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This is a discussion on Headlight Solution (Please Sticky) within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Yea i replaced my plastic gear in my driver side 2 times back to back and the motor kept stripping ...

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    2k WS6 4A, 2013 Sonata

    Yea i replaced my plastic gear in my driver side 2 times back to back and the motor kept stripping the plastic gears do yourself a favor order a brass gear off ebay haven't had any problems in 3 months and still going.
    Last edited by Questioner; 08-15-2014 at 09:02 AM.
    2000 ws6 trans am - FRA mod, TB Bypass, Fernco mod, ps cooler delete, magnaflow muffler, 0-40 m1 and filter..13.6@ 101.5
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    '02 Firebird Formula

    Quote Originally Posted by trnsman View Post
    I installed a new plastic gear last weekend on the drivers side. It seemed to work properly after I finished. I turned the lights on and off to be sure it worked. I didn't drive the car again till Thursday night and it's doing it again. Any idea were I went wrong?
    I replaced my last year with brass gears and it worked fine at first but a that night it didn't, the only think I could think of is that I didn't let the glue dry enough. So I redid them and this time I didn't operate the motor for 24 hours or until the glue drys and they worked for over a year until the glue left loose on one motor. Now I'm thinking about using this kind of repair kit, Firebird Headlight Motor Gears by Rodney Dickman
    2002 Firebird Formula - 5.7 Liter - "Last of the Breed"

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    2001 Formula

    I tried the 180 flip after all of these years and now it grinds when it opens instead of when it closes... Guess it's time for a new gear or to decide which way sounds worse! LOL

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    Mine just started the grinding when trying to close. (Passenger). I also noticed that now when I try to turn on the parking lights only, the headlights flip up but don't turn on until you turn the switch on over for headlights. I tried to rotate the gear 180 degrees. That allowed the lid to close now and since it closes without a problem, if I flip to just parking lights only the parking lights come on, the headlights stay closed. BUT, now if I turn on main headlights, it won't open fully and just grinds. So I have traded not closing without grinding; to not opening without grinding. But, I can now drive with just parking lights and fogs. New brass gears on order from Rodney Dickman. I went ahead and bought both sides as the other will probably go soon. 😀
    Last edited by RCH33; 08-09-2015 at 04:49 PM.

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