On my 1997 pontiac transam when i turn the head lights off and the head lights go down the head light motors keep runing for about 4 seconds . what ever shuts the power off to the headlight motors is not doing so i have changed the head light module and the headlight switch but that did not fix the problem please help .
I had the same thing....the dealer wants you to get a new motor for it, but its just a stripped gear. The motor only use half of the gear.
here: http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm IT gives directions on how to do it and they even have metal gears you can order to permenately fix it
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Re: 1997 pontiac transam headlight doors motors
I had the same problem, open the hood look by the headlights, just to the side of them you will see knobs. with the lights off turn the knobs (one at a time it is easier), turn it 'till the light come all the way up, do the same for the other then turn the lights on , they should try to go up and the immediately go down. this usually resets the motors to allow the to reach there complete stooping point.
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First you have to unplug the headlight motor, then you should see a turn knob up top next to your headlights. You might have to push the lights up or down as youre turning the knob but that should work. Thats how my 1983 is.
Wires need to be tested at certain points to find out whats going on. It could be as simple as a bad ground somewhere. This needs to be looked at by someone with experience so that more damage is not done. Hope this helps.
Raise the headlights, either with the switch or manually by turning the knob on the headlight motor counter-clockwise. Unplug the lights NOW to avoid an accidental closing on your fingers, Remove the 3 philips screws holding the black plastic surrounding the headlights, and slide it forward, there is a small clip on the top that helps hold it to a corresponding clip at the top of the headlight, Look inside the cavity and you can see the 5 nuts/bolts ( 6 on later years ) that need to be removed, If you are on the driver's side you can now remove the whole assembly, on the passenger's side you must first unplug the headlight door control module.
that is correct , head light doors may be opened manually , repair
manual states turn on headlights , and rotate headlight door motor KNOB
clockwise until a click is heard . you will see door come up as you rotate the knob . you will find the knob under the hood near the headlight assemby