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
The head light door actuators may fail causing the head lights to become stuck in the raised or lowered position.
Ok, I got one for you. I normally answer these but I am a little stumped. The pass side headlig...
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.