Thinkdiag vs. Honda HDS Diagnostic Scanner

 THINKCAR Thinkdiag for Honda full system diagnostic scanner is very similar with Honda HIM HDS. As known, HDS is designed for professionals, it covers all honda models, can access all electronic control systems, can perform diagnostics, IMMO programming and ECU programming. However, THINKCAR Thinkdiag for Honda was born for DIY home use, it can connect to IOS / Android phone and communicate with the vehicle’s entire system via Bluetooth to perform OBD2 diagnosis and maintenance functions. It is the best choice for individual car owners.


Look at the comparison table: THINKCAR Thinkdiag vs Honda HIM HDS

ItemTHINKCAR ThinkdiagHonda HDS HIM with double boardHonda HDS Cable
SoftwareNewer and newer (update online)HDS V3.102.004HDS V2.018.013
UpdateFree for one yearVia software update linkNo
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, RussianEnglish, Chinese, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Thai etcEnglish, Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Indonesian
Operating SystemWindows XP/Windows 7 32/64-bitWindows XP SP3
Supported Honda/Acura year1992-20191996-20171996-2010
LaptopNo, compatible with IOS, Android. App Free Download:
SystemFull system diagnostic, including Airbag, SRS, Engine, Gearbox, AT, and more…Dynamical, Body, Chassis, ABS, SRS, Anti-theft, etc. full systemfull system
Diagnostic FunctionAll Systems Full Function, Maintenance Functions, Special Function, Actuation Test, Read Fault Code, Clear Fault Code, Read Data StreamDiagnostics, special functions and Active testsDiagnostics and Active tests
IMMO ProgrammingNoYesNo
ECU ProgrammingNoYesNo


THINKCAR Thinkdiag for Honda review:

I think THINKCAR Thinkdiag is a great idea to be able to buy s/w for your car and pay a lot less than where you are forced to buy s/w for 100 cars/makes in one product at a very high price. It is a novel idea in favor of DIY. I needed a tool to de-activate the immobilizer after changing our a controller on my car. It involved re-programming an eeprom on the controller. The ThinkCar/ThinkDiag did just that. What I paid for the dongle plus the s/w for Honda/Acura only would have been more or less the same as what I had to paid a mechanic to do the re-programming. I am very happy with the product.


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