89 honda prelude wont crank

Asked by Sep 17, 2016 at 12:21 PM about the 1989 Honda Prelude

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 89 honda prelude that wont crank and i
cant figure out why i replaced the starter and the
battery checjed all the wires for the starter and
batter all of those are good but when i turn the key
one click all the lights and radio come on like
normal but as soon as i go to start it everything
shuts off it doesnt click or anything like the starter
doesnt even try to turn ive checked everything i
could possibly think of clutch switch, spark plugs,
starter, battery, and all the wiring can anyone tell
me what my problem could be

4 Answers


See if it jump off with jumper cables and another auto running or booster box. Chime back in to let me know if it turned over or what happens.

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Little black box looks like a large relay under the dash & steering column. I believe its called the ignition starter relay either way my 89 did the same as yours and I could not figure it out and shop charged me to replace this gizmo and it started right up.

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Did u try replacing ignition? Also i ihave a 85 honda prelude. Have u ever had both headlights go out?


Headlight relay maybe switch or fuse.

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