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Honda/Acura Diagnostic Software (HDS) with Modular Vehicle Communications Interface (MVCI)

Honda/Acura Diagnostic Software (HDS) with Modular Vehicle Communications Interface (MVCI)


The Honda/Acura MVCI works in combination with a laptop PC and the Honda diagnostic software.
  • Checks and clears diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)
  • Real-time data display (datalist)
  • Data capture (snapshot)
  • Vehicle and system specific function tests
  • Reprogram or initialize Modules
  • Add remove keys
  • Control module reprogramming, all applicable systems

Model Year Coverage

1992 forward

PC Requirements

  • 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

Software License

Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) software subscriptions:
  • 1 Day: $10.00
  • 30 Day: $133.00
  • 365 Day: $1547.00
Purchase subscriptions here. Software version information available for Honda here, and Acura here.

Product Feature Set

The feature set for the OE system is provided to allow comparison with other systems intended for this brand of vehicle. This will allow you to determine which features will satisfy your particular needs. Keep in mind that many of the systems that you will be comparing are intended for multiple vehicle lines. After-market system manufacturers choose their own feature sets for the target market they serve. Ratings and comments are subjective and the opinion of their authors. Please do not rate a system that you have never used. These reviews will be monitored. Comments that appear to be derogatory rather than honest feedback will be removed.
Diagnostic Functionality Honda HDS
DTC Code Retrieval
Retrieve OE DTC with code Definition X
Link DTC to service information X
Customizable PID display X
Retrieve and display Mode 6 Data X
Data Logging
Body X
Chassis X
Electrical X
Powertrain X
Network Test
J1850(vpw/pwm), ISO9141-2, or KPW2000 X
Module Programming
Programmable Module replacement procedures X
Module Reprogramming (Reflash) X
Supplemental restraints initialization X
Programmable Parameters (ability to change in service settings ie, tire size, personality, customer convenience etc.) X
Body Controls
Anti-theft System Functions X
Remote Keyless Entry X
Factory Keyless Entry Code X
Restraints (Supplemental Restraints and Seat Belts) X
Chassis Tools
ABS Service Bleed X
ABS / Brake system functions X
IVD Initialization Sequence X
Cruise Control System Tests X
Electrical Tools
Parking Aid Switch Test X
Audio X
Powertrain Tools
Fuel System Test/Relative Injector Flow Test X
Bi-directional control of fuel components X
Bi-directional Ignition System control X
Transmission bi-directional tests X
Engine Checks and OBD Tests (Drive Cycle, Mode 01, Mode 06 & Mode 09) X
EGR Test X
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