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hey, how many of you guys have this? i've been wanting to buy the auto trunk opener from the 98 up accord for a long time but im afraid the installation will be really hard.. and it wasn't until recently that my key got kinda bent up and doesn't slide into the trunk real smooth. did you guys do the installations yourselves? and incase its real dificult, where can i take it to be installed? oh yeah, does anyone have the exact link to where i can buy it? i know its at man-honda.com but im not sure where on their site.. and also.. i only have keyless entry, theres three buttons on the pad "lock" "unlock" and "option"... would i be able to program the option button to open the trunk? sorry for the legthyness of simple question. thanks
 

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I got one installed the same time as my Clifford alarm, it's a nice feature to have, I don't like the thought of any key's going near my car !!!

To answer your question the actual hooking up of the unit doesn't look hard but if you already have an alarm you might have to get some type of module to make it work together.

Either that or your gonna have to disarm the alarm then pop the trunk. I've got mine set up that the trunk won't open as long as the alarm is armed.

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yea...i had it done. Almost best $26 i've spent on my lude!
Here's the link
http://www.manhonda.com/store/honda/index.cfm?Level=32&itemno=100&CFID=159906&CFTOKEN=77541046

As for hooking it up...it's not terribly hard. Hardest part i would say is running wire through your car to ur alarm "brain". As for the trunk opener...it's a straight up replacement...bolt for bolt. Now hooking it up to your alarm depends on you. I asked the co that installed my alarm to get me a printout of the schematic...and they gladly did. All it requires is a relay from your alarm "option" wire to the wire coming from your trunk opener. Should be pretty simple.

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So you saying the honda accord trunk opener will work with prelude.Is it going to work with O.e alarm? Thanks
 

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Yea...that's what i did and it works perfectly. I'll take a pic of it when i get home tonight.

As for whether it will work with the OE alarm...i'm sure there's a way. I'm assuming the the prelude alarm is the same as the accord one...so i don't see why not. I don't know 100% tho


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OvaDaLimiT:
Yea...that's what i did and it works perfectly. I'll take a pic of it when i get home tonight.

As for whether it will work with the OE alarm...i'm sure there's a way. I'm assuming the the prelude alarm is the same as the accord one...so i don't see why not. I don't know 100% tho


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yeah. i want to know..... coz i m using OEM alarm....
 

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Hey!!! Does anyone know the answer...
I have an OEM alarm too...
I know that for the accord, they used a option button on the alarm as the trunk opener...can we do the same thing too....
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OvaDaLimiT:
yea...i had it done. Almost best $26 i've spent on my lude!
Here's the link
http://www.manhonda.com/store/honda/index.cfm?Level=32&itemno=100&CFID=159906&CF TOKEN=77541046

As for hooking it up...it's not terribly hard. Hardest part i would say is running wire through your car to ur alarm "brain". As for the trunk opener...it's a straight up replacement...bolt for bolt. Now hooking it up to your alarm depends on you. I asked the co that installed my alarm to get me a printout of the schematic...and they gladly did. All it requires is a relay from your alarm "option" wire to the wire coming from your trunk opener. Should be pretty simple.

Damnit! I lost my sig i created last night oh well...just gotta redo it now...


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my car doesn't have an alarm.. it only has keyless entry but the little remote control pad DOES have an "OPTION" button on it.. does my keyless entry have a "brain" too? and if not, where could i connect it? thanks alot
 

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When using the trunk opener, does it open wide like the '98 accord trunk, or does it just crack open? I have a base with the accessory spoiler, and a little dynamat in the trunk, and the weight of the trunk lid doesn't even allow the trunk to stay open when i open it. It really is quite annoying because I had my viper alarm connected to a trunk opener and disconnected the cylindrical key lock on the outside so noone could bore into it and open the trunk.

Anyone have suggestions as to how to make the trunk stay open with all this weight? I am considering attaching gas pistons, like the accord trunk had from the 94-95 model.
 

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I have just email the people in manhonda.com
I hope they will give me a reply tomorrw.

Have anyone done this???
 

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nmehta...is the spoiler an OEM spoiler or aftermarket? I remember you saying you bought your car used...so i dunno how you can check. But if you buy a new OEM Honda spoiler...it comes with new springs that go under the trunk that counters the extra weight of the spoiler. Probably the previous owner got the spoiler but not the springs... i suggest you go buy the springs.

When i pop mine open with the trunk opener, it cracks it open by about 5 inches...then just stays like that.

As for you people with the OEM alarm/keyless entry, i'm not sure at all if you can hook it up. Only way i guess is for someone to try. The Accord opener i installed works fine with my aftermarket alarm...

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Ovadalimit, what came with the Accord trunk opener kit as far as wires/harness or plugs?

I'm thinking this kit plugs into some prewired harness plug in the Accord trunk, and therefore works with the Accord OEM alarm. Our Preludes probably don't have this extra harness plug in the trunk. I was looking at the installation instructions for both the Accord and Prelude factory alarms, and there appears to be an additional wiring harness for the Accords alarm, but it plugs into the right side of the dash by the glove box somewhere. I didn't see anything describing the trunk opener.
 

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update: I just talked to Trevor from h and a accessories and it looks like the Accord trunk opener will not work with the Prelude OEM alarm. The Accord trunk kit plugs into some harness that already exists in the Accord trunk. I'm sure our Prelude doesn't have this harness in the trunk already. You think Honda would have one for us since our remotes have the "option" button to begin with.
 

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When I bought my 5th gen I was told that the keypad is a Honda part for many models. I also asked about remote openers and was told that the car is not wired for it from the factory
I guess that is why the cable actuator is there as well.


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'Not wired' or not having a 'harness' doesn't mean it's not doable. My aftermarket alarm certainly wasn't pre-wired or had a harness. That's why you run the wire yourself and use a relay to power the sucker. I'm pretty sure there's a way to do it...someone with a voltmeter and helm manual can find where the OEM keyless entry / alarm unit is and find out if the "accessory" or trunk function actually does anything. Make sense??

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Got a question

i have a clifford alarm, and was reading the manual. looks like its a 1 wire hookup for the trunk button accessory. The accord has a 4 pin relay harness......so how would i get this to work?

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Yea, you should have a 1 wire output for your trunk thingy from your alarm. I think it'll work 100% with the cliffords...i'm sure all aftermarket alarms are designed similary.

Anyways...this is how'd u do it. THat 4 pin relay harness is essentially that...a relay. I'm assuming (and probably 90% correct) that your alarm pulses a neg signal when you push the button on your remote. (you can test this by useit a voltmeter or just trial and error after you order the kit).

Anyways...test it like this. Take that wire, and hook it up directly to the trunk popper wire (the contraption needs to be mounted in your trunk tho cuz it grounds through the car body). So if it works like this (which i doubt), you won't need a relay and can just wire it up directly to that output wire from the alarm.

If it doesn't work, most likely it's what i described earlier (pulses a neg signal), meaning you'll need to relay it with an external power source. So...taking hte supplied relay, hook it up to a power source (there's nice places in the fusebox under the driver side dash), and wire the relay with the trunk wire from your alarm. It's fairly easy...if u can supply a pic of a relay i can tell you which wire goes where. Then just a matter of testing and i'm pretty sure it'll work...that's how my alarm needed to be hooked up.

Does that make sense? I say go ahead and order it...i'm pretty sure it'd work for yours tim...

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