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1993 honda prelude si dash lights go off and engine dies. try to start but engine dies. if dash light comes on after fiddling with key, car can be kick started.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    my 1994 honda prelude started just find pulled of then it died and want start back

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    engine starts but dies, no dash lights

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    check eng light on

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My 93 prelude was doing the exact same thing and for me it was my alternator was working properly.
go to a parts store and have them test it.

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