Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Ignition Lock Cylinder

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2014, 12:10 AM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Ignition Lock Cylinder

Probably the biggest pain in my a**

Ended up having to take my Ignition Lock Cylinder out of my prelude I just bought. Original owner lost original key and I went to Honda dealership today to get a key made and got home and realized that the key that was made didn't work.... so now I'm just take the whole Ignition up to them to get a perfect match.

20140703_203704.jpg

20140703_203712.jpg

Never had to chisel bolts from a car...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2014, 12:20 AM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forgotten View Post
Probably the biggest pain in my a**
Lol don't say that yet...you haven't drove it yet...there may be a bigger pain around the corner...haha jk I certainly hope not. Make sure you are careful when you are working on your ignition switch/lock cylinder or anything in the steering column because you are in close proximity to your airbag, make sure your negative terminal has been disconnected from your battery as well. After the terminal has been disconnected for 10 minutes or more your airbag will have been disarmed. I hope you get your key back soon and she runs and drives like a dream!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2014, 12:25 AM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Luckily I got the car for a really good price and that makes all the heartache I've gone through the past few days better.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2014, 07:52 AM
bykfixer's Avatar
Supreme Member
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: could you repeat the question?
Posts: 11,121
iTrader: (4)
bykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Wow! Sounds like you bought quite the project.

When I bought mine it had an idle bounce. So things just went downhill from there.. worth it so far.
Best of luck forgotten.
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by ogsmakdade View Post
welcome to site Carl
...is a golden car fax kinda like a golden ticket? Sure hope willy wonka didn't put any snozberries in your motor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by elspectro29 View Post
Only seen the first one, 15 years ago in theaters. Plan on keeping it that way. Get off my lawn.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindso View Post
I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

God's Not Dead
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Thanks guys. Right now it's just a week by week process. I wish I had a endless amount of money to be spending or I would of been done by now.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 07:14 AM
bykfixer's Avatar
Supreme Member
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: could you repeat the question?
Posts: 11,121
iTrader: (4)
bykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond reputebykfixer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

We wanna see pix brutha man. Show off your car a little please.
Take your time. Just keep the car protected from the elements as much as possible. And keep rodents out.

I'm in year two of a 97 SH 2.5:1 project. I fix it 2.5 times for each time I drive it. But hey, it was a 4:1 at one point.
Had a 91 that sat 6 months waiting on an engine. Bought a cherry shell with a busted engine. Then 10 minutes of driving with my motor swap a major hose busted. Got that straight and the fans quit working.

Eh, old cars can break your heart sometimes. Hang in there.
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by ogsmakdade View Post
welcome to site Carl
...is a golden car fax kinda like a golden ticket? Sure hope willy wonka didn't put any snozberries in your motor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by elspectro29 View Post
Only seen the first one, 15 years ago in theaters. Plan on keeping it that way. Get off my lawn.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindso View Post
I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

God's Not Dead
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Here are some quick pitctures.


20140630_154341.jpg

20140630_154237.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

And some more.

20140703_202957.jpg

20140703_203008.jpg


20140703_203016.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

at this point now the Honda dealer couldn't help me. I'm having a Locksmith come out and help. He says something about resetting the computer and making me fresh keys. I'm not sure what he's talking about but anybody that might know would be helpful.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:13 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Your keys for your prelude have a chip installed in them that is programmed to be in sync with your computer...meaning only your key can start it regardless if someone else had a key that was cut to exactly match your key, the chip in the key is what allows it to bypass your car's immobilizer and actually start the car. What he's talking about is resetting your computer so that it can be set up to work with a new key with a new chip. I of course would check his credentials lol I don't know about your locksmiths out there but there's not any here that I would trust messing with my computer. I don't know why a dealer couldn't help you...they say why?...most of the time the locksmith calls and says "hey you might need to take it to the dealer" so...maybe take it to another dealer...lol but good luck either way

Last edited by vtec9998; 07-05-2014 at 08:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Well the dealer cut me a new key but I tried the key in the ignition and all doors etc... Wouldn't turn anything. Took the key back to the dealer and he told me that the locks and ignition are so broken in that the fresh key is cut right but would need to be broken in to fit the worn ignition and locks.... therefore there was nothing he could do. The dealership actually refereed this locksmith to me for that reason. I just hate paying 250$ for something like this. Thanks for all the help.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:33 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

I have tried this before..not on a prelude..and don't do it on your ignition switch..but i have taken wd-40..really any spray lubricant should work..and coat your new key and simply take it and put it in the lock and pull it out...of course you have to do that about 100 times..Like i said i've done it and it has worked for me..however considering the fact that the PO of your car really tried to screw over whoever ended up with it..you may also be looking at replacing lock cylinders..doors/trunk and ignition
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

I actually used key lubricant... still nothing but thanks anyways. I'm just gonna have this locksmith come and out and give it a shot. For 250$ I hope he succeeds, for his sake. My first tackle is this Timing belt and water pump replacement. I'll be starting on it Monday and ordering the new kit Friday... so another week or so and I can run the Compression test.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:45 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

Well good luck with the locksmith, let us know what happens with that and yeah by the time you get done with all this i'm sure you'll be itching to start it up and run it just make sure everything is in check before you get her out on the road..use your cars downtime to give it a good look over, simple checks like fluids and brakes and filters..all routine maintenance that a lot of people undervalue.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Not So New
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Forgotten is on a distinguished road
Re: Ignition Lock Cylinder

I've actually already purchased all the fluids and filters I need in anticipation for her to run. lol Now I just have to get all this other stuff done.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ignition Lock Cylinder ccthompson28 5th Gen Honda Prelude 7 01-19-2014 02:44 PM
1998 Honda Prelude - new ignition lock cylinder - won't start 2ndEngineLude 5th Gen Honda Prelude 4 07-01-2013 01:40 PM
93 si Ignition lock problem??? rjcornine 4th Gen Honda Prelude 17 02-17-2011 12:24 AM
ignition lock cylinder question - noob OUTKASTCUSTOMS Car Interior 8 12-10-2010 11:09 AM
INT: 4th Gen - Ignition Lock Cylinder Replace and Repin InvaderTrax DIY Interior 0 07-15-2010 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.