This is an adapter kit to use the 2007-2008 TL FlashPro for your manual 2004-2005 TL. This allows full user tuning and datalogging.
You need to provide:
- TL FlashPro
- A new or used ECU from the 2007-2008 TL (MT) or 2007 TL base AT.
ECU Part Number
|RDA-A83 through RDA-A84||
2007 Acura TL Base Auto*
|RDB-A02 through RDB-A04||
2007 Acura TL MT Type-S
|RDB-A11 through RDB-A12||
2008 Acura TL MT Type-S
* The Auto ECU needs a hardware modification for cruise control to work.
The CAN adapter cable connects from the DLC to the CAN bus connector. See the install instructions.
The ECU adapter connects the 07/08 TL ECU to the 04-05 TL and 03-07 Accord harness.
This FlashPro can only be sold to US/Canada addresses.
- Programmable ECU interface.
- Connects via OBDII diagnostic port.
- USB 2.0 connection
- Works with Laptop or Desktop
- No ECU modification necessary.
- Live Tuning
- 20 hours on board datalogging memory.
- Security Password.
- FlashProManager Windows software.
- Check and clear diagnostic codes.
- Custom laptop gauges.
- Dual calibration storage - upload from one of two calibrations stored in the FlashPro
2007-08 TL tuning features
- Ignition, fuel, idle speed, table editing.
- VTEC window.
- MAP sensor based tuning.
- Rev and launch limiters.
- Map tracing & lambda overlay.
- Expanded fuel, ignition and knock tables for forced induction.
- 4 bar MAP sensor support (43 psi).
- Support for larger injectors.
- Injector latency / dead time.
- Individual cylinder fuel & ignition trim.
- Individual cylinder knock count
- Works with Hondata Traction control
- Starting calibrations for NA, forced induction & larger injectors.
For a more detailed feature lists see the FlashPro help file.
Check ECU Compatibility
To ensure that you order the correct FlashPro we recommend that you check your ECU is supported.
The ECU part number is located on the ECU. The ECU is located in the engine bay near the battery. You may need to remove a plastic cover in order to see the sticker containing the part number.
|Sales Region||US Only|
|Part Number||RDA-A82 through RDA-A84 (2007-08 Acura TL Base)
RDB-A02 through RDB-A63 (2007-08 Acura TL Type-S)
Are there any starting calibrations?
There are starting calibrations for the:
- 3.2 TL with 270 cc inj & SRI.
- 3.2 TL with 270 cc inj, intake, test pipes, throttle body, manifold & Type S cams
Do I need to cut any wires?
No. Everything is plug and play. In essence you are upgrading the wiring of your car to make it similar to later models.
You support the AT ECU. So this means I can use it with my AT TL or Accord?
No. Used MT computers are rare. FlashPro Manager 1.6.3 or newer can install the MT code into the AT ECU. This means you can take advantage of the numerous used 07 AT TL ECUs available for tuning your MT V6.
How do I get cruise control work?
Modifying the 2007 Acura TL Base Auto computer to enable cruise Cruise control takes less than 20 minutes with a fine tipped soldering iron We recommend using a binocular microscope as the parts are very small. One component needs removal and one jumper wire is added. Details are at the end of the install instructions.
Why wont this work for the automatic V6 then?
The 07-08 AT TL ECU expects a 4 solenoid automatic transmission. The 04-06 TL and 03-07 Accord AT uses a three solenoid transmission.
Can I use an 08 AT TL ECU with my MT?
No. That ECU is not supported for overwriting with a MT program.
If I sell my car can I return it to stock?
Yes. The $50 CAN adapter cable is pretty difficult to remove, so we recommend you leave it in place. All the Honda diagnostic tools will continue to work with the cable in place or removed. You will need to resynchronize the stock ECU with your immobilizer.
We've put together a series of training videos to describe the function and use of the FlashPro. View the videos in High Definition Full Screen to view the screen shots.
