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Weird new problem with my Firebird

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    Angry Weird new problem with my Firebird

    Well, I've got a weird new problem with my Firebird. Everytime I use the remote control to unlock the car or use the control on the door to lock the car, the headlights raise and lower and a God-awful, staccato, electrical whine as loud as a power tool follows. It's REALLY pissing me off!

    WTF is up with my car, dudes?!

    NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYKRINDFW View Post
    Well, I've got a weird new problem with my Firebird. Everytime I use the remote control to unlock the car or use the control on the door to lock the car, the headlights raise and lower and a God-awful, staccato, electrical whine as loud as a power tool follows. It's REALLY pissing me off!

    WTF is up with my car, dudes?!

    NY
    Sounds like you've gotten the dreaded stripped headlight gear problem. Check Brent Frankers website for a fix.

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    several posts on this problem in the "general help" section. Do a search for headlight gear and also search for brent franker.

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    Thanks Guys

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    moving to general help forum

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    I agree the loud noise is the motor being stripped, but he is saying that when he unlocks the car, the headlight goes up and then down. I have never heard of that, even when my motor was stripped, it did not go up and down when I locked or unlocked the car.

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    Mine did all kinds of crazy stuff when it went out including the same thing he's having happen. It would do it when I locked and unlocked it with the remote.

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    That is good to know, if mine started going up randomly I would have probably sent it to the dealership thinking there was a short in the wiring. I never would have thought it would do that just because the motor went out.

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    my wife just called me freaking out...her car is doing the exact same thing...

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    ~$40 per side to fix and is a pretty easy fix.

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