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My 1999 firebird hideaway headlight on the driver side makes a loud grinding sound when it goes down. Why would it do that.

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U will need to replace the headlight motor drive assmebly, it is self contained with motor and gears

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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The gears are the problem. You can buy them from ebay and replace them. You just half to pry the cover in half, then use epoxy to put it back together. You can also try to unhook where it attaches, rotate it 180 degrees, and reattach. This uses the other side of the gears. Its a common fix you can find on the internet.

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