Hondata's new generation programming tool for the 06 - 09 US Civic Si, the Japanese 06-09 Civic Type R and the European 07-09 Civic Type R. A brief introduction.
FlashPro getting started
This video covers the installation the FlashPro Manager software, the USB drivers, software registration and upload of a calibration.
One of the latest features added to FlashPro, live tuning gives you the ability to tune your Honda or Acura on the fly without switching off the engine. Live tuning simplifies part throttle tuning and significantly reduces the time and cost of tuning your car.
Hondata has developed a Race calibration which allows you to tune with the MAP sensor and bypass the limitations of the AFM sensor. A look at the tuning principles for forced induction on a modern return-less fuel system.
Datalogging and Air fuel ratios
A look a the extensive datalogging capabilities of the FlashPro and the many ways in which to examine your engine data. We touch on the datalogging of the air fuel ratios and how you can use it to adjust your tuning.
The FlashPro uses software called FlashProManager for tuning & datalogging.
Online help is available.
How do I tell if my FlashPro supports Bluetooth?
From July 2013 some FlashPros shipped from Hondata including Bluetooth.
From Jan 1 2014, all FlashPros shipped from Hondata include Bluetooth.
FlashPros sold before the dates in the table below do not support Bluetooth. To confirm if your FlashPro supports Bluetooth follow this procedure:
- Launch FlashPro Manager
- Plug in the FlashPro to your USB port.
- Press the FlashPro button, tab, then hardware.
- If Bluetooth is present, Yes will be indicated.
- If you do not see 'Bluetooth present' at all, then you are using an older version of FlashProManager and need to update. This does not mean that you don't have a FlashPro with a Bluetooth radio.
- If 'Bluetooth present' is No, your FlashPro does not have Bluetooth. You may upgrade your FlashPro is you wish.
|FlashPro Model||Sold after Date|
|06-11 Civic Si US||11/7/2013|
|06-11 Civic Si /Type R International||9/27/2013|
|06-11 Civic R18||8/20/2013|
|06-up S2000 US||7/23/2013|
|06-up S2000 International||10/4/2013|
|2012+up Civic Si & ILX||7/29/2013|
|Accord Int. All FlashPros compatible||7/9/2013|
|RDX US All FlashPros compatible||9/3/2013|
What is the difference between a reflash and the FlashPro?
The FlashPro is tunable by anyone. Most of Hondata's reflashes are available on the FlashPro as one of the many default calibrations available.
How much power will the FlashPro make on my car?
The FlashPro itself does not make power. The combination of parts and your engine makes the power. The FlashPro allows you to tune the correct cam angle fuel and ignition your car needs. The base maps are a great place to start though. The Maps page lists the calibrations available with the FlashPro and the power made compared to a stock Civic Si. Take a look at these dyno charts from our dyno day on a number of modified Civics with stock ECUS compared to a base map from FlashPro.
Do I need dyno tuning?
It shouldn't be necessary for common part combinations (intake, exhaust), but you still have the option of custom tuning if you wish to get a little more. Camshafts and race headers probably will need tuning to get the most of the them - it will depend on the manufacturer.
Can I get rid of the AFM?
You can switch to a MAP based calibration (recommended for forced induction and/or cams). You need to still physically retain the AFM because it also contains the IAT sensor.
Will this work on more than one vehicle?
The FlashPro is locked to one vehicle. It can be unlocked and transferred to another vehicle by returning the ECU to stock.
Can I share the calibrations I make for my car?
Do I need the laptop in the vehicle to reflash the ECU?
No. The FlashPro can upload either with or without a laptop.
How do I buy a used FlashPro?
Follow these instructions
Is there a VTEC window?
Yes. This means that VTEC will operate based on rpm and engine load. For example, the supercharger reflashes have a VTEC window from 3200 rpm - 6000 rpm. At full throttle, VTEC operates at 3200 rpm. At light throttle, VTEC operates at 6000 rpm, and for load between full and light the VTEC will shift between 3200 rpm and 6000 rpm.
