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This is a discussion on headlight fix within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i just both my second f body a 01 trans am. It needs a lil work but nothing major, i ...

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    headlight fix

    i just both my second f body a 01 trans am. It needs a lil work but nothing major, i been looking into doing the temp headlight fix were u rote the gear 180 degrees. can anybody post a link or a video were they do the temp fix and not replace the whole gear? and does the light motor have to be open to reach the gear?

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    for all the work involved in flipping the gear you might as well replace it.......with a brass 1

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    yeah but i herd that it kill's the motor much faster and stuff. plus im short on money since i just both it and would like a free fix for now

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    Take pictures along the way and do a write-up. We could use a headlamp fix sticky!

    Here's some instructions I found online.

    1. Manually crank malfunctioning headlamp to the full up position.
    2. Remove black plastic shroud around headlamp to gain easier access to bolts for motor.
    3. Remove motor. It is held on by 3 bolts. Disconnect actuating arm from motor shaft. This is held on by one nut on the end of the motor shaft. It requires a 10mm wrench for all 4 fasteners.
    4. Take the motor to the work bench and carefully pry off the cover from the gear box.
    5. Once the cover is off, you will see a nylon gear about 2 inches in diameter. There should be a spot on it where the teeth are damaged or ground off from the metal gear that meshes with it. This is where the problem resides. GM used a plastic gear, that can't stand up to the rigors of daily use. Why replace with plastic when my brass gear makes a longer lasting, more durable headlight motor.
    6. Use some epoxy glue (included) to glue the cover back on. Re-install the motor in the reverse order.

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