NT530 vs. Honda HDS HIM vs. Honda HDS J2534 Cable

What’s the best OBDII scanner for Honda/Acura under $200?  Today let’s look at the best Honda diagnostic system and see how they can help you manage your car.

Item Foxwell NT530/NT520/NT510 Honda HDS HIM with double board Honda HDS Cable
Image Foxwell Honda Honda Hds Him Honda Hds J2534
Brand Foxwell Clone Clone
Software Check in “Help” center HDS V3.102.004 HDS V2.018.013
Update Free update Via software update link No
Language English, Chinese, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Korean, Swedish, Italian, Russian, Thai, Hungarian English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Thai etc English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Indonesian
Operating System Windows XP/Windows 7 32/64-bit Windows XP SP3
Supported Honda/Acura year 1996-2017/2018 1996-2017 1996-2010
Laptop No Yes Yes
Bi-directional Yes Yes Yes
System Engine, ABS, SRS, Transmission, Wheel System… all control modules Dynamical, Body, Chassis, ABS, SRS, Anti-theft, etc. full system full system
Diagnostic Function Diagnostic and 11 special functions (Battery registration, TPS, TPMS, EPB, Oil reset, SAS, DPF, CVT, CKP,SPS reset etc)


Diagnostics, special functions and Active tests Diagnostics and Active tests
IMMO Programming No Yes No
ECU Programming No Yes No
Price in obdii365.com $189 $99 $20.99


In sum:

NT530: for DIYer; hand-held, No need to drag a laptop;Able to add up to 5 car brands, 60$ per brand. No IMMO/ECU function.

Honda HDS J2534: for DIYer; cheap,  simple diagnostic and check parameters only; No IMMO/ECU function.

HDS HIM: professional dealer level scanner’  based on computer; supports IMMO and ECU programming.



NT530 Honda/Acura car list:

Honda       Acura
  • Accord
  • Airwave
  • Avancier
  • Ballade
  • Brio
  • Capa
  • Ciimo
  • City
  • Civic
  • Concerto
  • CR-V
  • CR-X
  • CR-Z
  • Crider
  • Crossroad
  • Crosstour
  • Domani
  • Element
  • Elysion
  • FR-V
  • HR-V
  • Insight
  • Inspire
  • Integra
  • Jade
  • Jazz
  • Legend
  • Logo
  • Life
  • MR-V
  • NSX
  • Prelude
  • S2000
  • Shuttle
  • Stream
  • ILX
  • TLX
  • RLX
  • RDX
  • MDX
  • NSX
  • EL
  • CL
  • TL
  • RL
  • TSX
  • ZDX



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