully capable because it’s base on module some are newer some are older)

MB Hardware
C3 Bulky Old popular, Sold to anyone but nolonger available, wires for connections are different then C4-C5
C4 Wireless capabilities Sold to anyone but nolonger available
C5 Completely wireless ONLY LEASED on USA Markets, been design with newer OS’s in-mind(win7 8 10 etc..)

Before i read A MYTH(s) about C3/4 that C3 is much slower and soooo much other BS, until i tested Fake C3/4 original C3/4 on same cars just to provide to my self the truth of what i heard and read and all are JUST COMPLETE BS by people that DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO READ OR WRITE
Just because somebody is still on IBM Laptops that are produced in 2001~6 does not mean it can not work on SSD i3/5/7/OR OR OR…..

Here is add-on information

SDconnect C4 supports Wireless Diagnosis
SDconnect C4 supports not only KL diagnosis and three lines CAN BUS diagnosis, but also UDS diagnostic protocol. Because the board of Mb star Compact 3 doesn’t contain UDS protocol chip, the hardware will be eliminated directly.
SDconnect C4 can do wireless diagnosis. Besides, it uses LAN cable connection. So it can support more computer model.
Interface components used the military quickly inserted techniques that can support one million times plug, more stable.
All of the core components adopt new original packaged chip, plus 24 hours fatigue test, to ensure product stable release

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


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 Honda HDS HIM 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.


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
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)


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
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
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

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:

HDS Windows 7 installation instruction

Q: How do i get the HDS software and the updates?
A: The HDS software download link can be found here. When software updates are released, you can get new links on the official 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.


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. Link to HIM