On a 97 Firebird what exactly happens mechanically or electrically to shut off the motors in the headlights when they go to the down position?


Asked by Jan 28, 2014 at 09:57 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


With noise yours is making the plastic gears are worn out. Check your earlier question for a link to how to replace and repair the gear with metal gears

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Norm Davis

There is a module in the circuit that runs the motor up to 6 seconds. When it senses a high current draw (the motor cannot move the door any further) it shuts the current. It's a terrible system... as you probably know. You can replace the motors, or change the gears to metal, but there's nothing you can do about the module. http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=39600.0;wap2

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 895 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,900.


Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 910
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 750
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
812 Great Deals out of 38,797 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford Mustang"
717 Great Deals out of 41,260 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
412 Great Deals out of 20,178 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra"
5 Great Deals out of 316 listings starting at $5,999
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
15 Great Deals out of 2,070 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
28 Great Deals out of 4,396 listings starting at $1,972
Used Chevrolet Impala"
946 Great Deals out of 35,754 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150"
3,181 Great Deals out of 216,384 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Wrangler"
441 Great Deals out of 16,282 listings starting at $3,400