Front radar calibration DIY?

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    Is it possible to calibrate the front radar at home? Honda wants 2.5 hrs, which is ridiculous. There has to be a way to calibrate it myself.
     
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    I was afraid of that. Mine seems a bit off since I had the front bumper replaced. The only way to do it yourself would be trial and error. Adjust it, and then drive on the highway and see how it behaves.
     
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    Do you know how to even begin adjusting it?

    I'm thinking I'll need a factory scan tool.

    The radar is inoperable. Here's the code Honda pulled:
    P2583-64 MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR AIMING ERROR THE BEAM
    AXIS OF MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT
     
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    I don't have any error codes, it just seems like it picks up cars in the right lane when they are close. I assumed there would be a mechanical adjustment for aiming, but I haven't tried yet.

    Were you in an accident? It sounds like the aim is so far off that it isn't working at all.
     
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    Solid. Thank you.

    Found this:
     
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    Ugh

    Just left Honda where I was told the radar needs to be replaced. Like, $500. Plus calibration.

    Cruise control doesn't even work.

    Sucks.
     
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    I just took off the bumper and the only thing I found wrong was the bracket was pushed back. I'm highly doubtful I need an entirely new radar.

    I'll keep yall posted.
     
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    You'll spend more time and money messing around with it all vs just filling an insurance claim and getting it fixed right
     
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