1997 Pontiac firebird pop up headlights

Asked by Jul 27, 2011 at 12:21 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The passenger side headlight will not come up.  The lights have been making a growling noise
for some time.  How do I fix this? Is there an article I can read for this?

3 Answers

2,875

the plastic gears in the motor strip out u can replace motor or find a rebuild kit usually come with brass gears so it doesnt do it again

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Been through this on my 1997 TransAm. Replaced the motors, the switch. Found out that it is the headlight module that everything plugs into. Drivers side near the headlight with the engine compartment. Simply unplug and plug back in and it will come up.

Don't waste your time replacing the gears. If your headlights grind after shutting them off, the plastic gears are going out. If your headlight does not come up, you have a issue with the headlight module.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 794 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
283 Great Deals out of 38,314 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,352 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
180 Great Deals out of 20,801 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
5 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $5,900
Used Ford F-150
2,691 Great Deals out of 211,555 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
792 Great Deals out of 34,371 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
15 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
28 Great Deals out of 3,713 listings starting at $1,100