Q: How hard is this retro-fit?
A: Not very. Suprisingly simple actually! About 2-3 on a scale of 1-10.
Q: Is the 97-01 Honda Prelude Moonroof a perfect fit for the 92-96 Prelude?
A: Yes and no. The size of the moonroof is exactly the same. However, the moonroof and 92-96 mounting brackets must be modified to accept the glass.
Q: Where Can I find a 97-01 Prelude Moonroof?
A: First place to start would be the Superhonda.com classified forum. Second place to look would be local junkyards.
Q: How much does the 97-01 moonroof cost?
A: I've heard anywhere from $150.00 US, to $250.00 US.
Q: How long does the install take?
A: If I had this FAQ when I started it would probably take about 1.5-3 hours depending on your skill and if you have a helper or not.
Q: How much does the 97-01 Moonroof weigh vs. the 92-96 sunroof?
A: The 92-96 sunroof weighs approximately 14.5 lbs including the headliner piece. The 97-01 moonroof weighs exactly 20 lbs, making it 5.5 lbs heavier.
Q: Can the 97-01 moonroof brackets be used in the installation?
A: No, because they are too tall to allow the moonroof to sit flush with the roof of the 92-96 Prelude
Q: Can the entire 97-01 moonroof assembly just be installed rather than doing all of the modifications?
A: No, because the entire assembly is roughly 1-2 inches larger in every direction than the 92-96 assembly
Special Thanks: Superhonda.com/Prelude Forum for being a good source of info for years now, Si_g for helping me out with some questions I had, fengxzhang for selling me the moonroof at a good price and for his Prelude's sacrifice, and finally my Dad for helping me out with the install.
Hey guys! New to the board... my old one is kinda sucky now. Anyway, this was an FAQ I did a while back I'm transplanting here. Don't know if you want to sticky it in the Prelude FAQ or w/e, but it's a pretty good writeup.
Vivere est Cogitare
Spectacular write up.
Thank you very much and welcome to the board.
awesome write up, but i have a question:
since the new piece is glass. sun glare could be a problem. is there anyway to install the sunshade from the 97+ into the 92-96 ludes so that it can be pulled to be shut when we want to?
You Big Dummy
No you can't use the shade
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Nice write-up! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the 5th gen glass - I took mine out to replace it with a CF plug... can't say that was the best idea.
'01 Honda Prelude Type SH
'93 Honda del Sol Si
Hi every one , i just did the conversion on my 94 Prelude Si , i got the car a couple months ago and the sunroof was all rusty , i got a 2000 Prelude glass moonroof on Ebay for 65 bucks including S&H , the conversion took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes , it was really easy just following the instructions ,it looks and works great,thanks a million.
sunroof conversion help
So I recently have done this conversion,but the problem I have ran into is that it its a little to high and isnt flush with the roof, it also leaks a little when raining hard. And ideas how to fix?