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.

Tools and equipment needed are identified in vehicle-specific service manuals. Honda/Acura HV tools can be found using the following steps:

  1. Go to techinfo.honda.com
  2. Click (Honda) or (Acura) next to Tool & Equipment Programs - Online Catalogs(left side of webpage)
  3. Click Equipment Catalog (top of webpage)
  4. Click Hybrid Vehicle Specialty Equipment from menu
  5. 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 high-voltage systems, the use of a scan tool or an HV DVOM may be required. Any tools needed for disabling the high-voltage system are typically specified in the disable procedure.

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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