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JOAT101

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Headlight doors
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:21:13 PM »
4th-Gen Headlight Doors
Im sure this subject has been beat to death but I cant seem to find an answer... I read all about the gears being stripped out and reversed to work blah blah blah. My gears are fine. 1 headlight door doesn't open or close on its own. I tried eliminating the plugs to hard wire them & nothing, also replaced the headlight switch. They used to work intermediately. Please help! Thanks

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Re: Headlight doors
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:43:23 AM »
The motor has a short somewhere. Try tapping on it a couple times, gently, with the head of a 3/8ths socket head.

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Re: Headlight doors
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 04:38:40 PM »
Check your fuses, there's a 15? amp fuse for each headlight motor in the fuse panel on the driver's side of the engine bay.  Also if there's any binding in the assembly they won't work.  Gears may be fine but if they're not greased that can cause problems.  Try testing the motors off the car as well to rule out motor or assembly binding.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 04:41:40 PM by Box »

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Re: Headlight doors
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 02:13:03 PM »
Definitely check the fuses as suggested.  I have always removed the fuses with them on, so they stay up afterwards.  Then I can clean there without draining the battery. 

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Re: Headlight doors
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 02:46:19 PM »
Check your grounds.  I had this problem on my driver headlight but figured out the ground wire on the driver side is next to the air box on the core support was corroded.  Pull it off clean it from corrosion and rust.
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Re: Headlight doors
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 02:46:19 PM »