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Headlight rebuild kit from TFS----- by busa_powered
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Report this Post07-20-2016 12:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for busa_poweredClick Here to Email busa_poweredSend a Private Message to busa_poweredEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I bought the 87-88 headlight rebuild motor kit with gasket.

The driver one goes up all the time but 90% of time time I have to lift the hood and crank it down


I looked on YouTube but I didn't find any that show how to repair it with the kit The Fiero store sells.


Anyone know of any, the directions are okay, but I like to watch videos if they are out there


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Report this Post07-20-2016 11:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fastfiero1Click Here to Email Fastfiero1Send a Private Message to Fastfiero1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here are links to a part 1 and 2 Youtube video. This is what I followed. I was able to do the driver side easy as pie but because on the p/s one you have to remove the upper part of the motor slightly that is where I had issues getting the small bolts out without breaking them. Hopefully you will have better luck

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Report this Post07-20-2016 10:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for busa_poweredClick Here to Email busa_poweredSend a Private Message to busa_poweredEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does the whole light assembly have to come out of the car?

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Originally posted by busa_powered:

Does the whole light assembly have to come out of the car?


Yes. You pull the connector and then only four 10mm nuts hold the headlight motor lift frame in place. Very easy to remove. Remove the top nuts and loosen the bottom nuts. A stubby 3/8" ratchet with a small extension bar and a 10mm socket works. Then just pull the lift frame p out and remove the motor for rebuilding. On one side you can leave the motor in place while rebuilding on the other it must be removed.
If you do not wish to rebuild new motors are made by Cardone and available from Rock Auto and auto parts stores. I've used them and they work great.
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:


Yes. You pull the connector and then only four 10mm nuts hold the headlight motor lift frame in place. Very easy to remove. Remove the top nuts and loosen the bottom nuts. A stubby 3/8" ratchet with a small extension bar and a 10mm socket works. Then just pull the lift frame p out and remove the motor for rebuilding. On one side you can leave the motor in place while rebuilding on the other it must be removed.
If you do not wish to rebuild new motors are made by Cardone and available from Rock Auto and auto parts stores. I've used them and they work great.



Yeah I think I finally have it.

I got it all out of the car, changed out the gear and the 3 white things inside it.

I had a couple of issues with it, but I think I have it working now, might need to get some silicone in they keep acting up, but I think I got it working


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I have had excellent results with Rodney Dickmans head light repair kits. I recommend them to everyone. My neighbor has a Buick Reitta I told him what his problem was and who to get them from.
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While I appreciate the effort put forth by whoever made the video, using a tripod and ditching the music would make it so much easier to watch & hear, would also free up both hands. You provided good information for those that have never seen how to rebuild these.

I've rebuild four sets of these w/o using grease, they have worked for years w/o, I've never rebuilt one twice. I'll ask others here, have you ever seen where grease was used in rebuilding these ?

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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:


While I appreciate the effort put forth by whoever made the video, using a tripod and ditching the music would make it so much easier to watch & hear, would also free up both hands. You provided good information for those that have never seen how to rebuild these.

I've rebuild four sets of these w/o using grease, they have worked for years w/o, I've never rebuilt one twice. I'll ask others here, have you ever seen where grease was used in rebuilding these ?



The video could have been better but I was happy to have one to watch, it helped me out a lot

I reused the grease that was already on the old wheel and added it to the new one.

Works great

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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

I've rebuild four sets of these w/o using grease, they have worked for years w/o, I've never rebuilt one twice. I'll ask others here, have you ever seen where grease was used in rebuilding these ?



I used grease on mine. I used the type of plastic-compatible grease like what is used for model trains. Probably can get it at Hobby Lobby (brand name was Labelle).

I just used a little on the big gear.

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