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Old 02-26-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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I have a 1997 Corvette, and the flip-up headlightslights are not flipping up. Both lights are affected. Here are the symptons:

1. When the switch in the car is turned on, all the lights (including headlights) turn on, but the headlights do not flip-up.

2. When the switch in the car is used, no grinding noise or any other noise is heard by the headlights (but all the lights are on).

3. The night-time light sensor doesn't seem to be doing anything. I checked it at dusk, when it usually works, and it would not turn any of the lights on.

Any idea what is broken? Thanks in advance for all the help.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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sounds like your headlight motors aren't getting the signal to flip up.
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The headlamp control module is the likely suspect. On the '99, its mounted on the right frame rail just behind the right headlamp.
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Did you get this issue fixed? I'm having the exact same problem on my '99. Does anyone have the part # and price for the headlamp control module?
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