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I'm coming from BMW world. Over there we have a thing called INPA software. You buy a cable on amazon $30 and with the cable comes a CD to install the software on any laptop. You can read everything on there even if you don't have a check engine light ON. On my 08 Pilot I'm using a regular simple scan tool.
Do we haven something equivalent for Hondas? What does the dealer or Honda specialists use?

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I have a Foxwell NT530 I got recently. It won't recognize the VIN and car for '04 pilot but if I enter it, it will load the pilot and read the "Honda" codes. But on the '04 the amount of data is about the same as standard OBDII, which the Foxwell will report as well. Now on my '17 Civic LX, the foxwell will read and do all...put the brakes in brake caliper maintenance mode and retract the electric parking brake, operate each of the ABS solenoids, etc. So I imagine that for some year pilot and onward this tool or the NT510 would do all/ read all.
 

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If you are computer savvy, you can buy a $10-20 cable on the Ebay. It comes with HDS and only requires some tinkering with Windows XP 32bit and soldering a a jumper wire from pin 7 to 14 of the cable to get it running.
 

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www.scantool.net

It does the same INPA software to an extent for honda's i started using this coming from the GM world .. check it out .. most of the guys here use hand held scanners does the same thing
 

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Basically I'm having few issues and don't know if they relate, car is 08 with 204k . On start up the car shakes as if stalling(engine coolant temp sensor i've been told), When turning on AC i hear a loud sound( I know the sound of the engine should change a bit but not too much), at around 50 mph I'm having transmission shudder ( car can't decide which gear to stay in) and it kind of feels like downshifting aggresivly. When the fans turn on and I happen to accelerate at the same time, the whole car shakes, looses power. No MIL on. That's why I want to check every thing possible thru the software.
 

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If no MIL then no code. If you want to read fuel trims than even the cheapest ELM reader would do it.
First I would run a can of Seafoam through 1/2 tank of gas and see if things improve. Then do an oil change for high mileage oil.
Have you replaced the plugs for the 2nd time? Check the condition of the plugs and coils.
PCV valve Okay?
You might be up for your 2nd alternator replacement and valve adjustment. Check the battery and alternator voltages. Make sure that clamps are tight, terminals lubricated, and cables are still good to the engine and grounds.
Check the EGR passages in the intake top plate and clear any carbon deposits from there.
Your precats may be plugged.
 

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I’m using the Foxwell NT520 Pro and it can read all the Honda specific codes that the generic OBD2 readers can’t. If I had to do it over again I’d seriously consider what Tahoefever recommends since I believe all supported makes/models are included in a single software package as opposed to the Foxwell where you buy separate software for each make.
You might also check if jumpering two pins on the OBD2 port blinks the major codes on the dash. I think Can’s post mentioned the PIN numbers to short.
 

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If no MIL then no code. If you want to read fuel trims than even the cheapest ELM reader would do it.
First I would run a can of Seafoam through 1/2 tank of gas and see if things improve. Then do an oil change for high mileage oil.
Have you replaced the plugs for the 2nd time? Check the condition of the plugs and coils.
PCV valve Okay?
You might be up for your 2nd alternator replacement and valve adjustment. Check the battery and alternator voltages. Make sure that clamps are tight, terminals lubricated, and cables are still good to the engine and grounds.
Check the EGR passages in the intake top plate and clear any carbon deposits from there.
Your precats may be plugged.
Thanks for the advice. Yes I did change the plugs and 1'st alternator about 50k miles ago. I will have to do now EGR passages and valve adjusments. Thanks again.
 

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Hey guys,

I'm coming from BMW world. Over there we have a thing called INPA software. You buy a cable on amazon $30 and with the cable comes a CD to install the software on any laptop. You can read everything on there even if you don't have a check engine light ON. On my 08 Pilot I'm using a regular simple scan tool.
Do we haven something equivalent for Hondas? What does the dealer or Honda specialists use?

Thanks
Foxwell NT530 - does mode 06 communications and talks to all of the different computer modules. Shows live data and has “forces” like abs bleed, etc.


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Just an update: the $10 HDS J2534 cable does work under XP 32bit. I just read and cleared the ABS codes. No need to solder a jumper from pin 7 to pin 14 like some suggested in Youtube reviews. I yet have to learn all the modes of HDS software, but it should not be rocket science. I have not found how to program keys yet. Some modes are cryptic to me (EPS? IMA? SH-AWD?).
 

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How much longer are you planning to keep the Pilot ? Considering your old oem ones brought you to 206k. Deciding how much longer your planning to keep the pilot does help to consider what part to buy ..

NGK - rockauto has them for 28.79 each
DENSO - rockauto has them for 36.79 each

These are the two brands I stick mostly with when it comes to things like this ..
 

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Just an update: the $10 HDS J2534 cable does work under XP 32bit. I just read and cleared the ABS codes. No need to solder a jumper from pin 7 to pin 14 like some suggested in Youtube reviews. I yet have to learn all the modes of HDS software, but it should not be rocket science. I have not found how to program keys yet. Some modes are cryptic to me (EPS? IMA? SH-AWD?).
SH-AWD is super handling all wheel drive - Acura only tech.


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