Current Capabilities of SAE J2534
- Mercedes Benz
Honda allows the re-flashing of emissions related control modules on all Honda/Acura vehicles model year 2001 and newer. There are three requirements that are needed to re-flash Hondas:
1. SAE J2534 software
o An annual software subscription is $300.
o A subscription covers all applicable Honda and Acura vehicles.
o A subscription includes one year’s access to downloadable Honda and Acura J2534 software, plus PC updates.
o Software is delivered over the Internet (DSL or high-speed connection is recommended due to file size). If a high-speed connection is not available, the software can be supplied on a CD at no additional cost.
o Reprogramming should only be performed according to Honda or Acura service bulletins.
o You must be an active Service Express subscriber to purchase the J2534 software and to get access to the latest documentation on the use of the reprogramming software.
2. PC or Laptops with:
o Windows 2000 or later
o Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
3. SAE J2534 complaint pass-thru device.
o A Pass-thru device must be purchased separately from a third-party supplier.
o American Honda does not recommend a specific J2534 device. Follow the manufacturers operating procedures when using this equipment.
BMW allows full diagnostic and re-flash capabilities from their website. Some particular vehicles require a 20-pin BMW diagnostic connector. Most BMW’s after 2000 are OBDII vehicles. All BMW’s with the OBD connector require a 7-8 pin adapter to be used with pass-thru diagnostics and re-flashing. Pass-Thru is available on MINI vehicles 2002 and newer.
Chrysler maintains free technical service bulletins regarding flash updates on their website. Chrysler allows the re-flashing of emissions related controllers with Pass-Thru.
Ford vehicles 1996 and newer. Emissions and non-emissions related Ford controllers may be re-flashed. This includes GEM, PATS keys, tire size, ABS, and any other module that is not on UBP or Medium Speed CAN.
Hyundai allows for the re-flashing of emissions controllers.
Isuzu allows the re-flashing of emissions based modules starting with the 1996 model year. The subscription gives access to service literature (including bulletins, campaigns, and more), as well as a multitude of diagnostic information, essential tool information, and training information.
KIA allows emissions control modules 2001 and newer to be re-flashed.
Mazda allows the re-flashing of PCM and PATS keys for all models. Ford derived models allow more modules to be re-flashed.
Mercedes Benz allows the re-flashing of emissions-related modules and SCN coding in vehicles 2004 and newer.
There is a y adapter available from SPX Corporation (Part number MIT47295), that is necessary for re-flashing some Mitsubishi’s. Mitsubishi Supports J2534 Re-flashing on vehicles 1998 and newer. The specific cable chart only mentions vehicles back to 2004. Everything after is OBDII. Website gives Mode $06 Data.
Porsche allows the re-flashing of the Digital Motor Electronic control unit. Their fee is on a per vehicle basis.
Subaru allows the re-flashing of all emissions related control modules for vehicles 1999 and newer. Some require a specific E/G-1 or E/G-2 adaptor. Refer to the website for model specific information.
Suzuki currently does not offer J2534 Pass-Thru re-flashing.
Toyota gives the ability to re-flash emissions related modules on 2001 and later vehicles. Subscription gives you access to service information, electrical wiring diagrams technical training content, pass-thru re-flashing, and reference information.