I'm having trouble with my right headlight, It goes up just fine but won't go down. The left one functions normally.
I know the motor works before I hotwired to the wiring for the left side head light motor and it functions normally.
The problem seems to be with the the White/blue wire that comes from the iso relay because I am not getting any voltage from that wire where it connects to the headlight motor (when the headlight switch is off). I checked for voltage at the relay and I have none there (though I am assuming the middle prong in for the right headlight). When I check the prong right the left head light I am getting 12V out of the relay.
Does this mean my relay is busted? or does something happen before the relay that would only affect one headlight?
Here's how the power flows to the pod motors when you switch the headlights off:
If you're getting zero voltage on the iso relay where the blue/wht wire comes out, then your problem is the iso relay.
I doubt you'll be able to find an isolation relay to replace it though. Nobody (despite their claims) makes one, and used ones are like hens teeth. You can temporarily (or permanently) solve the problem by removing the relay and jumping the following wires together like so:
I had the opposite problem, they would both go down but one wouldn't go up. Try swapping the headlight relays that are by the headlight buckets. One of mine was bad and the problem followed the relay. I've got a few good tested ones in the buy/sell if you need one. I also know for sure a few isolation relays at the local picknpull I can get as well. Good luck
You should be OK to do as you suggested...but the contacts for the blu/wht wire inside the isolation relay will probably burn out faster because of the extra current being passed through them. Once that happens, you'll have to go to my suggestion where you remove the relay entirely. When you jump the wires either as you suggested or as I did, just be certain to use a jumper wire that's equally large in diameter as the OEM wires you're jumping together to make sure it can handle the current.
[This message has been edited by Bloozberry (edited 04-15-2014).]
Do you have the 87 or 88 fiero ? This would be the second gen headlight set up. Mine was doing the same thing last year. I pulled the module (usually located up under the drivers front quarter panel). I bought another one and hooked it up under the headlight bucket, and walla !!! They both go up and down as they should.