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Door wiring question

I had a door with a huge bump on it so I got a door from a dead Prelude. Taking my door our was easy as pie and there was this one giant electric connector from the car to the door that I just unclipped.


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When I got the other door from the dead prelude, there was one connector I could unhook and another that was so inside the car I couldn't reach it. I cut the wires off and then took the door home.

The new door connector looks like this.



My car is S model so no power locks. The new door has power locks and the power mirror adjustment button is also on the door.

Any advice on how I could get the newer door working on my car. I could cut up the wires from my older door and start matching but wanted to ask if someone had any ideas on this.

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Re: Door wiring question

I cant tell with the angle on the second picture... but it appears they will mate up without an adaptor. Have you tried?
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I cant tell with the angle on the second picture... but it appears they will mate up without an adaptor. Have you tried?
The first and second pics are from my car originally. They match.

The third is the new door that I'm trying to put into the first picture connector. It doesn't even clip on a section or part of the first one.
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Re: Door wiring question

just transfer the wire harness from ur old door and put it in ur new/donor one...
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Re: Door wiring question

The colors are probably all the same except for a few additional wires (for power windows and whatnot), you could just splice the old harness on the new door leaving out the additional wires or you can actually pull the pins out of the new harness and put them in the old harness which is what id do.

But before you do anything take the couple seconds to look and an electrical diagram for your door, then you know what wires are for what, and you can go to town with you knife and electrical tape
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just transfer the wire harness from ur old door and put it in ur new/donor one...
This is what I did. And, it worked well. I pulled all the wire out of my old door and put it in my new door.

The power locks don't work and the power switch mirror is there without doing anything. I have a power mirror switch between the seats that works through.

I will have to take the time later on to figure out how to make it work.

I took some pics of the two wires, the old door had twice the wiring for the power door locks and the power mirror control.


The door side end of the wires. I cut the wires for the donor door since they wouldn't come out.


The door side end. Green connects to power mirror controller


Comparisons of the wires.

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The colors are probably all the same except for a few additional wires (for power windows and whatnot), you could just splice the old harness on the new door leaving out the additional wires or you can actually pull the pins out of the new harness and put them in the old harness which is what id do.

But before you do anything take the couple seconds to look and an electrical diagram for your door, then you know what wires are for what, and you can go to town with you knife and electrical tape
This was my first thought. Then, I saw that some of the wires had the same color.

Replacing the entire wire was easier. It's just held on my clips. I wish I had pressed the clips out rather than pulled them out but seems like a lot of the Honda interior is held my plastic clips that once you take out never quite go back in the way it was before because the plastic gets slightly deformed.
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