I have a 98 Trans Am with both headlights stuck in the up position. I checked the fuses and all is well any suggestions on where to go from here?


Asked by Jun 22, 2014 at 02:14 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Each headlight door has an electric motor to raise and lower them. Check the wiring at the motors. Check for power at the motors and check the headlight switch. HTH. -Jim


ok it has power to the motors. They hum when you try the switch

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Norm Davis

The gears wear out, and when that happens the contact switches for the upper and lower motor limits don't do what they're supposed to do. Its a common problem. Go here: http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/

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ok they now work but when they close they make the most horrific sound for about 10-15 sec afterwards

Norm Davis

What you're hearing is the last few gear teeth getting wiped out because the motor isn't stopping when it's supposed to. This is a common problem and relatively easy to resolve, just follow the link I gave before, scroll down to this "repair guide": http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/#3rdgen

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The headlight motors only use one side of the gears. If you unhook the linkage and manually turn the gears in the motor 180 degrees it will work off the other side.

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