The 88 headlights work on current drain. If there's too much current (caused by a jammed motor) the module will shut off the juice.
Something is causing too much friction.
The only time mine did this is when I had a cracked (plastic) gear that was binding. Obviously you don't have a cracked gear.
Did you lubricate the gear teeth with a little bit of bearing grease?
There is also a tension adjustment. I forget where it is, though. Been a while. On the bottom of the motor, IIRC.
[This message has been edited by Raydar (edited 07-15-2013).]