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Old 01-29-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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C5 Headlights -one up one down

I was driving early this morning and turned the headlights on. Passenger side came up as normal. Drivers side started up then went back down. When I turned lights off, passenger side goes down as it should, but the drivers side pops open and the light is off. They seem to have gotten out of sync. Any ideas?
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Search for Junkman's headlight gear replacement thread. That will at least give you a very good overview of the parts you will be dealing with. I'm thinking more than likely one of your bumper stops is chewed up, allowing the arm to pass it. This happened on my car after I did the headlight motor gear repair. The glue popped on the motor housing which allowed the arm and assembly to shimmy to the side, bypassing the bumper stop. Since then I've gotten some new stops and resealed the housings and all is well. Hope that helps some.

I'm sure someone will get on here with some links and/or pictures.

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Tanks a bunch

(Infantry - tanks, never mind), I do appreciate you jogging my memory and you may be onto the problem. i followed Junkmans gear change procedure last year. Tomorrow morning i'll be inspecting the details fo that area. And thanks for the quick reply. Having one light sticking up really cheeses me.
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There is a 10mm nut that holds the headlight lifting arm to the headlight motor. Odds are this nut has backed off allowing the arm to move freely at some points. Check the nut and use lock-tight or a split ring lock washer.

here's what you're looking for:


....odds aere you don't have all that random wire that I did.
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