Grinding noise after the head lights shut off

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Asked by Jan 06, 2013 at 11:06 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the head lights are shut off and they do go down like they should. There is a grinding noise like a motor trying
to do something, after the lights are down what is this

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It could be the motor that lowers the headlight into the body does not shut off when it should.

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Yeah that makes sense, thank you. Would u have any ideal what the cost could be if it is the motor ?

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96,885

The first place I look for parts is RockAuto.com - they have a large selection and good prices. The second place I check is eBay because some one might be parting out a car. In your case, find out what's causing the motor to run before buying anything. It could be a limit switch or something that needs adjusting.

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Thank you

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SWITCH IN HEADLIGHT MOTOR HAS A SHUT OFF LEVER THATS AJUSTED TO THE CLOSING OFLAMPS, IT MAY BE OUT OF ADJUSTMENT, LOOK AROUND MOTOR FOR ARM OR LEVER COMING OUT OF THE MOTOR.

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It could be that the plastic gears in the headlight motor have stripped their teeth it is a simple fix and Ecklers offer brass gears so it doesn't happen again.

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It the nylon gear worn down on one side. There's lots of DIY on google You don't have to remove the entire light like I did. Just get the motor/gear assembly out. I tried epoxy to close it...doesn't work. I sealed it wit construction glue the tan cooler done.

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