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This is a discussion on Headlights within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Hey, everyone. Well, just last night, seemingly for no reason, my headlights started making this God awful grinding noise after ...

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    Hey, everyone.

    Well, just last night, seemingly for no reason, my headlights started making this God awful grinding noise after they close. I can only assume it's the motor. It's very loud and lasts for several seconds after they've closed. It sounds to be coming from the driverside.

    Another weird thing is that when the noise started, my headlights started popping up when I turn the alarm on/off. Something it never did before. Any tips or diagnoses are welcome.

    Thanks, guys.

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    see here. Problem with my headlight motor ! ! !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blk00ws6 View Post
    see here. Problem with my headlight motor ! ! !
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    IN my friend? Which one? And...where?

    Thanks for the link.

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    yes sir! time to replace the headlight motor. its happened to me before!
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    Its probably just the plastic gear, you can buy aftermarket metal ones so it doesnt happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000T/A Guru View Post
    Its probably just the plastic gear, you can buy aftermarket metal ones so it doesnt happen again.

    Awesome. Thanks a lot.



    Just got back in from lunch. Driver's side window got stuck twice coming up. Had to wait a little bit and then raise it the rest of the way. My '91 Camaro's driverside window acted the same way before it died on me. WTF with these cosmetic issues all of a sudden...

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    They come at you all at once, in my 96 i got the grinding noise and both my windows died and were both up until i sold the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000T/A Guru View Post
    They come at you all at once, in my 96 i got the grinding noise and both my windows died and were both up until i sold the car.
    Ha, now that you mention it, my passenger side window has been slow since I bought the car. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be selling my baby anytime soon,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Bull View Post
    IN my friend? Which one? And...where?

    Thanks for the link.
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    its the plastic gear more than likely. sounds exactly like what happened to my car. just give the plastic gear a 180 degree turn for a quick fix.

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    just do what he ^ said mine started do that same thing last week just fixed it last Saturday it only took half an hour very simple and is good as new....until the other plastic gear strips i guess lol

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