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1996 Pontiac Firebird Question: headlight actuators

 

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mickeygwire, 3.8L V6, Bristol, CT, November 26, 2009, 14:06
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does anyone else have their headlight actuator motors keep running after the headlights close down for about 7 seconds ?

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    Oakman November 26, 2009, 21:51
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    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.

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    Visitor, March 14, 2010, 17:28

    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.

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    lolfp February 19, 2011, 08:01
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    My right headlight does the same thing.

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