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Headlight lids by Bruce
Started on: 08-23-2014 04:58 PM
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Report this Post08-23-2014 04:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BruceClick Here to Email BruceSend a Private Message to BruceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My headlight motors work fine, but the lid / protector on the hood (driver's side) has so much spring tension that the light doesn't lift easily. What is an easy way to remedy this without causing the lid to get too loose and make noise?
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Report this Post08-23-2014 05:37 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
both doors should have ~ same pressure to keep doors close.

1 side lighter then...
light door lost a spring.
heavy side is binding.
Find out which then try to fix.

Which type of door motor system? many ways the motor(s) can fail to open/shut but which generation matter.
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Report this Post08-24-2014 11:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BruceClick Here to Email BruceSend a Private Message to BruceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think I have to find a way to lighten the tension from the lids, since the headlight motor sounds fine and is not making any curious bumps, grinds, or hesitations.
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About the only thing on the covers that would increase resistance would be lack of lubrication at hinged points or the Teflon rub strip may be worn out. When the headlight raises, it has to push against the cover. Find that point and look at the little removable Teflon strips to see if they are badly damaged. If you find nothing wrong and lubing the hinged points doesn't improve movement, then the problem will be with your motors or a poor ground.
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Report this Post08-24-2014 07:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As air pressure builds up under the car (at speed) the headlight doors will fly up and BANG!......give the driver a good wake-up call. Luckily, this happens somewhere above 100 mph with the stock headlight doors. If you reduce the spring-load on the doors, it will happen closer to 70 mph and you will be an unhappy driver. The best thing to do is find another Fiero and compare.....there may be a bent part in one of your assemblies.
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Report this Post08-27-2014 05:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BruceClick Here to Email BruceSend a Private Message to BruceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
A little bit of black lube grease on the joints and I'm back in business. The lid is still a little catchy, but I'll fiddle with it to get it just right.
Thanks, guys!
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