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will 87 headlight motors work in an 86? by northstar
Started on: 09-14-2013 12:02 PM
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ive heard of people doin this what all do I need and how hard is it to do??ALSO WILL MY DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT MOTOR FIT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE.. I HAVE AND 86 AND 2 PASSENGER SIDE MOTORS AND ONE BAD DRIVER SIDE ,,ARE THEY INTERCHANGEABLE??

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Report this Post09-14-2013 12:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for steve308Send a Private Message to steve308Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You need the complete wire harness from the 87 and the shorter bolts from the 87 to mount the motors to the buckets. There is a great how to in the FAQ section that will guide you thru the change. It is worth the time and effort !
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Report this Post09-14-2013 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northstarClick Here to Email northstarSend a Private Message to northstarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
thanks for the reply if it were as easy as just switching a few things I would but not that motivated,,will the passenger side motor on an 86 fit the driver side or are they side specific? thanks
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As far as I know, there isn't a way to swap the motors over, they are side specific. I did the Gen 1 to Gen 2 swap about a month ago, and it took me a couple of hours tops. There was nothing really difficult about it, on a scale of 1 -10 on difficulty I would rate it a 3. Check this link here, it has a really good writeup on how to do the swap. The toughest part for me was taking the hood off without a helper (And trust me, you do want to take the hood off).


//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-2-071514.html

If you don't want to swap the harness, here's a good article on how to convert a Gen 1 harness to work with Gen 2 motors.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090907-2-087182.html

I'd highly recommend getting rid of your Gen 1 motors. Gen 2 are faster, quieter, easier to work on and more reliable.

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Originally posted by NetCam:

As far as I know, there isn't a way to swap the motors over, they are side specific. I did the Gen 1 to Gen 2 swap about a month ago, and it took me a couple of hours tops. There was nothing really difficult about it, on a scale of 1 -10 on difficulty I would rate it a 3. Check this link here, it has a really good writeup on how to do the swap. The toughest part for me was taking the hood off without a helper (And trust me, you do want to take the hood off).


//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-2-071514.html

If you don't want to swap the harness, here's a good article on how to convert a Gen 1 harness to work with Gen 2 motors.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...090907-2-087182.html

I'd highly recommend getting rid of your Gen 1 motors. Gen 2 are faster, quieter, easier to work on and more reliable.



Agree totally. But my father and I didn't bother taking the hood off lol
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Report this Post09-14-2013 06:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You got to have everything,wireing harness (one or two screws hold that on at the firewall).Motors and brackets.Basically everything.
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