A blog post at http://www.coboltforge.com/2012/05/tech-stuff-layout/ explains exactly that problem (the same layout XML included several times) and how to solve it!
When you search by id you always find the first items, so the second widgets are hidden.
However, it can be solved
<include> -- id1 -- stuff </include> <include> -- id2 -- stuff </include>
So we can find the subelements, by first looking up id2 / id1.
View include_1 = findViewById(R.id.id1); View include_2 = findViewById(R.id.id2);