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Old 07-11-2019, 05:53 PM
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My driver side headlight opens fully sometimes and only half way other times. When it opens halfway it just hangs there and can be moved around a bit. When I close it, it makes this rhythmic knocking sound for about 4-5 seconds and looks like itís trying to close further when itís already closed. Whether itís opened halfway or fully it will always close. There are times where I will open and close them repeatedly in an attempt to open the headlights and it will not open. Then other times it will fully open and close 12+ times in a row 🙄. Iíve tried using the little **** on the motor but it wonít move the headlight at all. It just keeps spinning and spinning. Is it the motor or gears? Iíd hate to spend $80+ on a motor when all I need is a $25 set of gears. Please help!
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My driver side headlight opens fully sometimes and only half way other times. When it opens halfway it just hangs there and can be moved around a bit. When I close it, it makes this rhythmic knocking sound for about 4-5 seconds and looks like itís trying to close further when itís already closed. Whether itís opened halfway or fully it will always close. There are times where I will open and close them repeatedly in an attempt to open the headlights and it will not open. Then other times it will fully open and close 12+ times in a row 🙄. Iíve tried using the little **** on the motor but it wonít move the headlight at all. It just keeps spinning and spinning. Is it the motor or gears? Iíd hate to spend $80+ on a motor when all I need is a $25 set of gears. Please help!
Might not even need gears. All mine needed was those plastic pellets (3 per side). One side was crushed into dust.

similar issue, motor keep spinning.

Mine was a 93
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I would guess that your motors and gears are fine. The plastic bushings have probably turned to dust.

They likely look like this




Instead of this


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