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Upgrade kit for the 84-86 headlight motor system by Rodney
Started on: 04-11-2017 05:45 AM
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Last post by: Raydar on 04-25-2017 06:10 PM
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I believe that this new system for the 84-86 Fieros has real merit for owners having electrical control problems. What I would like to see as a secondary product is a module that will fit and control the 84-86 Fiero headlights that have been retro-fitted with the later 87-88 motors. Why? because you can buy the 87/88 motors new? Not bashing, just offering a suggestion.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
What I would like to see as a secondary product is a module that will fit and control the 84-86 Fiero headlights that have been retro-fitted with the later 87-88 motors. Why? because you can buy the 87/88 motors new?


So would I and I spent a lot of time, money and effort over the last several months with a local EE on trying to reverse engineer the 87/88 headlight module. It has an IC chip that is renumbered or made special just for GM. Without the info on that chip it is very difficult to design a module to replicate the GM module. With enough time, testing etc one could probably make one. Too small of a market. We gave up and went on to this new idea.

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Originally posted by Rodney:


So would I and I spent a lot of time, money and effort over the last several months with a local EE on trying to reverse engineer the 87/88 headlight module. It has an IC chip that is renumbered or made special just for GM. Without the info on that chip it is very difficult to design a module to replicate the GM module. With enough time, testing etc one could probably make one. Too small of a market. We gave up and went on to this new idea.




Understand the challenge. With the 87/88 system you would have to design a current sensing shutdown circuit from scratch. Agree that it would require much work for a low return.
Should problems develop with my 85 system, your new module should cure the issues and I feel that it is a worthwhile product . I just wish that new 84-86 headlight motors were available as they are a pain to rebuild and adjust properly.

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Originally posted by slicknick:

But someone does the same thing for GT taillights and you butt in and trash it from the start?

What's good for the goose...


Seriously? Were you even paying attention?

We all know what a stellar vendor that person turned out to be. This was after multiple attempts that they royally fscked up and promised to fix. Always an excuse. (With multiple products, I might add. Not just the GT tails.)
I could supply links, but there's really no point.
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