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must be the season of bad headlights help !!! by jon m
Started on: 03-14-2014 09:28 AM
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Report this Post03-14-2014 09:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jon mSend a Private Message to jon mEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
got to wash the car yesterday as I am getting ready to take it for alignment and then onto vehicle testing to be legal in the U.K

when I put on the headlight switch the drivers side seems a little reluctant to come up and when it has got up you can hear the motor running for a short period before it stops and likewise when I switch off the headlamps the driver's side comes down but you can still hear the motor running for a while before it stops.

it is a 1987gt I don't know what "gen" (i.e 1 or 2) it is? please can anyone give me any pointers

any opinions welcomed
Jon

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Report this Post03-14-2014 10:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You have 'gen 2' headlights. Have you replaced the clutch bushings? It might be a bad gear, but most likely the little plastic rollers are breaking up. See Rodney's website for a rebuild kit.

http://rodneydickman.com/ca...g/index.php?cPath=32

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yup, sounds like the three little bumpers need to be changed.
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The bushing replacement is an easy fix. One of the good things about the Gen 2 system is that the module will turn off the motors after a short run-on, unlike the Gen 1, which will let them run til they fail.
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Report this Post03-14-2014 02:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
See my Cave, Gen 2 HL Motor

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Report this Post03-15-2014 05:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jon mSend a Private Message to jon mEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thank you for the help - fortunately I have Rodney's kit on the shelf which I ordered from him a couple of years back.

thanks again
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While you have the motors apart, make sure the cast part that drives the three plastic piecess isn't slipping on the shaft. If it is, you can drill and pin each one with an 1/8" roll pin (also called spring pins).
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