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This is a discussion on headlight motor install within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hey guys my driver side headlight motor finaly crapped out on me, and i was wondering if anyone had good ...

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    hey guys my driver side headlight motor finaly crapped out on me, and i was wondering if anyone had good tips on how to replace it on a 99 trans am.
    it looks like i have to remove the whole light assembly is that right?

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    it might be the gear but i have a replacemnt motor, got it for free.

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    B frankers website has a video on changing the 98-02 firebird headlight motor & gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faught View Post
    hey guys my driver side headlight motor finaly crapped out on me, and i was wondering if anyone had good tips on how to replace it on a 99 trans am.
    it looks like i have to remove the whole light assembly is that right?
    You do have to uninstall the whole assembly. Start by taking off the black bezel around the lenses and then take off the lid of the light. Follow the light around unbolting any bolts you find.

    I had some issues with mine, bought a new motor because it was intermittant and would sometimes work and wouldn't make any kind of grinding noises etc. If the gears are bad, there will definitly be noise. My car also had 10,280 miles on it when it was acting up, plus it is garage kept. When I got to the harness to disconnect the motor, green corrosion dust fell out from the harness plugs, got some electrical contact cleaner and a brush scrubbed the connectors. I plugged it back in and it worked for the rest of teh season, this year same thing intermittant stick either up or down. It's stuck on me twice this year. There is also headlight motor relays in the vehicle which could also have a play at it...

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