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Old 11-20-2013, 12:52 PM
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Hello!

I searched around a little bit for this, not very extensively so if this is answered somewhere else, please let me know and thanks

I have a 1997 Prelude SH. I posted earlier about many of its problems, they're pretty much fixed at this point.

The last niggling thing is the ignition. The module and key were reprogrammed at a Honda dealer, but it still is about 50%. It almost never works the first time, usually on the second or third turn it will start.

I was wondering if anyone had done some workaround for this or had replaced the module with some DIY solution.

I was looking at this on amazon.
Which would be super cool, I could wire that into the door lock circuit and then install a start button that relies on that module to have a keyless entry and start solution to the issue... (Which I would document and post here )

Anyway, please share any thoughts, the amazon post does look a little iffy, the copy has a few grammer errors and says things like "Using the same RFID technology found in secret government programs."

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I would take it back to the dealer and have them fix it properly. They obviously didn't do it right the first time, and should be responsible for making it right.
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Re: Anyone have some DIY fix/workaround for ignition iffyness?

Thanks for the response!

What if they claim that the ignition is just like that? I could take it somewhere else, but then I'd have to pay again... (it was too expensive)
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Re: Anyone have some DIY fix/workaround for ignition iffyness?

Ignitions are not like that. The car should start every time without any problems.
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Re: Anyone have some DIY fix/workaround for ignition iffyness?

Yea. The Honda dealer should fix it no problem...

If they said it's supposed to be like that, than complain to the manager, then his manager, and so on until you get your way.....
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Haha, ok cool.

I'll try that then...
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