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/immobilizer
  • 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

Complete information located here.

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.

Acura here

Product Feature Set

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