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Old 09-30-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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My driver's side headlight was hit and miss on opening and is now not opening at all--the headlight comes on, but doesn't flip up---WTF?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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either the motor is burned out,,,or a loose connection. I had a problem with the light not coming on,,,cleaned the connectors and worked fine

Check and clean the connections,,,if nothing, then replace motor
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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A special THANKS to Brent Franker http://bfranker.badz28.com for A great price and SUPER fast shipping on a Brass Replacement Headlight Gear ! BTW for those having issues or those with C-5's that are over 3 years old you might want to read about the "loose headlight motor issue BEFORE you strip a gear !! http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:08 AM   #4
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search will show this is a very common issue...I think there are other threads on the front page at this very moment here in this section or the general.

the brass/metal gear kit is what you need more than likely
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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Had the same problem about a month ago. Ordered the brass gear kit and installed it everything is working fine now. I found that the plastic gear had a rough or flat spot on the teeth of the gear.
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