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Old 05-02-2012, 07:53 PM
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3rd Gen Prelude headlights won't go up

I have a really nice '89 Prelude with only 69,000 miles. Here is a photo:

1989 Honda Prelude (ANNESPRELUDE) Registry : The MG Experience

The headlights won't go up, whether it's using the headlight switch or the dash switch. The lights do come on though. I bought a used headlight control module and tried it, but no difference.

I don't have a shop manual, but I think I better get one.

Is there a master relay for both retractable headlight motors?

Thanks for any help you can give me. We have an '87 Prelude that my wife is driving in the meantime until I can fix the headlights on the '89.

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Re: 3rd Gen Prelude headlights won't go up

Nice lude your wife has there. I wish mine was as nice as that.

There is no master relay, the headlight retractor motors each have their own relay. There is an online manual that you can try to use. Here is a link to one...
Prelude Bible Repair Manuals Diagrams Part Number

and here's a link to the headlight section...
http://www.preludebible.com/service-...headlights.pdf

And FYI, you can manually crank the headlights open so that she can drive it at night. It will also help you to troubleshoot them. There are knobs behind each headlight that you can see when you open the hood. You have to remove the covers before you can turn the knobs though.
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Re: 3rd Gen Prelude headlights won't go up

Is this piece also called the "headlight retractor switch," or is there another device buried up behind the dashboard?

88-89 Honda Prelude Si 4WS OEM headlight retracter retractor control module RK-0 | eBay
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