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Trans Am headlight motor

This is a discussion on Trans Am headlight motor within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Today I replaced the passenger side headlight motor on my 2002 Trans Am. I am having an issue now where ...

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    Today I replaced the passenger side headlight motor on my 2002 Trans Am. I am having an issue now where when I turn on my headlights, the driver side light goes up and the passenger side goes down. When I turn my lights off, the driver side goes down and the passenger side goes up. Has anyone else encountered this and if so how do I fix it?

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    Reversed polarity on the passenger side motor?

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    Stare at the linkage long and hard. It's quite possible to get the scissors action of the linkage reversed. Compare both of them and it may become apparent...

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    Thank you guys for the responses, I troubleshooted it a little bit and found out that when I turn the headlights on the lever that goes through the motor that the arm attaches to turns clockwise. When I turn them off, it goes counterclockwise. I hooked up my old motor and held the casing together to see what happened with it. On the old headlight motor, turning the lights on makes the lever go counterclockwise and turning them off it goes clockwise. So it looks like reversed polarity but I looked at the wiring and they are exactly the same on both motors so I'm not sure where the problem is coming from. Is there anything that you have to reset when putting in a new headlight motor? Other than that, I am going to exchange it and see if a different one has the same problem before I leave the shop.

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    Let the counterperson know your situation and what is wrong with the motor. Could have been assembled incorrectly.

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