1996 Pontiac Firebird Q&A
1996 Pontiac Firebird Question: headlight actuators
This is not an uncommon problem for a 1996 Pontiac Firebird. In most cases the head light actuator will need to be replaced on the affected side. Don't be surprised if the other side fails soon. - Oakman
The worm gear (unreliable plastic garbage) has stripped inside the motor assembly. Will cost you over 150 for a new one: dont buy a used one from ajunkyard. They fail unexpectedlty without warning due to poor engineering. Ive replaced 2 already in mine.Use the control under the boot to manually adjust til you fix it. - Visitor
My right headlight does the same thing. - lolfp
Ok, I got one for you. I normally answer these but I am a little stumped. The pass side headlight actuator motor started to make this groaning/howling/vibrating noise when opened or closed. It open...
The head light door actuators may fail causing the head lights to become stuck in the raised or lowered position.
Why does the headlight pop back up? Is it the actuator or maybe a relay?
It's as if door actuator dosn't turn off when lowered.