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Honda HDS HIM issues of HIM connection, key programming, diagnosis

Collect frequently questions and answers of Honda HDS HIM diagnostic system issues of HIM connection, key programming, diagnosis, etc. Enjoy!


Honda HIM device LED issue:


Q: In the HIM device, HONDA LED and INTERFACE LED flashed alternately.

A: - Check the RS232 - USB cable to PC

- Check the driver software installation

- Make sure of the PC with com port

- Setup COM1 in the computer management

(usually, most solved by COM1 setup)



HDS connection issue:


Q: HDS has been unable to confirm connection to the vehicle.

A: - make sure the vehicle’s battery is charged

- check DLC cable for any damage or try another HIM if possible

- reprogram the interface device by using the force program button on the HDS welcome screen

- reboot pc

- reinstall HDS

- run the user self test application to check for any hardware fault

If all above don’t work, check com port setup (COM1) and its condition in PC.



Honda HDS software language issue:


Q: When installing HDS honda software, i failed to select Japanese and came with dealer number issues. This is the error message “Entered dealer number is not valid in the selected region. Please enter the dealer number in the format that is displayed below.


A: Select District: Japan-> Language: Japanese

Then enter dealer number with the prompted format

Next,ignore the prompted interface and directly go to connection for diagnosis



Honda hds software key programming issue:

Q: My “code key” function is blocked, saying “this function blocked

get the unlock password distributor in / Genpo (lac)”. why?

A: when HDS programs a key, the system needs password. If you enter the wrong password for three times in the process, then the function will be blocked.


Q: Can i use HIN HDS for Honda Odyssey RB1 2007 key making?

A: Yes. HDS can program the key with password.



Honda hds scan tool diagnosis issue:

Q: HDS HIM diagnostic software v3.016 is installed ok, connect to the car without issue, USB cable setup COM1... All ok. But when click on Diagnosis, the HDS system pops up error message “Failed to initialize J2534.dll”. When disconnect the car, the error also remains. I used Xp system.

A: refer to HDS v3.016 installation video:




You have installed HDS as the original MVCI software.



Honda hds cable & workable cars issue:



Q: Does HIM can work for 2016 Honda cars?

A: You could try with the latest HDS V3.101.015


Q: Is the HIM HDS ok for 2016.01 Honda fit hybrid DAA-GP5?

A: Theoretically yes.


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