Something Odd when I Lock/Unlock the car...
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05-30-2011, 07:24 PM #1
Something Odd when I Lock/Unlock the car...
Allright so when I use my clicker to lock/unlock the car something strange happens. My headlights pop up, pop down and then a grinding noice occurs for about 15 seconds. The grinding noise sounds as if it is coming from the headlight motor. Why could it be doing this when i lock/unlock the car?
05-30-2011, 07:28 PM #2
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one of your headlight motors is fixing to go. Most likely it is one of the plastic gears has some teeth broken off.
There is 2 ways to fix. Rotate the gear 180 and it will work like before. However it will do this again in the long run.
Or, you can get a brass/aluminum gear to replace and not ever worry about it again.
05-30-2011, 07:31 PM #3
i figured that the grinding was prolly a bad gear, thanks for the speedy reply on that, where can a pick up just a gear for it? also does this explain why my headlights pop up and then down when i click the lock or unlock button on my remote entry clicker?
05-30-2011, 08:10 PM #4
just took a spin to the store and noticed that when i turn on just the parking lights the headlights pop up but do not turn on.
05-31-2011, 04:38 AM #5
Headlight Gear Grinding
That's the thread I posted not too long ago. Since the unlock/lock function on the keyless makes all the lights flash, it's probably no different for the headlights. With a stripped or worn out gear, it can't tell that's it's fully closed and thus turns them on, which thus pops them up. If you read my thread, a lot of people including myself provided a ton of information. I googled brass gears and it seemed to come up with 2 main ones. I went with the one that included a t-brace and had slightly better reviews. I'd give a name but idk if it's a sponser? So... I can pm if you'd like. Cost me $43, a day, and shipped in about 3-4 days. It doesn't take all day to do by any means but to let the adhesive dry it recommends 12 hrs so, I fixed it, let it sit overnight, and threw it back in. I ran into a few things that were very hard to get off because I didn't have any rust remover spray so... but don't fret. It's an easy fix.
PM sent, let me know if it helped any.
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05-31-2011, 07:58 AM #6
yep, the above posters got it - sounds like the busted headlight gear problem. i'm too lazy, i just leave 'em up (that way there's no question they will be deployable in inclement weather/night)... i hate the pop-ups, a bad idea that was poorly designed in these cars..
05-31-2011, 12:47 PM #7
Checked out your link in the PM def, gonna order it here in the next couple days.
05-31-2011, 02:10 PM #8
i picked up at cheap plastic replace,emt gear at a local auto parts store. i have been told in the past that if you open your headlights while driving the gear will last a long time. well atleast for me since mine isnt a daily driver and gets driven just on sunny days where there is no need for the headlights anyways.
05-31-2011, 05:12 PM #9
06-01-2011, 06:51 AM #10
06-01-2011, 07:42 PM #11
Ya I am def a fan of the pop up lights, love the sleek look you get without having them up. Check engine light came on today and its throwing the codes saying that banks 1 and 2 are running lean. A new fuel filter fixed this issue before when it came up but now its back... So Untill i get that issue figured out im gonna hold off on the headlight. Figure ill takle one problem at a time.
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