So does that mean 1 unit Hondata FlashPro can only work with one ecu or car only? Which means I can't buy one FlashPro and use it together with a few of my buddies Civics?
One ECU and vehicle at a time. You can unlock the FlashPro by returning the ECU to stock, and then transfer to another vehicle.
Any option of immobilizer control?
The immobilizer can not be disabled. We've implemented a number of features designed to protect the owner of the vehicle from theft, and one of these is not to allow the immobilizer to be disabled. This is going to be much less of an issue than previous products because the ECU does not need to be removed / swapped.
If the ECU had been reflashed by another maker, can FlashPro still work?
Probably - we could tell you based off the ECU part & serial numbers plus the calibration ID. When you unlock the FlashPro it will only be reflashed back to a stock calibration.
Can it control nitrous?
No. However, you can at least control the ignition timing to make nitrous safer.
Will dealers need a software license?
No. Every FlashPro will come with the full tuning software FlashProManager.
Do I need to send my ECU to Hondata?
No. Your ECU does not need to be modified for FlashPro.
I am considering purchasing a used FlashPro. What do I need to do to check?
The FlashPro must be unlocked by the seller. Have the seller send you this screenshot which shows the serial number password and lock status. Hondata does not unlock FlashPros. The reason for this policy is to prevent both fraud (against us) and theft (against you)
How does the FlashPro work with my FN2 GroupN ECU / FD2 Civic Type R ECU
The FlashPro will lock to and work with the FN2 GroupN / FD2 Type R ECUs perfectly. However if you unlock the FlashPro for sale and return to stock the GroupN ECU will be returned to a stock US Civic Si ECU. In this state it will not work in the Euro and Japanese Type R Civics.
How does it compare to KPro?
KPro is a completely different product. It was created for the 02-04 RSX style ECU. It will only work on that type of ECU with the exact same Oki processor. Honda has changed the architecture of the ECU, including ECU architecture, processor and encapsulation, so that there is no way the KPro can be made to work on any other ECU.
K-Pro requires the ECU be sent to a Hondata for the installation of the K-Pro daughterboard. By comparison, new FlashPro owners need never remove the ECU from their car.
Because FlashPro is a different product from KPro, it has different features. Not all features implemented in KPro are possible with FlashPro. We will try to develop more popular features as time permits.
In the meantime, if you run nitrous, you will be able to run a calibration that is far safer and make more power than you would with a stock ECU.
Can I used a FlashPro for an engine swap into an earlier chassis?
Unless the chassis is substantially the same as the donor engine (eg 2007 engine in 2006 chassis of the same type) we do not recommend that a FlashPro is used for an engine swap. The KPro should be used, with 2002-2004 engine harness, ECU and transmission speed sensor. The throttle body should be swapped to a non DBW type.
Can I upgrade my older FlashPro for a Bluetooth enabled model?
Yes. For $150 + shipping (around 20% the cost of a new FlashPro), Hondata will upgrade your old FlashPro and give it a 1 year warranty. Download the upgrade form.
Civic Si FlashPro owner feedback
We got an improvement of +85% on peak power/torque with an astounding improvement of over +100% in power/torque - Mo Choudhury, Swift Racing technologies
I don't think you truly understand the greatness that is the Hondata FlashPro until you've tried boosting without it. The car drives BETTER than my friends Mazdaspeed6 - Soxfan143
I am so exhilarated at the moment. For those of you who have been on the sidelines deciding if you should do it or not, DO IT! Do it NOW! What are you waiting for? - NitrousG35
My car feels like it just lost the flu. - UnlimitedSi
Car feels amazing... someone mentioned that it felt like the car didn't have the flu anymore. I'd say it's more like the black plague. - SIporfavor
The car drives soooooooo smooooooth. Thanks Hondata for saving my baby. - ryanmcm83
Hondata FlashPro TL 2004-2005 MT Adapter Kit
- Brand: Hondata, Inc.
- Product Code: FP-TL-US-ADP
- Availability: In Stock