C4 CORVETTE HEADLIGHT ISSUE..........HELP PLEASE!!!! NEED EXPERTISE ON THIS

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Asked by Jan 14, 2016 at 09:37 PM about the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1988 Corvette Coupe's Driver's headlight goes down and up like normal EXCEPT for when I turn the headlights off the motor sounds to be staying on for 5 seconds and then stops...  It's like a clicking sound..  Any ideas on how to fix this?   Like I said above, the motor works still and does what it's supposed to do except for it keeps running or clicking for the 5 seconds.  Need help!  Thanks.

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67,495

Check the headlight motor relay,may be just sticking making it click if it works right.

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67,495

Relay,

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You think it would be the relay even though the motor still works? Isn't the relay a little black box like a switch? Thanks.

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Yup, you just posted it the relay. That's exactly what I was thinking of... Do you believe this possibly could be it or the motor gear and bushings?

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Seems like the motor gear is slipping that's what it sounds like... I see on Corvette Mods they have a replacement for 60 bucks. But want to see if anyone else had this same issue first before I went and bought this part and made it a weekend job... lol

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67,495

Change the relay,it keeps the power to the motor,making it do that.

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67,495

The relay is probably sticking making it run longer than needed.

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That's what I'm going to do.. Just need to find one now for my '88 -- I see all '87's but not for '88. Figures. Thanks for all your help!

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67,495

Your welcome,

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Of course can't find an '88 relay...

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Is this what I need? I believe so. It's called an isolation relay... Found it! http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-headlight-isolation-relay-1984-1988.html

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67,495

partsgeek has it also.

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26,535

thats right..no?...but what do i know

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Does anyone know where the isolation relay is located in my 1988 Corvette?

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Nice car! I like the brake caliper covers in red!

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