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Emergency Contact Module: Technical Service Bulletins
AcuraLink(R) - Updating Control Unit Software
September 13, 2008
ALL Vehicles With AcuraLink
Updating the AcuraLink Control Unit
(Supersedes 07-027, dated March 7, 2008, to update the information marked by the black bars and asterisks)
The procedures in this service bulletin are referenced in other service bulletins.
All Acura models equipped with the AcuraLink option have a reprogrammable AcuraLink control unit. This unit is also known as the XM (HIP)
To update or reprogram the AcuraLink control unit, you need the vehicle and an Interactive Network (iN) workstation with the latest version of the
Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) software and the GNA600 unit.
For information on installing the HDS software to your iN workstation, refer to Installation Instructions for HDS PC Software in the Tool
Information menu under SEARCH BY PUBLICATION on ISIS.
Whenever you install a new AcuraLink control unit, you must use the AcuraLink control unit updating procedure to make sure it has the latest
This service bulletin describes these items:
Questions or problems with the AcuraLink update software, the GNA600 unit, or the Interactive Network
Required tools and equipment
Updating the AcuraLink control unit on the 2007-08 TLs and the 2007-09 MDXs
Updating the AcuraLink control unit on models other than 2007-08 TLs and 2007-09 MDXs*
Verifying the AcuraLink system operation (described after each updating procedure)
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
Refer to the specific service bulletin for the symptom you are repairing.
QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE ACURALINK UPDATE SOFTWARE, THE GNA600 UNIT, OR THE INTERACTIVE NETWORK
For questions or problems with the AcuraLink update software or the GNA600, call the American Honda Special Tools Hotline.
For questions or problems with the Interactive Network (iN), call the iN Support Center.
REQUIRED TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT