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HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

Hey folks - I started my 95 prelude then it suddenly died now there is no instrument panel lights and the nothing happens when I turn the key. Funny thing is that the horn and emerg lights work but the heater fan doesnt' any ideas???
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

Ohhhhh man it sounds like electrical problems. Could be the main relay but that's just my opinion
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

the main relay is for fuel. when you turn the key to the run position you should hear a little click and/or the fuel pump pressurizing the fuel system. I doubt this is your problem tho.

Check the blue connector on the under dash fuse box


The brown connector (with the heavier 10AWG wires going into it) is your ignition circuit and ACC circuit.

Both are paramount to your dash lights working and your car being able to start.

Does your radio play in any key position? (the horn and emerg flashers are on independent circuits than your dash and ignition.)

Under the hood are two primary fuses for your cars electrical system. Check those as well.
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

Check to see that there aren't any lose wires from the previous owner doing a CRAPPY JOB on some sort of CRAPPY INSTALL that's really CRAPPY to undo! :P
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

also check your grounds.
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

its your ignition switch. search ignition switch prelude. easy fix part at honda is 100 cost at scrap yard 20. There are two points inside that have some issues. if your careful you can take it apart clean and reassemble . I did this and it worked a few times and then **** the bed. get the new part from the yard..........honda has had numerous recalls on these swithes.
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

Im having a similiar issue. I thought it was the main relay at first but if i wiggle the switch in the "run" position the dash lights will sometimes come up and sometimes not. This morning i was able to drive it home from the front of the neighborhood while holding the key in the "just right" position. How bad is it to change the ignition switch?
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

I have the same problem, but idk wat it is. Is it really the ignition swtich??
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Re: HELP - Car started then died - no power to dash or ignition???

Hey darren did u get that problem fix???
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