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2000 formula headlamp doors malfunction.

Passenger side usually doesn't open on its own and when it does it stays open, and the driver side motor stays running 5 sec. after closing and it open and closes when using key fob.

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Firebird headlamps are a pain, i had a similar problem with mine, the problem is the gears in the motor assembly are made of a soft material-i think plastic actually and the gears wear down after time-there are 2 ways to fix this problem, 1. replace the gears with brass ones or 2. rotate the gear in the motor to where you are now using the new side of the gear, because only half of the gear is used when operating the headlights so if you rotate the gear to where your now using the unused side--it should work better now--after time tho this side will eventually get worn down as well so this is only a temporary fix.

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