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Over the years I have always bought the vehicle "dealer" service manuals for my vehicles. A couple of reasons for this, 1st...I can see if the repair is something that I'm comfortable preforming, 2nd...it helps me understand my vehicle somewhat better, 3rd...if I do have to return to the dealer for service, I have a slight understanding of what is going on and what to expect. With this being said, I have been watching Helm.com for the publications availability. As of today, Helm has a "Honda Interface Module (HIM) Refurbished Unit (whatever that means) on sale. Damn, what a surprise...cost $553.00. Think this is rather crazy and way out of line for cost. Wondering if anyone could explain what unit is? Thanks for any help provided!!! :confused:
 

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Over the years I have always bought the vehicle "dealer" service manuals for my vehicles. A couple of reasons for this, 1st...I can see if the repair is something that I'm comfortable preforming, 2nd...it helps me understand my vehicle somewhat better, 3rd...if I do have to return to the dealer for service, I have a slight understanding of what is going on and what to expect. With this being said, I have been watching Helm.com for the publications availability. As of today, Helm has a "Honda Interface Module (HIM) Refurbished Unit (whatever that means) on sale. Damn, what a surprise...cost $553.00. Think this is rather crazy and way out of line for cost. Wondering if anyone could explain what unit is? Thanks for any help provided!!! :confused:

Not sure what that is but the Service Manual should be about $70. Been watching Helminc.com too and they have not listed it so far. At the back of the owners manual they do list the part # for the service manual and say to order it from helm, guess we have to wait a bit more.
 

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<snip> As of today, Helm has a "Honda Interface Module (HIM) Refurbished Unit (whatever that means) on sale. Damn, what a surprise...cost $553.00. Think this is rather crazy and way out of line for cost. Wondering if anyone could explain what unit is? Thanks for any help provided!!! :confused:
from:
https://www.serviceexpress.honda.com/rjanisis/tools.asp

The Honda Interface Module is a hand-held device that allows you to update the ECM/PCM on all Honda and Acura vehicles that have reprogrammable chips. It connects to any Windows 95 or later PC.

New unit cost is $944.
Refurbished unit cost is $790. (Units are tested to ensure performance standards are met; units and cables may have minor scratches and nicks, but operation will not be affected.)

-Trevor
 

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Thanks guys...never said I was smart! The information though was greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Nick ;)
 
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