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    Urgent Help !!!

    Driving along the Monash Freeway today, I indicated to swap lanes and my indicator stalk fell out of steering wheel column (not quite sure this is the correct name but you get my drift)

    I had a look and it looks like it's snapped clean off (or at least it was on the way out and slowly with wear and tear she's broken clean off)

    I didn't have a lot of time today and I had to drive 50 + KM home so i took it to a local mechanic and he told me it requires a whole new unit from Honda ($400+) because the indicator stalk can't just be reattached, because the bit it was connecting to is buggered to. SO, naturally being a 2nd gen Owner I have to ask....will the indicator/windscreen wiper washer unit that sits behind the steering wheel (that the stalks plug into) from a 3rd gen prelude fit into a 2nd gen prelude? If not...anyone got any ideas whatsoever that could see me avoid paying $400 + for the right to use indicators?

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    go to a wrecker.

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    HAH ! It's a 2nd gen,

    Parts for a 2nd Gen are harder to find than Osama.

    There's a wreckers I know of that has a 2nd gen (85 1.8 model) In stock.....I've got an 86 (2.0)
    Surely there wouldn't be any difference... would there?

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    Is this a 2nd Gen Prelude cause us tag say 5th Gen, a tad bit confused and how strange for it to break off like that...that cant be normal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RITV View Post
    HAH ! It's a 2nd gen,

    Parts for a 2nd Gen are harder to find than Osama.

    There's a wreckers I know of that has a 2nd gen (85 1.8 model) In stock.....I've got an 86 (2.0)
    Surely there wouldn't be any difference... would there?
    Right. Good point. I'd say there is a fair chance they would be the same. Worth a look anyway.

    Can you glue the old one up?

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    same thing happened to me....cant be glued.
    very hard to find a replacement...i searched for weeks and eventually just gave in and forked out the $400 odd to honda for the full unit.

    3rd gen one wont fit....even though they look simular to each other its amazing how many things are totally different.

    sorry to say, but honda may be your only option.

    there is more....the big clincher for the decision to upgrade from the 2nd gen for me was when my flasher relay went and the only people who could get them was honda directly with a $150 pricetag. FOR A FLASHER RELAY!!!

    the parts are worth 5x the cost of the actual car.
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    I'm looking tomorrow at an 85 and an 87...at a few wreckers, I'm hoping one of them fits... the 85 is the first series 2nd gen (1.8) and I'm hoping the 87 is the second series 2nd gen... rather than a first series 3rd gen otherwise looks like I'll be ringing up Honda.

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