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The headlight motors on my 1985 pontiac fiero do not work.

Should i buy the rebuild kit or is it useless?

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  • the_toilet25 Jun 24, 2009

    so do i buy the rebuild kit just in case or does a rebuild fully rebuild the headlightmoto for my fiero



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Even a good motor will have trouble turning a rusted headlight shutter. Start with a good dose of PB Blaster or equivalent. Work the shutter manually, (you may have to disconnect the motor temporarily). That also gives you a chance to check the motor for turning without a load on it. If they don't turn it could be a 12v system fuse or bad motors. Either way, your going to be the expert on them when your done.

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