1987 chevy corvette head light problems

10

Asked by Jul 04, 2015 at 12:59 AM about the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced RH head light motor wihen I turn the lights off RH will close and LH will
open and when turn of lights off LH will close and RH will open.

5 Answers

21,315

imagin if you repaired airplanes ! now go back to that headlight motor and reverse the wires

10

Did that and the wire started melt.

70,255

7Jimmy7 is on the right track. The motor is reversible. When you turn on the headlights positive (+) power is fed to the motor through one wire and the motor is grounded through the outer metal casing to the chassis so the headlight door flips up. When you turn off the headlights power is fed to the motor through the other wire and reverses the motor so the door flips down. HTH. -Jim

15,335

Triple check the wiring and if there are any instructions, re-read them. If you have wire melting, than you don't have a proper fuse and your ground wire and lead wire are crossing somewhere. Check the wires for wear, breaks or open exposed wires that may be shorting out. Keep the old motors as they will be wort something to someone as they can be rebuilt, and it it is a wiring problem, the motor may not be the original issue.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

This headlight motor is three wire motor if it was a two wire motor you could switch the wire to change direction of the motor, how ever with three wire motor is not that simple you have position relay to contend with for each motor, I think the magnet are not installed right in the, motor, the polarity is backward magnet are south and north, I think I need rotate the magnets 180 deg that should make motor work in the right direction.

Your Answer

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,712 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $2,990.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,410
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
403 Great Deals out of 30,568 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
688 Great Deals out of 38,302 listings starting at $895
Used Porsche 911
134 Great Deals out of 4,947 listings starting at $10,988
Used Dodge Charger
431 Great Deals out of 27,523 listings starting at $1,989
Used Ford F-150
2,281 Great Deals out of 181,532 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW M3
46 Great Deals out of 1,747 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,129 Great Deals out of 32,976 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
298 Great Deals out of 16,151 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 7,380 listings starting at $44,998
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,231 listings starting at $42,999
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 721 listings starting at $39,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 830 listings starting at $36,495
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 348 listings starting at $24,790

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.