Locating ADAS Information: Honda/Acura - UPDATE

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal has videos posted to show you how to navigate specific OEM body repair manuals (BRMs), but this sometimes just gets you in the door. If you are looking for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) information in the BRM, you may not find any information at all. ADAS information is not normally located in the body repair manual. You may have to go into the service manual to find ADAS or a separate manual altogether. Luckily, the RTS team has already navigated most of the OEM repair manuals and we’ve found the ADAS information. Let’s see where to find ADAS information from Honda/Acura.

Log into www.techinfo.honda.com and select the year and model of the vehicle. Next, use the Select Subject dropdown to select Symptom/Repair Info or type BRM into the Keyword box. It is important to note that using the body repair manual to find ADAS information only works on some models, as older vehicles typically do not have ADAS information in the BRM.

In the Symptom/Repair Info list or BRM, ADAS information is found in the following categories:

  • Driving Support & Restraints: This is where information on systems like adaptive cruise control, adaptive lighting, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, collision braking, collision waring, blind spot detection, park assist, and 360 camera view can be found
  • Body: This is where information on systems like park assist, adaptive lighting, and rear view can be found
  • Visual Index and Exploded Views: This is where information on component R&I can be found

This is also where most ADAS component R&I procedures and calibration procedures are found.

Some calibration events are found in these categories. You may also have to look in the R&I procedure for the body part that the ADAS component is attached to.

Honda/Acura also have general ADAS system information and calibration events in their Aiming Driving Support System job aid.

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