I have a 96 prelude, which is a 1992-1996 model but mine is a obd 2. Can i just put a 1997-2001 model in it my car without getting it register with BAR?

Asked by Oct 17, 2015 at 03:56 AM about the 1996 Honda Prelude

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Not sure what you are asking, but 96 and up are all obd 2 computers. Each one is programmed for specific model & year vehicle. 1997-2001 would not work. 1992-1996 would work. Some times you would need to go to the dealer and have it flashed to your cars specs. if replacing with another one from those yrs.

1992-1995 is OBD 1 and 1996 is a OBD 2. do I need to so anything to the motor if I get a 1992-1995 motor to put in my 96 prelude?


Not worth putting in a OBD1. Were did you come up with 1997 to 2001 ecm? I am thinking now that you could have that one flashed at the dealership. Have you gone and asked them if they could? Also i don't know what you mean by registered with bar.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Prelude in your area?

CarGurus has 89 nationwide Prelude listings starting at $1,600.


Honda Prelude Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
398 Great Deals out of 52,416 listings starting at $1,200
Used Acura Integra
91 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
113 Great Deals out of 10,445 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
592 Great Deals out of 92,752 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,894 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord Coupe
99 Great Deals out of 4,365 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan 300ZX
115 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Supra
50 listings
Used BMW 3 Series
951 Great Deals out of 33,308 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

1999 Honda Prelude For Sale
9 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.