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my headlight is making noise

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    Thumbs down my headlight is making noise

    Today, I drove my car for the first time in a week. I notice that when i turned off my car, my headlights were floping up und down. There was a loud rattle. Does that mean that the headlight motor is gooing out?

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    yup the gears stripped

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    do i need to buy the complete mototr or just the gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedbeast View Post
    do i need to buy the complete mototr or just the gear.
    Gear most likely, however, there's a chance the snake gear inside is stripped also.

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    that sucks. any ideas where i can find it

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    http://www.rodneydickman.com/retail_new.html

    go to electrical scroll down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedbeast View Post
    that sucks. any ideas where i can find it
    Got mine from autozone. Was like six bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistrCreazil View Post
    Gear most likely, however, there's a chance the snake gear inside is stripped also.
    don't see how this is possible.....the gear is nylon and the driver is metal? Never heard of nylon stripping metal.


    Here's a ton of info on the headlight issue along with an order sheet for brass gears.
    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#Ordering

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    don't see how this is possible.....the gear is nylon and the driver is metal? Never heard of nylon stripping metal.


    Here's a ton of info on the headlight issue along with an order sheet for brass gears.
    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#Ordering
    It happened to me. After buying another plastic gear it still grinded but the plastic gear was nearly unscathed.

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    you can filp the gear 180 degrees. the motor only uses half the gear to lift the headlight up

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    Just replace the gears with the brass ones. It's a common fix on our cars. The motor itself, when it goes out you'll be winking

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    thanx for all the info. im gonna try the spinning the gear 180 first if ti doesnt work im donna get a brass one.

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    The Rodney Dickman kit comes with the brass gear, gear lube, epoxy, and a metal reinforcement piece that holds down and secures the cover from coming off, along with good instructions. In my decision making process, I considered the metal reinforcement piece the scale tipper given the price is comparable. I would recommend the Rodney Dickman kit hands down because the epoxy in and of itself is prone to coming apart and actually has come apart on my car with a kit that was installed prior to my purchase. The metal reinforcement pieces, to me, will keep me from having to re-do this again.

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    thanx that is really helpful

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