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How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1992 Honda Accord LX

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How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1992 Honda Accord LX
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda Man replied 10 years ago.


1984-93 Accord and 1984-95 Prelude

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If so equipped, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).

  2. On 1988-91 Preludes and 1990-93 Accords, remove the steering wheel.

  3. On 1992-95 Preludes, remove the dashboard lower cover/knee bolster and left kick panel.

  4. Remove the steering column covers.

  5. Unplug the ignition switch connector.

  6. Insert the key and turn it to the O position.

  7. If present, remove the tape on the switch wires.

  8. On 1992-95 Preludes remove the screw securing the switch cover, then remove the cover.

  9. Remove the two screws securing the switch, then remove the switch.

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Fig. 1: The switch is secured by two screws

To install:

  1. Make certain the recess of the switch aligns with the tab of the lock housing. Insert the switch and install the retaining screws.

  2. If applicable, install the switch cover and retape the wires.

  3. Remove the key.

  4. Connect the wiring harness to the ignition switch.

  5. Reinstall the steering column covers.

  6. Install the steering wheel or any other applicable trim panels.

  7. If applicable, enable the SRS.

  8. Connect the negative battery cable.