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    Yet another headlight issue

    So I installed the brass gears about a month ago and everythinh was fine. Now last night my passenger side won't go up. This am I manually put it up and grabbed the big harness for the motor and headlight and wiggled it. it worked until I drove it a bit now it doesn't again? I am going to blow this car up soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC70SS View Post
    So I installed the brass gears about a month ago and everythinh was fine. Now last night my passenger side won't go up. This am I manually put it up and grabbed the big harness for the motor and headlight and wiggled it. it worked until I drove it a bit now it doesn't again? I am going to blow this car up soon!
    I'll trade you my WS6... with both working headlights for your SOM one .

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    well, I disconected the harness and give the connectors both some light sandpaper and it seems to be working for now.

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    Clean with electronics cleaner, grease up with dielectric grease and ziptie the connector together.. had the same issues

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    my trans am passenger side stop working on mine can i manually put it up or how do i fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000sevan View Post
    my trans am passenger side stop working on mine can i manually put it up or how do i fix it
    It could be many things.

    Corroded socket, stripped gears, or the headlight motor itself has gone bad.

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    cases were cracked. Bought 2 cardone motors from oreilly's. Good to go.

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    I need the link to the thread on swapping headlight motors maybe w/ pics.

    My PS decided after 11 years it had enough and I just order the motor, will be in tomorrow. Just for fun the drivers window motor died at the same time but I hace done plently of window motors in many cars so that's no problem
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