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Headlight help. Not the normal gear issue.

This is a discussion on Headlight help. Not the normal gear issue. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So about a few months ago, my headlight gear became stripped. I did the easy fix, and rotated it 180 ...

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    Headlight help. Not the normal gear issue.

    So about a few months ago, my headlight gear became stripped. I did the easy fix, and rotated it 180 degrees, right?

    Anyway. I just went to put some gas in her to keep her above a quarter tank. And when I flipped my headlights up.. all of a sudden the grinding occurs. Same sound as when it was stripped. But the light goes up about 95% of the way and then just grinds before kicking itself all the way up.

    Any ideas? The grinding instantly stops if I lift the light up manually as soon as it raises.

    EDIT: The headlight does not go up/down when I use my keyless entry like the normal stripped gear. It's almost like the whole mechanism isn't lifting the light up, or doesn't have the willpower to.
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    check to make sure the gear housing is glued tight. mine came unglued once and did the same thing. i used 4 zipties to keep it close together. looks shitty, but it works nonetheless

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