why do my 1998 firebird headlights close when I turn the light switch on and vice versa?

Asked by Apr 28, 2015 at 06:21 AM about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

this happened after I replaced the passenger motor gear , and rotated the driver side motor 180 degrees due to grating noise,

2 Answers

1,465

Maybe installed wiring backwards or something?

5,965

Usually caused by backwards wiring on the motors. Not sure what you meant by "rotating the motor 180 degrees" but if it is not fixed by changing the polarity of the motor leads, I would rotate it back and see if your problem goes away.

Your Answer

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
238 Great Deals out of 28,794 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
99 Great Deals out of 15,305 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Mustang
253 Great Deals out of 36,700 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
4 Great Deals out of 225 listings starting at $5,977
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,779 Great Deals out of 149,326 listings starting at $444
Used Ford F-150
2,316 Great Deals out of 214,994 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
933 listings starting at $3,998
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
5 Great Deals out of 1,799 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Viper
3 Great Deals out of 245 listings starting at $29,000

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.