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The headlight motor continues to run after the light has closed

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  • larryearl Mar 07, 2009

    Thank You, I will check it out.


  • webbpnsn May 11, 2010

    We replaced the gear. it never corrected the problem. Any other suggestions?



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I had this problem too. The problem is from a stripped plastic gear inside the motor housing. For some reason (poor engineering?) the motor keeps getting power even after the head light is closed. I purchased a new plastic gear and it only lasted me about 2 months. I recommend you check out the site below and purchase a metal gear. I did and my headlight is still working fine after a year.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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    fopat3 Sep 19, 2009

    My metal gear actual ended up failing after a year. I ended up buying an aftermarket headlight motor for about $40. It's been a few months and no problems yet...



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