Diagnose Honda XR-V using Launch ThinkCar 2 (ThinkDriver) + APP

Car model and year:

2016 Honda XR-V

Malfunctions and Symptom:

Unstable idling

Weak acceleration

Engine shaking

Check engine light is on

Honda diagnostic scanner to use:

Launch ThinkCar 2 (same as ThinkDriver) which is customized by uobdii.com.

(To learn: Launch ThinkCar 2 vs. ThinkDriver)

Here we go for procedure:

  1. Plug the LaunchThinkCar 2adapter into the obd2 port of XR-V.

In most cars located inside your car under the steering wheel or around the footwell area.

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  1. Power on the car so that it starts open.

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  1. Open ThinkCar 2and select ALL system diagnostic.

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  1. ThinkCar 2will begin to read and decode the vehicles identification number (VIN) automatically, verify the year, brand and model (2016 Honda XR-V), click on “Ok”.

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  1. Next, we will enter the diagnostic interface, select “Health Report”.

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  1. The ThinkCar 2 will begin to scan the vehicle and produce the a file code, tell you the problem and identify it. In our case the PGM, ABS, EPS and EPB show their normal,

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  1. We will read and clear the fault code, the fault code is P0353, which means NO.3 Cylinder ignition coil circuit malfunction.

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  1. Now we have correctly diagnosed 2016 Honda XR-V, we will move on to the repair side of it.

How do we fix it, very simple, open the hood and replace the ignition coil on the cylinder No.3.

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  1. Then clear the fault code with ThinkCar 2(ThinkDriver).

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  1. Once it’s done, let’s check the health report again to verify the code has been cleared. No fault code this time.

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Well done! problem is fixed!

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