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?

Hmoob Hawj

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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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.

Hmoob Hawj

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.

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