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sticking headlights in cold weather by billybob403
Started on: 10-24-2003 03:23 AM
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Report this Post10-24-2003 03:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for billybob403Click Here to Email billybob403Send a Private Message to billybob403Direct Link to This Post
I have seen alot of people say that the headlight doors stick in cold weather, and am beginning to experience this.

Is the a proper means of lubricating so I can continue to drive my 84 until it begins to snow?

I plan to store it with my other toys for the winter here in MI.

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Originally posted by billybob403:

I have seen alot of people say that the headlight doors stick in cold weather, and am beginning to experience this.

Is the a proper means of lubricating so I can continue to drive my 84 until it begins to snow?

I plan to store it with my other toys for the winter here in MI.

dude, I live in ottawa and have the same (if not worse) winters than thou....my solution to save my motors is to put the headlamps up FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER...why? 'cuz imo, if they are gonna break, they should break up

hope this helps!
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Report this Post10-24-2003 05:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Firefighter1Click Here to Email Firefighter1Send a Private Message to Firefighter1Direct Link to This Post
The only break you can give the headlight motors is to OPEN the front lid fully, then active the headlights so they have no resistance moving upward against the headlight door springs. Try to open one of the headlight doors by hand. It's a miracle that the headlights worked the day the cars were made, let alone 15 to 18 years later. Ed

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Report this Post10-24-2003 09:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Bradbitz11Click Here to Email Bradbitz11Send a Private Message to Bradbitz11Direct Link to This Post
How can you keep the motors up with the lights off? I may want to do this while my car is parked outside at school this winter.

Thanks in advance,

Brad

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Originally posted by Bradbitz11:

How can you keep the motors up with the lights off? I may want to do this while my car is parked outside at school this winter.

Thanks in advance,

Brad

It's really easy, just put the hood up, and up front by the headlight units, you will see two round knobs, one for each headlight, just turn and turn and turn until they are up, then unplug the motor.

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Originally posted by Racingman24:

It's really easy, just put the hood up, and up front by the headlight units, you will see two round knobs, one for each headlight, just turn and turn and turn until they are up, then unplug the motor.

Eric

Or...if your headlights work...you can turn them on to raise them...THEN unplug the motors..

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Report this Post10-25-2003 01:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for billybob403Click Here to Email billybob403Send a Private Message to billybob403Direct Link to This Post
I am thinking I would like to fabricate/install the driving lights like as in http://www.fierosound.com/moreMODS.htm#Park/Driving/Signal%20Lights

it is a dual bulb setup that replaces your turn signal bulbs with a dual light 1, turn signal, the other a driving light, all in one housing.

In this case, could possibly drive w/o headlamps up during the winter.

Has anyone done this mod recently and have another or other sources for the lights her in the states?

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