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Headlight Replacement by PacNWFiero
Started on: 03-19-2015 09:09 PM
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Report this Post03-19-2015 09:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PacNWFieroSend a Private Message to PacNWFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Guys!

I am a 15 year old aspiring mechanic and my dad recently acquired my favorite car, with the idea that I would eventually buy it. The car is a 1988 Fiero Formula! I have done very little work on Fieros, but I have worked on a couple other cars. My car has a dead headlight, and I would just go ahead with taking it out and replacing it, but my dad won't let me work on it without checking here about any tips first. Any suggestions?

Some other problems with it that you could help me solve:

-headlight motors don't work
-t-tops leak

Thanks for the help!
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Report this Post03-19-2015 09:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the Forum! A T-top Formula!! Do you know they only built 299 of those? First thing you need to do is learn how to post pictures....

well, actually the first thing you should do is practice with the SEARCH function and take a look at how much information is already written about just about everything Fiero.

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light(s) dead too or just motor(s)?
Both covered in my Cave, Headlights and Gen 2 HL Motor

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Originally posted by theogre:

light(s) dead too or just motor(s)?
Both covered in my Cave, Headlights and Gen 2 HL Motor



I have both a dead light on the driver's side and two non-functional motors
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Report this Post03-20-2015 08:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for no2pencilClick Here to Email no2pencilSend a Private Message to no2pencilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lots of headlight upgrade options at Black Top Racing.
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I have both a dead light on the driver's side and two non-functional motors


The motors can be rebuilt. The plastic inside them dries out over time and the motors fail. You can buy a kit to rebuild them, and then they will work like new.
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Where in the Pacific Northwest do you live? The Jet City Fiero Club that meets the second Wednesday of every month at the XXX Drive In in Issaquah. You are welcome to attend. The local club web site is

http://www.jetcityfieros.com/news.php

In April we are doing Go-Karts at Pacific Raceways if you are interested.

PM me if you are have any questions.

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Originally posted by PacNWFiero:

Hey Guys!

I am a 15 year old aspiring mechanic and my dad recently acquired my favorite car, with the idea that I would eventually buy it. The car is a 1988 Fiero Formula! I have done very little work on Fieros, but I have worked on a couple other cars. My car has a dead headlight, and I would just go ahead with taking it out and replacing it, but my dad won't let me work on it without checking here about any tips first. Any suggestions?

Some other problems with it that you could help me solve:

-headlight motors don't work
-t-tops leak

Thanks for the help!


Your headlight probably just needs the plastic "slugs" or "pellets" some call them replaced. They are cheap.
Look under the "electrical" tab here: http://www.rodneydickman.com/retail.html

You have a smart dad
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I have both a dead light on the driver's side and two non-functional motors


If the electrical contacts are good, are you saying the motors dont move/spin/make noise at all?
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Originally posted by PacNWFiero:
I have both a dead light on the driver's side and two non-functional motors

Check high and low beam. One is dead then most likely have bulb death.
Both dead then Check HL volts at plug... volt meter or test light... Black is ground, others are low and high beam.

Any 3 pin seal beam HL bulb can test the socket. Do Not use 9003/H4 for testing! You can get hurt if/when 9003 etc breaks/burst.

If motor spin but won't lift then dowel are bad.
Motor won't spin then need to read my cave.

 
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Lots of headlight upgrade options at Black Top Racing.
Like most HL internet vendors... Some HL are good, others are illegal for street use. Check state laws and states you drive thru Before you buy anything. Any HL and other lights w/o DOT labels etc are trouble.
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Report this Post03-20-2015 01:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PacNWFieroSend a Private Message to PacNWFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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If the electrical contacts are good, are you saying the motors dont move/spin/make noise at all?


The motors make a whirring noise, but they don't move
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