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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 03/05/2018 @ 22:51:05, By dhill_cb7
Hello all,

First post in the forums. I wanted to share information that most of you may or may not already know.

Honda produced the CB chassis for four years. Honda sold the CB in the US and Canada as a sedan(1990-1993), coupe(1990-1993) and wagon (1991–1993). The 1992-1993 differ from the 1990-1991s. The tail lights, seat belts, front bumper, headlights, corner lights, grille, hubcaps, alloys, steering wheel, badging(moved), foglights, and more.

The trim levels also changed:

1990- US trim levels: DX, LX, and EX
1991- US trim levels: DX, LX, EX and SE
1992- US trim levels: DX, LX, and EX
1993- US trim levels: DX, LX, EX, SE and 10th anniversary edition.

1990- Canada trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-R
1991- Canada trim levels: LX, EX, EX-R and SE
1992- Canada trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-R
1993- Canada trim levels: LX, EX, EX-R, and SE. (I don’t believe Canada ever received 10th anniversary).

Coupes: DX, LX, and EX (1993 only SE).
Wagons: LX and EX.
Sedans: DX, LX, EX, SE and 10th anniversary.

Canada and US trim levels are virtually the same beside the names being a bit off.

Now to the fun part of identifying the trim levels:

DX trim (canadian LX): Always received black bumpers until 1994 model year. Also DX trim always had black mirrors(1990-1993). DX trim also always had hubcaps (unless dealer order alloys were installed...very very rare). DX never had cruise control and air conditioning was a dealer installed accessory on this trim only. All DX trim had manual windors and manual doors. DX trim lacks a front valiance and a sunroof. DX trim received 14 inch steel wheels with hubcaps. Side molding was always black. Cloth interior.

LX trim (canadian EX): Always had body colored front and rear bumpers. LX trim received the same hubcaps as the DX trim. LX trim had all power accessories. Power windows and power door locks. LX trim lacks a sunroof and front lower valiance(lip).
1990 LX trim had black mirrors. 1991-1993 had body colored mirrors. (Could have dealer installed alloys...again very very rare).
LX received 14 inch steel wheels with hubcaps. Side molding was always black. Cloth interior.

EX trim (canadian EX-R): Always had 15 inch alloys. Always had body colored bumpers. Power windows and power locks. Always came with a factory installed sunroof. Always came with a front lower valiance(lip). Side molding was always black. Always had body colored mirrors(1990-1993). Cruise control and AC were standard. Cloth interior.

SE trim: always had 15 inch alloys. 1991 SE received same alloys as 1990-1991 EX...very hard to distinguish from EX trim. 1991 SE had black side molding. Always had leather interior. Had special floormats. Always had a sunroof. Always had a front lower valiance(lip).
1993 SE had body colored side molding. 1993 SE had special alloys. Everything is the same as 1991. Easier to pinpoint this model. Automatic transmission only.

10th anniversary edition trim level: 1993 only. Body colored side molding. Front lower valiance(lip). NO sunroof. 1992-1993 EX coupe rims. Automatic transmission only. Very very rare trim. This trim was a hybrid of an EX/LX.

Chassis codes(US and Canada) outside US they are different but all retain CB.
Wagon:CB9
Sedan and coupe: CB7

Dealer installed accessories:

Cargo net(wagon only)
Foglights (all models and all trims)
Cruise control(DX and LX)
Air conditioning (DX)
Hood bra(all models and trims)
Full nose bra(all models and trims)
Window visors
Floor mats
Rear mudflaps (front came standard)
Spoiler (flushmount is EXTREMELY rare and is 1990-1991 only)
Gold emblem kit(very rare)
Roof rack (basket attachment is VERY rare)
Rear foglight(euro only)
Bumper pole(japan only)
Arm rest...not 1992-1993 mounted on the seat
Special 14 inch alloys (DX and LX only)
3 or 4 different radios
Rare dealer installed leather on non SE trim.

I hope I compiled enough information. I hope I didn’t confuse anyone. Thank you for reading and I hope this helps narrow trim levels.

Latest Edition: 03/05/2018 @ 22:59:38
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 04/05/2018 @ 18:42:23, By night cub
Here's a list of Worldwide Honda chassis codes:

https://hondacodes.wordpress.com/complete-honda-chassis-code-list/
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 14/06/2019 @ 17:21:55, By dhill_cb7
Guys here is Honda's paint chart from the 1990's:
http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=72709

It may help with ID'ing some makes and models. Thought it would be useful here.
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 17/06/2019 @ 19:33:24, By dhill_cb7
Here is the thread that I pulled the CB chassis information from: http://cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=46761

Here is the detail if you do not want to open the thread:

CB1/CB2 = 1.8 liter models EF / EX / EXL / EXL 4WS
Engine = F18A

CB3 = 2.0 liter models EX / 2.0EXL / 2.0EXL-i / 2.0Si / 2.0Si-T Engine = F20A

CB4 = 2.0EXL / 2.0EXL 4WS / 2.0EXLi 4WS / 2.0Si 4WS
Engine F20A

CB5 = Accord Inspire (Hybrid of Accord/Vigor doesn't share outside body characteristics of the US-Vigor but shares the 5cylinder engine)

CB7 = USDM Accords

CB8 = Eurodeck

CB9 = Wagons
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 17/06/2019 @ 19:49:01, By Baube
F18..F20..F22.. is Honda getting their engine codes from the USAF ? :grin:
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 17/06/2019 @ 21:55:11, By dhill_cb7
Well notice how CB6 was missing? Well there were coupes made in Japan that used the 2.0 motor.

