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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Headlights wont go down

Hey guys , so my headlights wont go down when I go to switch them off. I can hear a clicking sound coming from both headlight motors..When I removed the rubber boots off the motors, I can see the clicking sound is coming from the little wheels or whatever they are , spinning slowly.. This is an intermittent issue because sometimes they will go down when I switch them off, but lately its been happening alot where they will just stay up with the clicking sound accompanied.

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Re: Headlights wont go down

You might want to do a search.
Seems to me we've seen this issue before but I can't recall the fix.


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Re: Headlights wont go down

common problem after 10 years or so - C4s use the same motors - repair is to replace the three plastic dowel pins which serve as a "fuse" but deteriorate with age.
All the aftermarket Vette suppliers sell the repair kits. You probably do not have to replace the gears; disassemble a motor first to see what's needed.

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