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Old 10-22-2010, 07:13 PM
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Ignition Switch Problem

Hey guys,

Just wanting to pick your brains a bit. I've got a '98 Prelude Si, automatic.

Over the last 5000km or so the car has been playing up. Sometimes whilst I'm driving along it will randomly cut out and be a pain to start. Now when you're on the open road with traffic behind you it can sure get annoying holding up other people. Also when I start it, sometimes it just cuts out as soon as I move the switch from the notch that you have it on when you start it to the normal on position (hope that makes sense).

And just the other day, it was so screwed that after a long drive, the key itself was warm, and when I tried to turn it off it wouldn't. The key wasn't even in the ignition and it was still on, I could only stop the engine by unplugging the spark plug leads.

To cut a long story short, I'm pretty sure that I've found what I need to replace, it's the actual switch behind the ignition barrel, part number 981110, it also has "SOA1" on it.

So before I go out and buy a new one, is this what I should be getting to solve the problem? And if so, how much (NZD)?

Thanks a million.

Steven
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Take it to honda to do the service repair on the recall website.

Free and should fix your problem.
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Re: Ignition Switch Problem

Just called up a Honda dealer and apparently they only do recalls for NZ new Honda's and not Jap imports. Sucks to own a Jappy in NZ then I guess?
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Strong for Honda quoted me $137 incl for the new switch. Any ideas for anywhere cheaper?
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Strong for Honda quoted me $137 incl for the new switch. Any ideas for anywhere cheaper?
how come I was quoted $200 for this. Would it be cheaper to buy on aftermarket online shops? Could anyone provide links to honda car recalls,I need to find the service bulletin number of my recall.

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how come I was quoted $200 for this. Would it be cheaper to buy on aftermarket online shops? Could anyone provide links to honda car recalls,I need to find the service bulletin number of my recall.
I can, but I need all your vehicles info.

Year, make, model, trim, trans. Pretty much everything short of the VIN lol.

As far as them not backing up the recall, that sucks, but hey, whaddayagonnado?

Anyway, for cheap parts go to majestichonda.com. They sell parts for the same as I would buy them from the dealer with my student discount. (10% off, for the most part.)
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I can, but I need all your vehicles info.

Year, make, model, trim, trans. Pretty much everything short of the VIN lol.

As far as them not backing up the recall, that sucks, but hey, whaddayagonnado?

Anyway, for cheap parts go to majestichonda.com. They sell parts for the same as I would buy them from the dealer with my student discount. (10% off, for the most part.)
hi sir,it's a Honda Prelude 2001 Type SH, automatic..
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Couldn't find anything relating to cut outs.

The closest I could find was a tip.



Instead of suspecting an electrical malfunction right away, suspect a software glitch.

Disconnect the positive and negative battery terminals together for a few minutes, this forces all the capacitors to drain, basically resetting everything (ECU included).

Might be just as effective as replacing an electrical component.



^^^ Yes that is a real TSB.
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