Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Honda/Acura

Locating OEM-Approved HV Tools: Honda/Acura

When researching procedures for disabling a high-voltage (HV) vehicle, you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

The RTS team is researching how to find these tools to make it easier for technicians performing these tasks. As we research the location of these special tools, we are compiling the information in a series of OEM-specific articles.

Specialty tools for repairing HV vehicles can be found using the link for Tool & Equipment Programs - Online Catalogs (Honda) (Acura) on the service site home page. Once the link is open for either the Honda or Acura online catalog:

  1. Click Equipment Catalog (top of webpage)
  2. Click Hybrid Vehicle Specialty Equipment from menu
  3. Click any of the categories under Hybrid Vehicle Specialty Equipment

This part of the equipment catalog provides battery lifting kits, insulated tools, and personal protection equipment.

When disabling Honda/Acura HV systems, the use of I-HDS may be required to find DTCs and faults in the high-voltage system. The I-HDS also allows the voltage to be checked after the service disconnect is removed.

Some HV disabling procedures also require the use of a high-voltage DVOM to check voltage after the HV system has been disabled. These tools can be found in the Honda/Acura Tool & Equipment catalog.

Always follow OEM procedures when repairing HV vehicles. Make sure to check procedures for the required tools and procedures to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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