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This is a discussion on Headlight Gremlins within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Well I hope I'm not the only to have this issue. Started last week. DS headlight won't go up at ...

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    Headlight Gremlins

    Well I hope I'm not the only to have this issue.

    Started last week. DS headlight won't go up at night. In the AM works fine, PM dead so Friday AM check, Dead. So thought good finnaly dead. Time for a motor. Fri. nite still dead, so I lock it open manually. Go out for the nite jump in at 1am, turn on lights.. motor start running for about 6 sec. gears grinding. Went out Sat. hit the alarm key fob from outside..Lights start opening Up..one sec..Down..motor runs six seconds. So I'm thinking control mod problems..Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    look for the brass replacement gear. The stock motors have a plastic gear that strips over time. Replace it with the brass one and you won't have a problem. The only place I know for sure sells it is classic industries

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    bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm#headlightgearfailures
    Add the www. to the front of that & you've got a site that can help also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacFan View Post
    bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm#headlightgearfailures
    Add the www. to the front of that & you've got a site that can help also.
    Thanks, Perfect article about the whole proplem.

    I checked this site but could not find it. Or did an incorrect search.

    Maybe a link could be put under the common problems area.

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    Follow up

    Rembered I washed the engine the morning it started all this.

    Today I disconnected the control mod. The lights still work. So I will have to drive around with them up until I receive the metal gears.

    Note to all control mod only work the up an down. Everything else works ok.

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