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headlight gear went out

This is a discussion on headlight gear went out within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; finally it happend, my driver side headlight gear went out after making all that grinding sound.is there any way of ...

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    headlight gear went out

    finally it happend, my driver side headlight gear went out after making all that grinding sound.is there any way of manually lifting the light till i order my gear kit to rebuild it?

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    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#FreeGuide

    Last night my headlight were grinding so this AM I looked up the fix and it took me about 15 mins and didnt cost a thing....all you do in a nutshell is rotate the gear threads 180* and hook everything back up. Here is the step by step instructions...beats paying out the ass for a new motor. Hope it works for ya! Took me about 20 mins. The LS1 is a bit different but works the same as the LT1 set up.

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    Open your engine up, next to the headlights (left drivers, right passengers) theres a plastic top that says something like "remove for manual operation". Remove and turn until your lights are up. repeat for down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#FreeGuide

    Last night my headlight were grinding so this AM I looked up the fix and it took me about 15 mins and didnt cost a thing....all you do in a nutshell is rotate the gear threads 180* and hook everything back up. Here is the step by step instructions...beats paying out the ass for a new motor. Hope it works for ya! Took me about 20 mins. The LS1 is a bit different but works the same as the LT1 set up.
    hey thanx for that info im going to do that first thing in the am.

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    i tried lifting the headlight manually and it wont lift at all.is there any other way of lifting it?

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    bump diddy bump!!!

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    You will see a rubber boot that covers the knob you turn......get a pair of pliars and pull it off....its a tight fit you can get maybe 2 fingers in there...once its off turn it by hand till it moves to the up position. I took the screws out of the painted headlight cover so I had more room. Once its up loosen the bolt that holds the arm to the motor I think its a 10 mm... spray some wd40 on it wait a few minutes the pry the arm off...turn the gear 180 degrees ( you will see the flat spot on the gear)..then put it back together again...you have to turn the lights on 3 or 4 times and they will work as they should...the first time you turn em on one will be up and the other one wil be down. Good luck its pretty easy.

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    turning the motor manually didnt work what next?

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    I don't understand why you cant turn it by hand?

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    i turn it and it doesnt go up or down its like the gear is really stripped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird99 View Post
    i turn it and it doesnt go up or down its like the gear is really stripped!
    yeah time to replace the motor.

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    hey dont spend all the money to replace the motor just buy the brass gears from this site

    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm

    i bought them and they are great my headlight work great now just make sure u follow all the instructions and also there is a installation video on there somewhere that was also really helpful

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