CB6 Accord Coupe 2.0L (J) F20A DOHC PGM-F1 1990-1994

We thought that all the coupes were made here in the US but then how do we explain that one?

They were made here. It it for the Japanese market as that motor was not offered here.

Latest Edition: 17/06/2019 @ 22:00:12
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 18/06/2019 @ 20:38:46, By dhill_cb7
Here is a thread that discusses Red/Clear aftermarket tail lamps in depth. Found one 1990-1991 in the thumbs of NYPD blue and was shocked that we have one listed as those tail lamps are extremely rare and not many exist today.

Here is the thread if anyone wants to peruse it: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=16550 - The pictures still work on the thread so you can compare the 1990-1991 red/clear to the 1992-1993 red clear :wink:
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 20/06/2019 @ 06:55:56, By dhill_cb7
Anyone speak German? Gamer? Here is the 1990 German CB3/CB7 brochure. Note the top motor is 2.2i which came in the cb7 chassis. The lower motors indicate CB3/4(I need translation to see if Germany got the 4ws (CB4) if not we know this market only had two possible chassis.

Here is the link: https://cb7adventures.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/1990-german-brochure/
Here is a wiki breaking down the chassis and I'll say pretty accurate: https://da.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Accord_(4._generation)
Here is an Austalian compiled list of all chassis codes: http://www.ozhonda.com/forum/showthread.php?82055-Chassis-codes-for-Honda-cars - this one helps to see the multiple motors used for each chassis (some were carbed or fuel injected.
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Published 21/06/2019 @ 02:05:49, By Baube
not speaking german but got turning circle's traduction. seems it is same for every one . I might be wrong but i think a 4ws would have a shorter turning circle
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 25/08/2019 @ 15:36:25, By Reg1992
Was LX-i still a trim level in those years? I know it was in the 1986-89 generation, as my '87 Accord is an LX-i.
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Published 25/08/2019 @ 18:08:22, By night cub
No, that was just during the [CA] years
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 26/08/2019 @ 02:16:58, By Baube
what happened to the 84 ?
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Published 26/08/2019 @ 03:18:08, By night cub
We had an SEi model in 1984 but no LXi that I remember.

The "i" was for fuel-injected, the [CB] models were all fuel-injected, so there was no need to ID them separately.

Latest Edition: 26/08/2019 @ 03:21:31
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Published 27/08/2019 @ 04:31:31, By Baube
in fact, my question was for Reg as he used to have one
( yeah, i know, i should have specified first :whistle: )
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Published 27/08/2019 @ 04:47:35, By Reg1992
Local crackhead took my '84 Accord for a joyride while I was at work back in February 2018. Police found it abandoned a few miles away some days later but the engine was toast (found a blown radiator hose under the hood, and coolant was all gone, engine would not start due to no compression after that). Unfortunately I had to get rid of it then. I saved up some money and bought my current '87 Accord in May 2018.
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 27/08/2019 @ 05:47:09, By Baube
Crap.. that sucks.. sorry to hear ( read ) that
which color is the 87 ?
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 27/08/2019 @ 06:43:55, By night cub
I had a white 87 Accord LX sedan for a short time. It was a beater.
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 27/08/2019 @ 06:57:03, By Baube
i knew someone who had a 1989 gold one ( i think about everybody in NA did own an Accord or know someone who did.. :lol: )
that car had over 200,000 kms and was still running so smoothly that in idle you wouldn't even hear it

Latest Edition: 27/08/2019 @ 06:58:20
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Published 27/08/2019 @ 08:48:04, By Reg1992
Thanks Baube, also it's a flat black color some past owner painted it as at some point. The paint is peeling, but no rust anywhere on the vehicle. I'd love to have it repainted a sort of maroon/red to match the interior. Runs smoothly, I tuned it up right after buying it.

I actually have recent pictures of it here:
https://i.imgur.com/JImIw04.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/FwvsoyQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7XbGuMN.jpg

Latest Edition: 27/08/2019 @ 08:57:57
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1990-1993 Honda Accord
Published 01/09/2019 @ 16:10:55, By dhill_cb7
@night cub There were carbureted [CB]s overseas but you are accurate in the US/CDN did not receive those F18/F20 motors: http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=145202

There is a thread from the [CB] forum with an image of the F20 carb'd motor. That is why we can classify US/CDN as [CB7/CB9]. The 3rd digit indicates the motor type.

@reg1992 love the honda :drool:
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