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Headlight won't lift up

(1999 Pontiac Firebird)
in Hutchinson, KS on May 07, 2010
my right headlight won't lift up. what causes this and how do I fix it?
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on May 07, 2010
Possibly its the headlight lift motor gear and you can see it here and find a shop to replace it here
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on June 16, 2010
I recently put my 91 back on the road, and to pass inspection I had the same problem [the headlight would not lift up] to deal with. I was not going to spend $250.00 for a new motor. If you are mechanically inclined, I found this site very helpful: . They offer replacement parts, and instructions. For once, I lucked out with my resolution, 1991's just needed to have the 3 plastic pucks in the housing replaced. They disintegrate over time. I was able to fix it in about 1 hour and it cost me 28 cents to buy a piece of rubber hose cut into 3 1/2 inch pieces to replace the plastic pucks that turn the gear to raise the headlight. Worked like a charm and saved $249.00 Give it a try!
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