Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C4 Tech/Performance
L98 Corvette and LT1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine Sponsored by
J&D Corvette

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-03-2002, 12:53 PM   #1
scvettedriver
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2002
Location: Georgetown SC
Default Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette

Can anyone help me out here I have found tons of info on 88 and later models and 68-82 but I am still looking for info on my 86 convertible.
Thanks, scvettedriver [IMG][/IMG] :confused:
scvettedriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2002, 12:54 PM   #2
scorp508
CF Senior Member
 
scorp508's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2000
Default

What is wrong with it? Typically what breaks on the 84-87 motors are the plastic gears inside of the motor. There are 2 of them. A larger white one, and a smaller black one. You can buy replacement gears from Ecklers for about $45 (I think thats the price), and repair them yourself if you want to.
scorp508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2002, 01:31 PM   #3
96LT1
CF Senior Member
 
96LT1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2000
Location: Springfield VA
Default Re: Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette (scvettedriver)

What scorp said. The only thing I can add is from experience... go with the brass gears. I've had to replace the plastic ones twice. The brass are cheaper in the long run.
96LT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2002, 02:13 PM   #4
JonM
CF Senior Member
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: X
Default Re: Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette (scvettedriver)

http://www.corvettemagazine.com/2001...ghts/head1.asp
JonM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2002, 01:13 AM   #5
Frank85Vet
Junior Member
 
Frank85Vet's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2002
Location: Germany
Send a message via AIM to Frank85Vet
Default Re: Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette (scvettedriver)

It is actually very easy to fix your headlight if it is the gear. If the motor runs but the light doesn't move, you need new gears. If the motor doesn't run, it could be either the motor or the electrical connection.
Disassembly is very easy, just a few nuts and screws...don't really need a manual. You'll probably have to pry the case apart after you remove all the screws. There is a large and a small plastic gear inside. I replaced mine with a similar set of plastic ones from Mid-America and it worked fine for a couple of weeks until my motor (which needs cleaned) didn't close it and I tried to 'help' it. After stripping my new gear :( I had to replace it again. The brass gears are more expensive, but they will last.
GM parts quoted me $1100 for 2 complete headlight assemblies
Frank85Vet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2002, 06:46 AM   #6
gtsyellow
CF Senior Member
 
gtsyellow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2002
Location: down that one road next to that big tree
Send a message via AIM to gtsyellow
Default Re: Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette (Frank85Vet)

i have a spare motor assembly i'll sell make a decent over, also it's a good one from a 90, not the plastic crap
gtsyellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2002, 06:46 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Reload this Page Headlight motor repair on 1986 Vette
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1986, change, corvette, door, exploded, full, gear, gears, headlight, motor, motors, repair, sale, vett, view


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS 2009 owners manual,info package and leather pouch Turbo Kid C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 0 04-17-2013 12:59 PM
Question about the C3 Registry info DCSouthwind C3 General 5 07-26-2012 11:59 AM
Looking for more info on these cars. blackLS1 C3 Tech/Performance 11 07-24-2012 06:45 AM
Nj - fs: 1996 lt4 pcm Eric Fischer C4 Parts for Sale/Wanted 4 02-17-2012 09:11 PM
Contact info for a GM Regional Representative? bsmith Off Topic 2 05-07-2009 10:54 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 AM.


Emails & Password Backup