need used parts for 1987 honda prelude

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by zardozrocks, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. zardozrocks

    zardozrocks Guest

    In particular, i need:

    the headlight/sunroof open and close switch. my switch is broken but
    my sunroof otherwise works fine.

    I might also eventually want some windows. the previous owner
    (jackass) put that stupid window film on the inside and i want it gone.
    zardozrocks, Dec 5, 2006
  2. Maybe not what you want to hear, but the film is removed with ammonia - the
    stronger the better. Auto glass shops can remove it for a fee that seems
    more reasonable after you try it yourself <8^P
    Removing it from the inside of the rear window is trickiest - few shops will
    guarantee the defroster will work afterward, although the odds seem pretty

    (If you want to get rid of the film, I bet you aren't in Phoenix!)

    Michael Pardee, Dec 5, 2006
  3. zardozrocks

    zardozrocks Guest

    you are the man, MP.

    any ideas about the sunroof button? sadly, it appears to be built
    together with the headlight button and is soldered to a multi-wire

    as for the film, thanks for the tip! i live in los angeles which is
    close. the stuff is just so heinous. i can't even see through it. i
    was considering acetone. ammonia? are you sure?
    zardozrocks, Dec 6, 2006
  4. Haven't done it myself, but that is what I was told by the glass shop that
    redid the film in my wife's Volvo. I imagine it starts with painting a
    little around the top and maybe side edges, then working down as the film
    peels away... but that's just a guess.

    Michael Pardee, Dec 6, 2006
  5. zardozrocks

    zardozrocks Guest

    I did some googling on can use ammonia, simple green, or
    de-ice. you put on the solvent and heat it (either with sun or heat
    gun) and peel. the point is to peel both layers at once and
    melt/dissolve the glue.

    But what about used honda parts....any ideas on that, boss?
    zardozrocks, Dec 6, 2006
  6. zardozrocks

    jim beam Guest

    avoid simple green if you value your car. left on metal, it can cause
    stress corrosion cracking.
    jim beam, Dec 6, 2006
  7. Thanks for the info! Hope I never need it myself.... I wonder about the
    de-ice. It comes in two forms: straight alcohol and alcohol/glycol mixture.
    If you live close to a wrecking yard with lots of Hondas that's your answer.
    Pull-it-yourself yards often have very good prices, while they-pull-it yards
    often test parts or offer a 30 day warranty. I've never bought used parts
    on-line but that may be an alternative. Elle is probably our best authority
    on parts suppliers.

    Michael Pardee, Dec 6, 2006
  8. zardozrocks

    zardozrocks Guest

    ok i found a salvage yard that has a 1987 honda prelude. I got them to
    pull the left hand panel (sunroof open/close and headlight up/down) and
    the right hand panel (with hazard light and defroster). Total $75. Is
    that too much or about what I should expect?
    zardozrocks, Dec 8, 2006
  9. That sounds about right. I don't think you want to find out what those cost

    Michael Pardee, Dec 9, 2006
  10. zardozrocks

    Joe LaVigne Guest

    Sounds fair to me...
    Joe LaVigne, Dec 9, 2006
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