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'87 GT headlight issues by Monkeyman
Started on: 04-28-2015 01:41 AM
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Report this Post04-28-2015 01:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MonkeymanSend a Private Message to MonkeymanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm having a problem with the drivers side headlight motor on my newly acquired '87 GT. As you can tell in the video, it's slower than the passenger side and has an annoying clunk. When I first hit the headlight button, it wouldn't go up. I tapped it a couple times and it started working as you can see in the vid. I've greased the hinges. I haven't (yet) gotten any deeper into the assembly.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...rKY&feature=youtu.be

TIA!

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That doesn't sound like a gearing issue. The clunk could possibly be the headlight assembly not inline with the spring door on the hood.

My best guess is that you have a worn out limit switch. Sadly finding those is difficult. I don't know of anyone that sells a replacement right now.
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I'll check it with the hood open and see if it still clunks. I KNOW it's still slow even with the hood open.
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have you read my Cave, Gen 2 HL Motor?

If dowels are ok then likely need white grease lube on the gear, etc.\
Screw at bottom have 1 loose small BB that likely needs cleaning/lube too. Do Not pre load the BB! Motor must have a little play when done.

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Originally posted by theogre:

have you read my Cave, Gen 2 HL Motor?

If dowels are ok then likely need white grease lube on the gear, etc.\
Screw at bottom have 1 loose small BB that likely needs cleaning/lube too. Do Not pre load the BB! Motor must have a little play when done.


I did. I didn't see anything that pertained to my situation. I'll try some lube on everything and see if it helps. If not, I'll pull the motors and rebuild them, just to be sure.
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