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Niether driver or passenger headlights will pop up or turn on

I have checked all fuses for headlamp controls and even manually raised them. I could not locate any relays or so called breakers.
when i turn the headlamp switch on the fog lamps come on but the headlights dont do anything. It isa a 2002 firebird.What is the problem?
aggghhhhh!

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, only thing is that mine is a firebird 1993. Cant find any relays either. Mine have 12V to the lampmotor, but i think the problem is that no signal gets to the pop up motor.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is there12 volts at the connector to the headlight light motors?

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It could be the motors that raise up the headlights are dead. Try replacing those and check the connectors to the motors for any damage. Also use a volt meter to see if the motor is getting any power and work from there. I know when mine was starting to go out it made a terrible noise when the headlight came down and then I could not just turn on my fog lights without the headlight coming up on the light with the motor that was going out. Hope this helps you out.

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