Question: How to choose an affordable Honda diagnostic scanner then you can easily and quickly determine the cause of the check engine light in my car? I am considering vxdiag and the HIM clone with double-board?
Comparison and Suggestion:
Affected VXDIAG HDS Scanners:
HDS for HIM better loaded on Win7, some tested Win10 success well
VXDIAG HDS Win7 Win8 Win10 all testing working no issue
VXDIAG Honda latest software comes to V3.103.048, multi-language, Free software updates
- Honda Extension
- i-HDS 1.005.028
- Immobilizer Setup Tool
- J2534Rewrite with calibration files
HIM currently use HDS software version V3.103.066,, multi-language , Free software updates
HIM HDS does not contain i-HDS and J2534 Rewite program.
i-HDS is used for newer >2017 and more. so VXDIAG will work on both new and old Honda.
HDS can’t access new Honda IMMO anymore. You will need i-HDS installed.
The J2534 Rewrite software is meant for the North American market. The Rewrite software allows to update powertrain models such as PCM and TCM.
A subscription to the i-HDS and J2534 pass-thru device (i.e vxdiag) can access more functions
- J2534 ECU Reprogramming
- ADAS calibration
- TPMS calibration
- Function Tests
- SRS Deployment Status
they perform same functions, full system diagnostic, live data, Special functions – changing of permissible settings of blocks, programming etc.
VXDIAG HDS can do ECU reprogramming and IMMO key programming with i-HDS subscription.
If you are a DIYer or a Honda car owner, surely HIM clone is your choice. The biggest advantage of vxdiag HDS is that you are allowed to add multi-brand software into one single device, Benz xentry, BMW ISTA, Toyota TIS, JLR SDD, GM GDS2/T2W, Subaru SSM. VXDIAG HDS is your best choice if you are a professional technician.