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    Unhappy need help with head light motor

    I replaced the headlight gear on the drivers side of my TA and it worked good about a month, now it's right back to the same noise making when the headlight is turned off. I greased the gear before installing it but it still didn't hold up. What could be the problem? some years ago I just turned the gear and reinstalled it and it lasted about three years. now with a new gear it lasted about a month. need help. Should I just go ahead and get a new motor and try that or try rebuilding it again? The gear is plastic.
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    This is a common problem with the headlights, the plastic gear is made of cheap plastic and it gives out in time. Your headlight motor is fine, just replace the cheap plastic gear with a brass one and you'll be good.

    Firebird Headlight Motor Gears by Rodney Dickman
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    When you put the new gear in did you remember to glue the top piece back on? I didn't my first time and had similar problems.

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    I also had the cover of one of the headlight gears come off because it wasn't glued on correctly, thats why I like this guys stuff, it has a bracket that fits on top of the cover after its guled on.

    Firebird Headlight Motor Gears by Rodney Dickman

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    the motor is ok, but I want to get the brass gear set to repair it. do anyone have a phone # so that I can get in touch with someone about getting some.

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    I sure do, the phone # is 262-835-nine five seven five.

    I think this set is what you need..............
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    I used the brass gears that Rodney sells and it is the best solution. I did it to my headlights and they never gave me an issue. They worked great for the 5 years i had the car.

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