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Old 02-23-2017, 01:06 PM   #1841
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RH Headlight never goes up when I flick the lights on. I have to pop open the hood, manually open the headlight just a tad and re-open the headlights using the switch. What could be causing this?
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #1842
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ok got a '91 headlight problem and I searched but got nothing, as I wasn't sure what to search exactly.
so the 91 got moved and one headlight stayed up. and now the batt is DEAD. I hooked a jump box to it and nothing. hooked another battery and barely anything with a charger hooked to the batteries. but I did hear the motors trying to run??? so now its sitting there with the battery unhooked. but when it was all hooked up the lights cam up turned on. so I unhooked the headlight pop up motors, and let it charge, nothing changed battery and it went dead pretty quick but lights aren't on and headlight motors are still unhooked, so I think its a wiring or switch problem.

anyone had anything like this? and where to start looking?
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oh. Should I replace the gear with a plastic one or replace the whole motor?;
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oh. Should I replace the gear with a plastic one or replace the whole motor?;
If you ask the question like that, you will get 10 different answers and none will be helpful. You first need to figure out why your original gears stripped. Old age? Loose motor body at the gear case? Botched earlier repair job? Stuck door? Cosmic Rays?

^ From there, you can make a semi-educated choice.

Here's a thread from my experience that may help you understand some of these causes: A better approach for Firebird Headlight Doors?
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My passenger side light would grind when I turned them off. I performed the simple fix and now it grinds when I turn them on. Should I assume the gear is shot ?
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