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Old 11-07-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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have one headlight motor that runs on for about five seconds after flipping. light operates ok. thought i'd pull the motor to get a look at the gear. one torx is blocked by the bracket, wtf?. looked back through some threads and didn't see anything addressing getting the motor off/apart to effect repairs. ordered new delrin bushings (cheapest place to start) and their instructions assume you already have the motor disassembled. oh , its' a 94.

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have one headlight motor that runs on for about five seconds after flipping. light operates ok. thought i'd pull the motor to get a look at the gear. one torx is blocked by the bracket, wtf?. looked back through some threads and didn't see anything addressing getting the motor off/apart to effect repairs. ordered new delrin bushings (cheapest place to start) and their instructions assume you already have the motor disassembled. oh , its' a 94.

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four 10mm nuts remove the headlight assembly from the car, then you should be able to access everyting on the workbench. that was what I did when I replaced the Delrin bushings on my 89
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thanks, i did manage to wrestle the motor off. the old bushings were nothing more than dust, so the new delrins did the trick. figure i better tackle the other side before it goes south.

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Old 11-13-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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thanks, i did manage to wrestle the motor off. the old bushings were nothing more than dust, so the new delrins did the trick. figure i better tackle the other side before it goes south.

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That is wise. If one side has already gone tits-up, the other is sure to follow.

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That is wise. If one side has already gone tits-up, the other is sure to follow.
Neil, I've got the same problem. Runs for about 4 seconds after the motor is engergized. Where did you find the bushings? Local auto parts house?

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The bushing kit is available at Ecklers or mid america corvette.
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Thanks for the info guys. Nice pic's Hoopty.
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I threw in a brass gear when I did mine, this way I never have to do it again..
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You can purchase the O.E.M. Delrin bushings online from Eckler's or MAM (Mid-America Motorworks) for $7.99 plus shipping.

Or, if you don't want to wait and pay shipping charges, go to AutoZone or another auto parts retailer and ask for Window Regulator Gear Plugs by MotorMite HELP! The Part No. is 74410.

They sell for about $7.95 for a set of 3 bushings. You'll need six to do both lights. They are semi-soft and will absorb the opening and closing shock to the headlight gear better than the bushings you can get from Lowe's or Home Depot.

You can easily replace BOTH bushings in four hours or less if you've done it before. It's a good weekend project. Click this article from Corvette Fever for how-to info! Good luck.

http://www.corvettefever.com/howto/33098/index.html
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I posted this at the "bad place" about a year and a half ago:


"I found some alternate Home Depot spacers/bushings to use for our headlights. Initially, I was going to use the Home Depot 27/64" x 29/64" bushings that were recommended. Well, after i purchased them, i got back on the forum, did some more reading, and found out that some of you have had problems with the bushings being crushed after only 3 or 4 uses of the headlights. I didn't want this to happen to me, so i went back to home depot to look for some different bushings. I came across these:

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1/2" long x 1/2" OD x 194" ID
Part # 30699 87228

These bushings are much thicker than the other ones that have been used. However, the circumference of these bushings are just a little too large for everything to fit together properly. These bushings fit insde the big plastic gear just fine, however, I could not get the metal piece (flux capacitor looking thing) to fit back on without shaving the outside of each bushing. I did not have to shave off very much of the bushings. Using just a utility knife, it took a total of maybe 5 - 10 minutes to shave a small outer portion of each bushing (I only had to shave the small part of each bushing that "touched" the metal insert.) All i had to do was shave enough off of each bushing so that the metal piece could fit snugly back into the gear. I had no problems with the 1/2" height of the bushings, just with the circumference.

Keep in mind if you decide to purchase these, buy the ones that show 194" ID. There are some other, slightly thinner 1/2 x 1/2 bushings that have a 257" ID.

I tested my headlights numerous times and the passenger headlight works like new - no problems whatsoever No more lazy eye for me!!! I hope this info helps some of you out."
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headlight problem

VetteUSA93,
Thanks, I think I may just order the right ones. May save me some time.
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