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continuing headlight problem

This is a discussion on continuing headlight problem within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hey guys, ive been battling these lights for about a month now. both motors were going bad, gears stripped, ect. ...

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    continuing headlight problem

    hey guys, ive been battling these lights for about a month now. both motors were going bad, gears stripped, ect. i got a great deal on two brand new motors, i installed them no problem. they worked like a dream for a couple weeks, then it rained, since then the left headlight came up halfway for a couple days, after that, it doesnt come up at all, the light turns on, but theres absolutely no movement. the right one still works fine, but i have no idea what to do about the left one. any suggestions??

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    This may sound stupid but my headlight sticks sometimes and I have to go out and manually loosen it. Give it a try, its not hard just a PITA.

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    ummm connector loose, or uhhhh defective motor.

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    the motor was brand new, and if the connector was loose, then wouldnt it cause the light to not turn on as well?

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    The light itself has its own connector. So still possible loose connector on the motor. also, just because you bought it brand new, doesn't always guarantee that it isn't defective. Best bet, if you still have the receipt, take it back and get another new one. Should have some kind of like at least a 30-90 day warranty.

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    Perhaps the nylon gears stripped out completly and you need to replace them? Have you popped open the cover of the window motor to check the gear itself? I dunno, its possible the rain lent in destroying the gear, I know I found a narsty dirt/water/rust mixture when I opened up my motor.

    Other than that, I suppose it is possible the rain got water where it shouldn't have been...

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    Thumbs up Headlight fix

    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#Ordering this web site has some good info Also I would check all pivot points for binding and lube this tends not be done by most people same with door hinges pins witch should be done they last a lot longer with a little lube

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    thanks guys!

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    the lights do not have their own connector. Low beam, high beam and headlight motor are on one connector.

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    well, for me to check for corrosion and what not in the connector, i need to dissasemble the light housing again, only problem, the light dont come up so how am i to get to the bolts out to take it apart??

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    haha...sorry, not an option!

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    On the motors there should be a rubber boot under that is a thumb knob to manual open the head lights for emergence

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    i tried turning the nob, but only got a minimal amount of lift out of them.

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    get clear housing lights...

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