Ported Vacuum Switch

Tiny
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Heyy. I just recently bought an 89 prelude and the ported vacuum switch is broken. And I can't find the right part anywhere. So does it really matter what kinda of ported vacuum switch I buy, as long as it has the same amount of ports?
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Saturday, May 13th, 2006 AT 1:31 PM

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Tiny
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The switch is available through a Honda dealer on special order. It must be the exact switch
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Saturday, May 13th, 2006 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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Haha yaa I already tried ordering it through honda but I live in Canada and they said my car was manufactured for the US so they couldn't get the part for me
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Saturday, May 13th, 2006 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Give me all the info on the car including the VIN number and I will check with the local dealer. I live in Mississippi.
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Saturday, May 13th, 2006 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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K it's an 89 honda prelude 2.0 Si. VIN number is JHMBA4120KC800567

thanks a lot man :)
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Saturday, May 13th, 2006 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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First of all your Honda was made in Japan not the uS. The first number of the VIN is "J"

I need to know where the switch is mounted and how many ports and if water flows through the sw or it is screwed into a water port.

Also is your Honda standard or auto.I just got off the phone with the dealer. Let me know
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Monday, May 15th, 2006 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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Alright well the guy at my dealer's an idiot. But it's mounted right on the cooling pipe coming from the block. It has 4 ports but it doesn't look like any of the one's in that picture. They might still work but I don't want to pay for it and then find out it doesn't.
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Monday, May 15th, 2006 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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Explain cooling pipe. Is it in the area of the thermostat housing? Remember I am from Mississippi and some of our terms don't translate direcxtly.
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Monday, May 15th, 2006 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Coolant pipe*. Umm hmm. That's about all I can tell ya. I don't actually know a whole lot about this stuff it's my buddy who told me it was the ported vacuum switch and we tried fixin it but that didn't work out too well haha.
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Monday, May 15th, 2006 AT 11:55 PM

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