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Really? Finding a JDM Civic in a pick-n-pull is kinda uncommon.
The locks won't work too well. You would need to swap the door latch assembly, except that the mechanisim is designed for the pop-up style lock as opposed to the CRX's toggle by the door latch... Meaning the interior lock rod has to move up and down in the Civic instead of fore and aft in the CRX. You might try a set of Integra latch assemblies, but you will still have to play with the shape and length of the rods connected to the exterior handle.
For the windows, take the whole power window regulator. Swap the rail that bolts to the glass with your stock CRX one (drill out the dimple that normally prevents the rail from slipping off the rollers).
If getting the up vs. down speeds right bothers you, switch over the spring at the center of each regulator. Just crank (or motor) the regulator off the top of it's toothed rack thing, releasing the spring tension. Swap the springs, apply a little pressure so the motor's teeth can re-engage and run the motor back onto the rack.
Otherwise, the regulator bolts in. It uses a different set of holes, but they should already be present on the door panel.
Next you need switches and wiring. You could try bidding on some ebay switches, buy some aftermarket universal window switches, or get creative with USDM parts and a dremel:

(Hacked down switch from an '88-91 Prelude)
Wiring is pretty self-explanatory, though the extra pins in the sedan's door bulkhead connectors can make the finished installation alot cleaner... The connectors drop right in.
Here's the Prelude's window wiring diagram:
 

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poormansporsche said:
Power window and locks.. pfft.. nothing says gentlemen like leaning across your car to unlock the door for your date.
Strong point, still a level better is having that door unlocked before you get to the car :wink:
 

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poormansporsche said:
Power window and locks.. pfft.. nothing says gentlemen like leaning across your car to unlock the door for your date.
No. Nothing says gentleman like opening the door for your date. Then you get to find out if she is worth keeping. If she doesn't lean over to unlock your door, dump her.
 

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Charles said:
No. Nothing says gentleman like opening the door for your date. Then you get to find out if she is worth keeping. If she doesn't lean over to unlock your door, dump her.
Or what I call the Courtesy Unlock....absolutely unforgivable in my book...
 

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Charles said:
No. Nothing says gentleman like opening the door for your date. Then you get to find out if she is worth keeping. If she doesn't lean over to unlock your door, dump her.
Or what I call the Courtesy Unlock....absolutely unforgivable in my book...
Exactly, my wife was the only girl who consistently remembered to and still does it every time. We've been together for 18 years so I guess it was a good indicator.

I mean, if they won't unlock the door after you held their door open for them, they are always going to be a taker and not a giver. In bed and out.
 

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Charles said:
I mean, if they won't unlock the door after you held their door open for them, they are always going to be a taker and not a giver. In bed and out.
True that, bro.
 

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Umm...my wife is a definitely "giver". In both the bed and the car among a few other places ...now back to those windows:

ME LIKEY THEM SWITCHES! How'd you secure them into the panel like that?

Also: anybody have recommendations for the locks? I'd like to go for that VW-style central locking. Unlock one, it unlocks the other...etc.
 

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auTONYmous said:
I'd like to go for that VW-style central locking. Unlock one, it unlocks the other...etc.
5-wire actuators and a control unit of some sort? A Honda/Acura lock control box might work. Just streight wiring them would make the actuators constantly active, burning them out in no time... You need something that will produce a lock/unlock pulse when the switch in one of the actuators is flipped.
The power window switch is mounted the same way it was in the prelude... The door panel is squeezed between the switch's front panel and tabs on the switch body.


The modifications are fairly streight forward.

I tried to make mine as short as possible so it would blend in better with the door handle trim.
Thanks for the compliments. :)
 
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