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My head lamps make a noise every time they close...

When i turn my head lights on they work perfect but when i close them, they close properly but they make a pretty loud noise that last like five seconds... what is wrong? does it need oil so it can slide o i would need to replace the whole lift motor?

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I would try the oil or some silicone spray, the motor must be struggling to close. It looks just like a window operator motor. And they go bad, so, might be time to get a couple new ones, ebay, $16.50 to $415.00, Wow! I'd go to the junk yard. Hope this helps.

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When the left turn signal is turned on, the left marker lamp will have voltage at both connections. The left marker lamp does not light. When the turn/hazard flasher stops the voltage to the turn lamps, the marker lamp is grounded through the turn lamp. The marker lamp does not go on. The left front marker lamp flashes in the following manner:
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