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    One headlight would not open up all the way last night. After turning the headlight switch on and off about 5 or 6 times it finally opened up all the way. When I got it back home I turned the lights on and off a few times again and they both opened fine each time. Time to get it replaced or one time fluke?

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    mine started doing that then the gear went bad

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    You can just replace the teflon gear with a brass gear but I decided just to replace the whole assembly with a lifetime assembly from O reilly's for a few dollars more. It's a real easy job to replace the whole motor. Just do an internet search and there is a site with detailed instructions. Only about a 30 minute job.
    http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/Displ...ycleCount=1223

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    Mine did that, but it wasn't the gear. It was the motor. Does the dead side make a winding sound when its turned on....or nothing?

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    There is a good chance that its the headlight motor harness, they often get corroded.

    Does the headlight motor acivate (make noise) when you put the light up, or is it completely silent?? If its silent, its not the gear, but it could be the motor.

    Reach down behind the headlight (you can also access it from the intake scoop below the parking lights) and find the harness that goes to the headlight motor. Using one hand to grab it from the top and one to hold it from the bottom, pull out the locking tab and disconnect the harness. If its corroded inside, you're probably found your problem. Clean the terminals with some sandpaper and electric parts cleaner, add some dielectric grease, reconnect the harness, and you should be good to go.
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    Thanks for all the responses guys, I've been out of town the past couple days, but will check it today.

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