Results 1 to 4 of 4

Drivers side headlight won't go down!!!

This is a discussion on Drivers side headlight won't go down!!! within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; My drivers side headlight wouldn't go down with the passengers side tonite. Does anybody know what this may stem from? ...

  1. #1
    LS1 Pimpin made easy
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    GA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    62

    silver
    1998 trans am

    Unhappy Drivers side headlight won't go down!!!

    My drivers side headlight wouldn't go down with the passengers side tonite. Does anybody know what this may stem from? Is their some site that I could go to show me step by step on how to remove the headlamp motor?

  2. #2
    Member graphicsgod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Orlando, Fl.
    Posts
    440
    1999 Chevy Camaro

    Go here, all the info you could possably need to know on headlights for T/As.

    http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/

    Rob

  3. #3
    LS1 Pimpin made easy
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    GA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    62

    silver
    1998 trans am

    Thanx

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Marietta GA
    Posts
    73

    Mystic Teal Metallic 79U
    1998 Pontiac Trans Am

    Hi EVIL, if you are were around here I'd do it for you. I've had to do those on my and two of my friends cars. Easy but annoying that they didn't put better motors in. Keep in mind that the "free fix" works temporarily. The brass gears work temporarily too. The gear itself is a great piece I have two. It's the motor design that is the problem. It is a metal motor attached to a plastic gear housing for lack of a better description. The motor is attached by 4 tabs bent around the plastic. When they are new...they don't move a bit. When they get older the tabs get weaker and move a little. This allows the metal worm drive from the motor to move away just enough that it strips the plastic gear in the housing. If yours made a GRRRRRR noise and then stopped that is your issue if it just doesn't move with no noise then you may have actually had the motor go out and not just the gear. I'm all too familiar with them..let me know if you need help although with all the stuff you've done to that car...I doubt it! Good Luck!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help: Drivers side headlight stuck open
    By Veritas726 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-29-2011, 09:01 AM
  2. need ta drivers side headlight assembly (houston)
    By drago1217 in forum Cowhands, Local Parts and Fish Bait
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-07-2010, 09:34 AM
  3. Camaro 1" lower on drivers side than Pass side
    By hix5000 in forum General Help
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-03-2009, 06:16 AM
  4. For Sale: Pontiac Drivers Side Headlight Assembly Monsoon CD
    By Getzen_Guy in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-18-2008, 12:30 PM
  5. WTB: 1998-2002 Drivers Side Headlight
    By Firebird Phoenix in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2008, 01:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •